• The Departed (2006)

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: Thriller , Crime drama

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

Distributors: Warner Bros.

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

Ratings & Reviews

  • 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.

  • 100
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    A ferociously entertaining film. show more

  • 100
    Peter TraversRolling Stone

    A new American crime classic from the legendary Martin Scorsese, whose talent shines here on its highest beams. 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 Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2007)
Nominated Editing
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2007)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2007)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2007)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a 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)
Winner Best Picture
Nominated Actor in a Leading Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2007)
Nominated Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2007)
Nominated Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Winner Best Foreign Film
Amandaprisen (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)
Winner Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
Winner Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2007)
Winner Directing
Nominated Adapted Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2007)
Winner Film Editing
Nominated David Lean Award for Achievement in Direction
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2007)
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama