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Shutter Island (DVD)
Member Name: norton501
Shutter Island (DVD)
Date: 18/04/10, updated on 03/01/13 (37 review reads)
Advantages: Dicaprio plays his role brilliantly
Disadvantages: Guessed the plot early on... but it did not spoil it
This is a movie only review.
I had seen a lot of trailers for this film and had high hopes for it seeing as it is directed by Martin Scorsese and Leonardo Dicaprio had not at the time of release done any huge movies for a while. So, I was looking forward to seeing this but not sure what to expect.
I was a bit dubious as I dislike horror films- anything with things which come out of mirrors or supernatural themes so I was not sure if I would be able to sit through the whole film or it it would give me nightmares. The trailers looked a bit scary but as this is a bit of a hollywood flick (Scorsese, Dicaprio..) I was willing to give it a try.
The movie is set on an island called "Shutter Island" which houses a large psychiatric hospital complex and begins with Dicaprio looking for a missing patient- the elusive 67th patient. Dicaprio is shown around the facility and introduced to the patients and doctors and then things start to go a little odd as his investigation continues.
I am not going to go into any more detail as it would spoil the plot and I don't think reviews should give the whole plot away as then what is the point of watching a thriller?!
I thoroughly enjoyed the film and could definitely watch it again even though I was a little disappointed that I had figured out the storyline at the start... At the end of the film with the other twists I was left with a sense of hanging that maybe I had not worked it all out as I had immediately concluded that I had. This is one of those movies where you will discuss it with the people you watched it with afterwards.
The main cast are:
Leonardo Dicaprio, Ben Kingsley, Emily Mortimer and Mark Ruffalo.
This gets a 3.5/5 from me as it was ALMOST a spectacular movie. Almost.
Summary: Almost spectacular... Almost