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Shutter Island [DVD] [2010]

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  • Release Date: 01/24/2017
  • Rating: R
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    97% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (542 out of 560)

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    Shutter Island
    Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio team up for a fourth time for this adaptation of Shutter Island, a novel by Dennis Lehane (Mystic River). The film opens in 1954 as World War II veteran and current federal marshal Teddy Daniels (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his new partner, Chuck (Mark Ruffalo), ferry to Shutter Island, a water-bound mental hospital housing the criminally insane. They have been asked to investigate the disappearance of Rachel Solando (Emily Mortimer), a patient admitted to the asylum after she murdered her three children. As Teddy quizzes Dr. Cawley (Ben Kingsley), the head of the institution, he begins to suspect that the authorities in charge might not be giving him the whole truth, and that a terrible fate may befall all the patients in the spooky Ward C -- a unit devoted to the most heinous of the hospital's inmates. Complicating matters further, Teddy has a secret of his own -- the arsonist who murdered his wife is incarcerated on Shutter Island. Driven to confront his wife's killer, and stranded on the island because of a hurricane, Teddy must unravel the secrets of the eerie place before succumbing to his own madness. Max von Sydow, Emily Mortimer, Michelle Williams, Patricia Clarkson, and Jackie Earle Haley round out the supporting cast. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Leonardo DiCaprio
      Leonardo DiCaprio - Teddy Daniels
    • Mark Ruffalo
      Mark Ruffalo - Chuck Aule
    • Ben Kingsley
      Ben Kingsley - Dr. Cawley
    • Michelle Williams
      Michelle Williams - Dolores
    • Max von Sydow
      Max von Sydow - Dr. Naehring



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    Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 560 reviews

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Marty & Leo Do It Again

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      DDunnDatBoi
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      I tend to look for movies that draw me in and that provoke an emotional response. Martin Scorcese's "Shutter Island" did indeed draw me in, even though I found the film disturbing. Scorcese explores difficult questions of guilt, personal identity, and mind control. The movie takes place in 1954 on a craggy, remote and forbidding island off the coast of Boston. (I have some familiarity with a United States possession called Navassa, an uninhabited, little-known island in the Carribean surrounded by steep, inaccessible cliffs and was reminded of Navassa by the movie.) Shutter Island serves as a hospital and prison for the criminally insane operated by the United States government. A United States Marshall, Teddy Daniels, and his ostensible partner, Chuck Aule, who calls Daniels "boss", are ferried to Shutter Island to investigate the disappearance of a female inmate who has apparently escaped. The inmate is said to have drowned her three children before her incarceration. Daniels himself carries with him many emotional issues. He witnessed the liberation of the Dachau concentration camp and has had problems with alcohol. His wife died in a fire set by an arsonist. Daniels sought an assignment to Shutter Island because the arsonist and another individual from Daniels' past are incarcerated there, and Daniels wanted to see for himself what was going on. At the hospital, Daniels meets the head psychiatrist, a bearded, crafty and intelligent individual named Cawley, and his sinister German assistant, Nehring. He meets with staff, with prisoners, both male and female, and with inmates of the "C" ward, used to house the most dangerous prisoners. As the movie progresses, Daniels suffers increasingly from tremors and from hallucinations, most of which are in the form of his dead wife warning him about the island. Daniels also receives warnings and augurs from the patients. He senses that something is not right about the investigation but cannot let it go. The movie has the makings of a gothic horror film, but it gets beyond that genre by its seriousness and development. The movie builds slowly and inexorably to itconclusion and most parts of the story contribute to the effectiveness of the whole. The feeling of isolation and doom is inescapable, with a mental hospital on a remote island, a hurricane which cuts the Shutter Island off even further from the mainland, and the chilling, hidden natures of staff and inmates on the island. The movie includes scenes of cliffs and danger on the island, pounding waves, wild rats, a mysterious lighthouse, and lost souls. A difficult and troubled individual, Daniels comes to challenge his understanding of himself in a radical way. I found the confusion in sense of selfhood, in circumstances of isolation and helplessness, chilling. The movie is based upon a 2003 novel by Dennis Lahane called "Shutter Island" which I have not read. The acting is convincing throughout and the musical background is erie. The movie has received mixed reviews. Scorsese's movies such as "Taxi Driver", "Raging Bull" and "Gangs of New York" with their portrayal of violence, illusion, and rawness have always fascinated me. "Shutter Island" did so as well. The movie has attained a large success at the box office, and perhaps can be viewed and responded to on many levels. I don't think it is for the faint at heart.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Best Thriller of the Year, By Far!

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      MrMarkster

      I'm a big fan of the book, and was very curious as to how it would adapt to film. Martin Scorsese hits a homerun with this thriller about a detective who arrives at an insane asylum to track down a missing inmate. However, it soon becomes aparent that the detective has another, darker agenda. This is a bleak movie with terrific acting and a wonderful story. Very much a thinking person's thriller, Shutter Island almost commands multiple viewings to catch every nuance that goes on throughout the film. The movie can be a bit slow at times. If you're looking for hardcore action, look elsewhere. The plot builds slowly and deliberately. Every question is eventually answered in its own sweet time- some of the answers had audience members behind me saying "this is totally sick." This is the best thriller to come around in ages. I wish there were movies out there like this! Terrific!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Requires multiple viewings.

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      luxurytax
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      This is probably one of Scorsese's most underrated films. Audiences are basically stuck in the mind of Dicaprio's character until the end at which point they feel like they missed out on the truth the entire time and feel a little dazed and confused. It is only when you see the film a second time do you realize the subtle clues you missed due to Scorsese confining you to the mind of Dicaprio's character throughout the film. The two bonus features are nice to see and provide some shocking and interesting information on mental health providers in the 1950's. Recommended if you like cerebral, crime-noir films or just a fan of Scorsese.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Thrilling Plot Twister

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      getSiC
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      I was not expecting Shutter Island to be so good. Seriously, how many films starring the same guy over the course of a decade can be excellent? My husband is the Movie D.J. He already knew this film is great, which is why he chose it for us to watch! The Movie D.J. is also a film reviewer, so he warned me ahead of time that this film had mixt reviews. i Guess some people did notLike the twist of the plot. Well, as far as i Am concerned, Leonardo DiCaprio is yet again a superb act! And what a chilling, thrilling film. Highly Recommended.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Outstanding Movie!!

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      Steph
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      This movie is a psychological suspense/thriller about two police marshals, Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo, who go to Shutter Island to investigate the disappearance of a young psych ward patient, who has fled her room in an asylum for the mentally insane. These are people whom society has outcasted due to the horrific nature of the crimes they have committed. This movie was very interesting and I would like to watch it again, just to make sure I haven't missed anything more worthwhile about this fascinating thriller!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Keeps you guessing right up to the end!!

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      Mommalor

      This is not what I thought it would be. I figured it was some kind of super-natural thriller from the ads I saw, but it was not. This movie kept me guessing from the very start and I was completely surprised by the ending. The acting was great and I never saw a lot of the things coming, but my family and I really enjoyed it!! The whole setting of the Mental hospital and some of its staff were really creepy. I highly recommend this movie!! I thought Leo DeCaprio was better in this than some of his other works!!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Not a BAD movie but not up to Scorsese standards..

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      MattP725

      This movie could have been so much better. I found myself being able to predict the plot twists pretty early on which was disappointing. I wasn't out to spoil it for myself it just seemed a bit too obvious to me. This would have been a good movie if it came from a director below Scorcese standards. I would have expected more from him especially given the cast. This is a rental at best... I think most will find it a non-repeatable film especially after you know the ending, it is just one of those movies. I wouldn't spend the $20-30 for the Blu-Ray...

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Disturbingly Excellent

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      tc4real
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      A haunting exploration of madness and the horrors that humans put themselves through, willingly or not. Some intense imagery, fine performances from DiCaprio, Kingsley, Ruffalo, et.al. Scorsesy's filmmaking is a little restrained from many of his flashy stylistic trademarks, and it makes the film all that more brilliant. Great ending, some call it a twist, but I'd say if you were paying attention there's enough foreshadowing to make it the inevitable ending--that you were hoping wasn't going to happen. Highly recommended.

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