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Shutter Island: Deceptive, tender masterpiece

Leonardo Di Caprio, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley and Martin Scorcese brings a masterpiece to life

Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo in Martin Scorcese's Shutter Island

Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo in Martin Scorcese's Shutter Island

Mark Ruffalo and Leonardo DiCaprio in Shutter Island

Regardless of what you read or see, Shutter Island is worth seeing. Its a fantastic film. Scorcese has taken a brilliant book and lovingly brought it to life with painstaking detail. Sure, its a seemingly deceptive script. Sure, it’s not completely faithful to the trailer. But it’s actually better than trailer leads you to believe. Yes, its an uncomfortable film. It will shock you at times, and move you to question everything you see on screen. It’s a happy thing to see that a solid film can be successful at the box office. I propose that it is, in some ways, the trinity of American film today – Scorcese the father, DiCaprio the son, and Ruffalo is the holy ghost (he’s a vastly under appreciated actor). Listen, here’s the deal – screw the bad reviews. Take a risk and go embrace this film. It will f#$% you up. In a good way.

By the way, Ben Kingsley (I’m an Indian American and I refuse to call him Sir) is a multi-faceted, uber-talented actor and contributes significantly to what makes this film memorable.

– Duncan Alney