Shutter Island

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Released 2010

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Director:
Martin Scorsese
Released:
2010
Rating:
R
Shutter Island is the 2010 Martin Scorsese-directed spine-chilling thriller that critics say "sizzles with so much suspense that it's hot to the touch." When U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels (Leonardo DiCaprio) arrives at the asylum for the criminally insane on Shutter Island, what starts as a routine investigation quickly takes a sinister turn. As the investigation unfolds and Teddy uncovers more shocking and terrifying truths about the island, he learns there are some places that never let you go. **Peter Travers, ROLLING STONE.

Metacritic Score

  • 90

    Los Angeles Times Betsy Sharkey

    Martin Scorsese has created a divinely dark and devious brain tease of a movie in the best noir tradition with its smarter than you'd think cops, their tougher than you'd imagine c...

  • 80

    Variety Todd McCarthy

    Even when it's clear Scorsese has decided to employ fakery and allow it to be obvious, it's done with elegance and beauty.

  • 20

    The New York Times A.O. Scott

    Something TERRIBLE is afoot. Sadly, that something turns out to be the movie itself.

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Thrillers, Detectives, Psychological