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Shutter Island

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Shutter Island, Leonardo DiCaprio | SHUTTER ISLAND Leonardo DiCaprio is regretting that tie
Andrew Cooper

Martin Scorsese’s latest film — his fourth with post?De Niro muse Leonardo DiCaprio — is a moody throwback to the head-trip noirs Hollywood used to crank out on the cheap. But with the maestro behind the camera, this B-movie pulp has too much A-list polish. It’s not as trashy or fun as it should be. DiCaprio trots out the same Beantown accent that didn’t quite work in The Departed, playing a troubled Boston cop investigating the disappearance of a patient at a gothic insane asylum while being stonewalled by its creepy head shrink (Ben Kingsley, in full mustache-twirling mode). The film’s stuffed with twists, but goes on too long. Still, it’s slightly more satisfying on second viewing when its puzzle pieces snap together more easily. Don’t look for EXTRAS on the DVD. There ain’t any, though the Blu-ray has two featurettes. B

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