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“Shutter Island” is number one at the box office for the second week running. So what’s all the hype about?

Oscar-winning director Martin Scorsese’s dramatic thriller “Shutter Island”, based on the novel by Dennis Lehane, is #1 at the US box office for the second week.

With a gross of $US22 million in its second weekend, the film is now up to
$US75 million.

In Australia, “Shutter Island” took almost $AUD2 million its second
weekend and its gross to date is $AUD5.8 million after just eleven days in
release.

“Shutter Island” is the story of two US marshals, Teddy Daniels (Leonardo
DiCaprio) and Chuck Aule (Mark Ruffalo), who are summoned to a remote and
barren island off the coast of Massachusetts to investigate the mysterious
disappearance of a murderess from the island’s fortress-like hospital for
the criminally insane.

The stellar cast also features Sir Ben Kingsley, Michelle Williams, Emily
Mortimer, Patricia Clarkson and Max von Sydow.

Reviews

Now, I have to admit. We here at SheSaid are too scared to see this film so we are relying on the reviews of some of the top movie goers around the country. But what we can say is that anything with Leo and Martin is sure to be a winner.

“Excellent.” “Sophisticated, compelling mystery which contains huge
secrets.”

4.5 stars. Ben McEachen, Sunday Telegraph/Sunday Herald Sun

“…a superbly crafted thriller…” “Shutter Island is a stylistic tour de
force…”

4 stars. Jake Wilson, Melbourne Age

“Shutter Island is filled with florid, exciting moments, broiling tension
and beautifully crafted scares…” “The director’s control of mood and imagery
is outstanding…” “…a work of ironically quiet bravery from a director
putting his own indelible spin on a big, scary piece of genre filmmaking.”
Erin Free, Filmink

“A gripping, suspenseful mystery whose plot doesn’t so much twist, as writhe
as the viewer attempts to grasp it… compelling and captivating, a
revitalised gothic mystery that is both terrific and thrilling to the last.”
4 stars, Giles Hardie, Fairfax Digital

“Shutter Island” is in cinemas now!

So have you seen “Shutter Island”? What did you think? What’s your favourite scary movie?

Check back on Thursday for our review of “Alice in Wonderland”