Released Year: 2010
Runtime: 138 minutes
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Directors: Martin Scorsese
Writers: Laeta Kalogridis, Dennis Lehane
Casts: Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley, Max von Sydow, Michelle Williams, Emily Mortimer, Patricia Clarkson, Jackie Earle Haley, Ted Levine, John Carroll Lynch, Elias Koteas, Robin Bartlett, Christopher Denham, Nellie Sciutto, Joseph Sikora
IMDB: Shutter Island (2010) - IMDB
IMDB Rating: 8.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 6.6
Charlotte Observer -
When was the last time you had to wait until the final sentence of a film to understand all the details? When was the last time you went to a genre movie - or what looked like one in spooky trailers - and realized the director had fulfilled that promise and meditated on his favorite topic? Shutter Island does just that.
Los Angeles Times -
Martin Scorsese has created a divinely dark and devious brain tease of a movie in the best noir tradition with its smarter than you'd think cops, their tougher than you'd imagine cases to crack and enough nods to the classic genre for an all-night parlor game.
Wall Street Journal -
Not since "Raging Bull" has Mr. Scorsese so brazenly married brutality to beauty. Not since "Kundun" has one of his films felt so aspirational.
Rolling Stone -
DiCaprio, in his most haunting and emotionally complex performance yet, is the vessel Scorsese uses to lead us through the film's labyrinth.
Shutter Island (2010)
It's 1954, and up-and-coming U.S. marshal Teddy Daniels is assigned to investigate the disappearance of a patient from Boston's Shutter Island Ashecliffe Hospital. He's been pushing for an assignment on the island for personal reasons, but before long he wonders whether he hasn't been brought there as part of a twisted plot by hospital doctors whose radical treatments range from unethical to illegal to downright sinister. Teddy's shrewd investigating skills soon provide a promising lead, but the hospital refuses him access to records he suspects would break the case wide open. As a hurricane cuts off communication with the mainland, more dangerous criminals 'escape' in the confusion, and the puzzling, improbable clues multiply, Teddy begins to doubt everything - his memory, his partner, even his own sanity.