Critic scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.
When was the last time you had to wait until the final sentence of a film to understand all the details? When was the last time you went to a genre movie – or what looked like one in spooky trailers – and realized the director had fulfilled that promise and meditated on his favorite topic? Shutter Island does just that. Read full review
Not since "Raging Bull" has Mr. Scorsese so brazenly married brutality to beauty. Not since "Kundun" has one of his films felt so aspirational. Read full review
DiCaprio, in his most haunting and emotionally complex performance yet, is the vessel Scorsese uses to lead us through the film’s labyrinth. Read full review
Shutter Island holds you, but it doesn't grip you. It's as if Scorsese had put his filmmaking fever on psychotropic drugs. Read full review
It's a pleasure to experience Scorsese as a circus master. One just hopes he doesn't continue in this vein. Read full review
There are many many fine performers here, including the terrific Patricia Clarkson as the elusive Rachel. But Shutter Island is not so much a character study as it is an atmospheric thriller. Read full review
This is a long, heavy film, in which Scorsese’s aerobic moviemaking turns mannered and uncharacteristically passive. Read full review
Despite its flaws, Shutter Island is worth seeing for the palpably nightmarish and gothic world conceived by Scorsese Read full review
For all the trickiness and bluster, Shutter Island is dead inside. Read full review
Scorsese stuffs the film with heavy-handed art direction and piles on a ludicrously ominous soundtrack. The soundtrack is a constant reminder of the movie's importance and only highlights its unimportance. Read full review
Not a wacky coconut-telephone island either.
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Who says every film has to be a masterpiece?
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