Depp-fried portrayal is terrifying
Heard about the Boston strangler? For two absorbing hours Johnny Depp holds unwavering attention as a detestable Boston gangster .
Bloodthirsty 70s hoodlum Whitey Bulger was one of those crooks who terrified everyone with his look. Woe betide if you betrayed him.
‘‘In praise of Depp’s enactment, his facial expressions may have him on track for a long-awaited Oscar.’’
Based on the book Black Mass, The True Story of an Unholy Alliance Between the FBI and The Irish Mob, this movie is one of the must-sees of the year.
In praise of Depp’s enactment, his facial expressions may have him on track for a long-awaited Oscar. Perhaps the scary look was due in part to his screen makeup which made him look semiembalmed.
Similar to the John Dillinger role he played in the 2009 film Public Enemies, Depp played vicious and homicidal throughout. And devious. He turned informant for the FBI so the local Italian-American mafia family in South Boston could be taken out by the Feds.
No one felt lucky when notorious gangster Whitey Bulger, played in Black Mass by Johnny Depp, reached for his roscoe.