Sunday, February 28, 2010

Review Shutter Island


Title: Shutter Island
Paramount Pictures
Martin Scorsese
Laeta Kalogridis (screenplay), Dennis Lehane (novel)
Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo
MPAA Rating:
Rated R for disturbing violent content, language and some nudity.
Running Time:
138 min
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. .

What Others Are Saying?

Rotten Tomatoes: T-Meter: 66% (Fresh), Top Critics: 62% (Fresh), RT Community: 87% (Fresh)
Metacritic: Critics: 62 out of 100, Users: 7.1 out of 10
MRQE Metric: 71: (26.3% A, 46.3% B, 20.9% C, 5.0% D, and 0.0% F)
Yahoo Movies: Critics: NA Users: B

My Review

Source Material:
Baed on a book with the same title by author Dennis Lehane

Entertaining Value:
  • Action Elements: There are some action sequence but this film is more dramatically driven.
  • Comedy Elements: Maybe a few cleaver lines but not much of a comedy.
  • Dramatic Elements: Highly dramatic with great acting
  • Sci-Fi / Fantasy Elements: Some dream sequence have some neat effects but that about it.
Cinematic Value:
  • Acting and Dialogue: A-: The acting was very believable and Leonardo DiCaprio dose a good job even thought I am not a fan of his work generally.
  • Art Direction: B+: The art direction it was a very colorful movie, which contrasted the dark content. I have to say great make-up
  • Cinematography: A-: They had some very cool shoots, with a good amount of verity
  • Direction: A: The movie felt a little long but over all Martin Scorsese knows what he is doing for sure.
  • Editing: B: It was cut together in away that kept you thinking, and on the edge of your seat.
  • Screenplay: B: It was a decent story. most people will guess the plot twist but it dose a very good job going back and fouth on the guessing game.
  • Sound and Music: B: Brought an effect dark felling to the film
  • VFX: B: Some of the dream sequence where neat...but it's the make up that take the cake...great make-up
Moral and Ethical Value:
  • Themes: "Crazy is a normal thing here"
  • Moral of the Story: The mind is a beautiful thing to waste.
  • Take Home: Maybe I should get a physic test, just kidding, but really I may be crazy.

Overall: A-: I enjoyed this movie, I think you should give a chance.

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