Good movie, unfortunately a friend spoiled the surprise at the end so I didn't get to appreciate the full impact
A gripping movie to the surprise ending. What a twist, did not see that coming. Excellant acting by all
Absolute garbage, after 20 minutes I committed myself to at least watching this to the halfway mark......Result, another 50 minutes of torture until I gave it the flick. In this instance DiCaprio should have stayed at the bottom of the ocean with the Titanic
What a great movie. Exciting and gripping. It's good to watch a movie were you don't see the end coming and not predict it half way through. Love all Leonardo's movies because he is a good actor. Looks good too I must say :) Now that I think about it it's definitely one to watch again when you know the ending, and pick up the things in the plot you missed.
An enthralling movie that keeps you on the edge of your seat. An ending which I certainly did not see coming.
I have a new regard for Di Caprio. His acting was superb and the twist at the end was unexpected. Clever plot.
What a great plot! Without spoiling for others, this movie is a roller-coaster ride, with a thrilling journey ending abruptly...
You my well scratch your head and wonder what to think afterwards.
Wow! what a movie. with a great twist. keeps you chained to the end of your seat. really worth watching. thrilling and even scarey.
I loved this movie and certainly had no idea of the twist it was going to take at the end. Well worth watching.
Interesting, enjoyable Movie with a good and unexpected twist at the end. Well worth watching. Leonardo DiCaprio did a very fine job!
I was hesitant to watch this as it starred Leonardo DiCaprio, but I'm so glad I did. Truly enthralling psychological thriller, keeping you on the edge of your seat. Dark, suspenseful, definitely one to watch more than once to truly understand it.
i usually find this genre to be rather boring due to the script restraints. Generally the titles are all very similar, but refreshingly enough i found this one to be a true psycho shocker is the true sense of the phrase. Very good performances from the cast especially leonardo - brilliant. Well worth the watch............. (but put your intellect hats on for this one, it's worth 'absorbing')
A horrible depressing movie that messed with my brain.
A rather dark movie with twists and an unexpected ending.
Enjoyable film, good performance from Leo. Great plot twist!!
Great suspense film with many twists and turns. Fantastic
watched it twice, and came to two different conclusions......loved it
My favourite movie,intriguing,beautiful,haunting. Loved it!
This is a very interesting movie,abit slow at first,it messes with your head a little bit but a well done movie.
Good movie but you needed to contentrate.
started great,but lost momentum,not too bad a flick started to see the twist ending appear late in the movie,not too bad for a US plot.
Watched it twice, never saw that coming which is a breath of fresh air with movies today! Well worth the look.
Again, heard various bad reviews, but I thought this was a great thriller, which continues to twist and twist. Beautifully shot, and great performances all round.
Talk about an awesome movie. Martin Scorsese has given us a different kind of movie that although not on par with his greatest works like Raging Bull, Taxi Driver and Goodfellas, but Shutter Island is a great throwback to the classic thrillers of his time. Wonderful direction, great acting and an awesome script with an unbelievable twist.
Loved it. You would never guess the ending.
Brilliant!! If you love The Sixth Sense, you'll enjoy Shutter Island!!
Could not get interested at all. Did not watch it through to the end.
Pretty good.....held my attention but no lasting impression...agree with people who had to watch it twice...
This movie was right up my alley! Loved it! Great casting.
Agree with digthat's comment below - stay away if you're not a thinker.
I'm off to watch it again.
Really enjoyed it. Decaprio was fantastic. Toward the end of the movie I was trying to put all the pieces together - great to see something that keeps you guessing.
any film with ben kingsley in it is worth a look. leonardo de caprio is great in this
Oh my goodness! This is a movie I am going to watch again. This has to be the best movie I've seen in a very long time, not one I am going to forget!!! Wow, wow, wow.
Enjoyed the movie. Good acting throughout. Similar to Nadine, watching the second time around provides a very different view of what's happening.
Same sentiments as mine on Fight Club : 'Gripping rollercoaster ride from beginning to end. A character with a complex and tangled mind who is both out of control and absolutely orderly. Forget the popcorn, it'll be forgotten and cold by the time this movie ends.'
