Black Mass (15) | Close-Up Film Review

The movies have a habit of making the criminal underworld seem appealing, with its charismatic inhabitants idolised as men born into a life of racketeering and shallow graves, so casting Johnny Depp as one of America’s most infamously violent gangsters might seem a bit of a gamble. An actor who’s had a string of high-profile flops playing larger-than-life characters covered in prosthetic make-up, being asked to play, well, essentially the same thing.

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