Black Mass

The film will tell about the Whitey Bulger, famous Boston gangster who for 16 years was on the run and was arrested in June 2011 in Santa Monica. Bulger, who is 80, was accused of racketeering, was involved in 19 murders and at the same time worked as an informant for the FBI. In order not to risk jail, he disappeared in 1995 and 16 years of successfully hiding from justice.

  • Scott Cooper

Release Date: 2015-09-18
IMDb icon 6.9/10
  • Country: GB, US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 2h:03m
  • Budget: $53,000,000
  • Revenue: $62,563,543
Lianna Cornia
27 October 2015 | 01:58

By agreeing to become an informant for the FBI, the head of Boston's Winter Hill gang Jimmy Bulger (johnny Depp) thus helps the feds to eliminate his competitors and become the most powerful criminal not only the city, but and East coast. Friendly relations with a Bureau agent John Connolly (Joel Edgerton) allow Bulger impunity to do big deals and without hesitation to get rid of those it prevents. The FBI, in fact, facilitates the formation of one of the most violent mafia of the 80s.

Serious role johnny Depp — now that are a rarity. On every "Advantage" we have a couple of "Dark shadows", "Alice in Wonderland" and other "Pirates of the Caribbean". Here and after "Black mass" at Depp's planned sequel to tales of Lewis Carroll and the fifth part of the story of captain Jack Sparrow. Still, it is remarkable that johnny finds time to less entertainment movie: Supremacy, albeit not been treated kindly by the critics, turned out to be a really strong job, in principle, it is possible to tell and about the film Scott Cooper. However, with some reservations.

Johnny Depp without makeup — now that are a rarity. In"Black mass," the artist has changed radically and at times really unrecognizable. Depp gives a brilliant demonstration master class for acting, demonstrating the meaning of the phrase "to turn into the hero" and effectively responding to those who calls him a monotonous actor. Johnny — still a man of great talent, another thing is that is not always direct him in the track that gives the opportunity to assess its merits. It the game becomes a frame, on which rests a weighty film design Scott Cooper — is with the one hand, the main advantage of "Black mass", but it and her main problem.

The story of Whitey Bulger in the form which says one of the screenwriters of "Faces of the future" Jez Butterworth — this is a peremptory statement that he was a very bad guy (this is, in principle, confirms the sentence imposed on him by court). No attempt to romanticize the main character, no desire to find the root of evil, to comprehend or to justify its actions. "Black mass" is completely devoid of ambiguity. Bulger's relationship with his family, who could to show the other side outlined sparingly and sketchy, while his maniacal tendencies are demonstrated in all colors. The lack of internal nerve and any hard contradictions, of course, not go to the benefit of the narrative — when all the is divided into white and black and halftones not welcome, this is not adds whists. However, such a position denies "Black mass" undue pathos, which is easy to slip when talking about such a large figure, but it is without doubt, a plus.

It's a shame that having gathered a very impressive team, "Black mass" allows you to open only to Joel Edgerton. Benedict Cumberbatch, Kevin bacon, Peter sarsgaard, Jesse Plemons — all of them on forces if not reach specified Depp planks, and that at least to make a tangible effort. But renowned company performs only secondary functions, just being present in frame — because the performance johnny looks even more convincing. "Steal the movie" the Depp and periodically Edgerton in because his character is the most dramatic — the transformation of the deeply written, it really need to play, and the Aussie with this problem does not arise. But still "Black mass" — this is a movie of one actor.

Colorful role Depp hardly transforms production Cooper event of the film industry, but reminiscent of johnny was written off early and he is still in great shape. It Bulger — the main advantage of the film with great potential that is not was used on 100%. However, if the picture is not claim Oscar is not means its creators have done a bad job. Could just try harder.

7 of 10

Nadean Gasparo
01 November 2015 | 08:10

The film was waiting for a long time, even as soon as the first trailer. And just came from the cinema. First, what is saying about this magnificent actor's composition. Even on the most insignificant of the role took well-known and talented actors. Secondly, it is an interesting scenario. I always liked movies associated with the interaction of criminals and the guards of law and order (especially since the film is based on real events). Thirdly, it is an unrecognizable johnny Depp. It made-up so well and played he so great that hard to learn it "normal" Depp.

James Bulger (johnny Depp) are not 'll call it Whitey (who knows, he will understand), one of the most ruthless criminals of Boston. His brother Billy Bulger (Benedict Cumberbatch) is a local Senator. John Connolly (Joel Edgerton) is one of representatives of the FBI. All these three grew up together and know each other very well. To catch a big Italian mafia Connolly invites the Bureau to recruit James as the informant, saying that he is a small fry. Bulger agrees, believing that he will be able to expand your business, draining all of its competitors, not assuming it is itself a "Snitch." He is developing its criminal activities, is very much crossing the law. Selling drugs, murder, selling weapons to the IRA and so on. FBI know about the crimes of Bulger and accordingly not doing your job. When one of the FBI decides to tell the truth about the collaboration with the Bulger press, new head of the FBI decides to catch Bulger.

