BLACK MASS - Movie Review
By Yan Widjaya
“Irish Cold blooded Gangster in South Boston"
movie tells the true story of Whitey Bulger, the brother of a state
senator and the most infamous violent criminal in the history of
South Boston, who became an FBI informant to take down a Mafia
family invading his turf.
This heart of the film is on Johnny Depp who acted cold like the cobra snake that makes anybody got goose bumps just to stares at him. Very different form his other role as the weird pirate, Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean.
As a normal human being, there are scenes from the movie to show how Whitey and Billy really love their mother who lives alone. Whitey also thought his son how to hit his naughty playmate, “But, don’t let anybody sees it!” he said. But after the death of his mother and his son he become more sadistic.
From the movie that take the background of Mafia gangster (usually Italy) in U.S., we have known movies like The Godfather, Once Upon a Time in America, Casino, dan Goodfellas. And know this lists will be completed with the story of Irish-born gangster. The unique thing from this movie is that this movie shot in its actual location in South Boston.
The screenplay was written by Mark Mallouk and Jez Butterworth
from the book Boston Globe by the duo journalist Dick Lehr and
Gerard O’Neill, the true story about William ‘Billy’ Bulger, Whitey
Bulger, and FBI agent John Connolly, with the first Witness
Protection Program by J. Edgar Hoover, the director of FBI. *** YaWi
Yan Widjaya is a senior film reporter
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