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"Late Pass: 'The Departed' was a C-plus film at best."


  

          



Decap was good.

Damon was a cop version of Will Hunting.

Jack was a witty old slickster.

Nice little crime storyline.



Not memorable at all overall.


  

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^^must be on his period
Aug 20th 2007
1
Cornier: That line in the movie, or that line in your post?
Aug 20th 2007
6
      ^^^^needs to switch to tampons
Aug 21st 2007
52
Watch it again
Aug 20th 2007
2
Decaprio's stature rose
Aug 20th 2007
3
Decap's best performance imo.
Aug 20th 2007
5
Personally, Blood Diamond did it for me.
Aug 20th 2007
19
basically
Aug 20th 2007
4
I disagree. I personally loved it. But to each his own.
Aug 20th 2007
7
You may have a point. Total retred of Goodfellas
Aug 20th 2007
8
Don't disrespect 'Goodfellas' by saying that.
Aug 20th 2007
18
      Goodfellas is a modern classic IMO.
Aug 20th 2007
35
A-
Aug 20th 2007
9
I slightly disagree...C+
Aug 20th 2007
10
Definitely Mediocre
Aug 20th 2007
11
saw it for like the 5th time last week
Aug 20th 2007
12
RE: Disagree
Aug 20th 2007
13
I loved it.
Aug 20th 2007
14
ye twas my feeling too. wasn't anything special
Aug 20th 2007
15
^^^the other guy
Aug 20th 2007
16
lol
Aug 20th 2007
25
now you really fucked up dude....................
Aug 20th 2007
17
Another thought: 'The Departed' = Oceans 11-13
Aug 20th 2007
20
I disagree here...
Aug 20th 2007
22
Agree with this
Aug 25th 2007
58
but the movie doesn't take itself seriously at all
Aug 20th 2007
23
      That's some pretty lame excuse-making if I ever seen it.
Aug 20th 2007
24
           RE: That's some pretty lame excuse-making if I ever seen it.
Aug 20th 2007
27
                You smoking PCP-laced Latte, homie.
Aug 20th 2007
28
                     why can't it be both?
Aug 20th 2007
32
A- without a doubt
Aug 20th 2007
21
it was good because of baldwin...no baldwin, i'd prolly hate it
Aug 20th 2007
26
Baldwin was the best thing in there for me
Aug 21st 2007
42
Infernal Affairs was better IMO
Aug 20th 2007
29
Really? Really really?
Aug 20th 2007
30
^^^The way to get O_E to Log off Forever
Aug 20th 2007
31
      lmfao n/m
Aug 20th 2007
33
      G.D. is the final frontier for O_E
Aug 20th 2007
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      RE: ^^^The way to get O_E to Log off Forever
Aug 20th 2007
37
      a-plus reply.
Aug 21st 2007
47
RE: Late Pass: 'The Departed' was a C-plus film at best.
Aug 20th 2007
36
thorougly mediocre flick
Aug 20th 2007
38
ugh, DiCaprio sucked in Gangs of New York & couldn't hold that accent
Aug 21st 2007
41
it was good. but infernal affairs was better.
Aug 20th 2007
39
I'd say B+
Aug 20th 2007
40
c'mon and take that plus off
Aug 21st 2007
43
      Explain why a B and not a B+
Aug 22nd 2007
55
           Too long. The female therpist character was weak.
Aug 22nd 2007
56
b
Aug 21st 2007
44
it's a good movie...but definitely overrated...
Aug 21st 2007
45
damn...I thought it was just me...was just 'okay'...
Aug 21st 2007
46
cmon man, nobody said the departed was 'groundbreaking'
Aug 21st 2007
48
I give it a B...maybe a B+ if I forget the crappy editing.
Aug 21st 2007
49
you're a c-plus film at best
Aug 21st 2007
50
SOMEBODY ELSE FINALLY REALIZES THIS...
Aug 21st 2007
51
yeah, there is a small handful of poor, unenlightened souls
Aug 21st 2007
53
This is a D minus post.
Aug 21st 2007
54
THAT WAS THE WORST MOVIE EVER
Aug 25th 2007
57
Bobby
Aug 26th 2007
59
if Studio 60 were a movie, it would have shat on The Departed
Aug 26th 2007
60
Brokeback? *rimshot*
Aug 26th 2007
61
not enough, and not big enough
Aug 26th 2007
64
Diary of a Mad Black Woman.
Aug 26th 2007
63
Be Cool
Aug 26th 2007
65
Correction: I have thought of a movie that sucks more than The Departed
Aug 27th 2007
66
      You should keep a copy of 'Eyes Wide Shut' nearby.
Aug 28th 2007
69
Using that metric, you are a U- poster
Aug 26th 2007
62
solid B+
Aug 27th 2007
67
You're lying and you know it
Aug 27th 2007
68
Uh. Just seen 'Casino' again, an actual good movie.
Aug 28th 2007
70
just saw it last nite & came to post this. @@/@@@@
Aug 28th 2007
71
^^^^WOOOOW SPOT FUCKIN ON!!!!!^^^^^
Aug 28th 2007
72
      RE: ^^^^WOOOOW SPOT FUCKIN ON!!!!!^^^^^
Aug 28th 2007
74
      LOL @ scorcese shootin closeups of martin sheens jacket pocket
Aug 29th 2007
78
           the pockets were like, symbolic, man
Aug 29th 2007
79
Just saw it last night... A-
Aug 28th 2007
73
Saw it again. It sucked worse the second time.
Aug 29th 2007
76
i loved it
Aug 28th 2007
75
Not terrible, but far from great, & makes the original even better
Aug 29th 2007
77

