The first hour of this drama pulls you in, and makes the story clean and clear, the second half rips out your heart with it’s fast pace and edge of the seat plot twists. Martin Scorsese shines as the director of the year, a title he should have garnered decades prior to this par excellence directorship. Awarded the Best Picture Oscar, and Best Director Oscar, The Departed will move into the legion of great motion pictures with films like the Godfather trilogy, Taxi Driver and Scarface. A+
The Departed ~ #1
Riveting, powerful, intriguing, and just plain spectacular movie making. Martin Scorsese’s crime drama, The Departed was by far the best film to grace the screen in 2006. Matt Damon led the film with an outstanding performance as the bad cop, Damon has become one of the most outstanding versatile actors of our age. Leonardo DiCaprio pulls out all the stops and of course my cinematic hero Jack Nicholson is again cinematic excellence. I can not say enough about Mark Wahlburg and his performance in this film, he continues to grow as an actor and Academy award material.