The true story of Whitey Bulger, the brother of a state senator and the most infamous violent criminal in the history of South Boston, who became an FBI informant to take down a Mafia family invading his turf.
Based on a true story of James "Whitey" Bulger, an Irish Mob godfather and a FBI informant who had a "secret trading" deal with yhis brother, William "Billy" Bulger, a state senator and a Boston public figure, and John Connolly, an FBI agent. They planned to take down theft Italian mob and mafia in Boston, which went awry and things turned massively violent. When the credence for each other began fading out, drug dealing, murders, and extortion started to rise, and forced the FBI's Boston office to confirm that Whitey Bulger was one of the most notorious criminals in US history and also one of the FBI's Ten Most Wanted List criminals. Written by
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Before we start, I want you to kow something. I'm not a rat. You understand? I want that on record before we start.
DEA Agent Eric Olsen:
Okay. You are not a rat. And it's on record. Mr. Weeks, the charges against you, racketeering, extortion, kidnapping, and accomplice to murder, are very serious. Am I correct in stating that you are here today to make a deal with the federal government?
DEA Agent Eric Olsen:
And am I correct in stating that you are going from trusted confidant to one of South Boston's most ...
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Black Mass is a crime drama movie revolving around the true events
behind the Winter Hill Gang and the gang's leader Whitey Bulger played
by Johnny Depp. The premise for the film was very interesting as it
played on Whitey Bulger's connections as his brother, William Bulger,
played by Benedict Cummberbatch is a Massachusetts State Senator while
one of his childhood friends John Connolly played by Joel Edgerton is
an FBI agent. This an amazing premise however it was not fully executed
as it focused mainly on Joel Edgerton's character and Cummberbatch's
character felt out of place at times. This may have been a more
realistic approach however I felt like they could have utilized
Cummberbatch's character more in the film as it would have added two
assets for Whitey. The Film is divided in three parts overlooking
Whitey's almost twenty year reign. However because of this approach it
leaves viewers wondering what happened in that time frame and feels as
if it was forced to make the movie feel more like the actually events,
so spread out. The cinematography and direction of the film is very
crisp and sleek which makes the film a lot more enjoyable. The acting
all together throughout the film is superb as it holds a stellar cast.
I found Johnny Depp, Joel Edgerton,Kevin Bacon and Benedict
Cummberbatch to be all great. Depp's performance was electrifying and
he should get an Oscar nod but I would not be surprised if he does not
Overall decent film
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