Movie of the Week: The Departed

“Who am I? I’m the guy who does his fucking job. You must be the other guy!”

Reports of Martin Scorsese’s demise have been greatly exaggerated

It appears that Martin Scorsese has finally given up trying to make movies that would win him that elusive Best Director Oscar and the result is probably his best movies since Casino.

Everybody was firing on all cylinders – Jack Nicholson (he’ll get a Oscra nod out of this), Leonardo Dicaprio, Matt Damon, Alec Baldwin, etc.

I think it’s a crime that Mark Wahlberg had not been cast in more comedies because every time he’s on the screen, hilarious. No one is enjoying playing a Boston guy than Wahlberg.

The only questionable part, not necessarily a bad part, was the romance in the middle of the movie. It felt forced and unnecessary.

This is probably one of the funniest, sharpest scripts all year.


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