The Departed

DVD - 2007
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Departed
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In South Boston, the state police force are waging a war on Irish-American organized crime. Undercover cop Billy Costigan is assigned to infiltrate the mob syndicate, which is run by gangland chief Frank Costello. Billy quickly gains Costello's confidence. But when it becomes clear to both the mob and the police that there are moles in their midst, Billy and the other mole are suddenly thrust into danger. Afraid of being caught and exposed to the enemy, each must race to uncover the identity of the other man in time to save himself.


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Billy Costigan and Colin Sullivan are both pretending to be what they are not in this story of the Irish mob in Boston.


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Feb 11, 2015

I smell a rat... Haha excellent movie

Jan 22, 2015
  • Janice21383 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Martin Scorsese is a fan of the lean and mean film noirs of the late 1940s and the 1950s. Unfortunately, one would never know from watching The Departed, a film with the bloat that all of Scorsese's have been afflicted with -- to say "within living memory" would be untrue, so I'll say for a very long time. This is actually an okay film, aside from Jack Nicolson hamming it up, and Leo DiCaprio delivering a DiCaprio-level performance. Your time, though, would be better spent watching the original, Infernal Affairs. Or if you are a film buff, watch both, and notice what happens when egos and good intentions get out of control.

Nov 05, 2014
  • tgwilliams rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Excellent cast
One of Martin Scorsese best directed films!

Aug 23, 2014
  • rslade rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Fairly standard thriller/action fare, and I honestly can't recall how it ended, so it's not exactly memorable.

May 05, 2014

This Is One My Favorite Movies.......Its Really For Mature Audiences..... To Even Understand Why You Love It.....

Aug 19, 2013
  • 2101kol rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

This movie has a good cast featuring good performances from Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, and Jack Nicholson. It also works as a thriller.

Jun 24, 2013

One of my favourite films. Mark Wahlberg is terrific. Lots of suspense and action. The two leads play off each other very well.

Apr 27, 2013

The Departed is a blockbuster film with some big names. Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, and Mark Wahlberg all play big roles in this movie. The movie follows the lives of two men who each have connections with criminal activity in the Boston area. One of the men (DiCaprio) has a connection to the Boston mob because of his father and it is a past he is trying to escape. The other man (Damon) is an up and coming police officer who seems to have everyone’s respect, but soon gets involved with the Boston mob. The story revolves around informants and the perception of people. The Departed has great scenes with plenty of suspense and a storyline that flows nicely. Although the accents are sometimes hard to understand, the movie clearly explains everything that is going on. The superstar cast delivers a brilliant performance and gets you engaged into the movie. The Departed is a great movie and I’d recommend it to anyone looking for an entertaining story.

Apr 20, 2013
  • greenhornet7689 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

biil would like to see jack nickolson

Mar 18, 2013
  • COURIER3 rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

MARTIN S. FILMS HAVE TO MUCH VIOLENCE. HE IS A SHOCK DIRECTOR. I ONLY WATCHED IT BECAUSE IT WAS TAKEN FROM
REAL LIFE OF A CRIMINAL,. WHITEY BOLGER WHO ALONG WITH GIRL FRIEND FINALLY CAPTURED.. A KILLING SPREE.
CORRUPT COPS..

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Jul 31, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Madolyn: Why is the last patient of the day always the hardest?
Billy Costigan: Because you're tired and you don't give a s**t. It's not super-natural.

Jul 31, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Frank Costello: I don't want to be a product of my environment. I want my environment to be a product of me. Years ago we had the church. That was only a way of saying - we had each other. The Knights of Columbus were real head-breakers; true guineas. They took over their piece of the city. Twenty years after an Irishman couldn't get a fucking job, we had the presidency. May he rest in peace. That's what the niggers don't realize. If I got one thing against the black chappies, it's this - no one gives it to you. You have to take it.

Jul 31, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Frank Costello: When you decide to be something, you can be it. That's what they don't tell you in the church. When I was your age they would say we can become cops, or criminals. Today, what I'm saying to you is this: when you're facing a loaded gun, what's the difference?

Oct 05, 2010
  • Ryan Akler-Bishop rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Frank Costello: (played by Jack Nicholson) When your facing a loaded gun... what the difference?

Jan 25, 2010
  • bigcajunman rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Frank Costello: You do well in school?
Young Colin: Yeah
Frank Costello: Good. So did I. They call that a paradox.

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May 20, 2012

Batery thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and under

May 06, 2012
  • Booklady899 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Booklady899 thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

Jul 31, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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Jul 31, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

Jul 31, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Violence: This title contains Violence.

Jul 31, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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Jul 31, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Two men from opposite sides of the law are undercover within the Massachusetts State Police and the Irish mafia, but violence and bloodshed boil when discoveries are made, and the moles are dispatched to find out their enemy's identities.

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