17 March 2010

Shutter Island (Martin Scorsese, 2010)

So, Shutter Island isn't so very original and it isn't so very unpredictable yet I haven't figured how it manages to be so effective. I'll have to watch it again but, on an initial viewing, even though I sort of had the mystery figured out pretty early on I still found it pretty engaging. Scorsese's style is often pretty vexing to me but I quite enjoyed the style of this film. Patricia Clarkson's unexpected appearance was fabulous and Michelle Williams was good, as usual. I don't know what to say about this movie other than it should have been cheesy but I didn't think it was. It joins The Departed and The Aviator as the only Scorsese films I've particularly liked since The Last Temptation of Christ. B+

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