[Movie Review] Shutter Island


It took me until mid-April to finally get around to seeing Martin Scorsese’s new film Shutter Island, which was released in February. So at this point, it would be naive of me to believe anyone gives a shit what a low-rent review blogger feels about this movie at this point.

However, the big boss man Zac Pritcher won’t pay me my monthly salary ($15) unless I actually contribute something, so I will chronicle my opinions on this most disappointing film.


Shutter Island tells the story of widowed war veteran Boston detective Teddy Daniels (Leonardo DiCaprio), who is haunted by the memory of his dead wife and the traumatic happenings he encountered during his time of service.

With the assistance of his new partner (Mark Ruffalo), Daniels is called to a mysterious mental asylum to locate an escaped resident. Naturally, once they get within the parameters of the establishment, crazy things start to happen, and Daniels suspects there is a lot more to the island than meets the eye, and fears he may actually be a pawn in a demented game. Continue reading