Every Friday I choose one of my favourite movies for a brief overview.
#2 The Departed
- Genre: crime drama
- Director: Martin Scorsese
- Release: 2006
- Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Wahlberg, Jack Nicholson, Matt Damon, Martin Sheen, Alec Baldwin, Ray Winstone, Vera Farmiga
- Tagline: Lies. Betrayal. Sacrifice. How far will you take it?
- Instant favourite: Oh yes
- Favourite character: Sergeant Dignam of course. But I did love Billy too!
- What do I love most about it? The story, the excitement and DiCaprio’s performance as Billy Costigan. Plus the opening sequence with Gimme Shelter is so cool.
- Top 10, 50 or 100? This is in my top 10
- Own? Yes, on DVD
- Poorest bit? Ray Winstone’s accent unfortunately. And fans of the original (Infernal Affairs) could find the mobile phones a little lame.
“I’m the guy who does his job. You must be the other guy.” – Dignum
IMDB page here
The Departed is my favourite Martin Scorsese movie, alongside Taxi Driver. I think it has a fantastic story, fantastic performances and keeps you on the edge throughout. Leonardo DiCaprio especially is incredible.