Sunday, October 08, 2006
Martin Scorsese has created a masterpiece in The Departed. Fast-paced, gritty, twisting, this story takes us into the mob, and the police that are trying to bring them down. But there are moles, rats and liars at every turn. The chase is intense and the end startling. The performances are top notch, the dialogue sometimes funny. Nicholson, DiCaprio, Damen, Wahlberg, Farmiga, Sheen and Baldwin deliver rock solid performances. Though violent, the editing, music and script bring this film together as a work of art.