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Shutter Island

March 10, 2010

Martin Scorsese’s main stream film starring Leonardo DiCaprio for the fourth consecutive time, Shutter Island, is based on the novel by Dennis Lehane. The story line is quite usual repeated in many movies of a psycho, killer, dual personality, etc. etc. But the movie is still a classic, portrays the experience of Martin Scorsese as a director. Leonardo has once again given a dramatic performance as in Blood Diamond and The Departed.


The movie is set in 1954, in an island hospital treating insane criminals. The story starts with  Edward (TEDDY) Daniels (Leonardo DiCaprio) from US Marshalls along with Chuck Aule (Mark Ruffalo), deputed for an investigation of a missing person in the hospital. With lot of resistance from the hospital chief Dr.Cawley (Ben Kingsley) to cooperate, Teddy takes the help of Chuck to explore the island and sets out in finding the truth.  In his attempt to reach the lighthouse, meets Rachel Solando the missing person, which unfolds the entire mystery about the island and Teddy decides to get away from the island.  When his accomplice Chuck goes missing, Teddy goes to lighthouse in search of Chuck. He does find Dr.Cawley and Chuck in the lighthouse.  What happens after that is the movie all about…

The movie ends with a question to the audience…

“Do you think it would be worse to live as a monster or die as a good man?”

Yet another classic from Martin Scorsese, depicting the concepts of guilt and redemption. Must watch! Definitely a nominee for Academy Awards!!!

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