R 151min 2006
‘The Departed’ is a Martin Scorsese film based on the Chinese film ‘Infernal Affairs’. Two men from opposite sides of the law are undercover within the Massachusetts State Police and the Irish mafia, but violence and bloodshed boil when discoveries are made, and the moles are dispatched to find out their enemy’s identities.
This is another top-notch film from Martin Scorsese. It’s an amazing told story and is totally engrossing. It’s a face paced intense drama, with brutally real violence and language, a trademark of Scorsese. At the end I felted jacked-up, then relieved when the credits started rolling, I didn’t think my heart could take anymore, and as the screen when back to the menu I started over and watched it again. The character development, the drama, the well-placed humor makes this a masterpiece to go down as an instant classic.
‘The Departed’ is a dramatic crime mystery that it performed by some of Hollywood’s most talented actors. DiCaprio and Damon are great as rivals and Jack Nicholson puts in another great performance. Martin Sheen is good too. It is Mark Wahlberg, though if given some more screen time would have stolen the show. You never questioned Sgt. Dignam motives through out the film.
This film deserves the Oscar for best picture, best adapted screenplay, best supporting for Wahlberg and best director for Scorsese. If Martin Scorsese doesn’t win an Oscar for this film he never will and a true travesty. This is a film that if you haven’t seen you should, ASAP.
I give it 5/5 Gs.