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THE DEPARTED

 
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At Theaters: 10/6/2006 On Video: 2/13/2007
Rated: R Length: 2 hr. 32 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 479938
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures Inc.
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Two cops, one whose prime target is powerful Irish mob boss Frank Costello and the other with a violent temper that cost him his badge and gets recruited by Costello's ranks. But neither man is what he seems and, as they work at cross purposes, they are plunged into a dangerous game of cat and mouse in which the stakes could not be higher.
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Crime Drama - This is a violent, gritty cops and mobsters drama that will be especially pleasing to fans of the stars and director Martin Scorsese. Although there are pulpy action elements, this is definitely more of a dramatic piece. Those sensitive to violence may want to steer clear, though.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Leonardo DiCaprio THE AVIATOR, CATCH ME IF YOU CAN
Matt Damon SYRIANA, THE BROTHERS GRIMM, OCEANS 12
Jack Nicholson SOMETHING'S GOTTA GIVE, ANGER MANAGEMENT
Mark Wahlberg INVINCIBLE, FOUR BROTHERS, I HEART HUCKABEES
Martin Sheen CATCH ME IF YOU CAN, O, SPAWN
Director: Martin Scorsese THE AVIATOR, GANGS OF NEW YORK
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Production Notes Heading
About The Production
The Big Apple Meets Beantown
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: Well over 30 F-words, 19 S-words, 3 GD's, many others.
SEX/NUDITY: Briefly heard and seen sex without nudity.
VIOLENCE: Brutal, bloody beatings and shootings.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Alcohol, tobacco, cocaine.
ACTION: Chases and gunplay.
COMEDY: Some darkly comic dialogue.
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Berardinelli, Internet Critic Full Review
Excellent The original film was gritty and entertaining; the new version is a masterpiece - the best effort Scorsese has brought to the screen since Goodfellas...

USA Today Full Review
Very Good Kudos to him for coming back from those flawed, but ambitious, efforts with one of the best films of his career.

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 119 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (M)
3
About 50/50
67%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
7
Very High
86%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
10
High
100%
30+Adults (M)
47
High
85%
30+Adults (F)
52
High
79%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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OPINION OVERVIEW
The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

Based on a theater exit polling of 119 moviegoers:
TWENTYSOMETHINGS:Both males and females enjoyed "Departed" very much. Only a very small percentage rated it a little low.
ADULTS:These are good, but not great, opinions. About three-quarters rated it "Very Good" or higher, which indicates a movie they enjoyed very much. Unfortunately, there are quite a few who rated it between average and terrible. I suspect some of these lower opinions are due to the high level of violent and sexual content. So, if the content doesn't bother you then I have no problem recommending "The Departed."


D ETAILED S TORYLINE
In South Boston the Massachusetts State Police Department 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), who grew up in South Boston, is assigned to infiltrate the mob run by Costello. While Billy is working to gain Costello's trust, another young cop who came up from the streets of "Southie,” Colin Sullivan (Matt Damon), is quickly rising through the ranks of the state police. Earning a spot in the Special Investigations Unit, Colin 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 exposed to the enemy—and each must race to uncover the identity of the other man in time to save himself.

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