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Shutter Island [2010]

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Thriller set in 1954 about two U.S. Marshals (Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo) sent to Shutter Island, a remote island hospital for the criminally insane in Massachusetts, to investigate the disappearance of a patient. They quickly run into trouble when they find themselves being deceived by the hospital staff and administrators; the situation becomes even more perilous when a hurricane strikes the island, and the two officers become stranded and unable to communicate with anyone from the mainland. Also with Ben Kingsley, Michelle Williams, Emily Mortimer, Max von Sydow and Patricia Clarkson. Directed by Martin Scorsese. [2:18 - R]

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"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."

-Lawrence Toppman

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"If Martin Scorsese weren't aware of himself as a great filmmaker, he could never have made a movie as bad as Shutter Island."

- Mick LaSalle



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Lawrence Toppman | Charlotte Observer
Scott Tobias | Onion AV Club
Betsy Sharkey | Los Angeles Times
John Anderson | Wall Street Journal
Roger Ebert | Chicago Sun-Times
Peter Travers | Rolling Stone
Shawn Levy | Portland Oregonian
Bill Goodykoontz | Arizona Republic
Todd McCarthy | Variety
Kim Newman | Empire
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Rene Rodriguez | Miami Herald
Owen Gleiberman | Entertainment Weekly
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Sara Schieron | Sara Schieron Magazine
Kirk Honeycutt | Hollywood Reporter
Nick Pinkerton | Village Voice
Anthony Lane | The New Yorker
Roger Moore | Orlando Sentinel
Rex Reed | New York Observer
Joe Williams | St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Claudia Puig | USA Today
Carrie Rickey | Philadelphia Inquirer
Wesley Morris | Boston Globe
Joshua Rothkopf | Time Out New York
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Michael Phillips | Chicago Tribune
Dana Stevens | Slate
Peter Rainer | Christian Science Monitor
Rick Groen | The Globe and Mail
Joe Neumaier | New York Daily News
Ann Hornaday | Washington Post
Andrew O'Hehir | Salon.com
A.O. Scott | The New York Times
Mick LaSalle | San Francisco Chronicle






































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