Shutter Island (DVD)

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Shutter Island (DVD)

Mark Ruffalo and Leonardo DiCaprio team up as a pair of U.S. Marshals who travel to a secluded island off the coast of Massachusetts to search for an ...

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Good

ProA sumptuous, atmospheric gothic thriller

ConsAn unrewarding and disjointed narrative

This is a FILM ONLY review. Summary Year of Production: 2010 Director: Martin Scorsese Screen writer: Laeta Kalogridis Total Running Time: 138 Minutes UK Certificate: 15 Region 2 DVD Release Date: To Be Confirmed – Currently Still At Cinemas Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYVrHkYoY80 An...

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“Island of darkness….”

published 22/06/2013

ProGood acting from Di Caprio & Ben Kingsley, interes...

ConsUnnecessary sidetracking, music intrusive, predict...

RELEASED: 2010, Cert. 15 RUNNING TIME: Approx. 138 mins DIRECTOR: Martin Scorsese PRODUCERS: Brad Fischer, Mike Medavoy & Martin Scorsese SCREENPLAY: Laeta Kalogrids MUSIC: No info available on my DVD sleeve MAIN CAST:- Leonardo DiCaprio as Teddy Daniels Mark Ruffalo as Chuck Aule Ben Kingsley as...

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Excellent

“Mama Weer all Crazee Now”

published 02/03/2010

ProGood acting from DiCaprio and production from Scor...

ConsPossibly a bit too fragmented for some

Martin Scorsese's new film is a drama/thriller based on a novel written by the same author who was responsible for Mystic River, Dennis Lehane. It's a theme that has been used and is still prevalent in literature and art; a theme of torment and mystical horror that encircles the human mind. A...

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Good

“An Open and Shut Case”

published 14/09/2012

ProA solid ensemble cast, decent atmosphere and great...

ConsObvious plotting and many cliches.

US Marshals Teddy Daniels and Chuck Aule are called to a secure hospital for the criminally insane located off the coast of Massachusetts. They are tasked with discovering how a convicted multiple murderer escaped a locked room without anyone noticing. It’s clear that no-one, including hospital’s...

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Excellent

“Don't Shut This One Out”

published 07/08/2010

ProGreat Cast, Excellent Direction, Intriguing Storyl...

ConsReminiscent of another film

Shutter Island Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio Ben Kingsley Mark Ruffalo Michelle Williams Max von Sydow Directed and Produced by Martin Scorsese Taken from the novel by the same name from Dennis Lehane UK certificate rating 15 IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1130884/ 8/10 from over 95,000 voters...

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Super

ProGood direction and lead performance

ConsQuestionable continuity

Plot: It’s 1954 and U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels (Leonardo DiCaprio) arrives at Ashecliffe Hospital for the criminally insane on Shutter Island with his newly assigned partner, Chuck (Mark Ruffalo) to investigate the mysterious disappearance of a patient who has apparently escaped from a locked...

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Good

ProThe entire cast is great, especially Jackie Earle ...

ConsEnding is too easy to guess, messy editing, prepos...

********************************************* ************************************* TITL E: Shutter Island RATING: *** (out of 5) CAST: Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley, Michelle Williams, Max Von Sydow, Emily Mortimer, Patricia Clarkson, Jackie Earle Haley, Elias Koteas, Ted Levine...

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“Shutter Island Film Review”

published 20/03/2011

ProAtmosphere, Acting, Score

ConsScorsese's standards are so high they're hard to t...

Every casual filmgoer knows that Martin Scorsese has created a number of breathtaking masterpieces throughout his career as a director. The problem, then, with the standards so high, is that his "sub-par" films may get criticized unfairly when they are compared to the likes of The Departed, Taxi...

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Good

ProGood Visuals, some inspired moments

ConsBloody, tries to hard at the end

Shutter Island is a very interesting suspense film, directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Leo DiCaprio it is set in 1950's America and has echo's of some of the great films of that era. To call it a horror film wouldn't be realistic, this is a thriller or suspense film, it has shocks and some...

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Good

ProEngrossing, sinister, visually good, cast

ConsPlot twist/cliches

- Story - A US cop by the name of Edward 'Teddy' Daniels, arrives at an isolated island off the US coast, known as 'Shutter Island'. He investigates the apparent disappearance of a murderer who vanished from the islands specialist hospital catering for prisoners/criminals who are mentally...

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“Shutter Island”

published 10/03/2010

ProGood acting

ConsDirector tried to much

Shutter Island Running: 138 minutes Category: Psychological thriller Director: Martin Scorsese Year: 2010 Language: English Country: United States Actors: Leonardo DiCaprio as Teddy Daniels Mark Ruffalo as Chuck Aule Ben Kingsley as Dr. John Cawley Michelle Williams as Dolores Chanal Emily...

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Good

ProIts ok .. Good to watch with snacks.

ConsBit disjointed in some way.

Shutter Island. A reasonable yarn.. doesn't hold your attention...but OK. Attention : Plot Spoilers !! The film is set in the 50's with DiCaprio up to his usual unbelievable “Charles Kennedy meets a pug dog/custard pudding persona” playing Ted Daniels the protagonist; a hard boiled WW2 veteran...

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Excellent

ProDirection; acting; writing

ConsNothing

It's 1954, and US Marshall Teddy Daniels and his new partner, Chuck Aule, arrive by ferry on Shutter Island, housing the criminally insane. A patient has gone missing with no trace from a seemingly inescapable room, and it's their job to find out where she is. However, they soon find out that...

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“Isle of the insane”

published 22/03/2010

ProThe performances, great mood in the movie and movi...

ConsThe fog horn. The last few minutes.

SHUTTER ISLAND PSCYHOLOGICAL THRILLER Plot 1954. Two US Marshalls investigate the disappearance of an inmate at an offshore asylum. Review In the 1940s RKO Producer Val Lewton and Director Jacques Tourneur was given his own shot at producing horror movies with the proviso that the movie they put...

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Excellent

“Someone is missing”

published 09/08/2010

ProExcellent acting and directing, keeps you guessing

ConsSome un-neccesary scenes

“DiCaprio’s at his best” ‘Academy award winning director Martin Scorsese once again teams up with Leonardo DiCaprio in this spine-chilling thriller that critics say “sizzles with so much suspense that it’s hot to the touch”. ‘When US marshal Teddy Daniels (DiCaprio) arrives at the asylum for the...

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Mark Ruffalo and Leonardo DiCaprio team up as a pair of U.S. Marshals who travel to a secluded island off the coast of Massachusetts to search for an escaped mental patient, uncovering a web of deception along the way as they battle the forces of nature and a prison riot in this period film directed by Martin Scorsese. Laeta Kalogridis adapts Dennis Lehane's novel of the same name, with Paramount Pictures and Columbia Pictures splitting production and distribution duties. Ben Kingsley co-stars as the head of the institution where the patient resided, while Michelle Williams portrays Leonardo DiCaprio's deceased wife, whose memory haunts him during the investigation. Max von Sydow, Emily Mortimer, Michelle Williams, Patricia Clarkson, and Jackie Earle Haley round out the supporting cast.

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