Shutter Island Reviews

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January 23, 2020
Unfortunately, Shutter Island is somewhat hobbled by our sense that Scorsese is slumming in the schlock-fest thriller genre.
January 13, 2020
Shutter Island is a very well made film that captures the genre of mystery similar to the Twilight Zone episodes and the renowned Hitchcock films.
October 29, 2019
Part gothic horror and part Hitchcockian nightmare, Shutter Island is bold, atmospheric and hugely entertaining.
October 19, 2019
Shutter Island is Scorsese's most Hitchcockian effort yet.
August 31, 2019
Not his best work nor his most original, but this is still a classy watch.
July 26, 2019
Martin Scorsese's Kafka-like luge ride into psychological terror is quite the trip.
June 7, 2019
Despite its structural problems, there are undeniably some great ideas at work here, and so many individual scenes work so well it's even more jarring when the overall film just doesn't seem to come together.
May 10, 2019
A rather slow and predictable thriller that not even the great Scorsese can salvage, despite his best efforts.
October 31, 2018
What happened to Martin Scorsese? Has Scorsese taken a trip to the lighthouse? Did somebody tell him that he too could be an Oscar-winning studio hack if he'd just let somebody cut a hole in his brain?
October 4, 2018
If [Scorsese] wanted to make great art, he needed to start with much better source material.
September 5, 2018
Yes, [it's] built on pulp landfill, but purposefully so, with Scorsese using the twist ending to riff on the very power of elaborate fantasy.
August 30, 2018
It's not a serious film and it's not even an especially suspenseful film but it is fun, in a Dr Caligari sort of way.
November 16, 2017
Scorsese utilizes his audience's awareness of cinematic conventions to shorthand his way through a film, slipping past and through the details of mystery, shock, horror, and psychoanalysis...
September 11, 2017
A twisted psychological thriller that leaves you guessing until the very end, Shutter Island is yet another fantastic collaboration between DiCaprio (giving another pitch-perfect and near heartbreaking performance) and director Martin Scorsese.
August 2, 2012
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
February 10, 2012
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.
November 17, 2011
November 5, 2011
... Shutter Island, the fourth collaboration between Scorsese and DiCaprio, is the best work they have done together.
July 14, 2011
It's a strong and at times gripping offering from Hollywood's cosiest A-list filmmaker/star pairing.
May 6, 2011
A brilliantly constructed mystery.
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