'Shutter Island'

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)

Buy 'Shutter Island' on DVD.

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