PG Cooper's Movie Reviews


I was thinking about what my next “Movie of the Month” should be and while looking at past choices, I realized I had yet to review a Martin Scorsese film. I was actually disappointed in myself; Scorsese is one of my favourite filmmakers, if not my absolute favourite, and I had yet to tackle one of his films. I realized I needed to remedy this so I’ve opted to look at the film that won him his Best Director Oscar, The Departed.

The Departed is a crime-thriller set on the streets of Boston, Massachusetts. The film follows two men who are both working undercover. The first is Billy Costigan (Leonardo DiCaprio), a man who grew up with criminal connections but who’s goal was to be a cop. Because of his background, his superiors Queenan and Dignam (Martin Sheen and Mark Wahlberg) decide he’s the perfect person to go undercover…

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