Alright, the Times is going to have to hook me up with a screener for this film. The reviews are coming in and all of them are very favorable. Emanuel Levy of emanuellevy.com say The Departed is Scorsese's best film since Goodfellas.
This season, perhaps even more impressively, DiCaprio holds his own in "The Departed," Scorsese's best film since "GoodFellas," against such heavyweights as Jack Nicholson, Matt Damon, and Martin Sheen. With justice and luck, "The Departed" should garner DiCaprio (and Scorsese) Oscar nominations.
Oscar noms for DiCaprio and Scorsese, he predicts