For we, like Teddy, are blind. We follow Teddy on his quest, through every dark corridor and perilous confrontations. Slowly, we are given pieces to the puzzle, but the audience does not even realize it. Federal Marshall Teddy Daniels and his new partner Chuck Aule travel to a government-run mental institution for the criminally insane on Shutter Island, near Boston, when there is a report that one of the prisoners has gone missing. A film that will make you question your own sanity. That is another thing that sets this apart, it is a horror film that makes you actually think.
In fact, it is even better the second time. Marshal investigates the disappearance of a murderer, who escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane. A film that has re-ignited the thriller genre. This is a film that creeps and crawls, and is filled with dark corners. And it is no wonder, considering Scorsese even showed one of his greatest works to the crew: Vertigo.
A film that will leave many upset, and hating it. 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. A film that has already completely split the critics. A movie that messes with you. Shutter Island is adapted by a book written by Dennis Lehane wrote gone baby, gone and mystic river. But, you see, that is where this thriller becomes something more.
And trust me, you probably wont like it. Daniels has his own reasons for wanting to get to the island and carries the baggage of his own. For the moment at least. This is also a film I would recommend seeing a second time. Shutter Island is one of the most well crafted psychological thrillers to come by since Silence Of The Lambs. And no one likes to be messed with. And it is all heightened by the coming storm that looms over the island.
The story follows Teddy, a federal Marshall, and his partner Chuck Played by DiCaprio and Ruffulo. It is a complete assault on the senses, and it works beautifully. A film that will leave you, and the main character, searching for answers……. Martin Scorsese helms the director chair, in a movie where he is more free than any before. From these opening scenes, Marty has set up a dark and creepy premise.
Shutter Island 2010 Shutter Island: It's 1954, and up-and-coming U. You see, we as the audience are first put in the shoes of Teddy. They go to this mysterious island enveloped in fog to investigate an escape. It is a book filled with twists and turns, that will leave the reader dizzy. A film that will divide the film community.
Written by alfiehitchie Reviews: Shutter Island. . A film that will leave you breathless. 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 is shown as a scared man; a man of war and violence as portrayed in various flashbacks. And it is no coincidence both were brilliantly written novels.
These will go on to be increasingly important as the story progresses. This is Scorsese at his most unrestrained. Marty takes what he has learned from the great films of the past and puts it into his. And many of those ideas are present in Shutter Island; the cliff scenes scream Hitchcock. It is because of this that the thrilling conclusion will leave many blindsided.
This is classic film noir. This is a film you must watch carefully. And that is exactly where it exceeds. Almost the whole movie incorporates this story as Teddy desperately tries to find the truths he seeks. .
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