Black Mass is a perfect example of a group of extremely talented people coming to work every day, and performing their roles satisfactorily, void of any passion or creativity. I find myself wondering how anyone is to care at all about this film, when the people that have created it don’t really seem to be all that interested? From the cinematography to the sound work to the editing and even the acting, The entire film plays as if it’s been copied out of a textbook called “How to Make a Crime Drama in 10 Easy Steps”. The result is a film that is good, not great, and certainly not memorable. When one is granted the wealth of talent and proficiency that Black Mass boasts, this result is merely a passing grade.
3/5 F**ks Given