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Shutter Island (2010) Movie Information

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Martin Scorsese


Leonardo DiCaprio
Mark Ruffalo
Ben Kingsley
Emily Mortimer
Michelle Williams
Max von Sydow





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US Marshal Teddy Daniels is sent to Boston's Shutter Island Ashecliffe Hospital to investigate a patient's disappearance. Long seeking to get to the island for personal reasons, his promising investigation is halted by the hospital blocking records. With a twisted doctor running things, and a hurricane looming, Daniels soon begins to question the real reason why he's there. -- Chris Kavan

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Matthew Brady 08/11/2014 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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It may not be my favorite Martin Scorsese film. but it's still watchable.

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scunaclaf 10/04/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Really good mystery. You will never guess the twist... that comes at the end

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Ryan Stephen M 07/26/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Here Martin Scorsese directs one of the best mysteries that I have ever seen. The cast is excellent, led by DiCaprio.

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02/16/2015 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

A brilliant psychological thriller

A cuckoo's nest on an island

A brilliant psychological thriller where nothing seems like it should be. You'll be mislead the whole movie. The denouement is extremely surprising and plausible, but then turns right back to an open end which raises the same question : Is Ted still living in his unreal delusional world or is he really aware of his ultimate identity and thus voluntarily commits suicide to get rid of the agonizing trauma that chases him for years? Indeed, a true "mind fuck " in this movie.

Scorsese placed the whole story on a remote island. Superbly portrayed as an isolated, desolate, rough rock where escaping is impossible. Using the ferry is a possibility but it's in the hands of the institute. The movie begins as the ferry arrives on the island with Ted (...

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07/26/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Hidden brilliance.

I could go on about the hidden brilliance of this masterpiece for hours.
Scorsese is so unpredictable. I respect him for his risky changes of style and exploration of various genres. With Shutter Island he has delivered (in my humble opinion) a smart, delicate, philosophical and dramatic feature, which I consider one of his greatest films.
The Academy must have something against Leonardo DiCaprio, because he is snubbed every frigging performance he brings to the screen. This is by far the most fragile, haunting and dramatic performance of his career and he makes the entire movie for me. His character would be nothing without him.
From the moment that ship appeared through the gentile mist, I was hooked. I loved its use of lighting, its ominous location, its creepy characters and its qu...

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01/22/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

"Shutter Island" by Yojimbo

A federal marshal enters a maximum security asylum for the criminally insane but when he begins to suspect that illegal experiments are being performed on the patients he starts to fear for both his safety and his sanity. Martin Scorsese hasn't had much luck when straying from his forte but this pulpy psychological thriller is pitched just right. Having DiCaprio as his leading man certainly does not hurt and he delivers yet another irritatingly fine performance. Add a quality supporting cast and a nicely ominous and oppressive score together with Scorsese's perfectly paced direction and some nice otherworldly visuals and you have a recipe for a great offbeat thriller with more than a hint of Hitchcockian flavour. The biggest problem with the film is that anyone who has seen more than thre...

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