Shutter Island Movie Review English
Review for the film " Shutter Island"
Runtime: 2 Hours 18 Minutes
Certificate: A
Released: 19-02-2010
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
4 / 5.0

Seems making movies out of bestsellers is trending right now. Shutter Island is no exception. The movie is based on David Lehane’s book with the same name. Martin Scorsese and Di Caprio team up for the fourth time, for this nerve wrecking thriller.

Plot: 

Set in the backdrop of World War II, two U.S Marshal’s Edward “ Teddy” Daniel and his new partner Chuck Aule travel to Ashecliffe Hospital located in Boston Harbour, housing the criminally insane. Rachel Solando is admitted to the hospital, after she killed three of her children.

The two Marshal’s have been asked to investigate the sudden disappearance of Rachel. During investigation procedurals, he suspects that the authorities in-charge might not be giving him the truth, even though he quizzed the head of the institution Mr.Cawley.

Teddy also suspects that a terrible fate might befall, on the patients. They might be sent to the most spooky ward of the hospital, which is Ward C, perfectly for the most heinous of the hospital inmates. If this looked a little too simple for you, wait till Teddy has his own secret to reveal.

The plot takes a turn, when Teddy is stranded in the island and has to take up the task of finding the truth about this eerie place, which also housed the arson who murdered his wife. Incarcerated on Shutter Island, will Teddy be able to unravel the secrets of the place, before succumbing to his madness? Excellently portrayed by Di Caprio. Im not sure, if he wouldn’t have been a choice for Teddy then who.

Verdict: 

Martin Scorsese’s movie is a tale of sound and fury, well, not to miss the grim darkness, the sheer intensity of the characters. Nevertheless, a simple treatment of a simple theme with flair, as Lawrence Toppman observed, describes Scorsese's work in a gist.