Black Mass

Movie review by S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 18+

Depp terrifies as dangerously violent real-life gangster.

R 2015 122 minutes

Parents say

age 17+

Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 17+

Based on 4 reviews

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age 18+

Violent true crime drama isnt for kids

Very good crime drama is worth watcing.It has some brutal scenes of violent and it shows some drug use but is okay.Recomendet only for adults and mature teens

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 16+

Interesting Character study but could use more drama.

There are 200+ F words, a brief cocaine snorting in a bathroom. A man is pumched in the head repeatedly until his face and the window next to him is bloody. About 4 scenes with car shootings. Most are brief but blood splats ontobthe windows. One is more drawn out and has the victim hey shot in body shoulder and hand before being finished off outside the car with a rifle woth fair amount of blood throughout the scene. Another is offscren but we see the aftermath. A prostitute is strangled in an abandoned house. A man is beaten until his head is very bloody and is then strangled by is noose. