Shutter Island

Posted 6 years ago by myetvmedia

8/10

Director Martin Scorsese once again successfully teams up with Leonardo DiCaprio (US Marshal Teddy Daniels) to create this dark, drama set in 1954 on Shutter Island. Based closely on the book by Dennis Lehane, this chilling thriller will keep you guessing even after the credits roll. DiCaprio delivers a riveting performance along with Mark Ruffalo (Chuck Aule) his partner in the investigation of murders and disappearances amongst the criminally insane inmates of Shutter Island. Ben Kingsley (Dr. John Crawley) delivers an unnerving performance as is the psychiatric doctor in charge of Shutter Island.

The setting is remote, dangerous and dark. Shutter Island holds mysteries that mirror the dark corridors and shadowy confusions of a troubled mind. Reality seems clear and definable and then suddenly is thrown into dispute. Teddy Daniels is determined to solve the mysteries he has set out to discover answers to but the answers seem to lead back to himself in a very disturbing way. Who can he trust? Is someone deliberately trying to sabotage his mission and keep the truth a mystery? Are the people running Shutter Island monsters – drugging their patients and hiding the truth from strangers in the same way? What is the morbid truth behind the treatment of these mentally insane patients or are they inmates?

A wild storm crashes upon Shutter Island severing communication with the outside world and holding everyone there captive until its fury is spent. Teddy Daniels and his partner Chuck are left at the mercy of the inmates and hospital staff of the insane asylum. Security systems fail as the storm increases in ferocity and a wild escape attempt ensues across the Island.

How Shutter Island was shut out of Oscar Nominations is a surprise. It is a fascinating, mind bending, dramatic portrayal of a period in post war psychiatric medical practice that left a world with scars. Psychiatric illness leaves scars. Scorsese’s film is brilliant and haunting.

-Moira Romano

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