Which would be worse – to live as a monster or to die as a good man?
The film takes place in 1954 in a remote island off the coast of Massachusetts where is located Ashecliffe hospital for mentally disturbed and violent criminals. Two detectives, Teddy Daniels (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his new partner Chuck Aule (Mark Ruffalo) are summoned to the island to investigate the disappearance of a patient named Rachel Solando (Emily Mortimer) who is considered to be very dangerous. This will start a chain of events in which nothing is as it seems at first glance. Doctors, medical staff and guards are not willing to cooperate, which only deepens suspicions of Sheriff Daniels whom will further investigation lead to the terrifying discoveries. In an effort to solve the mysteries of the hospital, Teddy through flashbacks returns to his personal tragedy, the death of beloved wife Dolores (Michelle Williams) that occurred during a fire. With each new day, Teddy is getting more secure that maybe would never leave this island…
Shutter Island requires complete attention and makes that viewers be maximally involved in the story to along with Teddy reveal the mystery of the island. This brilliant psychological thriller is directed by Martin Scorsese and screenplay is based on same name novel by Dennis Lehane.