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What the critics are saying about 'The Departed'

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Martin Scorsese has stopped chasing that elusive Oscar long enough to return to his roots with the crime thriller "The Departed," his sharpest film in a decade - and the most entertaining major studio release this year.  - Lou Leminick, NY Post

. . . it's a stylish head rush of a movie that flies by, even at two-and-a-half hours, and keeps turning the knife (and your stomach) up to the final scene. - Dana Stevens, Slate

Frequently excessive but never dull, "The Departed" is a little too much of a lot of the things that define Martin Scorsese films but it's also almost impossible to resist. Too operatic at times, too in love with violence and macho posturing at others, it's a potboiler dressed up in upscale designer clothes, but oh how that pot does boil. - Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

The movie works smashingly, especially if you haven’t seen its Hong Kong counterpart and haven’t a clue what’s coming.  - David Edelstein, New York Magazine

I thought I'd get a look at P. Martin's review tonight, but I'll have to wait until the morning.

Let me know your thoughts on this film if you see it this weekend.  I'll post my review some time on Friday night. 


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