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'Shutter Island' ominous


By Erica Kolsrud
On March 11, 2010

With "Shutter Island," director Martin Scorsese and actor Leonardo DiCaprio have teamed up to give us another great movie. Their last film together was "The Departed," for which Scorsese won his first Academy Award for best director. "Shutter Island" is the fourth picture they have worked on together and is comparable to their previous work.

This film takes on the suspense thriller genre and keeps audiences on the edge of their seats for the entire 138 minutes. The movie takes place in 1954 when U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels

(DiCaprio) and his partner, Chuck Aule (Mark Ruffalo), are sent to a remote island off Boston to investigate the disappearance of a patient, Rachel (Emily Mortimer). Playing host to Teddy and Chuck on the island is the prison medical director, Dr. Cawley (Ben Kingsley), whose eeriness helps accentuate the theme of the island.

During their investigation they learn that Rachel became a patient there after drowning her three children. Teddy and Chuck begin their investigation of Rachel's escape and how it was plausible that she escaped from a locked cell.

Throughout the film, the audience is offered glimpses into Teddy's past and how his wife's death two years before and experiences during World War II have affected him and brought him to take the case of Shutter Island.

The film is dark and ominous with a plot that leads to many different conclusions. I would give this film three out of four stars and recommend you go see it.

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