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16,358 Ratings

The Departed

Directed by Martin Scorsese
United States, 2006
Crime, Thriller, Action


A reworking of the Hong Kong action film “Infernal Affairs” into an American gangster film by the master of urban storytelling, Martin Scorsese. Two young Boston cops work undercover on perpendicular paths. One man is a mole for the mob. Another is a rat for the cops.

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The Departed Directed by Martin Scorsese

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

2007 | 4 wins including: Best Achievement in Directing

2007 | Nominee: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role

Village Voice Film Poll

2006 | 2nd place: Best Supporting Actor

2006 | Nominee: Best Film

Indiewire Critics' Poll

2006 | 2 wins including: Best Director

2006 | 2nd place: Best Screenplay

2006 | 3rd place: Best Film

National Board of Review

2006 | 3 wins including: Best Acting by an Ensemble

Critics reviews

The story’s fast pacing keeps things interesting as the film devolves into a series of near misses before the dual storylines finally merge in the final act. THE DEPARTED is Scorsese’s modern take on 1950’s crime film aesthetics and has aged surprisingly well, especially in comparison to some of its contemporary Best Picture brethren.
February 26, 2016
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Not just in its mode of production but in its very dramatic conception, Major Dundee is a sprawling film. Despite the fact that its title singles out one figure, the film is more epic and episodic than that, giving us a range of interesting characters and loading on to them a series of weighty issues: racism and prejudice, love versus infidelity, the crisis of masculinity, honour and class (and classiness), personal initiative versus institutional rules and regulations, and so on.
October 06, 2014
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