Movie Review: "Black Mass" arrives in time for Pope Francis

By Scott Mendelson ,CONTRIBUTOR
'Black Mass' Review: 'Mortdecai' Was Better - Forbes
HOLLYWOOD---"Black Mass" is an episodic and ultimately unsatisfying cinematic retelling of a relatively uncinematic story. The story of James “Whitey” Bulger and his decades-long alliance with the FBI is certainly an interesting piece of history, but that doesn’t mean it necessarily requires a feature film version. Yes, for the record, Johnny Depp is fine here as Mr. Bulger. It’s an often understated performance, with only enough scenery-chewing to splice into a trailer, but it’s still Depp doing the so-called “funny hat” turn. [link]