Shutter Island (2010, USA) C-138m. SCOPE *** D: Martin Scorsese. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley, Max von Sydow, Michelle Williams, Emily Mortimer, Patricia Clarkson, Jackie Earle Haley, Ted Levine, John Carroll Lynch, Elias Koteas, Robin Bartlett. Riveting psycho thriller drama marks a welcome return to director Scorsese's CAPE FEAR (1991) days. DiCaprio plays a troubled 1950s cop, who takes a case on a prison island. Together with his partner Ruffalo, he investigates the inexplicable disappearance of an inmate. Does ward Kingsley know more than he pretends? Perfectly cast, expertly filmed thriller is stunningly original - and manages to include nods to Hitchcock, Bava and Kubrick - it especially recalls the latter's SHINING (1980). A must-see, based on the novel by Dennis Lehane, screenplay by Laeta Kalogridis.

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