Excerpt: "Academy Award winning director Martin Scorsese once again teams up with Leonardo DiCaprio in this spine-chilling thriller. When U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels (DiCaprio) arrives at the asylum for the criminally insane on Shutter Island, what starts as a routine investigation quickly takes a sinister turn. As the investigation unfolds and Teddy uncovers more shocking and terrifying truths about the island, he learns there are some places that never let you go.
Excerpt: Psychological thrillers should, by definition, be dealing with the mind. What it sees, how it understands things, how that affects the characters involved. The draw for a writer, and what it can achieve for his or her characters, is obvious. On the other hand, it risks relegating the plot to an extended magic trick--all smoke and mirrors with nothing behind it--that blows away when the illusion is over and takes what was good about a story with it.
Excerpt: I have to admit that as time goes by, I find myself becoming more and more of a fan of Leonardo DiCaprio. Now a decade ago, this might have been a little more common than it is now, but I truly feel that he’s one of the best actors working today and picks projects that are both challenging and different, yet entertaining. And, as time has shown, he’s not really the “kid from Titanic” any longer.
Excerpt: "You act like insanity is catching," Leonardo DiCaprio's Federal Marshal cracks in the opening minutes of Shutter Island , Martin Scorsese's swollen Valentine to B-movie brain-benders of the noir and Hitchcockian schools. Before long, of course, we have reason to think it might be, and not only because the droning cello notes that accompany Marshal Teddy Daniels and his partner Chuck (Mark Ruffalo) on their journey to investigate the Ashecliff Asylum have escalated to a...
Excerpt: This is the best film I've seen in 2010 and DiCaprio delivers one of his finest performances. He seems to do his best work under Martin Scoresese and the Oscar-winning director weaves an intriguing and engaging tale that keeps you on the edge of your seat. Pay particular attention to every minor detail throughout the film and you'll be rewarded at the thrilling conclusion.
Excerpt: It is not difficult to figure out Shutter Island . The twist ending is more of a completion of a puzzle. It is the pieces that get you there that are supposed to be interesting, and they generally are thanks to a fine, engaging performances from Leonardo DiCaprio. We are introduced to Teddy Daniels (DiCaprio) vomiting on a boat. It is not exactly the most glorious intro the actor has ever experienced.
Excerpt: The Film Director Martin Scorsese goes back to the Dennis Lehane library for Shutter Island , a super-creepy, surprising tale that might actually drive the viewer a little insane. Leonardo DiCaprio revives his Departed accent as U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels. He and partner Chuck Aule (Mark Ruffalo) ride out to Shutter Island to investigate a missing patient at the extremely spooky Ashecliff Hospital.
Conclusion: 'Shutter Island' is sure to delight, fascinate, frustrate, and rankle audiences (sometimes all at once), but there's much more to this gothic thriller than its controversial narrative structure. Director Martin Scorsese fires on all cylinders, crafting a stunning, immersive production that's deliberately paced, but keeps us engaged and stimulated throughout, while stellar performances from Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, and a distinguished cast inject warmth and...
Excerpt: When U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels arrives at the asylum for the criminally insane on Shutter Island, what starts as a routine investigation quickly takes a sinister turn. As the investigation unfolds and Teddy uncovers more shocking and terrifying truths about the island, he learns there are some places that never let you go.
Excerpt: Shutter Island is a new direction for Scorsese, the man who directed Taxi Driver , Goodfellas , and The Aviator , as he now dips his furry brows in the suspense thriller genre. The movie succeeds on a fairly basic level, and the twist is fairly memorable, if not predictable, mostly due to poorly conceived trailers and pandemic word of mouth. Scorcese once again casts the golden boy, Leonardo DiCaprio as duly appointed federal marshal Teddy Denials.