A fantastic movie of Hitchcockian proportions and more than one nod to the legendary director by Scorcese. You can tell that Scorcese is one of the last dinosaur filmmakers that are the craftsmen of American cinema, from the set to the costumes to the music to the cinemaotgraphy, the movie is a woven piece of moving art. The cast is great and DiCaprio finally convinced me that he is a good actor after all. Ruffalo was a bit of a setback because I think he was lacking the ambuigity and menace to be interesting a fill the characters. While I thought that Scorcese used the odd dreamsequence too much, it all falls together in the end and makes sense so dont get annoyed by that. With a twist and ending to keep you guessing and deducing for hours this is the perfect way to end a movie, make the journey interesting and thrilling but give the audience something to take home with. The movie comments on the state post-war sanitariums and psychiatry used to be in, but does not ponder on the topic to blatantly too make it in your face. The premise and OST are enough to give you more goosebumbs than a herd of geese. Nice to see Max von Sydow still up and running, or walking that is. A fantastic movie and I am impressed that Scorcese managed to pull it off without using most of his signature themes and settings.
A Must see