IMDB Rating: 8,1/10
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Director: Martin Scorsese
Writer: Dennis Lehane
Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Emily Mortimer, Mark Ruffalo
Goodfellas, The Departed, and Taxi Driver are one of the films directed by Martin Scorsese. He has also won many Oscar awards in the film “The Departed” (2006). Shutter Island is one of the films directed by Martin as well. Leonardo DiCaprio is the actor who starred in this movie. He has also previously played Scorsese directed films like The Aviator, Gangs of New York, and one of them is The Departed.
“Shutter Island” is a film adapted from Dennis Lehane’s novel written by Gone Baby, Gone. Dennis is very reliable in writing his novel. One of them tends to be dark and twisted. Shutter Island is one that successfully adapted well. It will twist your mind from the beginning until the end. As always in movies like this, the plot will be very slow.
“Shutter Island” took the place in 1954 that tells about a U.S. federal member Marshall named Teddy Daniels (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his new partner Chuck Aule (Mark Ruffalo) who was assigned to investigate a case on an Ashecliffe Asylum Island. Teddy had a personal purpose that required him to investigate the psychiatric hospital. But it was not clear what he wanted to find. They both felt suspicious of the hospital that seemed to cover up something. To the extent that, Teddy always get the hallucinations and strange dreams every day so he began to not be able to distinguish between the real and the hallucinations.
As I said from the start, this film has a very slow and confusing impression. You will also be invited to think hard during this movie. So, for those of you who don’t like movies like this, don’t force yourself. Just skip this movie. Because I will guarantee you must be bored. But if I? Don’t ask anymore because I am very fond of with movies like this and memorable plot-twist. This movie is difficult for everyone. Not everything will get enjoy the type of film like a psychological thriller. Martin Scorsese shows his true identity through this film. Leonardo DiCaprio’s acting no longer needs to doubt his acting. Mark Ruffalo looks pretty good, but not impressive. Ben Kingsley too.
Overall, Shutter Island is a movie you should watch very carefully. Even I, myself feel very dizzy when watching this movie even though I watched it until the ends. The puzzles that still appear in the mind and can’t be resolved will make you watch it over and over again.