Shutter Island [2010]

An enviable cast, impressive cinematography, nods to Alfred Hitchcock, and an unexpected ending (at least for me, but I tend to suck at predicting twists) compose Martin Scorsese’s latest, Shutter Island. As some of you may know, Scorsese’s a huge Hitchcock fan, and it shows here. This stylish thriller will remind you of classics like ‘Vertigo’ and ‘North by Northwest’. I may be a little (or a lot) biased when I say Leonardo DiCaprio is stellar here, but then again, when’s he not lately? On the other hand, Mark Ruffalo is underused. Jackie Earle Haley’s brief appearance is chilling. All in all, it’s entertaining, fun and worth the money, but does not rank up there with Marty’s best. He sort of chose style over substance with this one. Forgettable eye candy.