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.
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…
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…
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.
This film, like Di Caprio's performance in it, is intense, surreal and utterly mesmerising. It has a twisted, hallucinatory quality to it that perfectly reflects the state-of-mind of the protagonist - we never quite know what is real, or what is imagined.
To anyone with a functional knowledge of cinema the 'twist' ending is unsurprising. In fact I think it is clear from the trailer just who 'patient 67' is. This doesn't however detract from the film, as the intriguing part, the fun part, is in the journey, and not the destination itself.
I really see this film as a genre classic
20 Days of DiCaprio
Still my favourite DiCaprio film by far, going into this one I knew what was going to happen by the time the credits rolled at the end.
It was still very engaging and this time throughout I noticed little clues being dropped of what was coming at the end. Still highly enjoyable film and still remains one of my top 5 movies.
DiCaprio's performance is quite possibly the best of his to date and he really lets you feel what he is feeling. Top stuff all round!!!
It's now three days ago that I saw this film, and I still wonder if the character of Di Caprio is just totally insane, or poisoned by psychiatrists who are engaged in cruel experiments with the brains of their patients....The beginning felt a bit weird and uncomfortable, but the film soon turned into a very oppressive thriller. Excellent for a debriefing!
although i got the story half way through this was hugely enjoyable. Felt more like Kubrick than Scorcese, and De Caprio is getting better and better, shades of Jack Nicholson about some of his mannerisms. The story was ultimately a bit overblown but boy did the almost pull it off.
Más tramposa que una partida de poker entre tesoreros del PP.
A movie that changes your thinking process, the one that makes you feel precisely what the protagonist is feeling, this whole confusion while discovering the truth.
But what is the truth? Will you believe what the doctors are saying, or will you still think the woman in a cave is the most honest person there?
"Which would be worse - to live as a monster? Or to die as a good man? "
Martin Scorsese crafted a stunning film, that keep me engaged and stimulated throughout, a psychological thriller that in re-watch it didn't loose his edge or entertaining value.
Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo are outstanding, they keep me intrigue and emerge the whole time, and, that's not an easy task, specially for a film that contains a specific set-up.
'Shutter Island' is a great film, very well made by the master Martin Scorsese. A film that will be more appreciated as the time years passes by.