Shutter Island

Director - Martin Scorsese

Genre - Mystery/Thriller

Right off the bat, we have to put it out there that the written version of which this film is based on had colored the landscape of our imagination with a chilling aftertaste well after the pages had turned yellow. An inmate in an institution which houses the insane as well as hardened criminals has escaped in seemingly impossible fashion. Leonardo DiCaprio plays a federal agent assigned to investigate exactly how this woman could have 'disappeared'. Martin Scorsese's favorite actor of the moment acted the pivotal role with a characterization which is too telling and the overall direction isn't as haunting as the book. Seriously, if given a choice, get the novel by Dennis Lehane instead. You won't regret it.


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