Black Mass

Review: Black Mass

21 Oct 15

Black Mass

In my mind Black Mass is kind of similar to American Hustle - it has an element of intrigue and a wonderful cast of talented actors but it's plot is dragged out and weirdly predictable. I think the source material is partly to blame for the pacing and structure as it is based on true events.

Johnny Depp is pretty good in this film, which has become harder to say about his acting in very recent years. I don't know boston accents well enough to criticize any of the actors in the film but it kind of reminded me of old English gangster movies rather than their american counterpart.

All in all, a good film but it tends to drag without much pay off for any of the characters - it comes across as more of a dramatized documentary than a big budget movie.