The Departed Marty'S REVIEW


Gritty and attention-holding but unfulfilled potential


Storytelling is the main objective of The Departed, and on this count it works well, constantly clawing you toward its next scene. Many cliches invented by Scorcese are worn out again but he wears them well.

Character depth however is never quite built upon throughout the second half of the movie, and the denouement leaves too many loose ends.