Overall Rank: 3212
Average Rating: 2.8/4
# of Ratings: 55
Theatrical Release Date: 09/18/2015
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 02/16/2016
Genre: Crime, Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Scott Cooper
Actors: Johnny Depp, Joel Edgerton, Rory Cochrane, Jesse Plemons, Benedict Cumberbatch, Dakota Johnson
Plot: The story of Whitey Bulger, brother of a state senator and the most infamous criminal in South Boston. Childhood friend John Connolly would become a leading figure in Boston's FBI office while Bulger become a figurehead in the Irish mob. When they connected, Connolly convinced Bulger to help take down the Italian mafia - but as things spiral out of control, Bulger finds himself as part of the FBI's Most Wanted. -- Chris Kavan
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Rod - wrote on 07/18/2018
I didn't like it. First five minutes, my mind already wanted to do something else. 20 minutes in, I was still lost with what's happening. I felt like there's an interesting protagonist but he was presented in very monotonous, plain manner.
Gabe - wrote on 03/26/2017
Johnny Depp hasn't made a film this good in years. But, it's still not great. I wish that it would have gone further into his exploits after he heads west, Then again, maybe we don't know what he did, I sure don't. Not a bad movie.
Chris Kavan - wrote on 09/07/2016
Johnny Depp has had his issues lately, but Black Mass is one of the high points in his career. That being said, even though Depp is amazing, the film itself feels like a pale imitation of better films that have come before it. It has the elements to be a classic but just can't reach the top. Worth it for the performances but I can't shake the feeling it could have been much better.
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Terry - wrote on 09/19/2016
The film follows the notorious Whitey Bulger from a few years after his release from Alcatraz up until his disappearance in 1994 and eventual capture in 2011, and the brutality and fear he used to run South Boston. The interesting about Bulger is the partnership he had with the FBI. The FBI wanted to take down the Italian mob in Boston and Bulger wanted them out to take over the various rackets. This resulting in Bulger and the FBI working together with Bulger becoming a protected informant while providing the FBI with information on the mob only he could know. This protection enabled Whitey to carry out his everyday illegal activities and violence without any threat of arrest.
It’s the story of one of the most notorious and merciless gangster in America history portrayed amazingly …
Indyfreak - wrote on 06/21/2016
Johnny Depp is back ladies and gentlemen! Black Mass is a solid crime drama but let's be frank, it is all the more watchable and unnervingly entertaining thanks to Johnny Depp's performance as James "Whitey" Bulger a smalltime gangster who became one of the most notorious crime bosses in American history. How did he get there?
He had a friend in the FBI covering for him. Yes you read that correctly. Bulger's ally was the ambitious and sycophantic John Connolly who grew up with both Whitey and his brother Billy Bulger (who not only later became a senator but talks and looks like Benedict Cumberbatch). Connolly's parallel story showing his fall from grace compared to Whitey's rise to power is an interesting contrast. While the supporting cast aren't bad though I can't promise that most …
cinegeek.de - wrote on 03/07/2016
Black Mass, die Geschichte des Bostoner Gangsters James "Whitey" Bulger ist ein bizarrer Film geworden. Er funktioniert nur, wenn man sich exakt auf die Wellenlänge des Films begibt. Hier hat der Wahnsinn Methode. Liest man die Inhaltsangabe auf dem DVD Cover, verspricht Black Mass überhaupt nichts Neues. Wir treffen Bulger (Johnny Depp), seinen Bruder William "Billy" Bulger (Benedict Cumberbatch) und den FBI Agenten James Connolly (Joel Edgerton), einen alten Freund Bulgers. Ausserdem begegnen wir Bulgers Freundin Lindsey Cyr (Dakota Johnson) sowie seiner Gang. Alle Rollen sind superb gespielt, haben ihre grossen Auftritte, bleiben als Charaktere aber unbestimmt. Manchmal war ich regelrecht überrascht, einige von ihnen wieder zu sehen, dass sie überhaupt noch am Leben waren! Man hat …
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