Shutter Island

Shutter Island ★★★★½

This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

This review may contain spoilers.

Loved it 5 years ago. Loved it 4 years ago. Loved it now.

I really don't understand why this isn't more recognized as one of Scorsese's finest films. It's one of the most engaging mystery films you'll ever see, and the acting, cast, music and cinematography is top class. It's even great on rewatches!

Yes, it's not realistic that a convicted murderer and lunatic would be given the freedom to act out his delusions like this, but that is also it only fault in my opinion. The premise of the film makes for such an amazing story of self-exploration that I can't really criticize it.