Director: Martin Scorsese
With: Lenoardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley, Max von Sydow, Michelle Williams, Emily Mortimer, Patricia Clarkson, etc.
(This will be a no-spoiler review.)
I had the opportunity to interview Dennis Lehane when he toured through Portland for this book. Lehane is one of the finest crime writers in the world, and his books are among those said to transcend genre. Shutter Island was a gripping and disturbing book, with a peculiar hallucinatory quality. So, I despaired that this could be well translated to the screen.
Enter Scorsese, who turns out to be up to the task, mostly. In his defense, as though he needs me to defend him, no one could do this book compete justice.