Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Shutter Island

When I read a review of this movie, I couldn't wait to see it. When I finally saw it, it turned out to be even better than mentioned in that review. Shutter Island is a psychological mystery-thriller with a very strong plot and probably the best acting performance by Leonardo DiCaprio.

The plot is set in 1954. U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his partner, Chuck Aule (Mark Ruffalo) investigate about a patient being missing from Ashecliff Hospital for the criminally insane on Shutter Island. As teddy stays in the Island attending his assignment his deceased wife visits him on a dream and tells him that the missing patient is actually still on the island, as well as the man who once set fire to Teddy's house, in which she died. Teddy himself suspects of some malpractice being conducted by the staff of the facility and pokes in to almost every corner, and odd things keep popping up. What finally reveals itself for him is..............

The end of the movie was so unexpected, and that's the best part. DiCaprio's acting in this movie is unbelievable, that good. The art direction is superb, the environment of the island has been created with a bone chilling air of mystery. Shutter Island is an all around great movie.

Directed by         Martin Scorsese
Produced by         Martin Scorsese
                                Bradley J. Fischer
                                Mike Medavoy
                                Arnold W. Messer
Written by                Laeta Kalogridis
                                Steven Knight (uncredited)
                                Dennis Lehane (Novel)
Starring                 Leonardo DiCaprio
                                Ben Kingsley
                                Mark Ruffalo
                                Michelle Williams
Music by                 Robbie Robertson (supervision)
Cinematography Robert Richardson
Editing by                Thelma Schoonmaker
Studio                Phoenix Pictures
                               Appian Way Productions
                               Sikelia Productions
Distributed by        Paramount Pictures
Release date(s)       February 19, 2010
Running time       138 min.
Country               United States
Language                English

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