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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as Teddy Daniels
as Chuck Aule
as Dr. Cawley
as Dr. Naehring
as Ethel Barton
as Rachel Solando
as George Noyce
as Dep. Warden McPherson
as Andrew Laeddis
as Mrs. Kearns
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Critic Reviews for Shutter Island
It's supposed to be some suspense thriller... somebody should have said hey why don't you go see the hilarious comedy of Shutter Island.
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.
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.
The problem, then, arrives in the film's hurried final act, where a hitherto steady narrative gives way to an engorged twist that, whilst believable, insults the audience's comprehension of everything that has come before.
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!|