SHUTTER ISLAND With Leonardo DiCaprio Movie Reviews
Shutter Island opened in theaters on Friday with a very impressive $14 million which bodes well for the rest of the weekend. This latest Martin Scorsese movie stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley, Emily Mortimer, Michelle Williams, Max von Sydow, Jackie Earle Haley, Elias Koteas, Patricia Clarkson.
Here is the official synopsis of Shutter Island From Oscar®-winning director Martin Scorsese, “Shutter Island” is the story of two U.S. marshals, Teddy Daniels (Leonardo DiCaprio) and Chuck Aule (Mark Ruffalo), who are summoned to a remote and barren island off the coast of Massachusetts to investigate the mysterious disappearance of a murderess from the island’s fortress-like hospital for the criminally insane.
If you are planning to go see the movie, here are a few reviews from around the web to help you make up your mind.
We’ve come to expect Martin Scorsese to swing for the fences every single time he’s at bat, so when a movie comes along like Shutter Island, a pulpy, by-the-numbers thriller, it’s easy to feel a slight twinge of disappointment. Here, we’re dealing with a lesser work by a modern master, which is to say that Shutter Island is still a crackerjack mystery, executed with great artistic care, but it’s also Scorsese working about as close as he ever has to popcorn-munching cineplex fare. It’s a hard-boiled and unpretentious outing, but the individual parts of Shutter Island are greater than the whole — particularly the cinematography by Robert Richardson and outstanding work from a dream team ensemble cast. Read More
After his long awaited Oscar win 3 years ago, Martin Scorsese is back behind the camera in his fourth collaboration with his muse Leonardo DiCaprio with Shutter Island. The film was moved back from its original October 2009 release date, due to various marketing strategies and Leo not being able to do any press tours as he was filming Christopher Nolan’s new film Inception. Is this latest collaboration between the two going to match up to Gangs Of New York, The Aviator and the Oscar-Winning The Departed? Read More
I once had the chance to introduce Martin Scorsese at a New York Film Critics Circle awards dinner (he was presenting an award) — and took the opportunity to say out loud that I felt fortunate that my career as a film critic coincided with Martin Scorsese’s career as a filmmaker. That sentiment still holds. Every film he makes is more than just food for thought — it’s a full banquet. Scorsese is one of only a handful of directors working whose passion for the medium bleeds through in every frame. He forces the critic to bring out his A game — to watch and analyze the film with the same energy and imagination as the filmmaker brought to making it. And that’s absolutely true of Shutter Island, his latest film. Read More
Also, you can check out the trailer of the movie below.