Shutter Island (2010)



Critic Consensus: It may not rank with Scorsese's best work, but Shutter Island's gleefully unapologetic genre thrills represent the director at his most unrestrained.

Movie Info

Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio team up for a fourth time for this adaptation of Shutter Island, a novel by Dennis Lehane (Mystic River). The film opens in 1954 as World War II veteran and current federal marshal Teddy Daniels (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his new partner, Chuck (Mark Ruffalo), ferry to Shutter Island, a water-bound mental hospital housing the criminally insane. They have been asked to investigate the disappearance of Rachel Solando (Emily Mortimer), a patient admitted to the … More

Rating: R (for disturbing violent content, language and some nudity)
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By: Laeta Kalogridis, Dennis Lehane
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 8, 2010
Box Office: $125.0M
Paramount Studios - Official Site


as Teddy Daniels

as Chuck Aule

as Dr. Cawley

as Dr. Naehring

as Ethel Barton

as Rachel Solando

as George Noyce

as Warden

as Dep. Warden McPherso...

as Andrew Laeddis

as Young Girl

as Mrs. Kearns
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Critic Reviews for Shutter Island

All Critics (242) | Top Critics (45)

A brilliantly constructed mystery.

Full Review… | May 6, 2011
Top Critic

Scorsese keeps the tension at a pitch of near-constant hysteria. Yet when the solution to the mystery is finally revealed, you're left with a sense of disappointment

Full Review… | August 2, 2012
Movie Talk

Story quibbling aside, Shutter Island is high on atmosphere, in large part due to the visuals, and the collaboration between Scorsese and (Cinematographer) Robert Richardson actually feels like the two men having a blast with their craft.

Full Review… | February 10, 2012

... Shutter Island, the fourth collaboration between Scorsese and DiCaprio, is the best work they have done together.

Full Review… | November 5, 2011
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)

It's a strong and at times gripping offering from Hollywood's cosiest A-list filmmaker/star pairing.

Full Review… | July 14, 2011
Digital Spy

Every detail of the production design is on point for maximum dread and psychic confusion.

Full Review… | April 4, 2011

Audience Reviews for Shutter Island

Solid film. Once they start questioning things it pretty much is clear that is the way they are going to go. Overall solid acting from Dicaprio, Kingsley and Ruffalo.

John Manard

Super Reviewer


An admirable film from the legendary Martin Scorsese about a troubled detective (Leonardo DiCaprio) who takes on a case at a psych ward on a remote island, before he starts to lose his grip on his sanity and what reality is anymore. This is a consistently interesting, thought-provoking, and ultimately soul-crushing movie that, while slowly paced, remains interesting throughout. It is no where near perfect or one of Scorsese's best films, but it is still a good one that deserves to be seen mainly because of DiCaprio's performance.

Dan Schultz
Dan Schultz

Super Reviewer

A thrilling and eerie film that consists of a solid and grand twist. Shutter Island is a Martin Scorsese attempt in the realm of suspense and thrillers that seems to pay off in an obscure way. The strength-filled cast and vintage direction ultimately helps this picture from the minor faults it possessed. 4/5

Eugene Bernabe
Eugene Bernabe

Super Reviewer

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