Shutter Island

Genre:  Drama, Thriller
Running Time:  138 min.
Release Date: February 19, 2010
DVD: June 8, 2010

Current rating: Rating: 3.79
based on 491 votes and 152 reviews
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Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley, Michelle Williams, Emily Mortimer, Patricia Clarkson, Max von Sydow


The year is 1954, at the height of the Cold War, when U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his new partner Chuck Aule (Mark Ruffalo) are summoned to Shutter Island to investigate the implausible disappearance of a brilliant multiple murderess from a locked room within the impenetrable Ashecliffe Hospital. Surrounded by probing psychiatrists and dangerously psychopathic patients on the remote, windswept isle, they arrive into an eerie, volatile atmosphere that suggests nothing is quite what it seems.

With a hurricane bearing down on them, the investigation moves rapidly. Yet, as the storm escalates, the suspicions and mysteries multiply each more thrilling and terrifying than the next. There are hints and rumors of dark conspiracies, sordid medical experiments, repressive mind control, secret wards, perhaps even a hint of the supernatural, but elusive proof. Moving in the shadows of a hospital haunted by the terrible deeds of its slippery inhabitants and the unknown agendas of its equally ingenious doctors, Teddy begins to sense that the deeper he pursues the investigation the more he will be forced to confront some of 2 his most profound and devastating fears. And he realizes that he may never leave the island alive.

Based on the novel "Shutter Island" by Dennis Lehane.

Director: Martin Scorsese
Studio: Paramount Pictures
Producer(s): Mike Medavoy, Arnold W. Messer, Martin Scorsese, Bradley J. Fischer
Screenplay: Laeta Kalogridis
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  • 3 stars "I really enjoyed this movie, despite not being as "scary" as advertised. Its beautifulyl shot and the acting is perfect. it gives off a creepy vibe that stays throughout the entire film. I found the ending predictable, but enjoyed it nonetheless."
  • 5 stars "Such an awesome movie, great twist in the plot lots of action definately one of my favorites"
  • 2 stars "The movie was a bit boring, it took too long to climax. I was left confused in the end, i still cant figure what was real from what wasnt. A complete waste of 2 hrs"