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1. "^^must be on his period"
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have a cranberry juice and a smile

  

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6. "Cornier: That line in the movie, or that line in your post?"
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>have a cranberry juice and a smile

In your post, I guess.


The movie was full of all sorts of dumbass one-liner/wisecrackers.

I liked most of Marky Mark's,
but didn't like Jack's.





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52. "^^^^needs to switch to tampons"
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2. "Watch it again"
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I liked it the first time but the second was waaaaay beter. The performances were great and the hype was over

  

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3. "Decaprio's stature rose"
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in my eyes from that movie alone.

  

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5. "Decap's best performance imo."
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>in my eyes from that movie alone.

I give credit where credit is due.


I'm just saying the film overall was sort of meh

  

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19. "Personally, Blood Diamond did it for me."
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minus the attempt at the accent, Leo was superb

  

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4. "basically"
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Wow, I actually agree with you.

  

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7. "I disagree. I personally loved it. But to each his own."
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8. "You may have a point. Total retred of Goodfellas"
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But I want to give it a B
but it probably is only a C

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18. "Don't disrespect 'Goodfellas' by saying that."
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Nah, joking, I hear you.

'Goodfellas' was an actual good movie though.

'The Departed' was bland. 20 years ago, that story woulda
been sitting in Scorcese's trash bin.


In 2007, when people forgot how to write crime stories,
its a big hit.


*shrugs*

  

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35. "Goodfellas is a modern classic IMO."
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Not quite as good as say Casino

But still it'sbetter than alot of other shit out there

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9. "A-"
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Leo should've won an Oscar

  

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10. "I slightly disagree...C+"
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11. "Definitely Mediocre"
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12. "saw it for like the 5th time last week"
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Still think it's greatness.

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13. "RE: Disagree"
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>
>
>Decap was good.
Finally getting praise for a performance that was actually good.

>
>Damon was a cop version of Will Hunting.
>
>Jack was a witty old slickster.
>
>Nice little crime storyline.
>
>
>
>Not memorable at all overall.
I agree somewhat. It is not a film I would add to my dvd collection.

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14. "I loved it."
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Wanna see it again actually...

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15. "ye twas my feeling too. wasn't anything special"
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other than the cast.

