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Thursday, April 15, 2010

Shutter Island

I know it takes a long time before movies, especially the good ones, are shown here in the Philippines, so again, I opten to see this movie in the comfort of my room with a bootleg copy. I know, its wrong, but can you blame me?

Shutter Island is based from the novel by Dennis Lehane and this film is directed by none other than Martin Scorsese and was accompanied (again!) by Leonardo diCaprio. It seems that this director and this actor cannot be separated just like Tim Burton and Johnny Depp. Anyways, this movie deals with Ted Daniels (DiCaprio) going to an asylum to investigate a case of a missing “patient.” Together with him is Chuck Aule played by Mark Ruffalo who seems to be, well, nice. Nothing more. As they investigate, Daniels learns more of the facility but his own tragic past as well.

The movie started creepy, and it continued until the end of the movie. Fantastic sets and locations. The mood was set perfectly and in the first frame, one will admit that they are in a unpredictable yet engaging movie. The pacing is quite engaging yet there were dragging scenes which happens to be the important ones. The emotional journey of its primary character were presented with depth and were involving. Scorsese is out to do good movies and with this one… He did.

GRADE: A-

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