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June 20, 2018
A visceral crime drama rooted in the complexity of its characters, The Departed is one of the best films of the 2000's, and gives us an unforgettable performance from Mark Wahlberg.
½ June 4, 2018
Though unrealistic and not convincing, I liked the plot. I still have a question what happened to the tapes that has a recording of Collin and Frank? One time watch.
½ May 27, 2018
The Departed is a thrill ride. You can't foresee anything in this movie. Everything comes out as a surprise. The performances are great.
May 18, 2018
The Departed already benefits from a great cast and a well-plotted story but Scorsese's infusion of blood-splattered energy makes it even better.
April 28, 2018
at first i was hating this, im not a fan of a lot of modern movies, but later i watched the second half and i thought it was a pretty good movie. but, its hardly martin's best
½ April 10, 2018
the film offers some aberration to the typical gangster itinerary, about two contradict moles priming to expose the other. if only it wasn't typical scorsese fudge: overlong, disproportionately vicious and flaunting one-dimensional, abrasive eccentrics. 'the departed' can be too self-satisfied in its fixed cat-and-mouse scheme to form a compelling diagnosis of deceit. klutzy, shock-factor scenes are at a premium. half-baked, but had at least initiated some interesting themes in the first place.
March 25, 2018
Overall, the film was pretty good. It was a bit confusing at times, but honestly, the film was really good and I would definitely watch the film again (mainly to understand it a bit more!). I would rate the film a 7.5/10.
March 16, 2018
Great cast with a strong story to tell. Martin Scorsese doesn't miss a trick to up the tension , including the soundtrack and any film with Jack Nicholson is already off to a good start.
½ March 8, 2018
It took time for film legend Martin Scorsese to grab Oscar gold, and this film was well worth the wait.
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
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