Brilliant. Layered like a lasagne. I watched it twice inside of 24-hours and the second time round was like watching a completely different movie.
Shutter Island initially implies it's going to be a scary thriller that will have you on the edge of your seat, holding on for dear life to your date/partner. The truth is, it's a neat but largely uninspiring mystery with a couple of layers of unexpected plot twists. It's quite well done, the acting is good, although it centres almost exclusively on Leo DiCaprio despite also having access to the charms of Ben Kingsley. There are not any major plot holes that I could see and it will leave you quite satisfied. But it won't leave you contemplating any big questions and it won't change your life ;-)
Terrible movie. One of the worst movies I have ever seen. Started off ok with loads of potential. The last hour was bad, i am annoyed that I kept watching thinking it would come good. Did not happen
Ienjoyed this movie kept me interested ,the story was worth watching great cast
Morbid and sick: I turned off half way through
Pretty good movie, keeps me guessing until the end.
Was ok, quite bizarre in some parts
Shutter Island was a well played crime investigation/mysterious thriller. I'm not sure why this was only recommended three stars because it delivers a fantastic plot that is explored through character, character development, story and also theme.
The movie had me on the edge of my seat not sure knowning how it was unfolded until the end when it delivered at the climax. A very epicly suspenseful movie.
A good thriller with an usual twist leonardo Di Caprio plays an excellent part
eerie movie set on an island in a physco detention centre involving the disappearance of a woman, sort of gets to you after a while
Enjoyed this movie. Not too complex, just enough to be interesting. A good watch for those like me that that don't need 50 'layers' to a plot to be entertained. Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo are VERY easy on the eye - could easily watch again.
Took a while to work out the plot but excellent acting kept me on my seat until the final ending. Very interesting.
movie was ok but the dvd skips 3 times.
This movie at two stars is way underrated, it was absolutely gripping and with a big surprise at the end - watch it if you like suspense!
I could not finish watching this film. I could not bear the scenes of dead women and children, and the drawn out dream-scenes. I thought this was going to be a lot better than it was.
With so many twists and turns in this story.....Loved it!!! Great Film...watch it!!!
Reminded me of Nowhere Man and Inception. Good plot twists. The ending could be taken both ways...very clever! It is a thinkers movie, so if you just want to enjoy a movie without any complicated storylines, then don't watch this!
Good movie and fantastic book to read if you get the chance
I found it engaging. It is a cleverly told tale. My other half walked out half way through, it was too scary for her.
Simply brilliant. A dark psychologial thriller that keeps you guessing right until the very end. Brilliant acting by Leonardo di Caprio. A must see...
It tried to be clever but didn't get the grade, some suspenseful moments.
Not a bad movie would give it 3.5 stars. It kept you guessing all the way through.
Very weird with no real ending.
This was a really good movie. Had some great twists and turns and kept you on your toes the whole movie. Was quite suspensful and a fantastic storyline that was very cleverly written. The cast played their roles really well. Definately worth watching!
Shutter Island we thought was a real cliff hanger. It was so real the story we didn't know what the twist was until near the end. Excellent cast, excellent story line.
Excellent movie. enjoyed the drama, twist and turns, and I was absolutely floored by the ending.
Enjoyed the drama of this movie. It kept you on your toes with the twists and turns. This movie kept you thinking. The surprise twist at the end was unexpected and made the film. Very enjoyable
Excellent movie - a littlebit sad at the end
Shutter Island was an interesting film but the plot was a little hard to follow and the ending left a lot to be desired.This is not a film that I would recommend to my friends.
Interesting film. Ending left you hanging.
As usual Leonardo Di Caprio is a fantastic actor! This was an enjoyable movie, good story line but not one of his best movies he's done. The ending is a little predictable but overall worth hiring!
Loved the twist never saw it coming...Another great performance by Leonardo..
Suspense builds from the opening scene. The plot, moody setting and acting are brilliant.
