Black Mass Review

barnaby jones

Distinguished Member
Thought this was very run of mill, despite a committed performance from Depp, it's a largely unengaging film with little narrative flow and never truly gets under any of it's characters skin.
 

NeverEden

Distinguished Member
Hmm, about to start the book on this, will save the Movie til later
 

Ronan1

Active Member
Biggest disappointment of the year for me. Depp was good but the make up was distracting to the point of ruining the movie. You look at him throughout the movie and wonder why they had to alter him so obviously. It took me completely out of the movie. A very lacklustre film. I remember nothing about it. Wait to rent it I'd say.
 

redwing

Active Member
Biggest disappointment of the year for me. Depp was good but the make up was distracting to the point of ruining the movie. You look at him throughout the movie and wonder why they had to alter him so obviously. It took me completely out of the movie. A very lacklustre film. I remember nothing about it. Wait to rent it I'd say.
Totally agree with all of that. Very average film with some cringeworthy parts IMHO. At the dinner table ....... only kidding. Cmon we've seen that scene so many times now.

I just couldn't get my head around the make up it really was distracting.
 

Roohster

Distinguished Member
I thought it was pretty good, though I agree with the comment above about JD's makeup/prosthetics - in particular his contact lenses looked odd.

Quite entertaining though, if a bit similar to Goodfellas in it's treatment.
 

Delvey

Distinguished Member
Very average. Would wait it's on blu ray cheap or a streaming service
 

meltonboy

Well-known Member
I enjoyed it. Good, but not brilliant. Well acted, but we've had better "gangster life stories" before, that felt more engaging. Goodfellas being an obvious example. Speaking of which, that copy paste scene really grated me.

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