Bite me for watching it only to fill my Loe-hunger! haha. And…for the fact that Leo paired with Martin Scorsese always made a good movie. Since Gangs of New York to finally set an Oscar in The Departed. Now another psychological thriller, breath-taking journey in an asylum scenes. Leo plays U.S Marshall Teddy Daniels who was in 1954 went to Ashecliff Hospital with his partner, Chuck Aule (Mark Rufallo) to investigate the disappearance of Rachel Solando (Emily Mortimer), a patient who vanished from a locked room. The hospital itself located in a cluster island called Shutter Island. There they meet the head psychiatrist, Dr. John Cawley (Ben Kingsley), who’s suspicious enough to make our Marshall suspect him of doing something unusual to patients inside the hospital. Later soon they claimed they’ve found Rachel, but Teddy insisted they must have hid something else inside the place. So he continue his investigation, along with his strong will to find his wife’s killer who was said already sent there, but nothing related to him was ever found in the hospital. Emerges to uncover the conspiracy, along with fear and the urge of finding his wife’s killer, bring Teddy to the edge of his sanity itself.
At the end, Scorsese rewarded you with a twist which Papadino already guessed. But as an adaptation from a famous novel of same title by Dennis Lehane, this movie sure worth to watch. Leo’s act, as usual, never failed me. He plays this fragile marshall even more than just ‘verywell’. And Mark Rufallo as a sidekick isn’t bad at all. In fact, almost all casts played beautifully here. One thing, I admire how Scorsese put the first person point-of-view into a great visual adventure for us. He even successfully made us questioned our own sanity, like it could happen to any of us is many ways. But I think it will be just perfect if he also develop its mysterious surrounding area a lil’bit more, or bringing even greater thrill to our throat by taking a little attention to the doctors and workers around them. But I guess since it is indeed Teddy’s own journey to follow, I can take it nicely.
In the end, I suggest you to bring extra food as the movie is a bit slow and action-less. You who doesn’t like drama or psychological thriller might get bored. But trust me, it’s definitely worth the sacrifice. He’s Leonardo DiCaprio afterall ^.*