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.