The Departed, a film written by William Monahan, Alan Mak, and Felix Chong, directed by Martin Scorsese, was in my opinion a spectacular crime-thriller deserving of less criticism from overly sentimental viewers. Though this film is in some scenes brutal and vicious, I praise Martin Scorsese’s refusal to cower away from the undeniable truth that organized crime in the United States is murderous in nature just to satisfy certain viewers as critics advocated he should. Being a four time Oscar winning film with sixty-three other awards for numerous aspects in the movie industry, I don’t believe anyone can contradict that The Departed is profoundly unforgettable to masses of moviegoers.
The film takes place during the height of Irish mob boss Frank Costello’s (Jack Nicolson) reign of terror over the streets of south Boston. Colin Sullivan (Matt Damon) is used by Costello to infiltrate the Massachusetts State Police as a part of the Special Investigations Unit so he can give information to the mob from the inside. Billy Costigan (Leonardo DiCaprio) is sent undercover by the Massachusett...
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- The Departed (2006) is one of the most commercial and heralded films of Martin Scorsese’s career. Dealing with both the police and gangs, it is a type of film that Scorsese has had much practice in directing. The film departs from most typical crime dramas with its intense portrayal of gang violence and the life of two moles, or rats. The primary moles consist of Colin Sullivan (Matt Damon) who manages to infiltrate the Boston Police Department and Billy Costigan (Leonardo DiCaprio) who, with the help of his family-ties, successfully infiltrated Costello’s inner circle.... [tags: african americans, boston, identity]
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