A prison island for insane criminals, a setting shortly after WWII, a conspiracy. It all sounds good, and it is not a bad movie. Actually, I could finally forgive Leonardo diCaprio for, well, his other movies.
But after 2 hours, 10 minutes I really couldn’t take it anymore. The twist was so-so surprising – which is already worth something, Hollywood tends to be quite predictable when it comes to horror and psycho thrillers – the cast really great, the atmosphere even awesome. But this movie is simply much too long. I’m probably not qualified to really judge it, since I couldn’t get myself to watch another 20 minutes after already knowing the twist.
So, the infamous last words: Nice try. Next time, try to tell such a story in… let’s say 100 minutes, or 105. But really, not one minute more.