4.5 The Originals Good, but this Is Better! stuartfear | 26/09/2011 | See all stuartfear's reviews (768) 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!!