Shutter Island

Shutter Island

  • 2010
  • R
  • 138 min
  • USA
  • mystery, thriller

Teddy Daniels and Chuck Aule, two US marshals, are sent to an asylum on a remote island in order to investigate the disappearance of a patient, where Teddy uncovers a shocking truth about the place.

Director: Martin Scorsese

Writer: Laeta Kalogridis

Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley, Emily Mortimer, Michelle Williams

It may not rank with Scorsese's best work, but Shutter Island's gleefully unapologetic genre thrills represent the director at his most unrestrained.

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  • Martin Scorsese
    Martin Scorsese
    American film director, screenwriter, producer, actor, and film historian Martin Marcantonio Luciano Scorsese made the short films while he attended New York University's film school; these include "What's a Nice Girl Like You Doing in a Place Like This?" (1963), "It's Not Just You, Murray!" (1964), and his most famous short of the period "The Big Shave" (1967). This...

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  • Lou Lumenick (New York Post)

    An exquisitely crafted potboiler offering up two and a quarter hours of thrills, chills and Leonardo DiCaprio freaking out in a nuthouse during a hurricane. | Full Review...

  • John Anderson (Wall Street Journal)

    Not since Raging Bull has Mr. Scorsese so brazenly married brutality to beauty. Not since Kundun has one of his films felt so aspirational. | Full Review...

  • Lisa Kennedy (Denver Post)

    What is real? What is delusion? What is montrous? What is decent? Shutter Island may not shatter the heart but these are gnawing achievements for a movie about madness and paranoia.


Tagline: Someone is missing.

Source: based on the novel by Dennis Lehane

Certificate: R

Genres: mystery, thriller

Categories: disappearance, mental institution, brainwashing, war trauma, island fortress, neo noir, psycho thriller, secret experiment, world war two veteran, psyche, memory, nightmare, dachau concentration camp, scar, island, hurricane, investigation, psychiatric hospital, u.s. marshal, conspiracy theory, 1950s


Producer: Mike Medavoy, Arnold Messer, Martin Scorsese

Editor: Thelma Schoonmaker

Casting: Ellen Lewis

Director of photography: Robert Richardson

Costume design: Sandy Powell

Executive producer: Louis Phillips

Production design: Dante Ferretti

Details and Technical Specs

Runtime: 138 min

Country: USA

Language: English, German

Sound Mix: SDDS, Dolby Digital, DTS

Aspect Ratio: 2.39 : 1

Color: Color