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Black Mass – Budget of $53 million – 2 hours 2 minutes

Note: I have not read the book

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Black Mass
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James “Whitey” Bulger (code name: “Charlie”) goes from a small time Boston gangster to an East Coast kingpin.  This story beings when an FBI agent, Jerry, meets with a senator (and Whitey’s brother), Billy, Whitey becomes an FBI consultant (Whitey’s term).  Whitey never uses the word Informant because he hates rats.  Whitey’s plan is go give the FBI falsified information on their enemies while getting protection from the FBI to commit crimes.  The FBI agrees, but only if Whitey doesn’t commit murder.   Well, you can only guess how honorable Whitey was to that agreement.  When new FBI agents come into power, Jerry’s work with Whitey and Whitey’s alleged murders come under intense investigation.  Now, how does the FBI stop a monster they helped create and who will fall with Whitey.

Based on the book Black Mass: Whitey Bulger, the FBI, and a Devil’s Deal, this movie will make you question the FBI actions, Whitey’s “integrity”, and its unholy alliance (FTC Affiliate Disclaimer).  Would Whitey have become a kingpin without the FBI? Would the FBI been able to close its biggest cases without Whitey? You will often find yourself yelling at the screen at the stupidity of Whitey’s victims and the arrogant compliance of Jerry.  With everyone gaining from evil doings, who will stand for good and who will fall on their sword.  The terrible Boston accents make some scenes hard to watch, but Johnny Depp pulls off a terrific and unrecognizable performance.  If you can’t handle seeing brutal gun violence and beatings, this is not the movie for you.  With a unique view of FBI history, you are compelled to watch and feel drawn into a great story line with a true gangster finish.

I give this movie 4.5 out of 5 stars

You see, its not what you do. But where and when you do it and who you do it to and what you do it with – James “Whitey” Bulger

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