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Based on 39 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 6 )
  • 100
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    A new American crime classic from the legendary Martin Scorsese, whose talent shines here on its highest beams. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    There's no attempt at greatness here, just a fabulously successful attempt at a good crime movie. The Oscar-bait self-consciousness of "Gangs of New York" and "The Aviator" is gone. In its place is a buoyancy, an impish delight in telling a harsh urban story in the most effective terms possible. show more

  • 88
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    The film's score and editing brilliantly heighten the film's energy, keeping the audience somewhat off-kilter and unsure where things are headed. show more

  • 100
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    The screenplay, by William Monahan, is simply sensational. Scenes play brilliantly. Feelings flow like molten lava. The dialogue overflows with edgy wit and acidulous arias of imprecation. show more

  • 88
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    It's a movie with a pulse. Sometimes, it flies off the chart. show more

  • 100
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    A movie-movie of the first rank. show more

  • 100
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    A ferociously entertaining film. show more

  • 100
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    It is intriguing to wonder what Scorsese saw in the Hong Kong movie that inspired him to make the second remake of his career (after "Cape Fear"). I think he instantly recognized that this story, at a buried level, brought two sides of his art and psyche into equal focus. show more

  • 100
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    This is the most vibrant, exciting and invigorating movie-movie of the year. show more

  • 100
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    The original film was gritty and entertaining ("Infernal Affairs"); the new version is a masterpiece - the best effort Scorsese has brought to the screen since "Goodfellas." show more

  • April 21, 2011 kairp1
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    Fantastic one of the best movies i have ever seen martin scorsese strikes again with this amazing film!

  • April 17, 2011 movieman928
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  • April 17, 2010 SPEC594
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    this is deffinatly martin scorsese on the top of his game and is the perfect movie. it is star studded, each charecter gives an amazing performce, especially whalberg and nicholson. scorsese also shocks and awes the audience with the unexpected scenes and intensity. thelma schoonmakers editing makes every scene unforgettable. and monohans screenplay, though based off internal affiars is still an orginal american piece of art. one of the best films ever made

  • April 13, 2010 tmrvns789
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    The Departed is an action packed movie that keeps viewers on the edge of their seats. The will keep you guessing and wanting more. The Departed is one of the best if not the best gangster films of all time. It is a must see movie.

  • June 19, 2008 cubbyduke
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    This movie was INCREDIBLE. One of my favorite movies of all time.

  • May 22, 2008 Allison Rowley
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    This movie was critically acclaimed and one of the best.

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