• 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: Crime drama , Thriller

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

Distributors: Warner Bros.

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

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Peter TraversRolling Stone

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

  • 100
    Roger EbertChicago 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
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    A ferociously entertaining film. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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Awards

Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role
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)
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 Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Adapted Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2007)
Nominated Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2007)
Winner Best Picture
Winner Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
Nominated Editing
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2007)
Winner Film Editing
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Winner Directing
Winner Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Winner Best Foreign Film
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