Movie Review: The Departed

The Departed

Director: Martin Scorsese
Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Martin Sheen, Alec Baldwin
Released: 2006
Own/Rent: Library
Reason for watching: This was the Oscar winner last year and we hadn't seen it yet, plus I love the entire line-up of actors in this.
Rating: 5/5

Comments: This was an absolutely awesome movie. It was so intense; I was on the edge of my seat the entire movie. The suspense of who was going to find out about the other first throughout the whole movie was thrilling. At the beginning of the movie I guessed what was going to happen to one of the characters but at the end when it did happen I was still shocked. Then the twists just kept piling up and it was stunning. I have a really easy time figuring out how books and movies are going to end so when I find one that shocks me I am delighted. I really want to watch this again and will probably buy the DVD sometime. Leonardo DiCaprio was really wonderful in this. I'm actually more a fan of Matt Damon than DiCaprio, but I think he was just brilliant in this role. Highly recommend!

We have also watched with the 7yo recently:

Superman III (library) - I actually enjoyed this. It is the least popular of the original Superman movies but I like it just as well. I think that Christopher Reeve was a perfect Superman. Richard Pryor is also quite funny in this. The 7yo loved it.

Happy Feet (library) - This didn't impress me at all. It was fun listening to Elijah Wood as the main character but other than that quite boring. The music was good though. The 7yo says he liked it but it hasn't left any lasting impression on him.


  1. Hi, Nicola! Thanks for stopping by my blog! And I love your movie reviews. I loved, loved, loved The Departed too. Last night, my hubby and I saw the very bloody, but good Sweeney Todd (or, as I call it, that Johnny Depp movie). Highly recommended if you like his stuff.

    Take care!

  2. I loved The Departed!! I thought it was fantastic. Actually, anything with Jack Nicolson ranks really high for me. He's such a great actor!!

  3. I really liked The Departed as well. I need to get a copy of the DVD for my permanent collection.

    I am sorry to hear Happy Feet was disappointing. I've been debating seeing it myself.

    My husband and I went to see 27 Dresses yesterday and enjoyed it--although it wasn't very original. My husband and I had a good discussion listing off all the movies with a very similar plot line running through that came before it. LOL

  4. Oh, I know, stephanie, Jack Nicholson is always awesome. This movie just had so many great actors in it.

  5. jill, I'm not too sure about the Sweeney Todd movie. I'm not a huge Johnny Depp fan. Sometimes I like him and sometimes I don't. I do love Captain Jack and Edward Scissorhands, though.

  6. I have to see this one of these days! I can't believe I missed it in the theater.


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