Shutter Island

Year Released: 2010
Main Stars: Leonard DiCaprio, Ben Kingsley, Mark Buffalo
Last watched: August 2012
Review Date: September 2012
Number Watches: 1

Mad people on a scary island and lots of weird goings on. My kinda movie. Never sure about Leo but he’s come on a lot since The Beach. Now he still doesn’t appear to be older than about 20 but at least he has wrinkles and a bit of a craggyness about him. The rest of the cast and crew do a sterling job and it’s a good thriller with a couple of twists. Not what I expected though. Maybe I built it up as some kind of ghost story so perhaps I need to give it another watch.

Creepy and provoking I found there were rare occaisions where the direction was a bit ponderous, spending too long on the meaningful stare or intense thought but these were very small problems in a good adventure.

Good fun and big on making you feel like you know what’s going on then twisting it a little more.

Keep DVD?
Yes, for the moment.
Watch if on TV?
Snog, Marry, Avoid?


About Simon Trail

I'm just another film watcher with an opinion.
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3 Responses to Shutter Island

  1. I actually found this movie quite offensive.

      • I’m sorry that it has taken me so long to answer your question. Please believe that my technical ineptness led to this delay.

        I found the movie Shutter Island to be a good thriller until we begin to learn that the main character is mentally ill. I’m not offended by the main character having a mental illness. I was offended by the implication at the end of the movie that it was better to die than to be mentally ill. I may have been a bit sensitive about that because there has been a lot of media lately implying that it is better to be dead than to be physically disabled. Having a mental illness or having a physical impairment can make life more challenging. There is no doubt about that. However, people with these conditions can still lead rewarding lives.

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