Departed, The

Lists: Drama, Thriller, Crime / Heist, Academy Award Best Picture Winners - All Time, Best Picture Winners from the 2000s, Best Picture nominee 2000 to 2009

Brief Synopsis: "To take down South Boston's Irish Mafia, the police send in one of their own to infiltrate the underworld, not realizing the syndicate has done likewise in Martin Scorsese's multiple Oscar-winning crime thriller. While an undercover cop curries favor with the mob kingpin, a career criminal rises through the police ranks. But both sides soon discover there's a mole among them."

Overall Ranking: 157 (Rank from 2006: # 4)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 69.23%
Regular 30.77%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Included in Achievement Trios...

  • Martin Scorsese And The Mob

  • Reviewer Rating Review
    Daniel Prinn at Daniel's Film Reviews100
    Josh of Classicblanca100
    Mario L100
    Jim Carrier97 - Scorsese nailed it with this Boston gangster movie about Billy Costigan who grew up in a crooked family & he becomes a cop, while Colin Sullivan grows up in a good family and becomes a cop, but works for the local mob boss Frank Costello. Costigan goes undercover to take down Costello, while Sullivan is in IA working secretively for Costello. It's a grossly intense game of cat & mouse on both sides. It is brilliantly written, superbly acted by a superstar cast & the man that made the film a classic is Martin Scorsese. One of my all-time favorites.
    Gorgon Reviews97
    David Baruffi97
    Alex Robinson96
    Rob from GuysFilmQuest96
    Sir M Hayes XIV95
    Brandon H95
    Bryan Lienesch92 - Scorcese at his best. There's a reason this one put him over the top. A near-perfect film!
    Skooch90(full review)
    movierob90(full review)
    Annwyn S90
    Patrick Devitt90
    Dan O'Neill85 - A fearless direction from Scorsese, perfect screenplay, and great acting makes The Departed a crime/mob classic for the ages. The ending may have not been the best way to go out for this film, but the whole film keeps your attention, and that is something that makes this a near-perfect film.
    (full review)
    Lisa Marie Bowman85 - Like all worthwhile films, The Departed is one that grows better with subsequent viewings
    (full review)
    CinemaVisitor Erik85
    Thomas Pollock80
    Nathan Adams and the Temple Of Reviews80(full review)
    J Collins80
    Ryan from Ten Stars Or Less80(full review)
    J Bumgardner80
    J Patterson75
    Nick Ledgerwood75

    People Involved

  • Leonardo DiCaprio (Billy)
  • Jack Nicholson (Costello)
  • Mark Wahlberg (Dignam)
  • Matt Damon (Colin)
  • Dick Hughes (Uncle Edward)
  • Ray Winstone (Mr. French)
  • Anthony Anderson (Brown)
  • Alec Baldwin (Ellerby)
  • David OHara (Fitzy)
  • Vera Farmiga (Madolyn)
  • Kevin Corrigan (Cousin Sean)
  • James Badge Dale (Barrigan)
  • Robert Wahlberg (Lazio)
  • Kristen Dalton (Gwen)
  • Thomas B. Duffy (Govenor)
  • Martin Sheen (Cpt. Queenan)
  • Howard Shore (Director)
  • Martin Scorsese (Director)
  • Michael Ballhaus (Director)