The Departed was another Martin Scorsese directed ganster movie which I found to be mediocre. Most of Scorsese's movies have been about groups of people associated for some criminal or other antisocial purpose. In this case, Scorsese placed a gang of police killers without skill or aptitude in bed with thugs. I awarded the movie three stars because of Jack Nicholson and Leonardo Dicaprio's distinguishable acting. Matt Damon and Alec Baldwin gave third rate performances. Also, in several scenes Baldwin appeared to have the sweating sickness characterized by profuse sweating. For example, look closely at the front and back of Baldwin's shirt in Baldwin scenes. Aapparently, Scorsese did not care or have the ability to deal with Baldwin. In conclusion, I am afraid Scorsese's ability to produce entertaining ganster movies is at an end.
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