Wide release 9-18-15
Viewed 10-1-15 at ElCon with Sheila and Connie
RT Critic: 76 Audience: 76
Cag: 5/Loved it
Directed by Scott Cooper
Warner Bros. Studios
Based on the true story of Jimmy "Whitey" Bulger, South Boston crime lord
Johnny Depp, Joel Edgerton, Benedict Cumberbatch, Kevin Bacon, Dakota Johnson, Julianne Nicholson....and even Peter Sarsgaard
My comments: This was a good one. A true story I could relate to (being "from" Boston) - excellent story retelling and super actors. Enjoyed every minute. Interesting to watch the goodness in someone collide with the badness and watch a psychopath become crazier. And then there's corruption. Cops. I grew up in the 60s and cops have always given me the heebie-jeebies, my 60s residue. This movie reminded me of so much - especially Southie vs. the North End.....
RT Summary: In 1970s South Boston, FBI Agent John Connolly (Joel Edgerton) persuades Irish mobster James "Whitey" Bulger (Johnny Depp) to collaborate with the FBI and eliminate a common enemy: the Italian mob. The drama tells the story of this unholy alliance, which spiraled out of control, allowing Whitey to evade law enforcement, consolidate power, and become one of the most ruthless and powerful gangsters in Boston history.