The movie starts a bit boring. Although there are beautiful Dakota Johnson of the "50 shades of grey" "Need for Speed". But then, when Connolly and Bulger decide to collaborate, the film is gaining momentum. Not recognize Jesse Plemons of the battleship game. Also played very well fat, as and Plemons, Rory Cochrane from "the Oculus". He already by the way played along with Depp in the film "johnny D.". Little time was allotted to the great actor Cory Stallo ("Air Marshal", "Then live for yourself", "ant-Man"). He plays the new head of Department who decides to get to James Bulger. There were very good Peter sarsgaard from "Marines" "Green lantern", who plays one of violent gang who have decided to cooperate with the Bulger. In the film also lit up Juno temple ("the Dark knight: the legend", "Maleficent"), not playing a very smart girl of easy virtue. Nearly half of the time given to Joel Edgerton (Warrior, Something, "number one Goal", the Great Gatsby), which played just fine. In film johnny Depp ("Sleepy hollow", "pirates of the Caribbean", "Secret window", Tourist, Supremacy) wets almost everyone. Sometimes the character in the film only speak or something is not made, have you know that will make him James Bulger. Depp played a very convincing. The role of a gangster he is managed for sure. I especially liked his against son he watched over him and how loved. Not remember Kevin bacon ("Tremors", Apollo 13, Invisibility). Weak played Adam Scott from "How to marry 3 days". But here like to play police David harbour ("Great equalizer", Overwatch) cope with the role very well. In movie have all didn't want to be "rats", they became them. Knocked everything. In addition to John Connolly and hero Benedict Cumberbatch ("Stuart: Past life", "Sherlock", "12 years of slavery", "Game in imitation") Billy Bulger. They are not passed to those who could pass. It I remember very much.

I already said in the film is excellent the cast is. Loved the camera work. If you like movies about the cops and criminals, then this film is worth a look. Well and of course if you like johnny Depp. Externally it is made-up so that it is really similar to the real James "Whitey" Bulger. At least to the end of the film and it seems monotonous, it is

8 from 10

Darryl Valene
08 December 2015 | 11:24

Nowadays movies about gangsters are experiencing a Renaissance. Among them there are biographies and fictional stories. Among them there are really good movies, there was a bad and like "Black mass".

The film cannot be called a complete failure in mostly because of johnny Depp and as strange Joel Edgerton. Depp thoroughly worked over his character. Looking at it really believe that this guy with one hand smash the heads of enemies and delinquent friends, and the other led by the nose of the FBI. The character of Edgerton was interesting and ambiguous. People unconditionally believed his friend survived the fall in the eyes of colleagues and family, but they remained faithful to the friendship. And Edgerton was convincing 100.

All other components of the film is terribly weak. The narrative stretches, no speakers, elegant trailers of the film are not fulfilled. Some things in the film is made as like show: son Bludger appears in the movie, but it remains not idle just a background, like and mother. Violence Bludger over the enemies are kept to the minimum, and it all the henchmen turn over time a gray mass, does not a remarkable piece. Also the authors of the film want to ask the question: why is minor role to take famous actors? Why Cumberbatch to take on the role of brother Bludger when this role can be played by any actor. But however it the problem with many of the film biography.

The result is disappointing. The film really could become a fascinating story of collusion of the FBI and mafia were all chances. But he became gray, dull nudebiography. Only for a game of Depp and Edgerton:

6 from 10

How long is Black Mass?
How much has Black Mass made?
Commercial tv-show fees worldwide today are $62,563,543.
How much did it cost to make Black Mass?
According to various sources, the cost of producing the tv-show was at least $53,000,000.
Who is the director of the movie Black Mass?
This tv-show was directed by Scott Cooper.
What is the genre of Black Mass?
The tv-show belongs to the genres of Crime, Drama, Biography, Best Drama Movies 2015, Best Thriller Movies 2015.
Who starred in Black Mass?
Many famous actors starred in this tv-show, here are the names of the most famous: Johnny Depp, Joel Edgerton, Benedict Cumberbatch, Dakota Johnson, Kevin Bacon.
What is Black Mass IMDB Ranking?
At the moment, the rating is 6.9.
When was Black Mass released?
The start date for this tv-show on USA TV is 2015-09-18.