Cops or Criminals. When you’re facing a loaded gun what’s the difference?

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My rating: 4 out of 5

In South Boston, the state police force is waging war on Irish-American organized crime. Young undercover cop Billy Costigan is assigned to infiltrate the mob syndicate run by gangland chief Frank Costello. While Billy quickly gains Costello’s confidence, Colin Sullivan, a hardened young criminal who has infiltrated the police department as an informer for the syndicate, is rising to a position of power in the Special Investigation Unit. Each man becomes deeply consumed by his double life, gathering information about the plans and counter-plans of the operations he has penetrated. But when it becomes clear to both the mob and the police that there’s a mole in their midst, Billy and Colin are suddenly in danger of being caught and exposed to the enemy-and each must race to uncover the identity of the other man in time to save himself. But is either willing to turn on the friends and comrades they’ve made during their long stints undercover

Jag har sett Infernal Affairs, men tänkte inte alls så mycket på den filmen då jag såg denna. Visst är dom lika. Men tycker ändå att dom är ganska olika. Karaktären som spelar “Bad Cop” har en mycket större svårighet att egentligen välja sida. I denna är det mera själva berättelsen som står i centrum. Vi får hålla tummarna att Scorsese äntligen får en Oscar för denna, även om han gjort bättre filmer, Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, Cape Fear , Goodfellas, bara för att nämna några. Låter kanske lite fel, men det är hans tur nu 😀
Filmen får en svag fyra.

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