Friday, 13 July 2007

someone needs to explain this to me

An entertaining two-hour ride? Check. A superior cops-and-robbers thriller? Check. An excellent example of cinematic craft? Check. Scorsese's best film? Um... Better than Taxi Driver, Apocalypse Now, Seven, Paths of Glory, Eternal Sunshine and The Third Man? Well... The 35th greatest film of all time? You've got to be joking.

I realize the IMDb Top 250 list is hardly the pinnacle of erudite cinematic taste, but the continuing praise lavished on The Departed is becoming increasingly baffling.

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