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16. "^^^the other guy"
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17. "now you really fucked up dude...................."
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20. "Another thought: 'The Departed' = Oceans 11-13"
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All of which are terrible, but feature "slick"
casts. 'The Departed is bit better, but not much.

Y'all just have a hard time talking bad about
Scorcese.

One thing -- Scorcese does not make trainwrecks the way
Spielberg them do. Scorcese DOES, however, make LOTS of
MEDIOCRE movies that the praised for being great. I been
noticed that.

All yall talking about cast:

Good casts only play out in good MOVIES.

If the movie is mediocre, I don't care about the cast.

I mean, Marky Mark...that nigga was comic relief. That's
all. He didn't do shit but bark and talk shit the whole
movie. That's it. I almost felt like I was watching
'The Naked Gun' everytime I seen him on screen, because he
was so fucking contrived, it felt like slapstick comedy.

And Jack Nicholson basically played himself.

Oh, and the psychiatrist love interest bullshit was
very, very, meh.



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22. "I disagree here..."
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Scorcese DOES, however, make LOTS of
>MEDIOCRE movies that the praised for being great. I been
>noticed that.
>
Like what? I admit not all his movies were great, but what other mediocre ones does he have? I can only think of two right off hand, next to the Departed: After Hours and Kundun. He has way more great films.

>Good casts only play out in good MOVIES.
>
>If the movie is mediocre, I don't care about the cast.
>
Nah. Careers have been made from amazing performances in mediocre movies.

>I mean, Marky Mark...that nigga was comic relief. That's
>all. He didn't do shit but bark and talk shit the whole
>movie. That's it. I almost felt like I was watching
>'The Naked Gun' everytime I seen him on screen, because he
>was so fucking contrived, it felt like slapstick comedy.
>
I agree here. How he got an Oscar nom I'll never know.

>And Jack Nicholson basically played himself.
>
Hells no. I actually can't think of one other movie where his role is similar to the one in The Departed.

>Oh, and the psychiatrist love interest bullshit was
>very, very, meh.
>
Yes. Obviously the point to it was to show how another person (the psychiatrist) was out there living a double life fucking Damon and Dicapprio, and even though they were both living double lives they didn't know that someone else was doing the same thing to them emotionally. That's a good idea. But the execution of it was really forgettable, almost to the point where it seemed thrown in half-heartedly, since the love story doesn't seem to go anywhere.

  

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58. "Agree with this"
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Sat Aug-25-07 11:44 PM by Marauder21

  

          

>Scorcese DOES, however, make LOTS of
>>MEDIOCRE movies that the praised for being great. I been
>>noticed that.
>>
>Like what? I admit not all his movies were great, but what
>other mediocre ones does he have? I can only think of two
>right off hand, next to the Departed: After Hours and Kundun.
>He has way more great films.
>

Off the top of my head, I can't think of any other mediocre films by Scorsese (though I wouldn't say Departed was mediocre, just overrated.) Name names already.

EDIT: Just thought of Last Temptation of Christ, which IMO was pretty disappointing.

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23. "but the movie doesn't take itself seriously at all"
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So to compare it to Oceans 11 or even Naked Gun isn't really that big of a knock.

I mean all of these films can fit squarely into the category of 'fun crime flicks'. Some sillier than others, sure. But The Departed is more or less a comedy as far as I'm concerned. And everybody who was in the theater with me would probably agree. That shit got more laughs than Knocked Up.

And this is exactly what makes The Departed great. It's fun, the cast is great, and it's really fucking well made. There are some really stupid cop movie cliches in the film, but there's some fairly brilliant nuances tossed in there that set it apart from the herd. The love interest thing, I would agree feels underdeveloped and a bit shoehorned. On the other hand, it contributes to the symmetry of the movie as well as its rampant sexual subtext. So I have trouble seeing it as a fault. I dunno, admittedly, I have such a good time watching this movie, I have trouble seeing any fault in it.

The common denominator I see in what little criticism this movie gets is from people who were expecting some sort of "return to form" from Scorsese. Which it was, just not in the brooding, high-falutin' no plot havin' character study sense that some were wanting.

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24. "That's some pretty lame excuse-making if I ever seen it."
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>So to compare it to Oceans 11 or even Naked Gun isn't really
>that big of a knock.


Yes, it is.

The laziest defense of a movie, one that I get too often,
is the "you took it too seriously" bullshit. Its nothing more
than a way for someone to pardon the dumbass bullshit in a given
film. You point out dumb shit, and people say:

"Aw...man, you're focusing on the wrong stuff!
Its just a fun movie!"


*NEWSFLASH*

"Fun movie" does NOT = an excuse to have cliche, contrived
interactions, especially when the rest of the goddamn movie
is supposed to be somewhat realistic. Its not fucking Star
Wars.

It takes place in Boston, and shit, like, today or something.


Not Mars in 3011.

Just because 'The Departed' was funny does not mean its a
fucking slapstick comedy. It was a crime story, with some
funny dialogue and one liners.


It was not Oceans 11. It was not the Naked Gun.

Don't use that excuse to pardon the lame, sloppy storyline
and all the non-Decap boring characters.


>I mean all of these films can fit squarely into the category
>of 'fun crime flicks'.

Jesus Christ.

Just a way for you to pardon the dumb shit in 'The Departed'.

That's all it is.

You can use your dumbass excuse to pardon ANYTHING in ANY movie,
really. You can always say:

"C'mon! Stop nit-picking! Its just a movie!"


Bullshit.


If you can't admit that 'The Departed' was supposed to be
way, way, way, way, way, way, way, more serious than
Oceans 11 than you're just being a coward.



>And this is exactly what makes The Departed great. It's fun,
>the cast is great, and it's really fucking well made. There
>are some really stupid cop movie cliches in the film, but
>there's some fairly brilliant nuances tossed in there that set
>it apart from the herd.


What "nuances?"


The love interest thing, I would agree
>feels underdeveloped and a bit shoehorned. On the other hand,
>it contributes to the symmetry of the movie as well as its
>rampant sexual subtext.

What the fuck are you talking about?

"sexual subtext?"

Now I remember why I don't post in PTP. You guys love to
make yourselves feel smart with your over-analysis.

There was some drugs, and fucking in the movie.

Whoopdeedamndoo.

That has nothing to do with the love interest being irrelevant,
uninteresting, unnecessary, and bland.

Stop making excuses. She was boring, and her scenes sucked.



So I have trouble seeing it as a
>fault. I dunno, admittedly, I have such a good time watching
>this movie, I have trouble seeing any fault in it.

That's because you are good at making excuses and lying to your
self so that the movie has no flaws.

>The common denominator I see in what little criticism this
>movie gets is from people who were expecting some sort of
>"return to form" from Scorsese. Which it was, just not in the
>brooding, high-falutin' no plot havin' character study sense
>that some were wanting.


Uh. Not my criticism at all.


I put it in my DVD player, and watched the goddamn movie and
it wasn't that good.

That's actually my criticism, and that's the one you are
getting from most of the people who agree with me here.

I'm not artsy like that.

I just thought the fucking movie was bland.

  

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27. "RE: That's some pretty lame excuse-making if I ever seen it."
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>>So to compare it to Oceans 11 or even Naked Gun isn't
>really
>>that big of a knock.
>
>
>Yes, it is.

Comparing a movie to other good movies? Not so much.


>The laziest defense of a movie, one that I get too often,
>is the "you took it too seriously" bullshit. Its nothing more
>than a way for someone to pardon the dumbass bullshit in a
>given
>film. You point out dumb shit, and people say:
>
>"Aw...man, you're focusing on the wrong stuff!
>Its just a fun movie!"

Not saying that at all. It is a fun movie. But it's not JUST a fun movie, if you get me.


I'll skip a lot of the other stuff you said as it contains no reason nor relevance to anything whatsoever.


>Don't use that excuse to pardon the lame, sloppy storyline
>and all the non-Decap boring characters.

