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Black Mass

Biography Crime


 

The true story of James "Whitey" Bulger, who became an FBI informant to rid the Mafia competition.

The portrayal of this notorious crime figure is absolutely chilling, and the performance alone warrants the existence of this film. However the simple way the narrative recreates the key moments of his life is less affecting. Time jumps, characters arrive and inevitably go, and it often feels disconnected. So while it doesn't offer any incisive insight into this Boston baddie, apart from the fact that he was a very violent and intimidating man, a gangster flick is always fascinating. Mass murder.

Anthony Macali

Wide Release 1st October 2015
123 mins