John Connolly: Joel Edgerton
Billy Bulger: Benedict Cumberbatch
Steve Flemmi: Rory Cochrane
Kevin Weeks: Jesse Plemons
Marianne Connolly: Julianne Nicholson
John Morris: David Harbour
Lindsey Cyr: Dakota Johnson
John Martorano: W. Earl Brown
Charles McGuire: Kevin Bacon
Brian Halloran: Peter Sarsgaard
Robert Fitzpatrick: Adam Scott
Fred Wyshak: Corey Stoll
Warner Bros. Pictures presents a film directed by Scott Cooper. Written by Mark Mallouk and Jez Butterworth. Based on the book by Dick Lehr and Gerard O’Neill. Running time: 122 min. Rated R (for brutal violence, language throughout, some sexual references and brief drug use).
Johnny Depp delivers a speech about keeping secrets as notorious Boston gangster James ‘Whitey’ Bulger to an FBI agent with whom he’s in collusion in the new movie “Black Mass” during which he announces his performance as one of the great monsters of the screen. Immediately following that scene he has a conversation with another FBI agent’s wife that plays like a predator who captures his prey and instead of killing it, shows it just how much he can play with it instead. Scott Cooper’s crime film is an interesting study in this real life figure who surely couldn’t have achieved what he did without the help of the FBI, using their desire to control the Italian mafia in Boston to his advantage in becoming the biggest crime kingpin in South Boston.