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Shutter Island

Published August 22, 2010

Shutter Island

Film info

  • Title Shutter Island
  • Director Martin Scorsese
  • Year 2010
  • Run time 2hrs 17m
  • Genres Drama, Mystery, Thriller
  • Tagline Someone is missing

Drama is set in 1954, U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels is investigating the disappearance of a murderess who escaped from a hospital for t he criminally insane and is presumed to be hiding on the remote Shutter Island.

Live Blog

TimeComment
2:19You’d think Leo would be used to boats by now.
3:05That can’t be all Michelle is in it. She’s a proper star too.
4:09Only one exit - noted.
4:18This is a bit like LOST - creepy island, crazy people. Perhaps they need a submarine.
4:49They might be overusing the scary music. It’s just an island so far.
9:21They have that funny Good Will Hunting accent thing.
14:26I like the Doctor bloke.
15:27Exscaped?? Who says that?
19:48Telephone lines are down - noted.
22:49Note to self: use edify in a sentence.
26:38Rain and storm - noted.
27:15Would you choose the top or bottom bunk?
27:55There she is! Two scenes so far.
29:41If only all answers to crimes came in a dream.
37:42I keep thinking they’re all called Marshall.
46:34“Crazy people are the perfect subjects. They talk, nobody listens.”
1:00:38Do we know why he has a plaster on his head? I bet that is significant.
1:01:40Why would they be so bloody if they were drowned?
1:06:17Loose violent criminals - noted.
1:07:18Where’s the electricity coming for the lights if the generator room is flooded?
1:11:45I cannot believe a little match like that casts much light.
1:14:50This fellow doesn’t seem so crazy, apart from what they’ve done to him.
1:21:30Your friend fell over the cliff so the best thing to do is to rock climb down to him, clearly.
1:25:30“You’re smarter than you look… that’s probably not a good thing.”
1:33:21I am spending quite a lot of this film green screen spotting.
1:38:46I must say, we’re considering stopping watching. First time in a long time.
1:42:42Not the nice car!
1:52:06Ah ha! The twist. Almost worth sticking with it for.
2:10:49Interesting ending, leaves you thinking. Except, I don’t care either way really.

Thoughts

In response to Mr C forcing me to watch the slushfest that was Valentine’s Day, I chose this film - mostly because the trailer made him jump. I hadn’t heard of it until we watched the trailer, but it looked good and I was looking forward to watching a thriller for a change.

Not a good film at all. That initial music should have been a clear indicator - overkill for what was essentially a journey to a building. The beginning was okay, and the ending was interesting, but the bit in the middle made very little sense. There’s no way this film needed to be over two hours long. It really needed to get to the end a lot faster because the twist was almost worth watching.

Rating: 1 / 5

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