Hollywood Reporter: "Thank god we have Martin Scorsese back." | The Moviegoer

Saturday, September 30, 2006

Hollywood Reporter: "Thank god we have Martin Scorsese back."

Posted By on Sat, Sep 30, 2006 at 11:27 AM

Hollywood Reporter heaps heavy praise for Scorsese's latest film The Departed.

Says Kirk Honeycutt,

After a couple of films where one of the best directors ever seemed more intent on pleasing Academy voters than millions of admirers, Scorsese returns to contemporary crime fiction with a hugely satisfying bang.

"The Departed" is a robust piece of storytelling and his best film since "Casino" in 1995. Everything is rock solid: Top actors with meaty roles that let them go to the edge without toppling over that edge, a story that keeps upping the tension and emotional ante every few minutes, Michael Ballhaus' gliding camera and shadowy lighting, Kristi Zea's atmospheric sets and Thelma Schoonmaker's tight, rhythmic editing all conspire to take us into a heart of urban darkness.

Here's the full review

This movie looks outstanding.  I have every intention of seeing it on opening day, unless someone hooks me up with a screener before then.



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