Review: Black Mass
Director: Scott Cooper
Release date: 27th November 2015
With an outstanding cast including Johnny Depp, Benedict Cumberbatch, Joel Edgerton and Kevin Bacon, Black Mass attempts to tell the story of the infamous FBI informer James ‘Whitey’ Bulger and the Winter Hill Gang.
To describe Black Mass as gritty would be quite the understatement. The film shows a snapshot of life as a member of the renowned gang in South Boston (or Southey as the locals call it).
Depp is superb as the lead character, James ‘Whitey’ Bulger, showing him as the dark, intimidating character Bulger is. The scene where Whitey confronts FBI agent John Morris on a minor secret he reveals makes for some tense viewing. This scene alone shows the power and fear Whitey commands.