Favourite Film Friday – #2 The Departed

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.

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18 Responses to Favourite Film Friday – #2 The Departed

  1. vinnieh says:

    It’s been way too long since my last viewing of this movie.

  2. Zoë says:

    I have an obsession with DiCaprio, ask anyone, they will tell you. I love Scorsese, too, and I love this movie. The Departed was damn near perfect in every single way, I loved the cast, the story, the camera work, the score, all of it! Fantastic choice, needless to say! 😉

  3. Loved this movie! I thought the casting was brilliant. This was one of Martin Scorcese’s best. Awesome pick!

  4. I really like it too but I think I prefer Infernal Affairs. However DiCaprio is fantastic as Billy, you really feel for him

  5. theipc says:

    Another great pic! You win!


  6. newguy87 says:

    Two picks two of the best directors and my two favourite films by them both

    • emmakwall says:

      Yay! Really pleased. It’s nice to get such good feedback and it looks as though I picked two good movies!

      I agree wholeheartedly. Best films, best directors 🙂

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