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Everyone in this film is brilliant, aren't they?
Although that's kind of par for the course I guess.
Mark Wahlberg and Leonardo DiCaprio both give fantastic performances in particular.
Infernal Affairs, the Hong Kong original is worth seeing as well if you haven't - it has a different tone and ending.
I've not seen the sequels though - anyone rate them?
both versions I honestly think The Departed is the superior version.
This is the third time I've seen this one, and I love it so much that I don't want to risk ruining it
The first hour or so is great, but it collapses under it's own weight a bit after that. Does that mean anything? Basically, the end is shit.
I am passionate about this.
Agreed. Am I the only one who enjoyed Alec Baldwin the most?
by people like Di Caprio, Matt Damon, Wahlberg and Uncle Jack all jostling for our attentions
DoveFact: The rat we see towards the end of the film is completely digital
they completely owned. neither got much time, but they both had the best lines easy.
"Who the fuck are you?"
"I'm the guy that does his job. You must be the other guy"
"Honey, you're giving me a hard-on"
"Sure it's me and not all that talk of whiffing up asses?"
"Watch your fuckin' mouth"
"No. You watch it. Let me straighten you up..."
Stealthfact: If you liked this movie, you should definitely hook yourself up with a boxset of The Wire, if you haven't already. It will own you.
esp the Boston accent and the crazy irish punk music. Nicholson, Damon, Di Caprio as always and Wahlberg are the best.
It's an excellent film and I actually agree may be better than the original, but Di Caprio is pretty poor as always. I'm quite shocked (relatively) that nobody else here seems to feel this way.
Matt Damon is superb in this and is a very reliable performer in almost anything but I think is hindered and overlooked by virtue of the way he looks (ie muscley jock).
is almost always great IMO.
but he can act. (in such a way that I manage to stave off my hatred for the duration of most of his films).
Every single acted part is done with such brilliance. Leo is amazing, Nicholson amazing.
I have watched it several times in the last year, its awesome
but had to pass it up to direct The Good Shepherd. A good film that could still have been better?
I went in with low expectations as Scorscese had made some guff of late, but it was ace.
I hate Leo, but I thought he was good in it. I hated Damon, but when I got home I realised that was the point and that he had done a good job.
But Wahlberg owns it.
Whilst of course it is a remake, it has taken the story and made it its own, with a different culture and a different set of rules. I think they're both great in their own right, and their differences should be celebrated.