Wednesday, January 5, 2011

"Shutter Island" [B-]

Disappointing. That's the best summary I can think of for this movie. And I think the basic fault lies in the script. The actors acted the heck out of it. Scorcese did his usual admirable job of directing. There was suspense. And there was creepiness. There was great potential in the premise. But the story just didn't quite hang together. This is supposed to be a psychological thriller. So I give it a lot of leeway regarding fragmented scenes, hallucinations, and shifting point of view. But I think it needed to be quite a bit less obvious in order to draw the viewer in. And shorter.

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