Originally Posted by Ambulance Chaser
The Departed, starring Jack Nicholson, Leonardo DiCaprio and Matt Damon, and directed by Martin Scorcese. It is a remake of a great, great Hong Kong film, Infernal Affairs. I doubt it will be as good as the original (when does Hollywood ever improve a foreign film?) but still should be worth watching.
Given the director, it might be as good as the original, although Scorcese does produce some duds from time to time (or at least films that fall short of being masterworks). Also, while I liked the set-up of Infernal Affairs
, I didn't think it was particularly well-acted (particularly by the guy who was the crook who went undercover as the cop - I just didn't buy his transformation). I thought the guy who went the other way was better. I also wasn't sure why they needed two different actors to represent their younger and older selves. It's not like they aged that much
from the beginning of the film.
The above are nits. I still enjoyed the movie.