Movie Review: Black Mass


Couple of days ago I watched the movie, “Black Mass” starring Johnny Depp and Benedict Cumberbatch as James “Whitey” Bulger, and William “Billy” Bulger(James’ brother), both of them are my favorite actors. This movie is based on a biography of American organized crime boss, James “Whitey” Bulger. He was on the FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list for 12 years and was 81 years old at the time of his arrest.

This movie throws some light on his rise to power and how the FBI helped him in doing so. The life of the crime lord is often glorified in movies but it  wasn’t the case with this movie. They showed how brutal he was and it was really scary. There were many intense scenes in the movie which showed how unmerciful these people can be.

This movie is based on a book named, “Black Mass: Whitey Bulger, the FBI, and a Devil’s Deal”. You may wonder why the name Black Mass? Well, Black Mass means “a ceremony in which the Devil is worshiped instead of the God”.

Pretty dark huh..!


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