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07-17-2010, 07:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Chad_ View Post
The fact that the twist in 'Shutter Island' was so easily figured out didn't detract from the movie though, and that was, to me, what made it one of the year's best. I was surprised how much I enjoyed it after reading so many negative reviews.

Yeah, DiCaprio is just a good actor with a name that draws in an audience. He's certainly not the best actor or the biggest name, but he's good and big enough for a movie to make some dough on, if it's of decent quality and the budget isn't sky high.

I remember when both 'Saving Private Ryan' and 'The Thin Red Line' came out. I saw both in the theater, and 'Saving Private Ryan' is head and shoulders above the other. In fact, I thought 'The Thin Red Line' was boring and a waste of money.
I thought shutter islands sound track was AWFUL. too loud, incongruent, and as deep as the kiddie pool. ruined the movie for me.

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