– Est. 1981

‘Shutter Island’ Review

One word. Freaking Awesome. That's two words... I'll choose Freaking. Released in February of 2010, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley, Max von Sydow, Jackie Earle Haley, and Ted Levine and directed by Martin Scorsese. Seriously.. this isn't one of those films where you list one or two starring actors. Everyone is a great talent. It's actually a difficult one to review or even talk about because there are so many plot twists that it's nearly impossible to not give something away. Shutter Island is based on a novel by Dennis Lehane, and here's just a few hints as to what it's about. Criminally insane, nazi's, not really, dead kids, wet wife. Throughout the film there are hints as to how it's going to end and if you have a really keen eye and a knack for plot awareness you might be able to predict how it's going to play out. Some things may be predictable, sure. They can't leave you completely flabbergasted. (Why is it when you're online you use words you wouldn't normally use in everyday conversation?)

DiCaprio is still one of the best of this generation, hands down. I honestly cannot name a film that he has been in that I didn't like.

Honorable mention to Jackie Earle Haley for playing a consistently good maniac. (i.e. Rorschack)

If you have not seen Shutter Island, see it. If you have seen it. Do you think your violence could conquer mine?

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