Fifth about The Seventh

Black Mass

Black MassBlack Mass: Scott Cooper tells a story that has some interesting elements to it, but ends up focusing on the more pedestrian and schematic side of it; the genre has been better served before. It’s an attractive cast, on paper. Johnny Depp is asked to play just one note, and while he does it well, the character is one-dimensional and uninteresting; Joel Edgerton overplays the buffoonery; so it’s Benedict Cumberbatch, in a small role, that comes out the best. Visually, it’s effective (Masanobu Takayanagi’s camera captures the well-done costume and production designs) but also feels rehashed, overly familiar.

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