Shutter Island (2010)

A U.S Marshal investigates the disappearance of a murderess who escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane. (IMDb)

The chilling Alcatraz-like island setting here is masterfully portrayed, thanks to stunning cinematography and a haunting score, and the three leading males are all superb in their respective roles, giving attention to every tic and syllable. The story gets more complex and intriguing with each scene; just when you think you have a handle on it, a new twist or layer is added, leading to an eventual ending that’s certainly satisfying, if not a little too easy. A suspenseful psychological mystery.

8.4/10

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4 thoughts on “Shutter Island (2010)

  1. Ahhh mate I remember seeing this in the cinema and around here it was somewhat buried in the hype surrounding Inception which dropped around the same-ish time. I thought this was way better though; Ben Kingsley was incredible, it was creepy as it gets and the twist was jaw dropping. Good review, think I’m going to have to re-watch this.

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