THE DEPARTED (2006) GO!, 9.30PM, AV15+, CRIME

The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - TV Guide - - HIGHLIGHTS -

Near­ing his 70s when The Departed was made, Martin Scors­ese shows he still hasn’t lost his vigour. From the very first se­quence, his re­make of Hong Kong crime-thriller In­fer­nal Af­fairs takes on an elec­tri­fy­ing in­ten­sity. Set in Bos­ton “some time ago”, it’s about two ace cops, the un­der­cover Billy Costi­gan (Leonardo DiCaprio, above) and the high-rank­ing Colin Sul­li­van (Matt Da­mon), whose con­trast­ing moral fi­bre has set them on a col­li­sion course. Jack Ni­chol­son plays the chief or­ches­tra­tor of their fate, Ir­ish gang boss Frank Costello while Mark Wahlberg, Ray Win­stone and Martin Sheen are im­pres­sive pe­riph­eral play­ers in this wa­ter-tight, Os­car-win­ning thriller. ★★★★★

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