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toopsy's avatar


i don't care about the comparisons you fools make to the original.
this is simply one hell of a movie
8 years 9 months ago
Joker of Gotham's avatar

Joker of Gotham

The quality of the actors involved in the film as the main characters is amazing, Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson and Mark Wahlberg did a great job, this movie reminds me of the movie Reservoir Dogs, loved this movie, it was awesome, even though I was waiting for a different ending
11 years 8 months ago
vivienblue_06's avatar


It wasn't so bad at all ---
10 years 7 months ago
Ezio's avatar


12 years 4 months ago
dpanter's avatar


So overrated it's not even funny, a completely pointless remake since the original "Infernal Affairs" is brilliant. Watch the original instead.
12 years 9 months ago
baraka92's avatar


Scorsese called this film “moral ground zero”. It was so draining for him that in order to get away from the whole experience, went to hang out with The Rolling Stones (as one does) and made Shine a Light.

This is a very dark story that deals with identity and morality with some drops of existentialism. His Catholic background is at full force here. Boston was at the epicenter of the sex abuse scandal just a couple of years before the film “In this archdiocese, God don’t run the bingo” Costello says to the priests. It’s the perfect scenario for this story, which describes a world without direction.

“Who’s good? Who’s bad? Who can I trust?” As the story advances, it all becomes very draining. Costigan who wanted to escape his family reputation and be good, is forced to go to even lower depths for the sake of battling evil. Just because you’re on the “good side” doesn’t mean the road to Heaven will be any easier. His first session with Madolyn is all about this. He’s suffering and even begs Queenan to do something about Costello immediately. He’s looking at the world from a moral point of view and he can barely stand it. Meanwhile, despite coming from the criminal underworld, Sullivan lives in a fancy apartment and just waits to leak any information Costello could need to continue with his operations; which ends up bringing chaos to the station. He’s a two faced son of a bitch who (sometimes literally) operates in the shadows. He doesn’t even allow other people to be themselves around him. Look how he reacts when Madolyn brings a photo of herself to his apartment; and then compare it to how Costigan appreciates the same image in another scene.

But nobody understands this whole situation better than Costello. The thing about evil is not that is opposed to “good” out of principle; it just looks for its own interests. “I don’t want to be a product of my environment; I want my environment to be a product of me”, he says at the very beginning. spoiler

spoiler and that leaves the audience with a heavy feeling, but I believe there are a few glimmers of hope. First: Queenan. When he offers Costigan food at his home is such a little but tender moment that’s unlike anything else in the film. spoiler On a sidenote, I love how Marty, shows a few seconds of John Ford's The Informer; another very Catholic film.

I think Infernal Affairs is a fine film but regardless of which one do you prefer, they have a lot of differences between them (the themes, the locations, and the visual style) so they can coexist. As it is, I consider The Departed one of the best remakes ever.
1 year 10 months ago
Jinkla's avatar


well, i just finished wathcing this movie about ten minutes ago and the first thought that comes to mind is "why didn't i watch this earlier?!"... why, indeed.
the departed is an intense crime drama that makes me want to erase my memory and watch again completely unknowing of what's about to take place. it's unique, it's gritty, it's immersive, and it has won my heart with its impressive performances from the entire cast.

do me a favour and don't compare this to scorsese's other films. it's objectively not as good. personally i prefer it, because it has what i'm looking for, but it will most definitely underwhelm your expectations.

fantastic film, loved every gripping minute of it. 10/10
10 years 11 months ago
safeeuropeanhome's avatar


Can we get rid of the spoiler where it says what happens in the end? Sigh...
12 years ago
Brantastic16's avatar


A very good movie, but I can't agree with people who rank it as highly as his other three masterpieces.
12 years 5 months ago
reelspark's avatar


Great film, although the Boston accents are a bit dodgey at times.. If you liked it, check out Donnie Brasco
13 years ago
Timec's avatar


A very good film, and Scorsese's direction and the excellent cast makes it the equal of "Infernal Affairs."
13 years 5 months ago
Mithun Reddy's avatar

Mithun Reddy

used to love this movie..but after seeing Mou Gann Dou...terribly let down Mr Scorsese...!!!!
13 years 7 months ago
Avijeet's avatar


Very well directed movie.... Amazingly done...
last 45 min was awesome
13 years 10 months ago
Jsn's avatar


here is the orginal version of this movie!

14 years 4 months ago
Kamrado's avatar


Still can't check this one out.
14 years 4 months ago

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