History YMMV / TheDeparted

14th Aug '17 9:38:21 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* HeReallyCanAct: The movie often serves as a reminder that Mark Wahlberg really can, particularly after some memetic line deliveries in ''Film/TheFighter'' and ''Film/TheHappening''.

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* HeReallyCanAct: SugarWiki/HeReallyCanAct: The movie often serves as a reminder that Mark Wahlberg really can, particularly after some memetic line deliveries in ''Film/TheFighter'' and ''Film/TheHappening''.
12th Aug '17 11:10:06 AM nombretomado
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* ConsolationAward: Despite its 91% RottenTomatoes rating, 86/100 Metacritic rating, and placing second of Scorsese's films on the Website/IMDb Top 250 (actually ''Top 50''; it currently ranks at #46, with an average rating of 8.5/10), as well as being the highest ranked film of 2006, there are critics who believe the Academy Awards it received for Best Picture and Best Director were [[ConsolationAward make-up calls]] for Scorsese's previous [[Film/RagingBull more]] [[Film/{{Goodfellas}} deserving]] [[Film/TaxiDriver work]] having been [[AwardSnub snubbed at the Oscars]]. Oddly, it's rare to find a comment suggesting this that specifically advocates any of the other nominees (with the arguable exception of ''Film/ThePrestige'', which failed to get a Best Picture nomination, though even that film's director, Creator/ChristopherNolan said that Scorsese would have been a deserving winner whether or not ''The Prestige'' was nominated). A handful of commenters posited that ''Film/{{Babel}}'' was a worthier candidate.

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* ConsolationAward: Despite its 91% RottenTomatoes Website/RottenTomatoes rating, 86/100 Metacritic rating, and placing second of Scorsese's films on the Website/IMDb Top 250 (actually ''Top 50''; it currently ranks at #46, with an average rating of 8.5/10), as well as being the highest ranked film of 2006, there are critics who believe the Academy Awards it received for Best Picture and Best Director were [[ConsolationAward make-up calls]] for Scorsese's previous [[Film/RagingBull more]] [[Film/{{Goodfellas}} deserving]] [[Film/TaxiDriver work]] having been [[AwardSnub snubbed at the Oscars]]. Oddly, it's rare to find a comment suggesting this that specifically advocates any of the other nominees (with the arguable exception of ''Film/ThePrestige'', which failed to get a Best Picture nomination, though even that film's director, Creator/ChristopherNolan said that Scorsese would have been a deserving winner whether or not ''The Prestige'' was nominated). A handful of commenters posited that ''Film/{{Babel}}'' was a worthier candidate.
6th Aug '17 12:57:56 AM MatthewRenn
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* WhatTheHellIsThatAccent: Ray Winstone's utterly bizarre and geographically schizophrenic attempt at mimicking his co-stars Bostonian accent. In the words of ''Esquire UK;'' "[Winston's] accent does an accent that manages to switch violently between Louisiana, via Boston, back to Essex, stopping in briefly at some unknown corner of Ireland." One seriously wonders if his character is even meant to be from North America.
26th Mar '17 8:24:32 PM creader
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* WhosYourDaddy: Very Subtle. [[spoiler: It's noted during the film Sullivan is having dysfunction problems. However Madolyn and Billy spend a night together. She also walks past Sullivan at the end and indeed looks at him with contempt. Indeed upon finding out that Sullivan was a rat for the mafia, she tells him, "I thought I was the liar!"]]



27th Feb '17 12:44:00 PM JulianLapostat
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* AdaptationDisplacement: ''The Departed'' was based on the Hong Kong film ''Film/TheInfernalAffairsTrilogy'' which was very well known and popular among aficionados of Hong Kong cinema. Yet on account of GlobalIgnorance and language inaccessibility, aren't aware of it, and thanks to the fact ''The Departed'' has a much higher-profile director and cast, the original has been OvershadowedByAwesome. The films do have major distinctions in that Frank is also based on real-life Boston mob figure Whitey Bulger, the film's plot being based on the unique multiple jurisdiction nature of American law enforcement[[note]]A feature that doesn't exist in Hong Kong[[/note]], the uniquely changed characters of Madolyn and Dignam, mean that the films feel very different.

