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Shutter Island

Set on the remote Shutter Island, in a 1954 mental hospital for the criminally insane, this movie follows the journey of Teddy Daniels (Leonardo DiCaprio). When the ambitious US marshal eagerly accepts an assignment to investigate the disappearance of one of the institution's patient/inmates, he unexpectedly places his own freedom and sanity in jeopardy. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: C+
Violence: D+
Sexual Content: C+
Language: D
Drugs/Alcohol: C+
Run Time: 138
Theater Release: 19 Feb 2010
Video Release: 08 Jun 2010
MPAA Rating: R
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Shutter Island is rated R: for disturbing violent content, language and some nudity.

Director: Martin Scorsese
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Emily Mortimer, Mark Ruffalo
Studio: 2010 Paramount Pictures
Website: Official site for Shutter Island.

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Acclaimed director Martin Scorsese utilizes a selection of classic plot devices to keep viewers captivated and literally in the dark during their visit on Shutter Island. Yet, even with the… 
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Why Is Shutter Island Rated R?

Violent and disturbing images unexpectedly appear throughout this film, often in flashbacks sequences. These include… 
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