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.
It’s been way too long since my last viewing of this movie.
LOVE The Departed!! 🙂
It’s a quality movie.
It is very good 🙂 I haven’t seen it for a while. Or spoken to you for a while! How are you brother?
I’m doing OK sister. Sorry for my absence, just been enjoying the warm weather.
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! 😉
Plus the usage of Gimme Shelter was PERFECT.
It’s such a cool opener scene!!! 🙂
I echo all of your words, perfectly put, totally agree!!
Loved this movie! I thought the casting was brilliant. This was one of Martin Scorcese’s best. Awesome pick!
Yes definitely. What a cast!!! And definitely his best 🙂 thanks for reading it blog buddy! 🙂
No thanks necessary! You always have awesome picks!
I really like it too but I think I prefer Infernal Affairs. However DiCaprio is fantastic as Billy, you really feel for him
I know! He’s at breaking point for most of the movie isn’t he.
Another great pic! You win!
Two picks two of the best directors and my two favourite films by them both
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 🙂