Excerpt: I could go on about the hidden brilliance of this masterpiece for hours. Scorsese is so unpredictable. I respect him for his risky changes of style and exploration of various genres. With Shutter Island he has delivered (in my humble opinion) a smart, delicate, philosophical and dramatic feature, which I consider one of his greatest films. The Academy must have something against Leonardo DiCaprio, because he is snubbed every frigging performance he brings to the screen.
Summary: Shutter Island is a brilliant movie. Excellent job done by the actors including DiCaprio and Ben Kingsley as well as others. The suspense part of the movie is the highlight of this movie. The twist in the movie is simply unimaginable. Overall, a great suspense movie.
Summary: IMHO, when a movie resorts to the cheap scare - people jumping out, accompanied by loud blasts of discordant music - it's time to move on to something more productive. This amateurish annoyance must have been employed half a dozen times in Shutter Island. Frankly, one would hope for better from Scorsese. The good acting and gothic sensibilities of the movie were badly weighted down by plot holes and a "surprise" ending you could see coming long before it arrived.
Excerpt: A federal marshal enters a maximum security asylum for the criminally insane but when he begins to suspect that illegal experiments are being performed on the patients he starts to fear for both his safety and his sanity. Martin Scorsese hasn't had much luck when straying from his forte but this pulpy psychological thriller is pitched just right. Having DiCaprio as his leading man certainly does not hurt and he delivers yet another irritatingly fine performance.
Excerpt: The films main star is US Marshal Edward "Teddy" Daniels (Leonardo DiCaprio). It also involves is Chuck Aule (Mark Ruffalo) and Dr. John Cawley(Ben Kinsley). Both Chuck and Teddy have been assigned to Shutter Island, where the Ashecliffe Hospital is located to resolve a mystery of the disappearance of a patient named Rachel Solando. The criminally insane institution has “secrets” discovered by Edward. He also experiences severe migraines and delusional images. Dr.
Summary: An atmospheric film that draws you in with haunting and believable performances. The twist ending was unexpected to me and didn't detract or distract from what came before because Scorsese spends great care developing his characters and setting. Masterful performance by Leo.