The Departed
The Departed (2006)

Legendary director Martin Scorsese takes the helm for this tale of questionable loyalties and blurring identities set in the South Boston organized crime scene and inspired by the wildly popular 2002 Hong Kong crime film Infernal Affairs.… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 6, 2006
DVD Release Date: February 13, 2007
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Critic Score: 90% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Featuring outstanding work from an excellent cast, The Departed is a thoroughly engrossing gangster drama with the gritty authenticity and soupy morality we come to expect from Martin Scorsese.

Namrata Joshi
Outlook

The biggest draw, of course, are the star acts: Caprio, Damon and Mark Wahlberg in particular are electric.

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Christopher Orr
The Atlantic

Not only is The Departed not among the best of Scorsese's films; it's not even the best version of this film.

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Stephen Silver
Tilt Magazine

The movie that finally brought Scorsese gold (15th anniversary)

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Jonathan Romney
Independent on Sunday

If you like Scorsese, or if you just like thrillers, you'll have a good time.

Anthony Quinn
Independent (UK)

Nicholson is on good-to-great form as the paternal brute, and lends an inimitable relish to certain lines in William Monahan's screenplay.

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Robin Holabird
Robin Holabird

Violent (a Scorsese trademark) and energetic, the fast-paced, compelling story features terrific performances and surprising humor, especially in repartee between Alec Baldwin and Mark Wahlberg...

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Sukhdev Sandhu
Daily Telegraph (UK)

The Departed is an example of a cinematic master seeking to live up to the veneration with which he is regarded by his pupils.

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Charlotte O'Sullivan
London Evening Standard

As in his remake of Cape Fear, Scorsese has mucked up a B-movie he professes to love: producing something full of twists but devoid of that lovely, fluttery, rare thing: surprise.

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David Walsh
World Socialist Web Site

Scorsese claims to be appalled by the violence in life and in his own films, yet he continues to glamorize sociopaths.

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Flixster Audience Score: 94% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
This was a great movie from beginning tp the final minutes and than i felt rushed. Very rushed, Im not sure why but the final 30 minutes or so just were… More
Alice Shen
There are lots of things I didn't like about this movie, namely the entire cat-and-mouse plotline. How could neither Billy Costigan nor Collin Sullivan… More
Daniel Mumby
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Liam Gadd
This is just too awesome.
xGary Xx
Leonardo DiCaprio and Matt Damon are two cops; one is honest and taking part in appalling crimes while working undercover, the other corrupt acting under the… More