I have to say, after watching this movie three times I was impressed with something I've not felt in some time, a real character driven, down to earth, great movie. No movie magic, CGI, or special effects here. Following the cinematic style of Goodfellas, Martin Scorsese directs a powerful movie deserving of an oscar, which would be his first.
The Departed tells the story of an Irish mob led by Frank Costello (Jack Nicholson) who believes there is a rat(played by Leonardo DiCaprio) in his crew. Matt Damon is the Boston Mass. State Detective who was befriended by Costello when he was just a kid. His loyalty shows as he keeps Costello ahead of the cops set on bringing him down. And Mark Whalberg is the good Sargeant out to find the mole in the Police Department.
I would not do the movie justice trying to describe its fantastic plots and twists. All I could suggest is if your a fan of these actors or Martin Sheen and Alec Baldwin, you need to see this movie.
If anyone wants to share their opinions, best moments, or just talk "The Departed," I look foward to conversing with you.