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Scorsese has long since proved to be a master at gangland crime dramas and The Departed is no exception.
| Original Score: 3/4
Is Scorsese desperate? This screenplay has the scent of it, as if he is scraping for material to feed his basic filmic interests.
Probably the best acted film of the year.
| Original Score: A-
Sweeps us along helplessly, basking in the sheer energy of it all.
| Original Score: 4/5
This is a brilliant story retold with the flourish of a master.
| Original Score: 5/5
Thoroughly entertaining, the competing character agendas are realized superbly by a cohesive ensemble.
Not as bad as The Aviator or Gangs of New York.
This would not be the movie it is without Nicholson's unforgettable, over-the-top, deliciously-obscene performance.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Like a sucker punch to the gut, and I do mean that as a compliment.
| Original Score: 4/4
This is, without a doubt, one of 2006's best movies, another milestone for a man whose career path is paved with such accolades.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
Finally, the race is on. The battle for Best Picture begins with Martin Scorsese's The Departed, an outstanding return to form that will be nominated across the board in several major categories.
| Original Score: A
Martin Scorsese nous revient dans sa meilleure production en plus de 10 ans (depuis Goodfellas en fait)...
The Departed is an enjoyable, but overlong crime caper with some great performances and plenty of moments that scream 'Scorsese!' But you know what? The Aviator is a better movie.
| Original Score: 3/5
[A] glorious mess of a movie.
An intricate music box of cinematic flair but utterly hollow as a personal statement.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
... while not glorifying the gun culture of this nation, [the film] exposes it in a sea of blood ...
| Original Score: 3/4
Martin Scorsese, at the top of his game, stages some great set pieces.
Martin Scorsese's triumphant return to modern day storytelling.
| Original Score: 9/10
Stacked up against Taxi Driver and Raging Bull, sure ... this is lesser Scorsese. And 'lesser' Scorsese is still better than almost anything else around.
It's a testament to the rest of the cast that Nicholson's self-worshipping train-wreck of a performance doesn't sink the entire film.