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The Departed

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Martin Scorsese

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Plot Summary

Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson and Mark Wahlberg star in Martin Scorsese's new crime drama "The Departed." "The Departed" is set in South Boston where the state police force is waging an all-out war to take down the city's top organized crime ring. The key is to end the reign of powerful mob boss Frank Costello (Jack Nicholson) from the inside. A young rookie, Billy Costigan (Leonardo DiCaprio) is assigned to infiltrate Costello's mob. While Billy is working to gain Costello's trust, another young cop, Colin Sullivan (Matt Damon) is among a handful of elite officers whose mission is to bring Costello down. But what his superiors don't know is that Colin is working for Costello, keeping the crime-boss one step ahead of the police. Each man becomes deeply consumed by his double life, gathering information about the plans and counter-plans of the operation he has penetrated. But when it becomes clear to both the gangsters and the police that they have a mole in their midst, Billy and Colin find themselves in constant danger of being caught and each must race to uncover the identity of the other man in time to save himself.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews

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92%
  • Reviews Counted: 237
  • Fresh: 218
  • Rotten: 19
  • Average Rating: 8.2/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: [A] very entertaining, densely layered, just-short-of-fabulous melodrama. – Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine, Feb 24, 2013

Fresh: Scorsese has put together a fantastic ensemble of actors: Some of the movie's best performances are the ones tucked into the corners, like Alec Baldwin's beefy, arrogant state police honcho. – Stephanie Zacharek, Salon.com, Jul 7, 2010

Fresh: The storytelling here is a model of smooth precision. – Tom Charity, CNN.com, Oct 9, 2006

Fresh: This merrily vicious and violent Martin Scorsese film about cops and gangsters in Boston 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. – David Denby, New Yorker, Feb 11, 2014

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Customer Reviews

Great Movie!

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The Departed
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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Action & Adventure
  • Released: 2006

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  1. Scorsese 6 Film Collection, Warner Bros.

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