Movie: The Departed

Movie: The Departed

A Martin Scorsese film, in my experience, is usually full of drugs and violence, and this is no exception. Indeed the violence has been toned down somewhat, so it’s not as graphic: you’re more likely to see the result of the event than the impact itself. An unusually high amount of bad language is present too, even for a film of mobsters.

If you can stomach these aspects of it, there is a great tale of the blurry line between undercover law enforcement and the criminals that are being infiltrated; a number of surprises throughout the film, lots of suspense, great cinematography. There are some holes in plot and character development, but I found that they weren’t in the way while watching, only on later reflection.

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