Contributed by Lim Chia Huey
Teddy Daniels (DiCaprio) and Chuck Aule (Mark Ruffalo) are two U.S. marshals assigned to the remote and barren Shutter Island, home to the Ashecliff Hospital for the criminally insane. They set out to investigate the mysterious disappearance of a female patient from the hospital, but as the story progresses, they begin to discover there is more to Ashecliff than the professional and sanitized insitution it appears to be.
As Teddy converses with the staff, mysteries begin to unravel, along with his own sanity. He experiences constant flashbacks from his time in a Nazi death camp, and gets visitations from his dead wife.
What seems to be the truth may not be the truth, as every character is a mystery in this psychologically-complex movie. It is hard to tell who is good or evil; who is telling the truth, or who is the illusion. The breathtaking plot plays with the viewer’s mind, challenging him to second-guess what will happen next and what the ending could possibly be.
The astounding twist at the end of the movie will not fail to satisfy your questions, as order is brought to every detail of the chaos.
To tell you more would be forcing a big spoiler on you, but trust me when I say, Shutter Island is one of the year’s must-see movies!