Someone is missing.
World War II soldier-turned-U.S. marshal Teddy Daniels investigates the disappearance of a patient from a hospital for the criminally insane, but his efforts are compromised by his own troubling visions and by Dr. Cawley.
Dennis Lehane seems to be the type of author whose stories seem automatically suitable for the big screen. I've read most of his novels and they all have a pleasant narrative flow and often interesting subjects.
Shutter Island is one of those classic cases that just works better as a novel than as a film. This type of psychological mystery is best experienced when you can delve into the protagonist's mind and completely share his thoughts, memories and possible delusions.
Scorcese does an admirable job of creating a sense of mystery and exposing it slowly to keep us interested. Which surprised me, really, as I didn't really have faith in the transition of…
When you have a directorial record like Martin Scorsese every new movie you do is compared to the countless other films you've made. Marty's take on Dennis Lehane's novel is a psychological thriller with twists aplenty and stellar performances from an impressive cast of today's hottest stars. It may not be in the five star bracket of "Goodfellas" or "Taxi Driver" but showcased DiCaprio's rising star eloquently.
Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo lead the way as U.S. Marshals investigating the disappearance of a patient from a psychiatric hospital for the criminally insane located on an island off the Massachusetts coast. Starting off as a procedural thriller and leading off in numerous directions with an intriguing number of red-herrings, this is…
I wish I could regress like Andrew Laeddis and relive this ending again and again and again.
What a stunner of a film. What a stunner of an ending.
Which would be worse - to live as a monster? Or to die as a good man?
Shutter Island is a film that gives you the illusion you understand what’s going on, yet as soon as you think you've grasped it, it slips away with another confusing factor.
Some critics say it’s the best psychological thriller since Silence Of The Lambs, and I’d tend to agree, as ultimately it leaves you with lots of different possibilities of what’s really happened, and leaves you questioning your own sanity.
Not a light watch, but certainly a rewarding one.
Shutter Island is a creepy, visually rich psychological thriller with a dark and morbid feel throughout. We follow DiCaprio as troubled U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels - investigating the disappearance of a patient from the islands asylum for the criminally insane. DiCaprio is superb and I can see why Scorsese persists on casting him. Ben Kingsley also stands out as the head of the asylum - the dialogue between the two characters is excellent. We are taken through the almost gothic maze of the island and asylum - it's darkness is overwhelming and penetrating, this - combined with the beauty of Scorsese' direction we are treated to a darkly beautiful ride. There are, as you would expect, a number of twists…
The perfect marriage of old school cinematic craft and modern movie technology, Shutter Island is Scorsese at his best.
A twisty thriller that actually makes sense when you think back on it (a certain character's demeanor, which might jar at the time, makes perfect sense in hindsight for instance). Even if you have a feeling for where it's going, the details will have you second-guessing yourself until the final set piece, and the last line is a killer.
DiCaprio still runs like a girl, mind.
I rewatched this one with my girlfriend and on a second viewing I feel exactly the same…way too long and although surprising in the end, it is not an amazing movie.
Di Caprio plays a Marshall that in the 50’s is called to Shutter Island (an asylum for criminal insane people) in order to investigate the disappearing of a mother who drowned the 3 kids she had. But in the island a lot of weird stuff seems to be happening, also with Nazis, world war trauma and psychology non-sense.
The end is better than the rest of the movie and it gets you thinking…but this is not enough for better than 3 ½ stars.
So I've decided to write an actual review for shutter island.
I'll admit, this is the first time I've watched a Scorsese movie so I didn't know what to expect, though im sure casino and good fellas aren't like this.
Shutter island is truly what a psychological thriller should be like. It intrigued me while confusing me at the same time to the point of having to pause it to catch up with everything.
DiCaprio and Ruffalo are brilliant in their roles as was theincredible Sir Ben Kingsley.
Scorsese must be the master as he can make such brilliantly different movies like this, good fellas and Hugo
I must really get onto watching his other work.
A super good film with a great ending
This is one of the few films based on a book that I didn't read the book first, but I put off watching this film mostly because of DiCaprio. He's not horrible, but I don't think he's particularly good either. I was pleasantly surprised though. It's a fairly good movie and I thought Mark Ruffalo was fantastic.
I need to read the book now. Hopefully I wont' be disappointed since i ruined the ending by seeing the movie first. I'm so ashamed.
Shutter Island is a great thriller with great acting. It has the scares, it has the jumps, it has the imagery, but what makes this film stand out is the way everything is presented. Unless you've read the book, you won't guess the ending...but you WILL feel stupid after seeing it.
Leo is a babe.
La que más me ha gustado de Scorsese en mucho tiempo.