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February 14, 2018
I'm not a fan of Scorsese in general, but this is a great film. Perhaps it requires too high a level of suspension of disbelief (the convolutions end up almost farcical towards the end), but over all this is a riveting, fun, all around bad ass gangster movie, with fabulous dialogue and a blood pumping soundtrack. Did I mention the performances are all stellar, because this film uses it's ensemble cast to it's absolute fullest.
½ February 13, 2018
With a cast full of great performances and great direction from Martin Scorsese, The Departed is a very well-written, intense, violent, and ultimately great gangster movie that is possibly the greatest remake ever and arguably Scorsese's best.
January 24, 2018
Star power and great plot. One of the best movies of all time!
½ January 17, 2018
Martin Scorsese was taking a much more worldly plot of inside men and taking it to the streets. With yet great performances especially from Leo DiCaprio and Jack Nicholson, there is ambiguity and controlled grittiness coming from this movie. It has a real suspenseful feeling and the theme that sometimes the past comes back to haunt you, sooner or later.
January 15, 2018
Puntaje Original: 7.5

Una obra maestra, intensa, intrigante e inteligente, con despampanantes actuaciones y un Martin Scorsese en su faceta más madura de su carrera.
January 11, 2018
Scorsese utilizes all forms possible -at its finest- to envelope you into the question of what is morality? The juxtaposition of Colin and Billy throughout the film keeps the pace of the film at a shaky heartbeat -not leaving active viewers dissatisfied.
January 11, 2018
Ham fisted. Who doesn't shoot another person in this movie.
January 5, 2018
Perfection from Martin Scorsese. An amazing cast, with brilliant performances all round. Great idea for a movie with some outstanding dialogue.
December 30, 2017
totally loved it. kept engaged every single minute
½ December 25, 2017


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December 18, 2017
It's one of those films you only watch sometimes, but it well deserved its Best Picture win
December 17, 2017
Scorsese tells a story so tensely and impeccably that even knowing the twists and turns beforehand, I was glued to the screen. As every story point unfolds and every quiet phone call plays out, it is clear why this film finally got the master his Best Picture win. But Scorsese isn't the only powerhouse in this film. Nicholson and Dicaprio are both incredible (as expected) but Damon and surprisingly Wahlberg hold there own on screen making this a true masterclass in ensemble filmmaking. Exciting, tense, humorous, and dangerous, The Departed is a huge win.
December 15, 2017
While I enjoyed this, I couldn't help but count by sequence just how many key like for like scenes it copied from the movie it's based on (Infernal Affairs). Most comes across as paler more diluted versions of the original. The original is also a far more complex film in which the depiction of what a living hell is. In the Departed, this exploration of the human condition gets simplified.
December 8, 2017
É um filmaço! Adorei tudo no filme: a história, as atuações, o ritmo, a trilha sonora... Tudo.
November 14, 2017
Its a shame that this is the movie that won Martin Scorcese an Academy Award. Mark wahlburg's character came off annoying and kindve randomly dull. Leonard dicarpio was by far the best in this film. I enjoyed some parts but was rather dissapointed in it....especially the ending.
November 13, 2017
A timeless classic. Fast-paced, masterfully crafted, electric performances all-around, and a superbly tight script; The Departed is a masterpiece of filmmaking, and one of Scorsese's best films to date.

5/5 stars
November 10, 2017
Directed by Martin Scorsese, ofcourse it had to be perfect.
Loved this movie!
October 31, 2017
Another amazing Scorsese picture
½ October 30, 2017
Martin Scorsese is a cool and very talented director, and The Departed is just another of his numerous great films to prove it. A cast to die for, a great story, gory shooting scenes make this gangster film one of the best of all time, without a doubt. And it's one hell of a good time, a super-duper movie and I certainly recommend it !!
½ October 30, 2017
Fast-paced, attention-grabbing drama; not Scorsese's best though.
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