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Shutter Island (2010)

R  |   |  Mystery, Thriller  |  19 February 2010 (USA)
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A U.S Marshal investigates the disappearance of a murderess who escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane.

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It's 1954, and up-and-coming U.S. marshal Teddy Daniels is assigned to investigate the disappearance of a patient from Boston's Shutter Island Ashecliffe Hospital. He's been pushing for an assignment on the island for personal reasons, but before long he wonders whether he hasn't been brought there as part of a twisted plot by hospital doctors whose radical treatments range from unethical to illegal to downright sinister. Teddy's shrewd investigating skills soon provide a promising lead, but the hospital refuses him access to records he suspects would break the case wide open. As a hurricane cuts off communication with the mainland, more dangerous criminals "escape" in the confusion, and the puzzling, improbable clues multiply, Teddy begins to doubt everything - his memory, his partner, even his own sanity. Written by alfiehitchie

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Someone is missing.

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Mystery | Thriller

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Rated R for disturbing violent content, language and some nudity | See all certifications »

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$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$41,062,440 (USA) (19 February 2010)

Gross:

$127,968,405 (USA) (4 June 2010)
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Trivia

This was originally commissioned as a directing vehicle for Wolfgang Petersen. However, there were considerable modifications made to Dennis Lehane's novel in order to create a more action-driven blockbuster. See more »

Goofs

Throughout the movie and in Teddy's dreams the phrase "Why you all wet, Baby" is used. However, in the final flashback by the lake Andrew uses the phrase "Baby, why you all wet". See more »

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[first lines]
Teddy Daniels: Pull yourself together, Teddy. Pull yourself together.
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FLUORESCENCES
(1961-62)
Written by Krzysztof Penderecki
Performed by Narodowa Orkiestra Symfoniczna Polskiego Radia w Katowicach (as National Polish Radio Symphony)
Conducted by Antoni Wit (as Antonio Wit)
Courtesy of Naxos by arrangement with Source/Q
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Shutter Island is at the top of its genre
22 May 2010 | by (Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

Martin Scorsese has done it again. He pays attention to every detail in this film, making "Shutter Island" one of the best suspense thrillers of all time.

Visually intriguing, simplistic and absolutely phenomenal. The story is kept simplistic enough so it doesn't get absurd, but allows for an ending which you probably won't see coming. The film doesn't go for cheap thrills, so although you will be on the edge of your seat you won't get needlessly scared.

The film uses everything at its disposal from breathtaking scenery, to detailed laid-out shots, and to actors at their finest to completely engross you in the film. I loved every minute of it and highly recommend it to everyone. Even if you're not a usual fan of the genre, this film has so much more to it.


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