A litle late, but better than never … I went out to see The Departed Saturday with h! and RLP. Shuttergirl was in the cinema, but she went to see Infamous with Wild Erbunch.

The Departed was good, but not necesarily great. Leonardo DiCaprio was surprisingly good; he’s come a long way from the homeless orphan on Growing Pains. While a few people have mentioned flashbacks to The Shining when watching Jack Nicholson, I didn’t feel he was quite as intense as he usually is (“You can’t handle the truth!“). Due to the surprise, twist ending, I don’t want to go into detail about it, but it was very good. And very apt, given the nature of the people involved. Definitely worth seeing, in the theatre.

8 out of 10 saltines.