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Review: Shutter Island (2010)

April 29, 2010 by Galvin Tan in Daily Rants with 10 Comments


I was very skeptical about yet another horror thriller movie like Shutter Island. When I first heard of the name, I thought it could be another one of those ghostly movies by the Thais or the Koreans. When I found out it was starred by Leonardo DiCaprio, I decided to give it a chance and keep an open mind about the show.

The Plot
Drama is set in 1954, U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels is investigating the disappearance of a murderess who escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane and is presumed to be hiding on the remote Shutter Island. He and his newly appointed partner is assigned to the island to investigate and to locate the missing murderess. What they discovered on the island then is totally mind-boggling.

The Cast
The two U.S. Marshals are starred by Leonardo DiCarprio and Mark Ruffalo (13 going on 30 and Just Like Heaven). Michelle William plays Delores Chanal, Teddy Daniels’ departed wife who is constantly haunting his thoughts. Ben Kingsley (Guru Tugginmypudha of The Love Guru) plays Dr. John Cawley, the resident doctor and the person who is responsible for the founding of Shutter Island.

Summary
Hollywood movie is still Hollywood movie. It tends to be quite predictable at times. 25 minutes into the show, I’ve already figured out the character although the storyline eludes my expectation. The movie has an open ending, it lets you decide all the possible alternative endings but I must say that the director’s ending¬† is quite a cliche.

A must watch… err maybe. Worthy to watch, definitely. I give it a rating of 3.5/5.



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Seanjay
Seanjay

"Prince of Persia, The Sands of Time" was probably one of the movies which turned my disappointment other way around. To be honest when I entered the cinema I was expecting crappy story and not a lot of action. Those expectations were destroyed when the movie started to with back story to prince and then a battle scene. The battle scene was made in really awesome way and I was left pleased. Through out the whole story it was just ups and downs, they didn't leave the watcher waiting for action or any other events for long, since the action scene just kept on coming on and on. The ending was pretty interesting and it wasn't another misleading and disappointing story. I just loved it.

Seanjay
Seanjay

"Prince of Persia, The Sands of Time" was probably one of the movies which turned my disappointment other way around. To be honest when I entered the cinema I was expecting crappy story and not a lot of action. Those expectations were destroyed when the movie started to with back story to prince and then a battle scene. The battle scene was made in really awesome way and I was left pleased. Through out the whole story it was just ups and downs, they didn't leave the watcher waiting for action or any other events for long, since the action scene just kept on coming on and on. The ending was pretty interesting and it wasn't another misleading and disappointing story. I just loved it.

Seanjay
Seanjay

"Prince of Persia, The Sands of Time" was probably one of the movies which turned my disappointment other way around. To be honest when I entered the cinema I was expecting crappy story and not a lot of action. Those expectations were destroyed when the movie started to with back story to prince and then a battle scene. The battle scene was made in really awesome way and I was left pleased. Through out the whole story it was just ups and downs, they didn't leave the watcher waiting for action or any other events for long, since the action scene just kept on coming on and on. The ending was pretty interesting and it wasn't another misleading and disappointing story. I just loved it.

galvin
galvin

The part when he said, "Which would be worse, to live as a monster or to die as a good man?"

galvin
galvin

The part when he said, "Which would be worse, to live as a monster or to die as a good man?"

galvin
galvin

The part when he said, "Which would be worse, to live as a monster or to die as a good man?"

Josette
Josette

What did you mean by the cliche ending? And yeah, it left me thinking about what REALLY happened to Teddy.

Leo was alright as the trouble marshal and I spent half the time figuring out who the heck was Chuck as I recognised his way of speaking. Haih, finally found out it was no other than Mark Ruffalo from 13 Going On 30.

It was an okay movie though. Not very memorable.

Josette
Josette

What did you mean by the cliche ending? And yeah, it left me thinking about what REALLY happened to Teddy.

Leo was alright as the trouble marshal and I spent half the time figuring out who the heck was Chuck as I recognised his way of speaking. Haih, finally found out it was no other than Mark Ruffalo from 13 Going On 30.

It was an okay movie though. Not very memorable.

Josette
Josette

What did you mean by the cliche ending? And yeah, it left me thinking about what REALLY happened to Teddy.

Leo was alright as the trouble marshal and I spent half the time figuring out who the heck was Chuck as I recognised his way of speaking. Haih, finally found out it was no other than Mark Ruffalo from 13 Going On 30.

It was an okay movie though. Not very memorable.

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  1. […] The Cast Starring Jake Gyllenhaal (Jack Twist from Brokeback Mountain) as Dastan, the orphan that soon became the Prince of Persia and Gemma Arterton (Io from Clash of the Titans) as Tamina, the beautiful Princess of Alamut which is also the matriarch of the Guardians of the Sands of Time. Dastan’s father, King Sharaman is played by Ronald Pickup and his two brothers, Tus and Garsiv, played by Richard Coyle and Toby Kebbell. Nizam, King Sharaman’s brother and uncle to Dastan is played by Ben Kingsley (Dr. Cawley from Shutter Island). […]

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