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The Departed

2006 • 151 minutes
442 reviews

About this movie

Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson and Mark Wahlberg star in Martin Scorsese's new crime drama "The Departed." "The Departed" is set in South Boston where the state police force is waging an all-out war to take down the city's top organized crime ring. The key is to end the reign of powerful mob boss Frank Costello (Jack Nicholson) from the inside. A young rookie, Billy Costigan (Leonardo DiCaprio) is assigned to infiltrate Costello's mob. While Billy is working to gain Costello's trust, another young cop, Colin Sullivan (Matt Damon) is among a handful of elite officers whose mission is to bring Costello down. But what his superiors don't know is that Colin is working for Costello, keeping the crime boss one step ahead of the police. Each man becomes deeply consumed by his double life, gathering information about the plans and counter-plans of the operation he has penetrated. But when it becomes clear to both the gangsters and the police that they have a mole in their midst, Billy and Colin find themselves in constant danger of being caught-and each must race to uncover the identity of the other man in time to save himself. MPAA Rating: R (c) 2006 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All rights reserved.

Ratings and reviews

442 reviews
Brigitte Potgieter
May 6, 2017
Overly long and dragged out story mainly built on the word f**k. With a cast like that I really expected so much more. Once you watched the trailer you have seen the best part of the movie. For me it was a total waste of time, but someone else may differ.
63 people found this review helpful
A Google user
August 17, 2016
I like Scorsese and The Departed is probably one of his stronger films. Even though it borrows heavily from Infernal Affairs, the direction was tight, fluid and everyone gave a hell of a performance. Thumbs up.
23 people found this review helpful
Joshua “raymond” Vaugier
November 10, 2015
Cast: leonardo dicaprio matt damon mark wahlberg martin sheen jack nicholson ray winstone and anthony anderson: cast staring guest david o'hara alec baldwin vera farmiga kevin corrigan james badge dale mark rolston kristen dalton terry serpico J.C. mackenzie francesca scorsese audrie neenan chance kelly
99 people found this review helpful