Monday, 6 December 2010

Angry Movie Lurker Review 14: Shutter Island.(4 STARS)

Not a fan of DiCaprio but he's been in some good movies with other actors that have been good(The Departed, Gangs of New York....) so viewed this movie with mild interest but was pleasantly surprised at the quality of this movie including DiCaprio's performance.
Two US marshal's travel to an offshore asylum(DiCaprio) and his new partner(Mark Ruffalo) to investigate the disappearance of a patient and also for DiCaprio to confront another patient who he believes killed his wife.Obstacles are thrown in their path at every turn by the asylum senior psychologists(Ben Kingsley and Max Von Sydow) and believe that experiments are been carried out on patients and conspiracy is the name of the game.What follows is a great story that when it ends you suddenly see everything that would have led you to the ending which even I did not see coming.This movie had lots of us talking about it but for once about what we should have seen and not what we had seen if that makes sense.

2 comments:

  1. I've rated Leo since Blood Diamond and the Aviator. Shutter Island is both a good movie and stays very close to the book. Good review mate!

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  2. loved this movie, and although not a huge fan of DiCaprio either, it's easily one of his best performances. Great post

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