Two US Marshalls played by Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo go to a hospital for the criminally insane to investigate the disappearance of an inmate. The story which takes place in 1954 shows horrendous living conditions. As the story progresses the two are unable to leave.
Leonardo is haunted by the death of his late wife as well as his days in the army liberating Nazi death camps. A number of psychological twists tell the tale. Explaining the twists would give away the plot and the surprises in the film. Needless to say there is a lot of suspense and violence in this Martin Scorsese production.
This is the type of film which will compel the viewer to see it twice. The second time things which were not apparent in the first viewing will become apparent. Shutter Island is definitely not for children and perhaps not as much for women as for men. Women will enjoy Mark Ruffalo and Leonardo DiCapro. We enjoyed the twists and intrigue of the film.