Black Mass

The unholy alliance between the FBI and Whitey Bulgar, one of the most notorious gangsters in U.S. history.


Black Mass
This crime drama is set in the 1970s, in South Boston, USA. An FBI Agent persuades Irish mobster James ''Whitey'' Bulger to collaborate with the FBI and eliminate a common enemy: the Italian mob. The drama tells the true story of this unholy alliance, which spiraled out of control, allowing Whitey to evade law enforcement, consolidate power, and become one of the most ruthless and powerful gangsters in Boston's history.

122 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language, Violence).
Biographical, Crime, Drama.

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Credits

Cast
Johnny Depp, Joel Edgerton, Benedict Cumberbatch, Dakota Johnson, Kevin Bacon, Peter Sarsgaard, Jesse Plemons
Director
Scott Cooper
ScreenplayMark Mallouk, Jez Butterworth, from the book by Dick Lehr, Gerard O'Neill
MusicJunkie XL
CinematographyMasanobu Takayanagi
EditingDavid Rosenbloom
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Datasat
SoundtrackAvailable
SA distributorTimes Media Films
Made in2015
Produced byCross Creek Pictures, Le Grisbi Productions, Infinitum Nihil, Free State Pictures, Head Gear Films, Metrol Technology, RatPac-Dune Entertainment, Ridgerock Entertainment Group, Vendian Entertainment

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageStrong, frequent
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceStrong, frequent
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsContains scenes which may trigger Photo or Pattern Sensitivity in some people.
These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.

ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
4
Violence
5
Blood / Gore / Gross
5
Guns / Weapons
5
Profanity
5
Alcohol / Drugs
4
Smoking
4
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
4
Frightening / Tense Scenes
4
Jump Scenes
3
Tense Family Scenes
5
Music (Scary/Tense)
5
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
4

CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
18 +
Positive messages
1
Positive role models
0
Violence
5
Sex
2
Language
5
Consumerism
1
Drinking, drugs, smoking
3

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Jocelyn Noveck quote iconDepp red-hot as gangster Whitey.
15
Die Burger
Paul Boekkooi
10
Cape Times
Todd McCarthy quote iconBeatings and betrayals.
10
ScreenIt
Jim Judy
12
Metacritic.com
41 critics
14
Rottentomatoes critics
193 critics
13
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconBlack Mass spins a gripping yarn out of its fact-based story -- and leaves audiences with one of Johnny Depp's most compelling performances in years.
15
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
13
CommonSenseMedia
Staff evaluation quote iconDepp terrifies as dangerously violent real-life gangster.
15

What the People say

Metacritic.com users
151 users
16
Rottentomatoes users
38555 users
14
Internet
24997 Netizens quote iconLong and boring
15

Average .. 68%

14

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