"The Departed" is a great gang film from director, Martin Scorsese. With an all-star cast ensemble, including Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg, Martin Sheen, Vera Farminga and Alec Baldwin, this movie has great acting that brings the characters to life. The story is simple, yet it is still very compelling and well structured. It may be a bit ridiculous, but fun nonetheless. The dialogue is good and the actors all deliver their lines perfectly. This is not Scorsese's best film, but it is far away from being the worst. It has many things going right in it. The camerawork is good. The film's pacing is just right. There is enough progression in every scene to keep the plot rolling without feeling rushed or fluffy. "The Departed" is rough and violent, but is also thrilling and exciting. The song choices are also very tasteful. This a movie that a viewer will not regret seeing. Overall, I give this film a 9/10.