I thought you said it was a "Nice little crime storyline" in your original post? What was sloppy about it? I thought the plot structure was actually one of the better things going for it.


>If you can't admit that 'The Departed' was supposed to be
>way, way, way, way, way, way, way, more serious than
>Oceans 11 than you're just being a coward.

I can't admit it because I don't think it's true.



>What "nuances?"
>
>>What the fuck are you talking about?
>
>"sexual subtext?"


Well, there's a ton of it. There's this whole thing with morality/fertility, fathers/sons, double lives, etc. etc.... there's also the possibility that Matt Damon's character was a repressed homosexual who compensated with this contrived 'tough guy' routine. I can understand why you might have chosen not to catch *that* one, though.

Anyway, watch the movie again, or go check out the big ol' Departed post from way back if you're interested in some of the subtleties (though not all that subtle) of the flick. There really is a good bit going on below the surface, but of course if you ignore that stuff the film can be just as enjoyable.


>Now I remember why I don't post in PTP. You guys love to
>make yourselves feel smart with your over-analysis.
>
>There was some drugs, and fucking in the movie.

Oh you were on drugs? Well that explains everything.



>Stop making excuses. She was boring, and her scenes sucked.

She confronted Matt Damon about his impotence while eating a banana. That was a good scene.

But, like I said, she wasn't my favorite part of the movie, nor a part that I'd spend too much energy on defending. But the character/subplot did contribute to the overall film.

I would recommend maybe watching it again, not high this time, and seeing how you like it then.

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28. "You smoking PCP-laced Latte, homie."
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I apologize for all the profanity. You seem like
a nice dude, but you're drunk on Latte, homes.


>Well, there's a ton of it. There's this whole thing with
>morality/fertility, fathers/sons, double lives, etc. etc....
>there's also the possibility that Matt Damon's character was a
>repressed homosexual who compensated with this contrived
>'tough guy' routine. I can understand why you might have
>chosen not to catch *that* one, though.

Jesus Christ.

This is what I mean when I say 'Pulp Fiction' ruined
modern film.


I'll hold back for now.



>Anyway, watch the movie again, or go check out the big ol'
>Departed post from way back if you're interested in some of
>the subtleties (though not all that subtle) of the flick.
>There really is a good bit going on below the surface, but of
>course if you ignore that stuff the film can be just as
>enjoyable.

No, because movies are supposed to be made to be WATCHED
not discussed over coffee for months after the fact. Again-
the Pulp Fiction generation seems to miss this, and y'all
like to overanalyze films to make yourself seem deep and
smart.

Films used to be dope because EVERYTHING including SUBTEXT
was 100% OBVIOUS. Take Goodfellas -- lots of subtext. No artsy
fartsy bullshit. Just DIRECT storytelling. That's the way its
posed to be done.

If it wasn't 100% apparent in the first viewing, then its
an irrelevant detail. All that "under the surface" is just a way
to make a film seem "deeper"....its a goddamn crime story with
some witty characters. Its not a commentary on the Boxer Rebellion
or a post-structuralist account of Susan B. Anthony.


>>Stop making excuses. She was boring, and her scenes sucked.
>
>She confronted Matt Damon about his impotence while eating a
>banana. That was a good scene.

No, it wasn't.

>But, like I said, she wasn't my favorite part of the movie,
>nor a part that I'd spend too much energy on defending. But
>the character/subplot did contribute to the overall film.


No, it didn't. It was lame.




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32. "why can't it be both?"
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>No, because movies are supposed to be made to be WATCHED
>not discussed over coffee for months after the fact. Again-
>the Pulp Fiction generation seems to miss this, and y'all
>like to overanalyze films to make yourself seem deep and
>smart.


Didn't see PF until it had been out on video for years. Never once discussed it over lattes. Whatever alleged 'impact' it had on the masses is lost on me. I liked it, and I leave it at that.


>If it wasn't 100% apparent in the first viewing, then its
>an irrelevant detail.

I don't think you honestly believe this. But let me know if I'm wrong.



>All that "under the surface" is just a
>way
>to make a film seem "deeper"....its a goddamn crime story
>with
>some witty characters. Its not a commentary on the Boxer
>Rebellion
>or a post-structuralist account of Susan B. Anthony.

I'm not sure why depth is exclusive to period pieces in your mind. I'm not sure why "deeper" is in quotation marks. I'm not sure why, given your point of view, you didn't find The Departed's irreverence a little more appealing.

But we do agree on one thing: This is boring.

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21. "A- without a doubt"
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26. "it was good because of baldwin...no baldwin, i'd prolly hate it"
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42. "Baldwin was the best thing in there for me"
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I liked it, didn't love it

  

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29. "Infernal Affairs was better IMO"
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but I dunno about it being a C-

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30. "Really? Really really?"
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I think it's overly harsh to say C-. I also think it's fair to ask what your F, C, and A+ is, so we all know what you're standards are.

I think it deserves an A.

Think back to the way, say, the first hour is cut. The past develops with the present. It's quick, tight--the film rushes you. But what makes it brilliant is the juxtaposition. Why has he jumped from the past to the present now? Now why has he gone back? Like other people have said, you catch smaller emotional and plot arcs with repeat viewings, and end up seeing how carefully (and I think successfully) DiCaprio's character is crafted. And in the the end that what makes him meaningful and resonant. I think the film is built on the first hour or so and, it doesn't coast, but it has enough momentum from that first hour to blast to the finish.

Marky Mark may be a bit too funny for his own good, but it's almost like the Jesus effect in Big Lebowski. An essentially minor character has only quality lines. Like it's all golden. I'm not saying that Marky is Jesus, but maybe you can see that good line after good line will eventually push someone over the top. Which taints it a bit, but I still think the character is great cinema.

I do agree that Jack is a bit hammy. And the love story is brief (and her accent comes and goes like the bus). But in my opinion the film is about DiCaprio. The characters, the setting, the dialog--it's all a buttress for getting inside Leo's head. Which it does a fantastic job of doing.

Clown away at me, but I also got a lot out of the new Harry Potter book from watching the Departed.

***spoiler***

Man, Severus is basically the same character as DiCaprio. I finished the book and then all of the sudden Severus came alive. Rowling did an ok job with his little flashbacks, but you want to understand Severus's pain, longing, his nerves of steel, feelings of alienation. I think the Departed accidentally fleshes out Severus Snape, and inadvertently turned JK Rowling into an author with real depth. Because we can really see what one of her hidden but lynchpin characters were really about.

Regardless, I still think the Departed was fucking ace.

  

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31. "^^^The way to get O_E to Log off Forever"
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I'm traumatized by this post, seriously, and don't
think I'll recover for a few months.

This ninja just said Marky Mark is like the Jesus effect
from the Big Lebowski and compared 'The Departed'
to Harry Potter and was dead serious.


I need a break, y'all.



The problem with PTP is that you are, for the most part,
a bunch of nice guys and I feel sorta guilty hurting
people's feelings, and so I won't.

This is unlike Okaysports, where everyone is at least
as much of an asshole as I am, and so I'm quicker with the
trigger.

I'm taking a nap.


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33. "lmfao n/m"
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>This is unlike Okaysports, where everyone is at least
>as much of an asshole as I am, and so I'm quicker with the
>trigger.
>
>I'm taking a nap.

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34. "G.D. is the final frontier for O_E"
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ive seen him post there occasionally--but hasnt been an ass yet

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37. "RE: ^^^The way to get O_E to Log off Forever"
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LMAO!

  

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47. "a-plus reply."
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lmao.

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36. "RE: Late Pass: 'The Departed' was a C-plus film at best."
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Co - Sign .. In fact C minus


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38. "thorougly mediocre flick"
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half the shit that was funny in that flick wasn't meant to be funny, imo.

Put it like this: The original had almost the exact same plot and kept my ass riveted to the screen.

Departed ended up being slapstick.

