Thursday, July 29, 2010
Shutter Island Movie Review
Review. There are few movies that I watch a second time and fewer still that I want to own. Shutter Island, however, is one of those rare films. Recently, I watched Shutter Island for the first time (and the next night for the second time) and found Leonardo Dicaprio’s performance nothing short of amazing! I would put it in the same category as Bruce Willis’s in the Sixth Sense – an acting job so impressive that you probably will want to watch it again to see what really happened.
In the movie, which is set in the 50’s, Dicaprio is a detective who is assigned to find the missing escapee (a criminally insane patient) from the Alcatraz –like Island. Sir Ben Kingsley plays the head psychiatrist and main foil to Dicaprio. I don’t think I can say much more with giving away spoilers. However, I recommend playing close attention to everyone in the movie and not jumping to conclusions.
In sum, if you’re looking for an exciting thriller that will leave you guessing until the end (and maybe after that) then rent Shutter Island!