Veteran director Martin Scorsese shifts into "thriller" mode by reuniting with star Leonardo DiCaprio for this evocative adaptation by Dennis Lehane ("Mystic River"). The actor plays a personally haunted federal marshal whose psyche isn't helped by his trip with a fellow lawman (Mark Ruffalo) to an island-based asylum that an inmate (Emily Mortimer) has vanished from.
Authorities at the facility ( Ben Kingsley, Max von Sydow) are only mildly helpful, forcing the investigators to work largely on their own - racing against time because a hurricane is on the way. Patricia Clarkson has a standout cameo in a cast that also includes Michelle Williams and Jackie Earle Haley. *** (R: AS, N, P, V) (Also on Blu-ray)Copyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times