Shutter Island IMDB

Director: Martin Scorsese.
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley, Max von Sydow, Michelle Williams, Emily Mortimer, Patricia Clarkson.

Martin Scorsese finally gets to hold the eyes of lovers of cinema with his latest release which is an adaptation of the novel by Dennis Lehane (2003) which in my opinion, is already successful, “Shutter Island” (in Portuguese: The Island fear).

Leonardo Di Caprio may no longer be the drops from the eyes of little girls, having gained some (many) extra pounds, but more surprises us with impassioned performances and true. It is truly amazing ability he has to live with the fact force of his character in question. I beg to say that Leo DiCaprio is like wine: the older the better!

For weeks and weeks I watched the trailer dreaming of seeing the film, and usually when I get like, I find myself somewhat disappointed with the movie, because I’m always expecting more than one director can create. This time, it did not. Do not disappoint me even for a second, even considering that the first 20 minutes of the film I had already found that he had understood the whole idea. That too did not spoil the film in any way. Even having a sense of what was already coming, just surprises me.

Everything takes place around 1954, when Teddy (Leonardo DiCaprio), a police officer and his partner Chuck (Mark Ruffalo) are called to investigate an alleged disappearance of a patient of asylum for criminals which is located in this island where they are taken. What more intrigue viewers and Teddy is as such a patient could have escaped? There is no sign of leakage, and the doctors responsible for asylum and appear unwilling to cooperate with the search. Like a good cop who had fought and suffered in the war against the Nazis, Teddy is restless and wants to go further. It is this relentless search for the patient that Teddy finds out the real reason he was called to the island.

The drama and darkness of the scenes give a touch of horror and suspense that make us stand still in the chair, without blinking. Who has a very important role in this film is the kind that makes the events become sadder and deeper than they appear. The force of the sea, wind and rain are very important features to observe, because they give the final touch to the temerosidade facts.

Shutter Island is intriguing and wonderful, like Taxi Driver (Scorsese’s film also released in 1976). At the same time that Travis Bickle (Robert De Niro) plays the role of a former war veteran battling his own mind in Taxi Driver, Teddy in Shutter Island is long (more than the viewer can imagine) seeking an answer that everyone already knows, but he refuses to see.

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This post was written by Jeff H.

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