Shutter Island

Movie review by Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 18+

Twisty, disturbing Scorsese thriller too intense for most.

R 2010 138 minutes

Parents say

age 16+

Based on 33 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 95 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 17+

Excellent movie! Very well-made!

I saw this movie last night, and I was absolutely blown away! It takes a few times to see to fully understand it, since it is all about the mind, time, and determining what is real and what isn’t. There are a lot of elements to consider while watching it, and there is a lot of intensity as the audience learns the truth about what is actually happening. In my opinion, it is one of Leonardo DiCaprio’s best performances, and I like how Mark Ruffalo played a part in it besides being in the Avengers. This movie is one of Martin Scorsese’s movies that will never be forgotten, and it will definitely be one of those movies that I will want to watch again and again. It it hard to say if there are any positive messages/role models because each character is different for the first half of the movie, but they are different in the second half, and there is no one who is the same for the entire movie, but besides that, the movie is heavy on violence and language. Besides all of this, it is well-made, well-written, and not a movie to miss!

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 18+

Really good

Must watch

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