Movie Review – The Departed

Rating – A
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To take down South Boston’s Irish Mafia, the police send in one of their own to infiltrate the underworld, not realizing the syndicate has done likewise in Martin Scorsese’s multiple Oscar-winning crime thriller, including Best Director and Best Picture. While an undercover cop (Leonardo DiCaprio) curries favor with the mob kingpin (Jack Nicholson), a career criminal (Matt Damon) rises through the police ranks. But both sides soon discover there’s a mole among them.

Bloody, violent, a lot of people die – but in the end the good guys win. Great performance by Jack Nicholson and Leonardo di Caprio

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14 thoughts on “Movie Review – The Departed

  1. Jack Nicholson is “A” class and DiCaprio can hold his own, have’nt gotten a chance to see movie but will definately check it out.Thanks for review. Milo

  2. I think this is one of the most overrated Scorsese’s picture. Finally he got a goddamn oscar, but it’s a shame that he has been forced to to a movie like this to win a prize…

  3. Worst ending of a good movie ever. One Leo can’t find the suspended Marky Mark character and has to go it alone, Leo is a cop he should be able to locate another cop.

    The shooting in the elevator pahleeze, the shooter was in the movie for a blink of an eye, that shooting was a complete joke. Might as well had a safe for from the sky and hit him on the head that is how farfetched it was.

  4. I myself thought it was a good movie, Im glad to see a good actor win an Oscar and at the end of the day dont forget ITS JUST A MOVIE I have seen worse/

  5. I’ve watched it three or four times and I think it’s brilliant. How it beats any other gangster flick is the grit – it’s not pretty.

  6. I saw the movie and thought it was a upscale version of his original “mean streets”. DeCaprio has really grown as an actor, Nicholson is way too over the top for me, personally I’m tired of the winking, Damon, interestingly he seems to have been type casted right for a change. Finally Scorsese deserved the Oscar. He is like Eastwood, they will keep beating us over the head until we recognise their point of view!

  7. Yeah i saw this movie i think it was really well done and i really enjoyed leonardo’s perfomance he’s come a long way from the titanic days, i also think another good movie of his is Blood Diamond which is also awsome

  8. Yup, it’s an incredibly enjoyable movie–and all those brilliantly cast actors deserve a hearty bravo! for their great performances–but it’s like a thrill ride that you don’t think about after you leave…

  9. While I really enjoyed this movie, I just can’t get myself to say it was incredible. I truly felt it was over rated and just a great movie. Not the incredible film that everyone makes it out to be.

    Blood Diamond was better IMO

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