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Shutter Island (movie)

104 Ratings: 3.4
A 2010 thriller directed by Martin Scorsese.

Shutter Island is a 2010 thriller-period drama film directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprio. The film is based on the 2003 novel of the same name by Dennis Lehane. Production started in March 2008. Shutter Island was originally slated … see full wiki

Director: Martin Scorsese
Genre: Mystery
Release Date: February 19, 2010
MPAA Rating: R
31 reviews about Shutter Island (movie)
review by . February 20, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
3 ½ + Stars: INTO THE DEPTHS of a Fractured Mind...Lies Denial and Guilt
   The last time I remember watching a Martin Scorsese directed pure suspense thriller was some years ago with the remake of “Cape Fear”. This time around, the acclaimed director together with screenwriter Laeta Kalogridis adapts the novel “Shutter Island” for the big screen. I haven’t read the book but I can safely say (according to my research) that fans of the book will be glad to know that the book’s basic outline is intact with only one scene added …
review by . March 01, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Shutter Island Movie Delivers Confusion, Suspense, and an Extremely Poignant Ending
   I am not a fan of Martin Scorsese, and I went into the movie not knowing that he was the director. I also saw this film without having first read the book. Despite these circumstances, I did enjoy the movie which offered endless turns, twists, and confusing scenes into the past of the main character played by Leonardo DiCaprio.      The opening sequence was brief and basic. There was the title Shutter Island in bold gray letters, and then the film started, which …
review by . July 02, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Rofolo are Federal Marshalls that arrive by ferry at Shutter Island.  This is a correctional facility for the criminally insane.  They were sent to investigate the escape of one of the "patients" in the facility.  On the way there DiCapprio seems to be seasick and at times he seems to be seeing weird things.  He keeps having visions and dreams of his dead wife and things that happened around a Nazi concentration camp.   …
review by . July 22, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Martin Scorsese's one of the world's greatest directors. Leonardo DiCaprio's one of the world's greatest actors, possibly the best of our generation, in my opinion. Wait. This is all my opinion.      Anyway, when they collaborate, it's never anything less than phenomenal. This is another of those instances. This film is beautiful. Aesthetically pleasing, and emotionally engaging.      I've heard a lot of criticism of the twist ending, …
review by . March 25, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
How far are you willing to fall down the rabbit hole?  What would you do if you started hearing voices that weren't really there? How would you react if you saw something standing before you that you knew all too well could not and/or does not exist?  Psychological thrills toy with your senses and allow your mind to fall down some of the deepest, darkest holes that exist without any real affect.  Some times they are wildly successful, and other times they become a joke all on …
review by . December 10, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Ghosts and demons
The setting: 1954. A deliciously forboding rocky island 11 miles from Boston, home to a mental institution for the worst of America's criminally insane. The plot: Two federal marshals arrive as a storm is brewing, to investigate the disappearance of one of the patients. It soon becomes clear to the cops that it's not just the patients who are spinning tales around here. The ambience: Gloomy, gothic, and menacing. Cast and characters: Leonardo DeCaprio as senior investigator Teddy Daniels, …
review by . January 11, 2011
Shutter Island - 2010
Pros: DiCaprio and Scorsese, a great duo      Cons: none for me      The Bottom Line:    "Lord, this bitter earth   Yes, can be so cold   Today you're young   Too soon, you're ol"   ~Dinah Washington      The Movie:   Teddy Daniels and Chuck Aule are U. S. Marshalls, traveling to Shutter Island, off the Boston coast, to find an escapee.  Shutter Island houses …
review by . February 24, 2010
Step trhough the gates of Ashcliffe and into a place of pure madness and chaos....
Have you ever had a dream that was impossible to wake up from, you felt like you were falling and falling   but you never seemed to hit the ocean below. Sometimes in our lives, we hit such a point in our lives that everything seems unreal to us that were just living a big dream   day in and day out. Martin Scorsese's psychological horror thriller "Shutter Island" explores those ideas and how sometimes even when everything in our life may seem out of place, may seem …
review by . July 12, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
What Pompted You to write a Review?   A survey     How was the Plot, Acting, Direction?   The plot and acting in this movie was outstanding.  One of Leo's best movies by far.     Were You ENTERTAINED?   I was on the edge of my seat the whole time while watching this movie, and it kept my attention throughout the whole movie.     Did It Fulfill Expectations? Hype Level?   This movie surprised me as well …
review by . July 12, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
   Shutter Island is one of the most well crafted psychological thrillers to come by since Silence Of The Lambs. And it is no coincidence both were brilliantly written novels. Shutter Island is adapted by a book written by Dennis Lehane (wrote gone baby, gone and mystic river). It is a book filled with twists and turns, that will leave the reader dizzy. And, that is what it's film counterpart does to the fullest. Martin Scorsese helms the director chair, in a movie where he is more …
review by . February 21, 2010
Scorcese's is an Island
