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About the Film
From Oscar®-winning director Martin Scorsese, "Shutter Island" is the story of two U.S. marshals, Teddy Daniels (Leonardo DiCaprio) and Chuck Aule (Mark Ruffalo), who are summoned to a remote and barren island off the coast of Massachusetts to investigate the mysterious disappearance of a murderess from the island’s fortress-like hospital for the criminally insane.
This film is far from boring. Shutter Island is a well-crafted psychological thriller and one of the best films this year. It was adapted from the book of the same name, written by Dennis Lehane who also wrote Mystic River and Gone Baby Gone.
The story follows Edward Daniels (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his new partner Chuck Aule (Mark Ruffalo), as they are sent to Shutter Island to investigate the apparent disappearance of Rachel Solando, a patient who escaped from asylum. But he uncovers more than he originally set out to do and soon he is searching for the truth about the mysterious island and what really goes on there.
This is Martin Scorsese at this best. And Leonardo DiCaprio has given one of his best performances in his role. The atmosphere created is tense, creepy and unnerving, and will keep you on the edge of your seat for the entire film. And the score fits in perfectly with the film.
The film starts straightaway and follows a nicely paced script, which is gripping and clever. Many people have been disappointed with the end twist but I thought that it could not have ended any better. First time round the film is fantastic, but it does take a second viewing to truly understand the film, and get another perspective of it.
Overall a brilliant thriller, with some nice twists, great acting and a great story. I agree with what most people say about this film, this is a must see film. Possibly even thriller of the year!
Great story, great characters, well scripted and some of the finest supporting actors around. In short, another great piece of work from Team Scorsesse & DiCaprio.
Watch it if you like psycological thrillers, with and interesting if slightly predictable plot twist.
A great Movie...
This film has had reviews that label it "predictable" and "ill thought out", yet after being completely engrossed in this movie i can think of no reason for any such negative conclusions. The film had me gripped from the very beginning and was very enjoyable to watch! The plot had many welcoming twists and turns which was very engaging and gave the film a real 'edge'. DiCaprio's performance is excellent throughout - combined with a very well selected cast which brought the movie alive. Well worth watching, definitely one for the collection!