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It's 1954, and up-and-coming U.S. marshal Teddy Daniels is assigned to investigate the disappearance of a patient from Boston's Shutter Island Ashecliffe Hospital. He's been pushing for an assignment on the island for personal reasons, but before long he wonders whether he hasn't been brought there as part of a twisted plot by hospital doctors whose radical treatments range from unethical to illegal to downright sinister. Teddy's shrewd investigating skills soon provide a promising lead, but the hospital refuses him access to records he suspects would break the case wide open. As a hurricane cuts off communication with the mainland, more dangerous criminals "escape" in the confusion, and the puzzling, improbable clues multiply, Teddy begins to doubt everything - his memory, his partner, even his own sanity.  http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1809998389/trailer

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The more I see trailers the more I want to see this one. But Wolfman is what I'm checking out before I see anything else!

Any feedback on what to expect?
Scorsese's film features that one brief piece of dialogue at the films conclusion that results in an entirely different perception of the final act. The rest of the film, however, is very faithful to Dennis Lehane's already great story. There is one line of dialogue, right at the end of Shutter Island before the credits roll, that elevates the emotion of the film and makes it much more powerful.
I often experience claustrophobia myself and there are certain films that really capitalize on that personal fear and make it more relevant and eerie to me. Neil Marshall's The Descent was one such picture, and this is another. An confined island is a terrific horror location and it comes with its own type of fear. The utter desperation to escape from a persistent and confined nightmare is something Teddy (DiCaprio) is receiving in high doses, and so does the audience. (As a matter of fact, there were a lot of sounds coming from the audience.)
For you drama buffs, this is a movie I highly recommend. And for you suspense nuts, GO NOW!!!!
I agree with your comment Maxim. As with Scorsese and DiCaprio's previous collaborations, this is a movie that must be seen. Here they explore the horror/thriller genre with gravitas, with no small part played by Laeta Kalogridis in supplying the screenplay. And yeah, the book was awesome and the adaptable was brilliant!
While most modern pictures of its kind lack character or any real sense of suspense, Shutter Island doesn't go for cheap gags. I recommend this movie as well.
I didn't see this (through previews) as a horror movie as much as suspense. I'm off today, so I just make take this moment to check it out!
Zen, take my honest word that if you enjoyed any Scorsese movie in the past or have enjoyed movies that include surrealism, Shutter Island combines the two into an intense thriller that boggles the mind and possibly even "corrode it, rusts it". Also, if you are hesitant to watch this film because the trailer perceives it as a horror film with a lot of "jumpy" scenes, ignore that. I had the same feeling entering it, and there was only one towards the very end, but it was worth the shock. You will miss so much detail trying to cover your eyes for a few minutes sporadically throughout that it's not worth it. Take the risk of jumping out of your seat for once, because it was the best scare I could ask for.
Really, Scorsese should just give it away for anyone. The man is one of the most brilliant directors of our time. Shutter Island is certainly not a typical film, not even for Scorsese. It is a different take for the director, and he does it, as he does every film, perfectly, so much as to be in his own league of film-making. I don't want to give anything away, but I will say this: Shutter Island was completely unexpected, and a great start to 2010. It had all the components of a great film, and then some. The acting is spot on from every character; none of it seems forged or out of place. The script is fantastic; it has one of the most intriguing plots I have seen in a while (exception being Tarantino's Basterds).
I just saw Shutter Island, and I have to say this film was full of intrigue. Prior to viewing this film I had built a preconceived notion of what this thriller was going to be like because I was fooled yet again by good marketing when watching the trailer. This is probably not the movie for your average film-goer who wants an easy plot line to follow and little thought required. This movie does challenge the viewer and definitely holds your attention all the way through. For someone who was never much of a Leonardo fan, my feeling was that his performance was brilliant; so much range to his character. In fact, all of the acting in this film is excellent. The directing is probably the best quality to this film. I always enjoy watching a film that is as unpredictable as this film and where the director has turned the plot line on to his viewer. Bravo!
All this praise being said it's not for everyone. The story is complex. It takes some attention. At times it's a bit bleak and dire. Of course it all makes a little less sense when you actually think about it but then again that's film. There are a couple of moments where the story gets lost within itself. Things become a bit too complicated. At this point you might begin to lose faith in its viscosity, but don't worry because the story has you right where its put you.
My observation would be it's a mix of noir and thriller.

And love your comments. Thanks for not leaking out too much!
The cast of the movie was predictable. There is no Scorsese without DiCaprio. Like most people I hated DiCaprio for Titanic but since the very first time I saw The Departed I admire this duo. There is no better than DiCaprio for this role. He's believable and authentic.
This movie has a lot of dialog so you shouldn't expect a lot of action. But still this movie is definitely a thriller.
Overall this isn't a everyday thriller. You don't see this kind of movies very often and because of that, you should definitely try it out although it's not the top of everything Scorsese movies.




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