Black Mass (2015) – Movie Review
Movie Review –
Black Mass (2015) Johnny Depp performs wonderfully in this “based on true events” film. Now I’m not a huge fan of films on content such as this but the story flowed very nicely and kept my attention very well. In the beginning I didn’t even realize that it was Mr. Depp at all, great makeup work. This film had a very strong documentary based feel to it though still the vibe of living in the shoes of each character as the story progressed. The acting from all actors and actresses within the movie were totally on point and presented their characters very well. This wasn’t a film in which I’d thought it’d be as the given film description and trailer just didn’t catch my interest at all. If you’re a fan of the mobster movies with some sort of “based on real events” hook to it, this one is just right for you.
Our Rating based on 1-5 Stars: 4 stars
IMDB Info –
The true story of Whitey Bulger, the brother of a state senator and the most infamous violent criminal in the history of South Boston, who became an FBI informant to take down a Mafia family invading his turf.
Plot or Story Line –
John Connolly and James “Whitey” Bulger grew up together on the streets of South Boston. Decades later, in the late 1970s, they would meet again. By then, Connolly was a major figure in the FBI’s Boston office and Whitey had become godfather of the Irish Mob. What happened between them – a dirty deal to trade secrets and take down Boston’s Italian Mafia in the process – would spiral out of control, leading to murders, drug dealing, racketeering indictments, and, ultimately, to Bulger making the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List.