Black Mass Review | Johnny Depp Rocks But Movie Disappoints | Film-O-Verse
After delivering performances which have been over the top Johnny Depp comes through as a powerhouse actor that he is in his role as James “Whitey” Bulger in Black Mass. Since Pirates of the Caribbean became a worldwide box office phenomenon Depp has struggled to step away from characters which allow him to be over the top. The physical transformation of Depp to Whitey is telling though the prosthetic distracts the performance. Depp revels in his role and his performance is electrifying, yet the performance does not stand out in comparison to Jack Nicholson’s character in The Departed which was inspired by Bulger. James “Whitey” Bulger is a street hood and a South Boston local boy who is fanatic about loyalty and does not stand rats. The movie opens with an taperecorder on a table with a voice saying “I am not a Rat” and Johnny Depp walks through the entire movie..
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