Metacritic Movie Ratings
Shutter Island Reviews

4.0

63

out of 100

Metascore®
Generally favorable reviews
Based on a weighted average of all critic review scores.

A sample of reviews from critics across the country.

  • 90

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal

    Not since "Raging Bull" has Mr. Scorsese so brazenly married brutality to beauty. Not since "Kundun" has one of his films felt so aspirational.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Entertainment WeeklyOwen Gleiberman

    Shutter Island holds you, but it doesn't grip you. It's as if Scorsese had put his filmmaking fever on psychotropic drugs.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    The Hollywood ReporterKirk Honeycutt

    It's a pleasure to experience Scorsese as a circus master. One just hopes he doesn't continue in this vein.

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  • 63

    out of 100

    USA TodayClaudia Puig

    Despite its flaws, Shutter Island is worth seeing for the palpably nightmarish and gothic world conceived by Scorsese

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