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Shutter Island (2010)



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Is this Martin Scorsese's best latter-day film? This chilling mystery thriller is certainly in the running. Leonardo DiCaprio plays an FBI agent searching for a missing woman at an island sanatorium. But all does not seem to be quite as it appears. To say more would ruin the ride; suffice it to say it's mysterious, scary, visceral, deeply psychological, and a whole lot of fun. And unlike most "ride" films, this lingers in the mind long after it's over. A single viewing was greatly rewarding for me, but it takes at least two to fully appreciate just how well it's put together.