Shutter Island (2010) movie review

As per imdb.com “It’s 1954, and up-and-coming U.S. marshal Teddy Daniels is assigned to investigate the disappearance of a patient from Boston’s Shutter Island Ashecliffe Hospital. He’s been pushing for an assignment on the island for personal reasons, but before long he wonders whether he hasn’t been brought there as part of a twisted plot by hospital doctors whose radical treatments range from unethical to illegal to downright sinister. Teddy’s shrewd investigating skills soon provide a promising lead, but the hospital refuses him access to records he suspects would break the case wide open. As a hurricane cuts off communication with the mainland, more dangerous criminals “escape” in the confusion, and the puzzling, improbable clues multiply, Teddy begins to doubt everything – his memory, his partner, even his own sanity.” 

This film, as per the above descriptions gives us an image of a film which is an average English “drama” film. But 8.0 rating out of 10 in imdb.com(http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1130884/) made me watch this film. In my personal experience this is a film which one should never miss watching. Going through this film once will clearly raise a question in ourselves “Am I sane?”.

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The sanity in ourselves that we boast of is nothing but a bubble over water. When one destroys the values that mother nature provided us, from the very next moment we can be called insane. But no one would agree that. The importance of this film comes where human beings  can’t understand their relinquished sanity.

Through this film Martin Scorsese, the director just says one thing. “Considering yourself sane? You have not yet seen the full picture.”

Prince Raju

Article written by, Prince Raju Computer Science and Engineering (2013-2017) MACE, Kothamangalam

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