Martin Scorsese has done it again and made top box office this weekend with his man crush Leonardo DiCaprio. As we all know by now, Shutter Island is based on the book of the same name written by Dennis Lehane. I read the book a few months ago and as much as I love Scorsese, I kept my hopes on this flick rather low. Scorsese is the perfect director for this physiological twist of a movie, although his choice for using DiCaprio AGAIN is disappointing. DiCaprio did a fine job at the role, but come on; he can’t do a Boston accent…or any accent for that matter.
Set in 1954, a young-ish U.S. marshal Teddy Daniels is assigned to investigate the disappearance of a female patient from Boston’s Shutter Island Ashecliffe Hospital. He brings his new partner Chuck along (Mark Ruffalo) for the investigation. There are so many unanswered questions that Teddy has and the hospital staff isn’t going out of their way to help. During all of this a hurricane hits the island and they lose all communication to the mainland. Teddy starts to question the true meaning of the hospital, his loyalty of his partner and his sanity as he starts have crazy dreams.
Overall, I really enjoyed the movie. There were times that the scene was a bit overdone or the music was very ominous when it wasn’t necessary. I was very happy that Scorsese did stay true to the book for the most part. Bottom line, if you like the type of movie that leaves you with several questions at the end, this is for you. You won’t know what’s coming until the last 5 minutes. True Scorsese style.
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