Who would have thought. 5 years ago, you couldn't drag me to see a Leo DiCaprio film, and now he is teaming up with Martin Scorsese. I wonder if Leo has matured and improved, or was it just he was never offered the parts to stretch his talent. A great film with a great supporting cast. It builds the tension from the very opening scene, and manages to maintain this throughout. And this just adds to the amazing plot twist (no more said on that - no spoilers). Just a great suspense/who-dunnit/drama.
always great movies from leonardo,this 1 proved no different.thoroughly enjoyed
gripping psychological thriller whre one is left to ponder the conclusion
gripping until the very end - definately one of those movies with an OMG ending.
had a strange ending it left you hanging
I enjoyed Shutter Island but the DVD kept stopping and I had to wait until it started again. It has happened before to me and I thought it was my DVD player because it was getting a bit old. I have since bought a new player and it happened again so obviously it is the disk itself. When this happens it does take some of the enjoyment out of watching the film.
most stupid and confusing movie ive ever seen
What a great movie I can relate to what it was about as I have dealings with people who suffer from a mental illness. Thank god that we don't treat them like that any more
Interesting film. Love the main actors. had to read movie spoiler afterwards to understand storyline. ( Im blonde )
Twisting and turning, this thriller has you guessing all the way through !
A well crafted movie that kept us guessing until the end, and even at the end we disagreed about the meaning of the final outcome.
I like Scorcese, but this was two and a half hours of my life I'll never get back. The only things I liked here were the cast and the cinematography. Oh well.
Loved Shutter Island, Leonardo made it worth while. Story good, took a long time to get to the point, worth watching.
Absolutely terrible, turned it off after half an hour.Don't waste your time
A marshal investigates the disappearence of a patient from a mental asylum. The movie creates an atmosphere of mystery in the beginning but it soon dissipates when you realise it is none other than a modern version of the old silent classic The Cabinet of Dr Caligari. Those who haven't seen Dr Caligari might enjoy it more. 3.5 stars
Interesting but depressing - would not watch it a second time
FABULOUS MOVIE. WOULD WATCH AGAIN
Guessed the twist - turned it off before the end
I have mixed feelings about this movie. On one hand, we have a deep psychological thriller starring the brilliant Di Caprio (one of my all time favourite actors), and on the other, the terrible pacing and editing makes the film almost unbearable to watch. I lost count of how many times I yawned despite all the things that happened. In summary, it was good, but it could be a lot more.
Perfect movie! Had an excellent storyline that kept me guessing right until the end. Another great film by Scorcese.
I throughly enjoyed this movie and as Leo gets older his gets better! Well worth the wait for the ending.
What a great psychological thriller. Some who didn't watch it till the end missed out on an interesting twist. I'm not a fan of DiCaprio but he was great in this movie. It's a bit unusual but well worth watching.
I couldn't be bothered to watch this movie to the end. It was too depressing and I could not engage with the main characters at all. Switvching it off was a relief and I couldn't care less what he final outcome was. I was not impressed by the fancy cinematography, but can see that this might attract others.
I really enjoyed the movie - had me enthralled wondering what the ending was going to be.
seriosly scary what the mind can do
Gotta love Leo, yep it's not what you think. Well done
I was only going to give this one star. Over dramatic with little effect for most of its journey. However, I added a star for the last 35 minutes which added some backbone and meaning to the previous hour and a half.
It warrants 4 stars for the sheer thrill of wondering where the plot is going and the suspense that's created and wondering who are the insane? Great acting from all and there are no small roles in this film. Leonardo Di Caprio is never disappointing and he knows how to flesh out a character. Even when you have decided that you understood the ending, there's still a little doubt ! A film that keeps you thinking through the plot & storyline long after it's over. A great production all round. Rivetting viewing.
Well, this didn't get particularly good reviews, but I quite enjoyed it. I think I've read the story sometime.
Excellent, not to be missed. A
Had been wanting to see this at the theatres, but,missed out, anyway, this movie kept me interested and the acting I thought was excellent, though with the disc I missed the end, will have to get it out again, but, what I saw I really enjoyed.
Good movie, kept you going.
Fantastic movie, very disturbing and scary. This one stayed with me for a long time. Awsome performances as well.
