Have you seen The Departed yet? No? Well I’m about to talk about it, particularly the ending.
You’ve been warned.
Sometimes a film tries so hard to be anti-Hollywood that it becomes Hollywood. Especially when it IS Hollywood. And that’s what struck me about the ending of The Departed, which I was quite enjoying until it got to that point. First 4/5ths of the film: 8 out of 10. Last fifth of the film: 4 out of 10 what with all the shenanigans.
PS – anyone know why it’s called The Departed?