Black Mass (2015)

Alright, now it looks like Johnny Depp is in his right element. Whitey Bulger (Johnny Depp) is one of he most well-known mobsters out of Boston. He pretty much was the leader of all South Boston. His brother, Bill (Benedict Cumberbatch) is a powerful leader in the Massachusetts Senate, Whitey is tearing up the streets and making sure nobody pisses him off. Whitey is notorious for murdering anyone who gets in his way. For years he has gotten away with everything and overlooked by the FBI because his old friend, John Connolly (Joel Edgerton) just happens to be an agent himself. Having him as a friend is great for Whitey because he can do whatever he wants and never be taken down for it. After much time passes, both of them are now being investigated and they just may be put in prison for the rest of their lives.

Black Mass is a film that we have all been looking forward to, but most of us have been skeptical for some time on whether or not this would actually be a success. Well, this movie exceeds any expectations you have by a longshot. The time has definitely arrived where we are seeing good movies and it kicked off with Black Mass. This movie is downright disturbing, bad-ass and absolutely terrific and you will love every minute of it. You absolutely cannot get enough of Whitey Bulger. What an incredible gangster biopic this movie was. Everything that director, Scott Cooper did worked and it worked damn-well. This is one that could definitely give The Departed a run for its money.

The acting in Black Mass is breathtaking. I could not even believe that I was watching Johnny Depp on the screen. This man was born for roles like this and we just have never seen it from him. He was absolutely phenomenal and you could not get enough of him. He was down-right creepy, disturbing and quite often humorous. This spotlight of this movie is without-a-doubt on Depp, but he does have some help from Joel Edgerton and Benedict Cumberbatch. Those two give unbelievable performances as well, but I have to give all the credit to Depp on this one because this is his comeback role that the world has been waiting for. He proved that he is capable of doing much more than Tim Burton movies and I absolutely want to see more of this.

Black Mass is a tad different from the former movies that Scott Cooper has made and I think it was for the better. That’s not to say that I didn’t enjoy Crazy Heart and Out Of The Furnace, but I just so happened to like Black Mass a lot more than those two. I really cannot find anything to complain about with this movie. It pretty much shocked me by how good it was because I have to admit I was scared. Who could have thought that Johnny Depp would pull this one-off. For Christ sake, he is Jack Sparrow. This movie was incredibly enjoyable on all parts. I definitely suggest you go see this movie and if you were skeptical about Johnny Depp, you must see it for your own eyes.

Overall, Black Mass is definitely the real deal and it benefits highly from the incredible performance from Depp and the rest of the cast. This is a highly entertaining gangster biopic that is absolutely worth taking the time to go see.

Grade= A



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