Deadline – Pete Hammond – 8 September 2015
It is always the mark of a great movie when the credits roll and you want more.
The Guardian – Peter Bradshaw – 4 September 2015
Scott Cooper’s Black Mass is a big, brash, horribly watchable gangster picture
The Wrap – Alonso Duralde – 4 September 2015
Depp’s turn as James “Whitey” Bulger anchors a film packed to the gills with star turns and real-life intrigue
The Hollywood Reporter – Todd McCarthy – 4 September 2015
Blistering Black Mass will change your Depp perception
Evening Standard – David Sexton – 4 September 2015
As Bulger’s brother Billy, for 18 years the dominant politician in Boston, Benedict Cumberbatch is credibly scary himself.
Screen Daily – Lee Marshall – 4 September 2015
With a lot less screen time, Cumberbatch’s character acts as an ambiguous, Machiavellian presence in the background, never allowing himself to be stained by association, yet in his own smooth way as manipulative as his big brother.
The Playlist – Jessica Kiang – 4 September 2015
Benedict Cumberbatch is appropriately senatorial as Bulger’s influential politician brother
Boston Herald – Scott Foundas – 4 September 2015
…loving sibling to his state-senator brother, Billy (an excellent Benedict Cumberbatch)…