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  • 88
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    DiCaprio, in his most haunting and emotionally complex performance yet, is the vessel Scorsese uses to lead us through the film’s labyrinth. show more

  • 25
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Scorsese stuffs the film with heavy-handed art direction and piles on a ludicrously ominous soundtrack. The soundtrack is a constant reminder of the movie's importance and only highlights its unimportance. show more

  • 63
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Despite its flaws, Shutter Island is worth seeing for the palpably nightmarish and gothic world conceived by Scorsese show more

  • 90
    Wall Street Journal

    Not since "Raging Bull" has Mr. Scorsese so brazenly married brutality to beauty. Not since "Kundun" has one of his films felt so aspirational. show more

  • 63
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    There are many many fine performers here, including the terrific Patricia Clarkson as the elusive Rachel. But Shutter Island is not so much a character study as it is an atmospheric thriller. show more

  • 40
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    For all the trickiness and bluster, Shutter Island is dead inside. show more

  • 70
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    It's a pleasure to experience Scorsese as a circus master. One just hopes he doesn't continue in this vein. show more

  • 100
    Lawrence Toppman Charlotte Observer

    When was the last time you had to wait until the final sentence of a film to understand all the details? When was the last time you went to a genre movie – or what looked like one in spooky trailers – and realized the director had fulfilled that promise and meditated on his favorite topic? Shutter Island does just that. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The film's primary effect is on the senses. Everything is brought together into a disturbing foreshadow of dreadful secrets. show more

  • 75
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    The tone and mood of Shutter Island are different on the screen from on the page -- the shadows darker than you imagined, the violence more ghastly, the blood redder. show more

  • February 17, 2013 zk00000000078649
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    The plot twist at the end is that there has been no plot and no movie. For the last 2 hours you have been trying to figure out what\'s going on when nothing has. It\'s all been a madman\'s hallucination. A total waste of time.

  • September 05, 2011 mb00000000100619
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    As usual, Leonardo Dicaprio displays an awesome and dramatic role in this movie. Must see! Good movie and one of my favorites.

  • August 11, 2011 movieman928
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    Incredible. Suspenceful.Chilling. Fantastic. Complements to the chef!!!!

  • April 16, 2011 nemesisskye
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    I thought this film was really good, it was very cleverly done, well worth seeing.

  • February 19, 2011 ventowan1563
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    Good

  • December 22, 2010 deltarn76
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    I love DiCaprio! I love Martin Scorsese! This move was very interesting. Kept me guessing to the end!

  • November 28, 2010 StATeLoVeScItY..
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    this was a hot movie to see it well worth it.

  • October 11, 2010 californiagirlz3
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    VERY GOOD ACTORS IN THIS MOVIE ,WELL WRITTEN THIS MOVIE IS ONE OF THE BEST MOVIES LEONARDO DICAPRIO DID ALONG WITH TITANIC I LOVE HIM AS AN ACTOR HE S VERY TALENTED AND HANDSOME TO...

  • August 18, 2010 WilliamSicklick
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    it lame and i is boring to i seeing beter awful movie i giving i and f i is long to

  • July 21, 2010 MerleORobillard
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    I'd like to know what the film would be like without that god-awful score. Particularly in the beginning. It was so heavy-handed it made it impossible to take the movie seriously. What on earth was Scorsese thinking?

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