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The Departed (2006)
Great film, but almost an exact copy of a greater film, namely Infernal Affairs
If the plot of this film were original, which it isn't I would have given it a 9 out of 10. It was I think well acted, well put together in terms of cinematography, settings and sound. The original Mou gaan dou (Infernal Affairs) 2002 was I think a better film. It was better acted, more realistic, and less melodramatic. The scenario I found more coherent, less fragmented and with, surprisingly enough less superfluous violence. Also, in the original version two different women are involved and here just one. This change seemed contrived and unlikely. The ending of this film was fixed and not open ended as the original. I guess that is a matter of taste.
I felt extremely touched by this movie.
Every time I talk about or remember this movie, I feel very touched and emotional. It made a tremendous impression upon me. I consider the acting extremely well done. The characters were very convincing. I found it an exercise with dealing with prejudice. For anybody who has had close friendships in their adolescent, I would recommend this film.