Shutter Island (2010)
September 29, 2022 6:26 AM - Subscribe

The implausible escape of a brilliant murderess brings U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his new partner (Mark Ruffalo) to Ashecliffe Hospital, a fortress-like insane asylum located on a remote, windswept island. The woman appears to have vanished from a locked room, and there are hints of terrible deeds committed within the hospital walls. As the investigation deepens, Teddy realizes he will have to confront his own dark fears if he hopes to make it off the island alive.

Also starring Emily Mortimer, Ben Kinglsey, Max von Sydow, Michelle Williams, Patricia Clarkson, Jackie Earle Haley, Ted Levine, John Carroll Lynch, Elias Koteas, and Robin Bartlett.

Directed by Martin Scorsese. Screenplay by Laeta Kalogridis, based on the novel by Dennis Lehane.

68% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, which feels about right, despite the film's high placement in the IMDb Top 250.

Currently streaming in the US on Showtime and available for digital rental on multiple outlets. JustWatch listing.
posted by DirtyOldTown (5 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
If you read the book, you'll probably have the whole thing figured out by the bottom of page two. Seriously. Maybe the movie works better; avoid the novel.
posted by SPrintF at 8:48 AM on September 29, 2022 [1 favorite]

My book club read the novel and then saw the movie, so it is hard to judge whether the movie is harder to solve than the book, but it moves faster so you have much less time to think about what you do and don't know about what's going on.
posted by jacquilynne at 9:19 AM on September 29, 2022 [1 favorite]

I'm not sure what this says about me, but I did not figure the novel out before I got to the twist. It did not work on me as intended, is all I'll say about that. I have not seen this movie, consequently, and have never read another book by this guy.
posted by kittens for breakfast at 4:42 AM on September 30, 2022

Much of the exterior asylum footage was shot on Peddocks Island.
posted by rmd1023 at 7:42 AM on September 30, 2022

Maybe the movie works better

It does not.
posted by Parasite Unseen at 10:35 PM on September 30, 2022 [1 favorite]

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