I watched "The Departed
" last night, which was generally excellent, if a tad long with an entirely unmemorable and wooden love interest. The plot twists nicely for a gangster film and Jack Nicholson
gives an adeptly understated performance as Frank Costello, a character based on the real-life Irish mob boss of Boston's Winter Hill Gang, the notorious James J. " Whitey" Bulger
, who like Costello, was both casually murderous and a protected informant of the FBI. Matt Damon
is out-acted by Leonardo DiCaprio
in their joint scenes, but as neither of them will ever be confused with Sir Laurence Olivier, that really doesn't matter much.
Worth the price of a movie rental.
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