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Shutter Island Reviews

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January 13, 2020
Shutter Island is a very well made film that captures the genre of mystery similar to the Twilight Zone episodes and the renowned Hitchcock films.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 29, 2019
Part gothic horror and part Hitchcockian nightmare, Shutter Island is bold, atmospheric and hugely entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 18, 2019
Shutter Island is Scorsese's most Hitchcockian effort yet.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 30, 2019
Not his best work nor his most original, but this is still a classy watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 26, 2019
Martin Scorsese's Kafka-like luge ride into psychological terror is quite the trip.
September 5, 2018
Yes, [it's] built on pulp landfill, but purposefully so, with Scorsese using the twist ending to riff on the very power of elaborate fantasy.
August 29, 2018
It's not a serious film and it's not even an especially suspenseful film but it is fun, in a Dr Caligari sort of way.
November 16, 2017
Scorsese utilizes his audience's awareness of cinematic conventions to shorthand his way through a film, slipping past and through the details of mystery, shock, horror, and psychoanalysis...
September 11, 2017
A twisted psychological thriller that leaves you guessing until the very end, Shutter Island is yet another fantastic collaboration between DiCaprio (giving another pitch-perfect and near heartbreaking performance) and director Martin Scorsese.
Full Review | Original Score: A
February 10, 2012
Story quibbling aside, Shutter Island is high on atmosphere, in large part due to the visuals, and the collaboration between Scorsese and (Cinematographer) Robert Richardson actually feels like the two men having a blast with their craft.
November 17, 2011
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
November 5, 2011
... Shutter Island, the fourth collaboration between Scorsese and DiCaprio, is the best work they have done together.
Full Review | Original Score: A
July 14, 2011
It's a strong and at times gripping offering from Hollywood's cosiest A-list filmmaker/star pairing.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 6, 2011
A brilliantly constructed mystery.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
April 4, 2011
Every detail of the production design is on point for maximum dread and psychic confusion.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 30, 2011
As hard as Shutter Island works to convince you that is a dumb but flashy thriller when it is actually a fairly smart one, it may well be as hollow as any magic trick.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
January 10, 2011
Scorsese and DiCaprio, in their fourth film together, again create an intense, provocative film-going experience, where the ride, accommodations, and destination are all first class.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 4, 2011
Not the masterpiece I was hoping for...
January 3, 2011
Fortunately, the music chosen to underscore the ever-increasing sense of unease and mystery (artfully selected by Robbie Robertson) is a constant pleasure.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
October 21, 2010
Shutter Island, is even less 'important' than The Departed. But Scorsese is clearly enjoying himself with this old-school throwback to thrillers past. And it's hard not to revel in it with him.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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