U.S. Marshall Teddy Daniels (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his partner (Mark Ruffalo) must investigate the disappearance of a
female inmate from Shutter Island, an institution for the criminally insane.
Cosmique Movie Nominations
- Nomination ballots will be released in January 2010.
Reviews from Cosmo Voters:
We need to be careful with films like
this to avoid providing too many spoilers, and that can make a review
challenging. Let it suffice to say that while Leonardo DiCaprio is a great actor and Martin Scorsese is a great director,
there's a reason this film was released so early in the year, long before the Oscar-bait
season: the twists just aren't that twisty. Still, the acting is excellent and worth
considering. It might not make Best Drama, depending what comes later in the year, but it
could well make it in the Thriller category. It's "Historical" only in the sense that it
takes place in an identifiable time period, but is not based on true events,
but for many voters that might be sufficient. And
it could even be considered for "Best Use of
(Gratuitous?) Nudity," though the male nudity, while full frontal, is fleeting and hardly sexy.
My grade: B