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* AdaptationDisplacement: ''The Departed'' was based on the Hong Kong film ''Film/TheInfernalAffairsTrilogy'' which was commercially successful in the Sinophone and is very well known and popular among aficionados of Hong Kong cinema. Yet on account of GlobalIgnorance and language inaccessibility, aren't aware most viewers outside of it, Hong Kong and Mandarin-speaking nations, are unaware of it. Likewise, thanks to the fact ''The Departed'' has a much higher-profile director and cast, the original has been OvershadowedByAwesome. The Having said that, the two films do have major distinctions in that separate them despite sharing the same basic plot and dramatis personae. BigBad Frank Costello is also based on real-life Boston mob figure Whitey Bulger, Bulger and the film's plot being based on also takes advantage of the unique multiple jurisdiction nature of American law enforcement[[note]]A enforcement as a ConflictBall[[note]]A feature that doesn't exist in Hong Kong[[/note]], Kong at least not overtly, since the Feds in Hong Kong are the Mainland Chinese police and censorship would prevent Hong Kong film-makers from casting too critical a light on them[[/note]], the uniquely changed characters of Madolyn and Dignam, mean that the films feel very different.
27th Feb '17 12:37:57 PM JulianLapostat
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* AdaptationDisplacement: ''The Departed'' was based on the Hong Kong film ''Film/TheInfernalAffairsTrilogy'' which was very well known and popular among aficionados of Hong Kong cinema. Yet because many on account of GlobalIgnorance aren't aware of it. The fact that the film's director and cast have such a higher profile likewise have a lot to do with it. The films do have major distinctions in that Frank is also based on real-life Boston mob figure Whitey Bulger, the film's plot being based on the unique multiple jurisdiction nature of American law enforcement[[note]]A feature that doesn't exist in Hong Kong[[/note]], the uniquely changed characters of Madolyn and Dignam, mean that the films feel very different.

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* AdaptationDisplacement: ''The Departed'' was based on the Hong Kong film ''Film/TheInfernalAffairsTrilogy'' which was very well known and popular among aficionados of Hong Kong cinema. Yet because many on account of GlobalIgnorance and language inaccessibility, aren't aware of it. The it, and thanks to the fact that the film's ''The Departed'' has a much higher-profile director and cast have such a higher profile likewise have a lot to do with it.cast, the original has been OvershadowedByAwesome. The films do have major distinctions in that Frank is also based on real-life Boston mob figure Whitey Bulger, the film's plot being based on the unique multiple jurisdiction nature of American law enforcement[[note]]A feature that doesn't exist in Hong Kong[[/note]], the uniquely changed characters of Madolyn and Dignam, mean that the films feel very different.
27th Feb '17 12:36:38 PM JulianLapostat
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* AdaptationDisplacement: ''The Departed'' was based on the Hong Kong film ''Film/TheInfernalAffairsTrilogy'', yet both because many Westerners weren't aware of it and Frank being based on real-life Boston mob figure Whitey Bulger, many viewers even today don't know this.

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* AdaptationDisplacement: ''The Departed'' was based on the Hong Kong film ''Film/TheInfernalAffairsTrilogy'', yet both ''Film/TheInfernalAffairsTrilogy'' which was very well known and popular among aficionados of Hong Kong cinema. Yet because many Westerners weren't on account of GlobalIgnorance aren't aware of it it. The fact that the film's director and cast have such a higher profile likewise have a lot to do with it. The films do have major distinctions in that Frank being is also based on real-life Boston mob figure Whitey Bulger, many viewers even today don't know this. the film's plot being based on the unique multiple jurisdiction nature of American law enforcement[[note]]A feature that doesn't exist in Hong Kong[[/note]], the uniquely changed characters of Madolyn and Dignam, mean that the films feel very different.


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* OlderThanTheyThink: The song "I'm Shipping up to Boston" is actually a cover of an unrecorded lyric by Music/WoodyGuthrie.
20th Feb '17 7:18:04 PM TimeLordVictorious
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* AwesomeMusic: "I'm Shipping Up To Boston" by Dropkick Murphys, and the ''[[Music/TheWall Live In Berlin]]'' version of "[[Music/PinkFloyd Comfortably Numb]]" featuring Music/VanMorrison.
8th Feb '17 7:00:20 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* StylisticSuck: The ending with the obvious symbolism of the rat has provoked much criticism and head shaking. However, it's likely that Scorsese, being TheMovieBuff, is parodying the ExecutiveMeddling endings of old gangster films where KarmicDeath was enforced lest TheBadGuyWins. The ending is a reference to the end of the film with ''All That Heaven Allows'' where a deer moves into the background frame for obvious symbolic effect, which the director of that film, Douglas Sirk admitted to the audience was him admitting to the audience not to take it seriously. The parody of the film in The Simpsons [[LampshadeHanging Lamphshaded]] the same.

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* StylisticSuck: The ending with the obvious symbolism of the rat has provoked much criticism and head shaking. However, it's likely that Scorsese, being TheMovieBuff, is parodying the ExecutiveMeddling endings of old gangster films where KarmicDeath was enforced lest TheBadGuyWins. The ending is a reference to the end of the film with ''All That Heaven Allows'' where a deer moves into the background frame for obvious symbolic effect, which the director of that film, Douglas Sirk admitted to the audience was him admitting to the audience not to take it seriously. The parody of the film in The Simpsons ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' [[LampshadeHanging Lamphshaded]] the same.
18th Nov '16 6:22:40 PM kquinn0830
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* MemeticMutation: Thanks to this film, many people's first response to hearing someone ask for cranberry juice is "What is it, your period?"
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