The Departed

Release Date: October 6th, 2006

DVD Release Date: February 13th, 2007

R |2 hr 32 min

Plot Summary

South Boston cop Billy Costigan (Leonardo DiCaprio) goes under cover to infiltrate the organization of gangland chief Frank Costello (Jack Nicholson). As Billy gains the mobster's trust, a career criminal named Colin Sullivan (Matt Damon) infiltrates the police department and reports on its activities to his syndicate bosses. When both organizations learn they have a mole in their midst, Billy and Colin must figure out each other's identities to save their own lives.

Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg, Martin Sheen, Ray Winstone, Vera Farmiga, Alec Baldwin

Director: Martin Scorsese

Genres: Crime drama , Thriller

Production Co: Plan B Entertainment, Warner Bros., Initial Entertainment Group, Vertigo

Distributors: Warner Bros.

Keywords: Police station , Gritty , Dark , Bar , Quest , 2000s , Rivalry , Mystery , Investigation , Tense , Intense ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    A ferociously entertaining film. show more

  • 100
    Joe MorgensternWall 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.

  • 88
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

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

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

Awards

Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2007)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2007)
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2007)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2007)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2007)
Nominated Actor in a Leading Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2007)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Adapted Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2007)
Nominated Editing
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2007)
Winner Film Editing
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2007)
Nominated Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2007)
Winner Best Picture
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2007)
Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role
Winner Directing
Nominated Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Winner Best Director - Motion Picture
Winner Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2007)
Nominated David Lean Award for Achievement in Direction
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2007)