Black Mass Reviews

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February 13, 2020
...it's frustratingly half-assed, and it should have been able to harness the weird charisma of Whitey Bulger. His story is so odd, grand and compelling. With a subject like that, someone is going to eventually get it right.
January 10, 2020
It makes for a bleak view of humanity dressed up in tacky 70s clothes and some of the worst hairstyles ever committed to film. But if you're a fan of gangster movies and/or Depp, Black Mass is the best dose you're going to get this year.
November 18, 2019
Overall, Black Mass is an engaging, nail-biting thriller with [Johnny] Depp's best performance in years.
November 13, 2019
Johnny Depp clocks in for a remarkably terrifying and charmingly sinister performance in an indifferent entry to the gangster film genre: Black Mass.
October 16, 2019
While it may not get a top grade, Black Mass is still a must-see for the cinematic partnership of Johnny Depp, Joel Edgerton, and Benedict Cumberbatch.
September 11, 2019
'Black Mass' walks in a very entertaining way between the work of its director - the sensational sequences of violence - and its actors. [Full Review in Spanish]
August 26, 2019
It's an enthralling true story, and Depp's entire support cast, Edgerton in particular, are worthy of a ticket in themselves.
July 20, 2019
Depp chillingly embodies the unholy ruthlessness of the notorious Irish-American mobster.
July 5, 2019
Cooper directs with a very spare, matter-of-fact style that allows the characters' brutality to speak for themselves through their own nonchalance.
April 19, 2019
Although not a particularly original film Black Mass is as good as it can be given its constraints, holding the audience's attention throughout with lean editing and sterling performances.
April 11, 2019
Entertaining but underwhelming for a movie of its kind.
March 4, 2019
It's almost as if Cooper felt he needed to outfit Bulger with mob clichés in order for the movie to work. A more idiosyncratic approach may have allowed Depp to reach greater heights.
February 13, 2019
Not much goes on in Black Mass. [Full Review in Spanish]
January 18, 2019
Black Mass helps to remind audiences of Depp's talents, a dynamic performance as Whitey Bulger that is his best work in more than a decade.
December 10, 2018
It's difficult to pinpoint exactly what makes a good crime/gangster movie great. It's a combination of memorable characters, solid acting, and a thrilling narrative. Black Mass has some of these qualities, but never all of them at the same time
December 7, 2018
Shot in and around Boston, it has atmosphere to spare, and the flip side of the narrative choices is that the film moves along at a fast clip; it's never less than engaging.
November 2, 2018
It's a good movie, definitely worth the price of admission, but it could have been great.
November 1, 2018
Scott Cooper has no distinctive style of his own, making his Scorsese-Plagiarising feel even more apparent; he has made a crime film distinctive of another director, whilst forgetting the key ingredients that make that man's films so special.
October 25, 2018
Whitey Bulger is Depp's inner lion, roaring at any who dare challenge him, while cementing his position as blatantly and brashly as he can: He's not going anywhere.
August 29, 2018
Generates little angst out of a cultural milieu that should be naturally explosive
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