Thursday, February 18, 2010


Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley, Michelle Williams, Patricia Clarkson and Max von Sydow

Story: Shutter Island is the story of two U.S. marshals, Teddy Daniels and Chuck Aule, who are summoned to a remote and barren island off the cost of Massachusetts to investigate the mysterious disappearance of a murderess from the island's fortress-like hospital for the criminally insane. (Paramount Pictures)

Rated: R for disturbing violent content, language and some nudity

Bottom Line: Marty and Leo deliver a darkly gothic potboiler that haunts its way thru a dizzying maze of brain-teasing antics, psychedelic shadowy detective 1950’s cheese and deeply moody puzzle pieces that don’t quite fall into place (or even fit, for that matter) until it’s powerful ending. It’s not great…but it sure is good!

DVD's/Blurays coming out next Tuesday (2/23):
The Informant! B+
The Box D+
Sorority Row C+

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