Movie Review #304: The Departed (2006) [12 Reviews Before X-Mas #1]

Haven’t seen many movies from 2006, but you could put this one close to the top

The Departed isn’t a movie totally love but definitely respect. The amount of work done by the director and the cast were adequately displayed throughout the film and it comes as no surprise to me that it won Best Picture during the academy awards. At this point it’s almost pointless to argue whether Leonardo DiCaprio or Matt Damon acted better as both had outstanding performances regardless of the victor. And despite Mark Wahlberg’s short airtime, I think he too did a good job. The story was top-notch and the cinematography excellent. Martin Scorsese should thank his artists for helping him nab a well-deserved award.

GRADE: B+

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