Year of Release: 2006
Director: Martin Scorsese
Approx. Running Time: 151 minutes
My Rating: 5 stars (Out of 5)
From Back Cover:
"MARTIN SCORSESE'S BEST FILM SINCE GOODFELLAS."
-Scott Mantz, "ACCESS HOLLYWOOD"
Rookie cop Billy Costigan (Leonardo DiCaprio) grew up in crime. That makes him the perfect mole, the man on the inside of the mob run by boss Frank Costello (Jack Nicholson). It's his job to win Costello's trust and help his detective handlers (Mark Wahlberg and Martin Sheen) bring Costello down. Meanwhile, SIU officer Colin Sullivan (Matt Damon) has everyo's trust. No one suspects he's Costello's mole.
How these covert lives cross, double-cross and collide is at the ferocious core of the widely acclaimed The Departed. Martin Scorsese directs, guiding a cast for the ages in a visceral tale of crime and consequences. This is searing, can't-look-away filmmaking: like staring into the eyes of a con - or a cop - with a gun.
I'm not normally a fan of crime dramas/mob movies, but this film is riveting! Every performance (even Mark Wahlberg, for which he received an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor) is spot-on perfect. Full of action, drama, and a fair amount of humor, this is a must-see!
Rated R (MPAA)