The departed was excellent. But it was a straight movie, it wasn’t real. With some characters very loosely based on real life, very loosely based. It was also a recreation of a Hong Kong film, although I’ve never seen that one.
This movie was more of a biopic of events from the perspective of Frank Sheeran, with some liberties taken here and there for story telling purposes.
I can see why some people would find this movie a tad boring, but my interest in the subject lead me to find it entertaining. It was definitely a bit of a downer overall, but I think it should be.