Wednesday, November 01, 2006


The Departed

I heard some great reviews for this film a couple of weeks ago and thankfully I wasn’t disappointed when I went to see it. The film has a good story line and the acting is great. I’m not a big fan of Leonardo DiCaprio although he has played some good roles in the past. However this is the first film where I have felt sympathy for a character played by him. Jack Nicholson was scarily good as the vicious bad guy; you really believe that he is evil at heart in this film. My own personal favourite, Martin Sheen, plays a small role in the film as the head of the undercover department. He plays a good father figure to Leonardo and Mark Wahlberg is pretty amusing as Sheen’s sidekick. Let’s just say that his character in the film has a mouth like a toxic waste dump. If you haven’t seen this one already then I’d recommend it as a good cinema pick as long as you don’t mind a bit of blood and guts. If you aren’t that fond of violence you can always hide behind your hands like I do

Blood and guts! Bring it on :)

Looking forward to this even though some other blogger let slip who gets blown away in the film, cheers like. Should hunt him/her down and leave a nasty comment, that'll show him/her!
Yeah, nothing worse than plot spoiler!
Good film but I was very uncomfortable by the end because it was quite long.
Finally saw this film last night, bloody excellent. Described by C as a violent version of The Usual Suspects. One to get on DVD as the performances throughout are excellent.
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