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I wonder what it's like being Jack Nicholson, the master actor whose acting career has spanned 2 centuries of great performances, like this one? In Martin Scorse's "The Departed," Nicholson is the mob boss, Frank Costello. Surrounding him are the rising younger actors: Leonardo DiCaprio (Billy Costigan), a rookie police officer whose Uncle Jack was a notorious criminal; Matt Damon is Colin Sullivan, a highly regarded SUI officer. The drama and suspense between the two latter younger actors is controlled by Nicholson's vicious Costello. Nicholson's never been so cold-blooded & freaky.
One of them is a mole in Costello's mob ring. The other is Costello's informant inside the police department. Their paths cross & double-cross as Costello orchestrates a master scam of a crooked scheme that everyone is trying to figure out.
For nearly 2.5 hours it feels like a major collision between the lead players is about to happen, but it doesn't...until the end. I'd say Scorsese is on a roll that Nicholson has never been off of!~
I wanted to see this movie because of the actors that are in it, but I was disappointed in it. I didn't like Jack Nicholson's character in this movie. And I usually like the characters he plays. The other characters were ok, but it just didn't come together for me.
I did not like this movie at all. The reasons this movie did not make my list are too many. Alot of good actors in the film though. I would recommend this movie for a one time rental and that's all.
~Two Thumbs Down~
i watched this movie and the reason i chose average as my rating is because,the director didn't leave much for the watcher to figure out ,you are lead by the hand all the way through the movie ,the only time i was almost supprised was near the end ,but even that was ruined for me because they tell you what jack n, is up to with the fed's.
in my opinon it could have been much better!!!
I saw the chinese version of the movie before watching the departed; therefore, i knew the main plot and find the departed not as amusing. It's at a slower pace compared to the chinese version.
I'm colecting dvd movies and
I like this movie.
I purchased it because has spanish subtitle and my english is very bad.
I buy thats dvd's of my interest but is necessary hav spanis audio or
I have tried to watch this thing twice and I just do not get it.
Some great actors but the plot, and story line are dis-connected
The actors won the academy the story is well, Lost In Space.
Throughout the entire movie, I was on the edge of my seat. This movie is full of suspense, and trauma. I was disappointed in the ending.
The DVD arrived in satisfactoroy shape and timely fashion. The seller however has BAD communication skills.I have tried several times to contact them but they refuse to answer. I rate them poor.