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The Departed (2 Discs)

Featuring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon & Jack Nicholson

Format: DVD | Rating: 18 years & over

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  The Originals Good, but this Is Better!

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If you've seen the original you don't need to know much about the story, its the same basic setup but with a few extra elements.
It's quite a long movie at 2 hours 30 but it doesn't feel long, its well written and keeps developing throughout, the story moves smoothly and feels like its flying by.
It's an all star cast, there's a huge amount of big names in this film and hardly a single new face in the bunch. Good performances by all, can't find a poor showing in this film.

Overall: The Departed is a great remake, perhaps one of the best remakes in the history of cinema. The original HK Infernal Affairs is an excellent movie, but this one just edges it out!
MUST SEE!!

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  Agreed......

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Have to agree with all the other reviewers,this is one hell of a great film !! Superb acting by all,really well made too...Excellent !

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  great cast, good story, good movie

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but for starters: make sure you also try the original asian version infernal affairs I (as part of a trilogy). i saw this asian version first: a really good good cop/bad cop movie, very convincing.
the american remake is also very good but if you know the original story, it stays a remake. nothing to be ashamed of because with this very strong cast and a class director qualitiy is assured. good entertainment. telling you about the plot would spoil it.

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  great cast, good story, good movie

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but for starters: make sure you also try the original asian version infernal affairs I (as part of a trilogy). i saw this asian version first: a really good good cop/bad cop movie, very convincing.
the american remake is also very good but if you know the original story, it stays a remake. nothing to be ashamed of because with this very strong cast and a class director qualitiy is assured. good entertainment. telling you about the plot would spoil it.

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  The coolest film since Reservoir Dogs. Dicaprio is excellent

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A brilliant cast where everyone gives a possible career best - especially Lenoardo Dicaprio and scene stealer Mark Wahlberg. A great script, filmed stylishly and fast-paced. And true what they say: Scorsese's best since Goodfellas.

I had always written off Dicaprio as a pretty-boy posing as an actor, but this film totally changed my perception and he's now rated as one of my top actors, an unbelievable performance in this film. Jack Nicholson is frightening, Ray Winstone is hard as nails and even Matt Damon (who I'm not usually too keen on) doesn't falter.

You stay on the edge of your seat from the very start to the very finish, great cat-and-mouse scenes with enough guns and violence to keep even the most demanding of mob film fans satisfied. This is maybe the coolest film since Reservoir Dogs. And some shocking scenes you don't see coming - especially the ending.

Absolutely superb, one of Scorsese's best, Dicaprio is phenomenal - one of those few films where everything is perfect: faultless.

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  A must see

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This is quite simply one of the best films ever made. One of the toughest challenges of modern film-making is how do you re-invent the classic Gangster film?? Well Here is your answer. Scorsese takes one of the most talented casts ever assembled and puts them in one of the cleverest scripts ever written. The acting is that good that you will be hard pushed to find one badly delivered line and will find yourself questioning who the leading man was. Magical cast, Beautiful Scenery, Brilliant script

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  Gripping and tense

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Fantastic film with twists and turns along the way. Great cast and acting. Highly recommended.

  One of the best - fantastic price compared to high street!

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Ok... I was looking for this film in the high street and ithe cheapest I could find was 7.99. This film is a MUST-BUY! for anyone who enjoys these films; you will love it! Gripping from the very first minute and an absolute steal for 3.99, Obtain a piece of cinema masterpiece for a excellent price now!

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  One of Scorsese's Finest

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A moving, real Chicago gangster film, with startling good high profile actors, such as Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, (the fantastic) Jack Nicholson, Alec Baldwin, Vera Farmiga, Ray Winstone,and Marc Walhberg, which set the film alight. Winner of the Oscar for Best Picture and director, both with where extremely deserved.

  Great movie with some of my favourite actors...

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Directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprio should be enough to make you buy this movie. Oh wait. Still not convinced? How about... Mark Wahlberg, Matt Damon and Jack Nicholson also putting in stellar performances? Thought that would get you going. Yes, The Departed is one of the best gangster films out there with one of the best cast of actors ever. Seriously words can't explain how good this movie is. I love Scorsese's mob movies and this is one of the best. The story is fantatic and it has one of the most thrilling endings I've ever seen. Filled with twists and turns, this movie is guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat.

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