Synopsis: In 1954, U.S. Marshall Teddy Daniels (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his new partner Chuck Aule (Mark Ruffalo) are assigned to investigate the escape of a patient at the federal maximum security hospital/prison for the criminally insande located on Shutter Island. Once on the island, they find that hte hospital and prison staffs aren't really cooperating with their investigation. It seems that the staff is hiding a big secret and Teddy is going to uncover it. Teddy believes that if he can see the records that he would break the case. In the meantime the island is hit by a hurricane, and more dangeorus patients escape and must be captured. This gives Teddy and Chuck the opportunity to check out some of the buildings that they were denied to go. What Teddy finds is the answer he was looking for. Remeber, theings aren't always what they seem to be.
Rating: Rated R for disturbing violent content, language, and some nudity.
Run Time: 138 Min.
Director: Martin Scorsese
Dvd Extra's: Blu Ray only - Behind the Shutters, Into the lighthouse.
Nudity Factor: Painting that shows female breasts, Full frontal male nudity of inmates
Of Note: The movie's US$40.2 million opening weekend take in the United States marked a career best for director Martin Scorsese. It went on to gross over $293 million worldwide, making it the highest grossing film of his career.
Trailer: Shutter Island Trailer
The story is about a US Marshall that is going to investigate a missing patient at an institution located on an isolated rock. There is no way on or off this rock unless you take the ferry. So the real question how can someone disappear. She was in her cell that last time she was seen and now has vanished. The lead is Leonardo DiCaprio and though the movie he either nails the seen or seems to get it totally wrong. I am not sure about the Boston accent he tries to pull off. Sometimes it seems to me he is just trying to hard and with that it seems awkward. On the island the doctor is Dr. Cawley played by Ben Kingsley who does a great job with this role. He really sells being the caring doctor. The story itself is a jumble of twists and turns that really keep a person interested. One thing that really sells the feel of the movie is the soundtrack. It really complements the tone and atmosphere of the movie. As with a lot of movies, this one just would not have as great of a feel if it was not for the soundtrack. Overall I enjoyed watching the movie, for parts of it I was sitting on the edge of my seat. The twists and turns keep me wondering were the story was going. If I had any small disappointment I would have to say it does kind of dwindle a little towards the end. Granted a lot of the thrill of the movie goes away once it starts to resolve what is going on. From my standpoint it was less dramatic then maybe what I was thinking. None the less it is well worth a watch.