Matt Damon was by far the blandest damn villain i've ever seen in a movie, Jack Nicholson played Jack Nicholson, and dicaprio was cool (liked him better in gangs of NY tho)

  

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41. "ugh, DiCaprio sucked in Gangs of New York & couldn't hold that accent"
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for shit.

Daniel Day-Lewis owned that movie.

The Departed was DiCaprio's best performance in years and the best performance in the film.

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39. "it was good. but infernal affairs was better."
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40. "I'd say B+"
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I was a little disappointed, but still thought it was a well made film. I didn't think any of the performances were bad, and the movie moved along at a brisk enough pace where it never got boring. Did it deserve Best Picture? Probably not, but I was rooting for Marty to win after losing to so many lesser directors.

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43. "c'mon and take that plus off"
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55. "Explain why a B and not a B+"
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56. "Too long. The female therpist character was weak."
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It could have beeen tightend up a bit
just enuff to knock that plus off

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44. "b"
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leo won't be denied!

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45. "it's a good movie...but definitely overrated..."
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i don't think it deserves all of the accolades its received...and it has like zero replay value in my eyes.

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46. "damn...I thought it was just me...was just 'okay'..."
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And not this groundbreaking film that everyone made it out to be.

  

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48. "cmon man, nobody said the departed was 'groundbreaking'"
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lmao

matter fact, i just ran a google search on "the departed groundbreaking" + all that came back was ppl saying that the film WASN'T particularly groundbreaking

there've been a lot of adjectives used to describe the movie but that ain't one of 'em

you ain't gotta cyse that shit

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49. "I give it a B...maybe a B+ if I forget the crappy editing."
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50. "you're a c-plus film at best"
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nm

  

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51. "SOMEBODY ELSE FINALLY REALIZES THIS..."
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This movie was garbage!

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53. "yeah, there is a small handful of poor, unenlightened souls"
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i feel so bad for you all : (

  

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54. "This is a D minus post."
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Out.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

*Effasig*

  

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57. "THAT WAS THE WORST MOVIE EVER"
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I'm trying to think of a movie that sucked more and bigger dick, and I can't think of one.


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59. "Bobby"
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60. "if Studio 60 were a movie, it would have shat on The Departed"
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61. "Brokeback? *rimshot*"
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64. "not enough, and not big enough"
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63. "Diary of a Mad Black Woman."
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65. "Be Cool"
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but the departed was not much better

  

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66. "Correction: I have thought of a movie that sucks more than The Departed"
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HELL NO I DIDNT


that movie fucking sucked and anyone who likes it should kill themselves.

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69. "You should keep a copy of 'Eyes Wide Shut' nearby."
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It makes ugly girls, pretty.

I makes rainy days, sunny.

Its just the worst piece of shit ever created.
Watch it opposite The Departed, and the Departed
will magically become 'Heat'



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62. "Using that metric, you are a U- poster"
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67. "solid B+"
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I'd say you'd probably like Infernal Affairs better if it wasn't for your aversion to Asian cinema (but I guess that only applies to arthouse-type films & not the hard-edged HK gangster flicks, so maybe you'd give it a look)

I think it helps add some appreciation to the movie if you're familiar with the Whitey Bulger/John Connelly connection too (the real-life Frank Costello & Colin Sullivan)

the soundtrack also added alot to the movie I thought... but I'm guessing you're not a big Dropkick Murphys fan either - LOL.


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68. "You're lying and you know it"
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>
>Not memorable at all overall.
>
>


That line is bull to the shit.

If you don't think it was an above average movie finely executed, and I fail to understand that opinion, then you just don't.

But don't sell wolf tix that read "The Departed is 'not memorable at all...'", because that's the type of folderol that destroys credibility.

  

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70. "Uh. Just seen 'Casino' again, an actual good movie."
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I'm downgrading 'The Departed' to a C

Casino gets an A-minus.






