Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley, Michelle Williams, Jackie Earle Haley.
Yet another disappointment. Not that the movie was bad, to be fair it was great. But it just didn’t satisfy me as much as I wanted it to.
Synopsis: Umm….2 federal marshalls are to investigate the disappearance of a woman from a “mental hospital for the criminally insane”. As the investigation moves forward…everything else goes beyond retarded(seriously, the movie twists and turns every 15 minutes so there is no way of a proper synopsis).
I loved the classy look of the film. And the acting’s amazing which I dont think I need to mention. Leo, as always nails his role. I never really was a fan of Ruffalo but in this film he convinced me he’s a good actor. Now, I love Scorses(who doesn’t) but I’d like to take a moment here to say ‘fuck you’ to him. Why would he misuse Haley like that? Haley was amazing with his role but he was there for like 4 minutes?
The premise of the film had potential(and it quite succeeded), the set-up was good. Now what bothered me was twists and turns. Yes, the movie was thoroughly unpredictable but “I” think I needed a little more time to swallow what I was provided before the film took a different turn. I was starting to adopt with a situation and bam! there was a new situation where I had to start over. **HUGE SPOILERS** The scene where Teddy(Leo) discovers the missing woman in the cave, had some conversation which I thought was crucial to the plot and the next moment I found out it was a trickery of his mind.**END OF SPOILERS** And this was really hard to keep up with.
So yeah, basically this is what I have to say. I liked the movie and all but it didn’t live up to the expectations I had. I probably would’ve liked it a little more if it was 15 minutes longer. Shutter Island is 7/10 for me.