What movies like “Black Mass” points out is what other movies like “The Godfather” and “Goodfellas” remind us all of. That for some people, there is “no measurable lower limit” at what people can do and later easily rationalize and this includes violent crime and mass murder. Black Mass is the title for this movie that I never fully understood, but this movie would have to be ranked close to the crime movies like Goodfellas in terms of quality and realism of showing mafia murders and crime. This movie is about the story of a deal between a corrupt FBI agent and Whitey Bulger, who is one of the most notorious gang leaders and mass murderers in US history. The deal involved letting Bulger and his gang do whatever they wanted in terms of ratting on all the other criminals in the area. On top of this Bulger was the brother of a high ranking Boston politician which also make his life of crime and murder that much easier.
Johnny Depp has to be a shoe in for being nominated if not winning for best actor this year at the Academy Awards. On top of this, Depp is barely recognizable because the makeup job for his character Whitey Bulger is so good and perhaps another academy award for makeup will come because of the great makeup work in this movie.
This movie is very good and I do recommend it.