Did The Departed Really Deserve All That?

It was a big Oscar night for Martin Scorsese, who finally won best director, and his latest film, The Departed, which took home the best picture trophy. But there’s been much talk within the business that Scorsese’s win amounts to a lifetime achievement award, rather than a real reflection of The Departed‘s quality as a stand-alone film. But as a genre film, Departed is likely to stand the test of time.