Movie Review: The Departed

Title: The Departed
Starring: Jack Nicholson, Leornado Di Caprio, Matt Damon

Jack Nicholson plays a mobster. Di Caprio is a cop who infiltrates the mafia. Matt Damon on the other hand is a rising star cop who is connected to Jack Nicholson (how believable is that?). The movie is set in south Boston. A standard cat and mouse fare which I must admit keeps you on the edge of your seats. Besides, the acting is excellent given the top star cast. In short, its an excellent “masala” film — entertaining and fast-paced. It ends with a spate of murders/shootings. Can’t think of better way to end a film of this kind I suppose. What I find hard to believe is that the movie won an Oscar for being the best motion picture of the year! Its a pity that the Oscars could not find better films this past year.

Martin Scorsese’s direction was commendable and probably deserved the Oscar ( I haven’t seen the other films), though his earlier film Aviator was a much better film overall. If you are in the mood for a thriller this one won’t dissappoint you for sure.

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