11 October 2010
The Departed (2006)
I want my environment to be a product of me.
So basically: Two Boston police officers have ties to the South side and Irish crime and both of them are going undercover, but for two different reasons. Colin Sullivan has been in crime boss Frank Costello's inner circle and has infiltrated Boston PD to feed information to him. Billy Costigan is using his knowledge and roots in the South side to climb the ranks and get into Frank's inner circle for the Boston PD. Both sides are eagerly searching for their rat and the two cops are trying to capture the other.
Usually when I watch a list movie - and now anything - I form an opinion on it and know exactly what I'm going to write in my review. Watching this, however, I didn't really have any strong feelings one way or the other. For a cop drama - which isn't my favourite genre - it's a pretty awesome movie. It does have a bit of stereotyping, but that's a product of the genre. The trick is to get the audience to be able to connect with the characters, and this movie succeeds in that. The plot is good and the dialogue is interesting, also.
Despite the ever so slight annoyance of the Boston accent and the similarity to the leads’ names, this movie is still good. It does deserve to be on the list, but certainly not this high.
Ziggi seal of approval!