The Departed

I saw The Departed, Martin Scorsese’s remake of Infernal Affairs, tonight and it’s a great film – definitely one of the best movies I’ve seen this year. A great plot, filled with twists and turns (but, as Cy put it, they spoon-feed you the twists and turns so you’re never lost; mind you, I could have done with less spoon-feeding at times it felt like I was watching a thriller for the ADD set), and strong perfomances by all. Jack Nicholson is as strong as I’ve ever seen him, and DiCaprio and Damon give excellent performances as well. Alec Baldwin and Mark Wahlberg, though they play side characters, steal every scene they’re in – between the two of them they’ve got the funniest lines in the movie.

I’ve not seen Infernal Affairs, despite many recommendations, but I’ve been told that it’s superior to the remake, so my interest is definitely piqued.

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