Shutter Island Synopsis
Two U.S. Marshals (Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo) in 1954 who investigate the disappearance of a murderess from a hospital for the criminally insane on Shutter Island.
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Charlotte Observer

By Lawrence Toppman
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...
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Wall Street Journal

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Not since "Raging Bull" has Mr. Scorsese so brazenly married brutality to beauty. Not since "Kundun" has one of his films felt so...
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88

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
DiCaprio, in his most haunting and emotionally complex performance yet, is the vessel Scorsese uses to lead us through the film’s...
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Shutter Island holds you, but it doesn't grip you. It's as if Scorsese had put his filmmaking fever on psychotropic drugs.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
It's a pleasure to experience Scorsese as a circus master. One just hopes he doesn't continue in this vein.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
There are many many fine performers here, including the terrific Patricia Clarkson as the elusive Rachel. But Shutter Island is not so much...
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63

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
This is a long, heavy film, in which Scorsese’s aerobic moviemaking turns mannered and uncharacteristically passive.
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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Despite its flaws, Shutter Island is worth seeing for the palpably nightmarish and gothic world conceived by Scorsese
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
For all the trickiness and bluster, Shutter Island is dead inside.
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Scorsese stuffs the film with heavy-handed art direction and piles on a ludicrously ominous soundtrack. The soundtrack is a constant...
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WAS TOTALLY WORTH THE WAIT FOR ME....

By lovestalentmoviefan
....and I spent money a couple more times,just to take in the magnificent acting and artful direction.Now as to the twist...(not a spoiler).Unfortunately,someone ruined it for me on this website,so I...

Martin has done it again!

By gwajzhao
I saw the advanced screening of this movie. It was great! If you think about the type of film it is, you can bet that there's a twist to it. I suspected that and actually guessed the correct ending....

OMG,SO TIRED OF SEEING THIS......

By LTMF 2
....'I knew everything in the first 15 minutes'. Ok yeah,in my first review I acknowledged that somethings were kind of easy to catch on to. But please,there were quite a few "twists" as it were,and...

MOVIE IS BRILLIANT THRILLER:DON'T WAIT FOR DVD

By birac
NOW,WHERE NORMALLY I WOULD WRITE MY REVIEW,I AM TAKING THIS SPACE TO TELL PEOPLE,ESPECIALLY FACEBOOK USER-----QUIT PUTTING PLOT SECRETS IN YOUR REVIEWS! PEOPLE CHECK THEM TO SEE IF THEY WOULD LIKE TO...

GREAT PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER

By keatsgirl
THIS IS AN ATTENTION KEEPING AND SUSPENSE BUILDING MOVIE. THE CLUES WERE TOO EASY TO SEE THOUGH. THIS WAS TALENT-RAW AND EMOTIONAL AND SPOT ON IN DEVELOPMENT AND AMBIENCE.LEO AND BEN WITHOUT FAIL ARE...

Shutter Island Review

By makuma
I am a psychiatric nurse and I found this movie to truly capture the inner torture of those who suffer from mental illness. This ensemble cast and the "edge of your seat" story line made me...

Shutter island one of the best movies of 2010 !!!

By Mrmuveman
This movie was amazing.Anyone would enjoy this film.My mom usually sleeps during movies but this one was hard to fall asleep at. A SLEEK, SMART, JAW DROPPING, BLOODY ,SCARY,MAYHEM, FILLED WITH...

A mystery for 2 FBI agents to solve with plenty of clues, twists & turns along the way.

By critcallyme
There is plenty of mystery in this story as 2 FBI agents try to figure out how a patient at Shutter Island, a mental institution escaped from her locked cell with bars on the window. As they...

Disappointed

By blocstar
I was so disappointed in this movie! The positives were that the acting was fantastic, the way it was filmed, angles, scenery, era, all that was great! It could have been so good! But the story...

You'll Need a LOBOTOMY after seeing this!

By John"Q"public
Don't waste your money or time seeing this movie. Don't believe the MEDIA hype.. it was HORRIBLE!...

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Rated R | For disturbing violent content, some nudity and language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 16+ Twisty, disturbing Scorsese thriller too intense for most.
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