With a director like Scorsese and a cast this full of A-list stars, it was hard to see how this movie could've been bad. Not to mention it finally won Scorsese that Oscar. Is it his best movie? No. But its far, far away from his worst. I personally want to thank Scorsese for getting Leo DiCaprio out of films like Titanic and Romeo + Juliet and into films like this one. Unlike the afore-mentioned two films, this movie lets Leo play the hero as a tough guy, while still getting him his sex scene and swooning ladies and all that sort of stuff. And as for the supporting cast? Well, lets see there's Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg, Alec Baldwin, Martin Sheen...there's enough talent there to make Keanu Reeves, Steven Seagal and Gary Busey Academy Award winning actors. Well, maybe. It'd be a photo finish. Anyways, there's great acting in this movie. Maybe the best I've seen in any film in the 21st century.