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We've seen this movie before,
This review is from: The Departed (Single-Disc Widescreen Edition) (DVD)Jack Nicholson is a Boston crime boss, Matt Damon is part of his organizatin but is also a cop. DiCaprio is a cop working undercover as a member of Nicholson's gang. DiCaprio gains Nicholson's trust and is instructed to look for a rat in the gang which happens to be himself. The cops know someone among them is working for Nicholson, so Damon is tapped to find him which again happens to be himself. Along the way, they both fall in love with the same woman. And in the end I didn't care about any of it.
We've seen this movie before, done better, and by the same director. How many mob movies are too many? If you're going to do one, there has to be something special about it and The Departed is ordinary. I enjoyed it, but I never need to see it again. Nicholson is just playing himself, the movie is at least a half hour too long and was actually dull in spots.
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Initial post: Oct 3, 2011 2:12:37 PM PDT
S. X. Lyvers says:
you forgot to mention that it is a remake, so this film has truly been done before and in the style more closer to Goodfellas.
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