The Departed

152 mins
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Martin Scorsese returns to his gangster roots with this Boston mafia remake of the Hong Kong classic Infernal Affairs. Leonardo... More

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The Departed | Ratings & Reviews

"Grips and shocks and entertains..."

The GuardianThe Guardian

"It has a high body-count and moments of sublime excess; (Scorsese) is on form."

Sydney Morning HeraldSydney Morning Herald

"(The Departed) will never haunt your sleep, as Taxi Driver and Raging Bull do, but it will keep you excited and amused for well over two hours."

The New YorkerThe New Yorker

"Mussed by extra layers of hierarchy on both sides and a frustratingly over-seasoned climax."

Time OutTime Out

"What makes this a Scorsese film, and not merely a retread, is the director's use of actors, locations and energy..."

Roger EbertRoger Ebert

"(A) very entertaining, densely layered, just-short-of-fabulous melodrama."

Time MagazineTime Magazine

"A profane, blood-drenched joy to watch."


"Very violent, but very, very good."

Herald SunHerald Sun

"This reworking of a popular Hong Kong picture pulses with energy, tangy dialogue and crackling performances from a fine cast..."


"A new American crime classic from the legendary Martin Scorsese, whose talent shines here on its highest beams..."

Rolling StoneRolling Stone

"Inevitably the story is headed for an unhappy ending but the banal, heavyhanded final shot is the worst of many ill-judged touches. This is not a film Scorsese will be or should be remembered for - though fans of Goodfellas may relish the profligate bloodshed..."

New Zealand HeraldNew Zealand Herald

"A ferociously entertaining film..."

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

"Back to the streets and with a stellar cast, Martin Scorsese proves once again that he’s the master of urban storytelling — and of thrillingly violent filmmaking..."

Empire MagazineEmpire Magazine

"From the moment Jack Nicholson's terrifying gang boss pads across screen to the chorus chords of The Rolling Stones' 'Gimme Shelter' ("It's just a shot away"), you can nuzzle back into your seat, safe in the knowledge you're in for a ride. The themes are (self) betrayal, (schizophrenic) identity and (impossible) redemption; the violence is vicious (desert boot beatings); the supporting cast stunning (Wahlberg, Winstone, Baldwin - no, really). As DiCaprio and Damon push themselves to the limit, their characters' fragile sense of self literally disintegrating on-screen, this is a thriller that thrills..."


The Departed | Details

Award winner
Winner of the Best Picture, Director, Adapted Screenplay, Editing Oscars at the 2007 Academy Awards.
R16, contains graphic violence & offensive language
Drama, Thriller
Country of origin

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