Released in 2010 the movie ‘Shutter Island’ adapted from the novel by Dennis Lehane is a psychological thriller that slowly unravels and leaves the viewer guessing after every scene.
Something is wrong in the Ashecliffe Asylum which houses the criminally insane. The US Marshal Ted Daniels (Leonardo DiCaprio) arrives on the island from a boat to investigate the possibility of an H-bomb which could destroy the entire civilization. As Ted investigates the island he is haunted by two memories one is of his wartime memories where he is walking across a heap of dead bodies and the second is the death of his wife and three children. The island is made more suspicious as a result of the sudden disappearance of his partner (Mark Ruffalo). Now, not only does Daniel have to face his inner demons, but also further investigate what explosive secrets the doctors are hiding in the island. He needs to tred fast as his health is detoriating which he blames on the doctors.
Leonardo DiCaprio, the lead actor in the film, does a fantastic job of capturing the essence of the role. He plays the character of a psychologically perturbed person who customs his mind to be someone else altogether to free himself from the burdens of his painful past.
Shutter Island is an utterly fascinating movie with a completely unexpected ending.
Written by: Ayesha Khosla