The movie moved along well with some great suspense. I felt the end was very disappointing. More questions than answers. It was up there with the best of "mind games" movies but just didn't finish off.
Well made movie with a fantastic, surprise ending. The whole Family, all of different ages, graded this movie 4 stars.
Starts very strongly, but then became a bit tedious once I knew what was going on and I was just waiting for what seemed to be the inevitable conclusion. The last act does lift somewhat and Leo is excellent in his confused state. Well worth watching, but I didn't think it was a thriller.
so good really good story line keeps you wanting more the whole time overall just a great movie. recommend it if you like a twist
I felt like an idiot towards the end when all was revealed. Did I miss the clues??
I don't think so, but I had consumed about 6 beers by then. ( it was a hot day)
I don't want to give away the surprise ending but I felt like I'd been sold a dummy. A better movie than most critics rated it but I'm so used to the yanks teflon coating the main characters, that the truth came out of left field. Was that what that crafty devil Scorcese was planning? Well, he got me. I'm still seething, it was like missing a crytic crossword clue.
You hope through the whole movie that it's not going to be the obvious thing. It's the obvious thing. It's tedious and I expected a lot more from Scorsese. Disappointing. If you've never read a short story or comic book you may find this interesting.
Started out intriguing and I thought it was going to be really good, but the movie dragged on, became predictable and I was disappointed by the end.
I'm not normally much of a Leo fan but i have to say i enjoyed this movie. maybe i'm not as switched on as some of the other reveiwers but i wasn't expecting that particular outcome. to me it was one of those great movies where you know something isn't quite right but you just can't quite work out what is going on.
I would definately recommend.
great acting from Dicaprio. clever plot. a bit scary at times! a little bit too long, it
went on and on.
This is a fantastic concept executed poorly. Nobody seems that comfortable in their roles, especially Leo, although Michelle Williams is quite good as the wife and Ben Kingsley turns in a fine performance as usual in his small part (gotta love the Brits). Could have been a really taught thriller had they shaved about 45 mins off the run time.
The story is a little predictable, but the cast and direction more than makes up for it. Visually stimulating and entertaining. I still thoroughly enjoyed it even after the 3rd viewing...
This movie is a fantastic thriller, I highly recommend it. The cast is exceptional.
Another great Leo film, worth watching
This movie fits in the same genre as 'North by North-West', along with the other 1950's suspense classics. It is not a modern-style thriller; rather, it is set in 1954 and has been made in the style of the day, and very effectively, too. You can try to guess the outcome of the story if you like, but it's not until the end that it all makes sense. And then you will spend all night playing scenes back in your mind, so that you need to watch it again the next day to really appreciate how cleverly this film has been directed and acted. 5 stars.
excellent...kept me watching even though I do not normally like Leonardo Di Caprio
Completely predictable. Di Caprio puts in a solid (if not, typical) performance. The direction is a little weird but that's deliberate (you'll know something's not right immediately when watching this).
Agree with other reviewers - thought this ws going to be scary but it wasn't. Kind of guessed what was going on but didn't. Was he really mad or not? Was it all made up to keep him there??
okay, curious till the end, could be confusing for some.
I found this a very uncomfortable movie to watch but enjoyed the ending so that made it worthwhile.
The story started out very good but took a wrong turn half way thru as it made no sense
We really enjoyed this movie. It turned out how we guessed, but until the very end we weren't sure. Very good story. We thought it was going to be a horror movie, but thankfully it wasn't.
A good movie but what I feared was behind the mystery, turned out to be the case. I prefer unpredictability and originality n a mystery. The explanation behind the strange occurances was used in other movies including one I saw as a boy which was in the days of black
Incredible movie! Kept me guessing right to the very end. Di Caprio, as always, is intense and believable. Great plot, locations, cinematography. Ticked all the boxes. And rewatching it a second time was just as rewarding. Full marks from me.
Really interesting movie and really enjoyed it BUT found the ending frustrating. Definitely worth a watch but I think I need someone to explain it to me now... ;-)
Up to DeCaprio entering the lighthouse and the end dragging on for what seemed like forever I enjoyed this very much. Fine production and design and en excellent cast.
