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High-End Cops and Robbers in 'The Departed'

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

Do you think anyone will want to see it?

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

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David Edelstein is a film critic for New York magazine and for NPR's Fresh Air, and an occasional commentator on film for CBS Sunday Morning. He has also written film criticism for the Village Voice, The New York Post, and Rolling Stone, and is a frequent contributor to the New York Times' Arts & Leisure section.
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