Shutter Island
Shutter Island (2010)

Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio team up for a fourth time for this adaptation of Shutter Island, a novel by Dennis Lehane (Mystic River). The film opens in 1954 as World War II veteran and current federal marshal Teddy Daniels… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: February 19, 2010
DVD Release Date: June 8, 2010
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Critic Score: 68% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: It may not rank with Scorsese's best work, but Shutter Island's gleefully unapologetic genre thrills represent the director at his most unrestrained.

C. Robert Cargill
Film.com

A brilliantly constructed mystery.

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Anthony Lane
New Yorker

Umberto Eco wrote, "Two clichés make us laugh but a hundred clichés move us, because we sense dimly that the clichés are talking among themselves, celebrating a reunion." Shutter Island is that reunion, and that shrine.

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Daniel Kasman
MUBI

Scorsese utilizes his audience's awareness of cinematic conventions to shorthand his way through a film, slipping past and through the details of mystery, shock, horror, and psychoanalysis...

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Tom Huddleston
Time Out

As senseless, perverse and unwieldy as it undoubtedly is, Shutter Island might be Scorsese's most enjoyable film in a decade.

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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

Sorry, but the late reward hardly justifies all that punishment.

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Candice Frederick
Reel Talk Online

A twisted psychological thriller that leaves you guessing until the very end, Shutter Island is yet another fantastic collaboration between DiCaprio (giving another pitch-perfect and near heartbreaking performance) and director Martin Scorsese.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

It comes on strong, but in its bloody heart of hearts it's no more resonant than one of those old Vincent Price-Edgar Allan Poe contraptions - and less entertaining, too.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

A movie that keeps you guessing to the end and then -- miraculously -- makes the guessing pay off.

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Jason Best
Movie Talk

Scorsese keeps the tension at a pitch of near-constant hysteria. Yet when the solution to the mystery is finally revealed, you're left with a sense of disappointment

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Flixster Audience Score: 76% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
Solid film. Once they start questioning things it pretty much is clear that is the way they are going to go. Overall solid acting from Dicaprio, Kingsley and… More
Eugene Bernabe
A thrilling and eerie film that consists of a solid and grand twist. Shutter Island is a Martin Scorsese attempt in the realm of suspense and thrillers that… More
Carlos Magalhães
Scorsese's masterpiece in psychological horror is an intriguing and immensely unsettling film whose escalating claustrophobic tension is built from an… More
Candy Rose
This is a great psychological thriller. Leo and his partner are US marshals who arrive on Shutter Island to find a missing mental health patient. They find the… More
Dan Schultz
An admirable film from the legendary Martin Scorsese about a troubled detective (Leonardo DiCaprio) who takes on a case at a psych ward on a remote island,… More
Christian C
Imaginative and intriguing film. There's some really good acting in this film. You'll probably have to see it more than once to fully appreciate the… More