Running time: 151 minutes
Screenplay: William Monahan
Director: Martin Scorsese
Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg, Martin Sheen, Ray Winstone
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It won Scorsese his long sought-after Oscar (about damn time, you useless bunch of Academy shits), but as good as it is, it's certainly no Goodfellas, although it can definitely measure up against Casino. Let's face it, nothing's ever gonna be Goodfellas except Goodfellas and Scorsese almost at the top of his game is better than almost any other director out there.
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One of many great pieces of work from the master director, The Departed looks incredible, sounds fantastic (Gimme Shelter is the perfect song for the intro), and it moves with such pace before you know it two and a half hours have gone by and you're watching all hell break loose at the finale.
This is not for the faint-hearted, but extremely entertaining. It's fast-paced and violent with a brilliant soundtrack and sharp wit. Lots of great characters well-acted and, like Dave, Jack Nicholson was my favourite. Just to warn you though - look out for the shock-factor ending. Highly recommended.
Rebecca is a bigger fan even than me, while Josh likes it except for the ending.