South Boston cop Billy Costigan (Leonardo DiCaprio) goes under cover to infiltrate the organization of gangland chief Frank Costello (Jack Nicholson). As Billy gains the mobster’s trust, a career criminal named Colin Sullivan (Matt Damon) infiltrates the police department and reports on its activities to his syndicate bosses. When both organizations learn they have a mole in their midst, Billy and Colin must figure out each other’s identities to save their own lives.
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Just after the end of the Gulf War, four American soldiers decide to steal a cache of Saddam Hussein’s hidden gold. Led by cynical Sergeant Major Archie Gates (George Clooney), three of the men are rescued by rebels, but Sergeant Troy Barlow (Mark Wahlberg) is captured and tortured by Iraqi intelligence. The Iraqi rebels beg for the American trio to help fight against the impending arrival of Hussein’s Elite Guard. The men agree to fight in return for help rescuing Troy.
Director: David O. Russell
Stars: George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, Ice Cube
‘Tis the season of the BLOCKBUSTER…
SportsGuy here, back with more movie reviews as I wrap up the Best Picture Oscar nominees tonight, starting with The Fighter, directed by David O. Russell, and starring Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, Amy Adams, and Melissa Leo.
Detect. Highsmith (Samuel L. Jackson): You thinkin’ what I’m thinkin’, partner?
Detect. Danson (Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson): Aim for the bushes?
(They fist-pump as they jump off the building…) More