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.
|Rating:||R (for disturbing violent content, language and some nudity)|
|Genre:||Drama, Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense|
|Directed By:||Martin Scorsese|
|Written By:||Laeta Kalogridis, Dennis Lehane|
|In Theaters:||Feb 19, 2010 Wide|
|On DVD:||Jun 8, 2010|
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as Teddy Daniels
as Chuck Aule
as Dr. Cawley
as Dr. Naehring
as Ethel Barton
as Rachel Solando
as George Noyce
as Dep. Warden McPherso...
as Andrew Laeddis
as Mrs. Kearns
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Critic Reviews for Shutter Island
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
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.
... Shutter Island, the fourth collaboration between Scorsese and DiCaprio, is the best work they have done together.
It's a strong and at times gripping offering from Hollywood's cosiest A-list filmmaker/star pairing.
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.
Scorsese's masterpiece in psychological horror is this intriguing and immensely unsettling film whose escalating claustrophobic tension is built on an intelligent and suspenseful mystery that bears many welcome resemblances to the greatest works of Kubrick, Polanski and Lynch.
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.
Shutter Island Quotes
|Warden:||If I was to sink my teeth into your eye right now, would you be able to stop me before I blinded you?|
|Teddy Daniels:||Give it a try.|
|Warden:||That's the spirit.|
|Teddy Daniels:||Which would be worse - to live as a monster? Or to die as a good man?|
|Teddy Daniels:||I'm sorry, Honey. I love this thing because you gave it to me. But the truth is... it is one fuckin' ugly tie!|
|Dolores:||You have to let me go.|
|Teddy Daniels:||I can't!|
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