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.
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Critic Reviews for Shutter Island
As senseless, perverse and unwieldy as it undoubtedly is, Shutter Island might be Scorsese's most enjoyable film in a decade.
It comes on strong, but in its bloody heart of hearts it's no more resonant than one of those old Vincent Price-Edgar Allan Poe contraptions - and less entertaining, too.
Umberto Eco wrote, "Two clichés make us laugh but a hundred clichés move us, because we sense dimly that the clichés are talking among themselves, celebrating a reunion." Shutter Island is that reunion, and that shrine.
Sorry, but the late reward hardly justifies all that punishment.
Audience Reviews for Shutter Island
Scorsese's masterpiece in psychological horror is an intriguing and immensely unsettling film whose escalating claustrophobic tension is built from an intelligent, 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.
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
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!|