High-End Cops and Robbers in 'The Departed' Film critic David Edelstein reviews The Departed, the new Martin Scorsese film starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Mark Wahlberg, and Jack Nicholson.
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High-End Cops and Robbers in 'The Departed'

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High-End Cops and Robbers in 'The Departed'

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High-End Cops and Robbers in 'The Departed'

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Alec Baldwin (left) and Mark Wahlberg are in the star-studded cast of Martin Scorsese's The Departed. Warner Bros. hide caption

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Leonardo DiCaprio, Jack Nicholson, Matt Damon, Martin Sheen and Alec Baldwin in a film by Martin Scorsese.

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Set in South Boston, The Departed is a thriller about cops and gangsters infiltrating one another's inner circles — with extremely violent results.