A tale of haunting mystery and psychological suspense that unfolds entirely on a fortress-like island housing a hospital for the criminally insane. U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels and his new partner Chuck Aule are summoned to Shutter Island to investigate the implausible disappearance of a brilliant multiple murderess from a locked room within the impenetrable Ashecliffe Hospital. Surrounded by probing psychiatrists and dangerously psychopathic patients on the remote, windswept isle, they arrive into an eerie, volatile atmosphere that suggests nothing is quite what it seems.
“Shutter Island is impressively acted, superbly designed by Dante Ferretti, atmospherically lit by Robert Richardson, and has costumes by Sandy Powell (who won her third Oscar last week) that are almost surreally of the 1950s.”
Matthew Turner, View London