The Departed Reviews
Knockout crime saga packs a tremendous punch. Three major players: rookie DiCaprio, undercover for Boston state police, infiltrates (and is trusted by) crime boss Nicholson. Meanwhile Damon, trusted Police officer, is an ally of that same crime boss. As the characters interact, tension mounts. Mature, gripping remake of INFERNAL AFFAIRS is a biting, intense character study, and a bravura piece of moviemaking. Every performance in the movie is exceptional, with Wahlberg the surprising standout. Overlength is the only criticism to this otherwise crackerjack crime thriller. Scorsese finally picked up an Oscar for his fine directing here. Film also won Best Picture, script and editing Oscars.