 SHUTTER ISLAND   Written by Laeta Kalogridis   Directed by Martin Scorcese   Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Michelle Williams, Emily Mortimer and Ben Kingsley Warden: If I were to sink my teeth into your eye right now, would you be able to stop me before going blind? From the moment this ominous ferry emerges from the thick fog to bring Federal Marshalls, Teddy Daniels and Chuck Aule (Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo) to Shutter Island in the opening …
review by . July 12, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
This was my very first scary movie on the big screen, in a dark room, this wasn't really "scary", but it did get me scared at parts. The movie took lots of unexpected turns, so it always makes you keep guessing, in my opinion the way they ended it was spectacular wouldn't have thought of a better way. The lighthouse part which was the part i'm pretty sure everyone got confused in and I liked how the wife was always telling him how she's still there. I don't really …
review by . October 27, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Thriller fans rejoice
Shutter Island is the latest film from genius director Martin Scorsese. It tells the story of two US Marshalls sent to a psychiatric facility to investigate the disappearance of one of the patients. While there he uncovers a dark plot surrounding the mysterious facility. Now with time against him and no one to trust but himself he embarks on a mission to expose the truth. But he soon finds out that when someone has a secret this dark they will go to great lengths to keep it that way. Shutter Island …
review by . July 13, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
What Prompted You to write a Review?   I really enjoyed this movie and wanted to share my thoughts.        How was the Plot, Acting, Direction?   The movie had a great plot that never gave too much away.  The audience is really kept in the dark until the end of the movie.  Leonardo DiCaprio does a great job in his leading role in this movie.        Were You ENTERTAINED?   This movie kept me intrigued the …
review by . June 11, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Pros: Visuals, pacing, story      Cons: Maybe too long for its genre, twist might be too obvious      The Bottom Line: You have to like DiCaprio since it is all Leo all the time.  If that doesn't bother you and you're fond of mysteries, this will likely be worth the time.      I read the novel and was impressed by Scorsese’ interpretation, so the review will include some specific praise about this which will contain spoilers.   …
review by . July 13, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
predictable plot
I rented this movie and was realy looking forward to I think lenoardo is the greatest.I had high hopes for the movie but i found it painful to watch.I fiugerd it out early on then the movie draged for me.I found the movie to be darker than i thought it was going to be.I also din't understand all the refrence flasbacks to the holicost.I didn't see how they fit in.I think they just wan't to win awards for the movie but I didn't think it was well written at all.after i saw it i thought …
review by . June 10, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Too rarely are we offered films that are so well written (Laeta Kalogidis does a marvelous adaptation of Dennis Lahane's mesmerizing novel) that after viewing the audience is almost afraid to leave the theater or home screen for fear they may have missed some important information that will help them figure out why the story is so successfully enigmatic. Such is the case for Martin Scorsese's brilliant film, SHUTTER ISLAND. It is only in retrospect, after the shock of the film is over, that the …
review by . February 19, 2010
Martin Scorsese's "Shutter Island" is not an easy film to define. It's simplest to say that it's an experience - suspenseful, taut, brooding, mysterious, and engrossing from the moment the first shot appears, in which a ferry emerges from a veil of dense fog. A story that begins with something emerging from nothing is a very telling sign of what lies ahead, because in that moment, you're forced to ask yourself what lies beyond the veil in both directions. We're told that that ferry set sail from …
Quick Tip by . August 04, 2010
Oh hell yes...this one was a twister!! It was a little confusing at times, but thoroughly engaging with lots of "what's going on?" going on!! It was pretty suspenseful with lots of twists and turns, and I wasn't thrilled with the ending, but was hugely entertained by it. I have to congratulate those of you who wrote full reviews because I do not believe I could have. This is a must see, and Leo DiCaprio is fabulous.
review by . August 20, 2010
'Shutter Island' is a suspenseful thriller that holds up to films such as 'The Sixth Sense'. Of course, that should be the very least you get when you put a legendary director like Martin Scorsese on the job. This is a film that will have you thinking and guessing even after you've left the theater. An amazing mind trip that takes the viewer into the surreal labyrinthine hell that is Shutter Island in the eyes of Edward "Teddy" Daniels, a U.S. Marshall investigating the strange disappearance of …
Quick Tip by . July 20, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
A delightfully puzzling thriller that will keep you guessing until the end. Very visually stirring and Leo does a good job for his character. Do not miss!
Quick Tip by . July 25, 2010
I thought Shutter Island was pretty weak for a Scorcese film and for the incredible cast it had. Sure, its storytelling was twisty and suspenseful, but I was overall quite underwhelmed!
Quick Tip by . July 11, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
a seemingly normal storyline turned very weird towards the end. the ending has you really thinking... was he really still living in a delusion or did he know what was really going on and couldn't live with what he'd done?
Quick Tip by . July 18, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
This movie was ok not one of my favs but A ok:) I say pick this movie in the last
Quick Tip by . July 15, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
It took me 3 times to watch this movie before actually getting what was going on...but i really loved it.
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