Decidedly mundane…

The Departed

This Scorsese movie rocks! It’s hardly an original, since it’s a remake of a taiwanese movie, Infernal Affairs. The movie oozes with starpower: Jack Nicholson, Matt Damon, Leo DiCaprio, Mark Wahlberg, Martin Sheen, and Alec Baldwin. Not all of them shines though.

The basic plot is this: a mob organization plants on of their guy into the police department and, vice versa, the police department places one of their undercover officers into the mob. I see a recipe for a rat-vs-rat situation here, people! Each side is trying hard to find each other’s rat.

The plot’s simple, but it’s executed perfectly. Combined with the acting power of serious actors and a high number of (gory, I must add) bodycount you got an excellent machismo movie. Guys, you gotta see this! I’m giving it a 5 out of 5.

Just for the record:

  • Theatre: Plaza Semanggi
  • Studio: 3
  • Date: 21/10/2006

Psst, you can read what the pro reviewers said about the movie here.

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