The Departed

The Departed

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Our best guess for you: 3.9 stars

Average of 5424 ratings: 3.9 Stars

2006 M Contains graphic violence and offensive language.

Lies. Betrayal. Sacrifice. How far will you take it?

Based on the 2002 Hong Kong film Infernal Affairs, The Departed is set in South Boston where the state police force is waging war on organised crime. Young undercover cop Billy Costigan (Leonardo DiCaprio) is assigned to infiltrate the mob syndicate run by gangland chief, Costello (Jack Nicholson). While Billy is quickly gaining Costello's confidence, Colin Sullivan (Matt Damon), a hardened young criminal who has infiltrated the police department as an informer for the syndicate, is rising to a position of power in the Special Investigation Unit.

Each man becomes deeply consumed by his double life, gathering information about the plans and counter-plans of the operations he has penetrated. But when it becomes clear to both the gangsters and the police that there is a mole in their midst, Billy and Colin are suddenly in danger of being exposed to the enemy – and each must race to uncover the identity of the other man in time to save himself.

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152 minutes
Warner Brothers
2007 Academy Awards
Best Picture
2007 MTV Movie Awards
Best Villain: Jack Nicholson
Fatso Top 100
Rated #60 out of Fatso's Top 100

DVD details

Screen Format
1.85:1 Widescreen
English Dolby Digital 5.1, English Dolby Digital 2.0

Blu-ray details

Screen Format
1.85:1 Widescreen
English Dolby Digital 5.1, English Dolby Digital 2.0

99 Member Reviews Write a review

4 by WgtnGrl

What an awesome movie... great enough for ME to write a review. What a great actor Leonardo is.. and the others.

5 by Majoba

This is a really great movie. I wish I knew what makes a movie great but I don't. You'll get no warm fuzzies from this but it is outstanding and what is to like about the Irish Mafia anyway. Jack Nicholson... Read more

3 by Ginni

Totally formulaic. The basic plot line has grey hair and a zimmer frame. Nevertheless the movie charges forward on a wave of violence (how many people are shot in the head, 16 or was it 17?) and expletives... Read more

4 by rustedog

Good movie. Plenty of big names, they were all awesome. Kind of long, but good story, plenty of suspense.

3 by Donna52

Very full on movie and one which my husband absolutely adored. It is very long, and at times a little too full on for me, but it is definitely worthy of a watch if just for Jack Nicholson's and Leonardo's performances.

3 by Darth Vadertron

A good movie. But a little too slow for me. The acting was awesome however

3 Stars

2 by arabian7

I didn't like this movie as I found it too slow for my liking.

5 by JK15

This is a very good remake of Infernal Affairs. It follows that film fairly closely and it translates well into a Boston setting. But the cat and mouse aspect isn't so well done here, but it makes up... Read more

2 by trancer96

I expected a lot from this movie based on its high IMDb rating and big names on both side of the camera but it just didn't work. Most it comes down to lazy execution; average acting, directing and script... Read more