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71. "just saw it last nite & came to post this. @@/@@@@"
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lol yo

casting aside, that storyline was on par wit like "im bout it" pt 3
or some other sht i catch on BET on the humble



then scorcese throwin in a few cheeseball shots, like nicholson laughin thru the smoke with the 'fire in his eyes', after he gives the coke to the 2 chicks


plus the way the story went, havin a allstar cast was sorta pointless if the actors were never gonna share screentime & really interact

leo sittin wit jack convincin him hes not the rat ---> good dialogue, good scene
rest of that i-spy phone-tap sht ---> meh



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72. "^^^^WOOOOW SPOT FUCKIN ON!!!!!^^^^^"
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WOOOOWWWW


NOTHING ELSE SAY.



>lol yo
>casting aside, that storyline was on par wit like "im bout it"
>pt 3
>or some other sht i catch on BET on the humble

HAHAHAHAHA SOOOOOO FUCKIN TRUE!!! Story was fuckin'
CORNY as a muffuka


>then scorcese throwin in a few cheeseball shots, like
>nicholson laughin thru the smoke with the 'fire in his eyes',
>after he gives the coke to the 2 chicks


SHIT WAS SO FUCKIN CORNY

>plus the way the story went, havin a allstar cast was sorta
>pointless if the actors were never gonna share screentime &
>really interact

Yep. Couldn't possibly agree more.


>leo sittin wit jack convincin him hes not the rat ---> good
>dialogue, good scene
>rest of that i-spy phone-tap sht ---> meh

LOL!!!!

FUCKING Matt Damon typing text messages in his pocket...
...haha....shit was fuckin RETARDED. Haha.







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74. "RE: ^^^^WOOOOW SPOT FUCKIN ON!!!!!^^^^^"
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I can see how you guys felt it was corny, but I did not hear to much about the movie when it first dropped otehr than it was well done.

It was out of the theatre's before I got off my ass and saw it, so going in without any preconceptions was the best thing I could have done.

I'll check it out again and repost...

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78. "LOL @ scorcese shootin closeups of martin sheens jacket pocket"
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dude shot the inside of some jacket pockets and got best director award


>
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>>leo sittin wit jack convincin him hes not the rat ---> good
>>dialogue, good scene
>>rest of that i-spy phone-tap sht ---> meh
>
>LOL!!!!
>
>FUCKING Matt Damon typing text messages in his pocket...
>...haha....shit was fuckin RETARDED. Haha.
>
>

TEXT MESSAGE CINEMA!!

lmao yo im still laughin, i might have to walk away from my desk

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79. "the pockets were like, symbolic, man"
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73. "Just saw it last night... A-"
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It was well written, and kept me on edge the whole time. The way it ends... WOW, shocked the hell out of me.

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76. "Saw it again. It sucked worse the second time."
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>It was well written, and kept me on edge the whole time. The
>way it ends... WOW, shocked the hell out of me.

Like the dude said, it had a 'State Property' or
'I'm Bout It' sort of storyline and ending. Very amateurish
and silly. In fact, I'll take 'State Property' over this
shit anyday.

The movie didn't know when to be goofy or when to
be serious...it mixed them together and it came
across very retarded sometimes(Lol - Matt Damon sending
text messages in his pocket as a CLIMAX in the film...
Lol...)

Matt Damon was terrible. His character was completely
uninteresting. His scenes were pretty bad. I know he's
a Boston white kid, but he's not at his best when
he's playing a Boston white kid(I didn't even like
*HIM* in 'Good Will Hunting'...that was
Robin Williams' movie).

The entire psychiatrist character, and all of her
interactions completely sucked. She was very, very,
boring. Very.

The movie was like a slightly suckier 'the Last
Boyscout' and that's a compliment. I'm only saying
that because 'The Departed' did have one liners.


People just have a hard time hating scorcese and
all those cast members.

Sort of like how America has found a way to like
the Oceans series, when those films are horrifyingly
bad.



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75. "i loved it"
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well-deserved best picture nod

  

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77. "Not terrible, but far from great, & makes the original even better"
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