The trailer makes the film look like a supernatural horror, which it is not (thankfully). It is more of a psychological, mind bending thriller. It really made me think and I am still not 100% sure of how to interpret the movie (it gives clues to two different interpretations, but doesn't really resolve which one it is). A great (if somewhat confusing) movie that will make you think.
Highly entertaining, and mind bending
Loved this movie, although it is not at all like the previews implied!
It is not a movie for all, but if you love intrigue and movies that mess with your head, you'll love this one.
And for those that didn't like the ending, think a little deeper.
Disturbing and chilling movie. Although we picked the twist, the story was still intriguing and executed brilliantly. Fantastic cinematography and acting didn't let it down either. Definitely not a feel good movie, but exceptionally entertaining.
Fantastic! Loved every bit of it
Very disappointing. Ludicrous plot. When there was a dream sequence in the first 20 mins I knew this would be bad. Great cast and all that, as you expect from Scorcese, but it just got too silly, too quickly.
Great movie, very interesting - kept me guessing the whole time.
couldn't take my eyes of the screen
If your a fan of Lost, or just after some good twists and turns than you should enjoy this movie. With good acting and cinematography.
Thriller that keeps you on the edge of your seat, as Leo De Caprio as a US Marshall investigates the disappearance of of a mental assylum patient on Shutter Island. The story twists and turns and keeps you in until the final minutes when all is revealed and it is not what you think. Recommended viewing.
Very powerful, moody and thrilling film with brilliant performance from Leonardo Dicaprio. Looks and sounds great!
I had forgotten I had read the book. Five minutes in, I remembered. Very well done. Brought the book to life and was absolutely true to the story. Well worth a watch.
Excellent, confusing, intriguing Thriller. Fantastic cast..and it's a Scorsese so yep looks like millions of dollars. The end twist is a killer. Hard to find any weak points. I just loved it. It's smartly directed, superbe storytelling.
A good movie with a nothing ending. Don't rush to watch.
A technically terific movie in search of an adequate plot.
Well it's Scorsese so it looks good, and both Leo and Mark Ruffalo are solid as always. Unfortunately the plot, although tense at times, is rather formulaic, and gives away 'the twist' by half way... Worth a watch, but certainly not the supernatural thriller that it was advertised as being.
Interesting film. Ben Kingsley's performance was outstanding. A mixture of a thriller/drama. Good film for those wanting something a little out of the ordinary.
This is not a horror movie but more a psychological thriller in the vein of Htchcock. The story is very well acted but it may seem a bit dragging in parts for some.
Brilliant movie - excellent acting - especially DiCaprio, Kingsley
A very clever movie. As the DVD blurb says 'nothing is quite what it seems'. For much of the film various 'nightmare' scenes seem very silly. But towards the end it starts making sense (in a fashion).
I read the book and had no idea of how it ended till the end .
Very close to the book with just a few changes. But I think people who have not read the book will be a little confused. Not very well edited I think which tended to spoil what should have been a gripping suspensful movie . Still a good time with very good actors I give it 3 stars.
Wasnt a bad movie. Very unexpected ending which makes you wonder about a few things. Yes i'm being vague but thats because i shouldn't tell you!
Too clever by half - except that is isn't. The 'twist' hoved into view like the Titanic about halfway through the movie and from that point on it was a case of "are we there yet".
Martin Scorcese has his name on this merde? Christ, how the mighty are fallen. It's like a seminar on Overwritten Hollywood crap 101 except more boring. I'm going into a coma just remembering how bad it was. Just don't. Read a book instead. Truly. Or, hey, that button you've been meaning to get around to sewing back on? Pat the dog. Anything but watch this.
I was expecting an 'edge of your seat' thriller after seeing the previews on TV. I was confused for most of the movie, which at just over 2 hours, is too long. I was disappointed that it wasn't scary or more thrilling, seeing as it has some good actors in it.
This movie will mess with your mind while you try to figure out what is really going on on Shutter Island. Not spooky at all like the pre-views implied.