Friday, January 30, 2009

MOVIE: The Departed

Combine equal parts Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg, and Martin Sheen. Then mix them all with a dash of Martin Scorsese. Pour it into a chilled martini glass, and you get: The Daparted.

You got cops on one side. Irish mafia on the other. Moles trading sides. Lots of blood. Some twists. And plenty of top notch, award-winning acting.

Pacing was mostly good, but stretched in places. Dialog was spot on. Stellar direction. And extremely good writing, for the genre. Sorry I missed this one on the big screen.

Probably not the best date flick, unless your Special Other is into the actors or crime dramas. Certainly not for the kids, or the faint of heart. But its one heck of a good Man Movie.
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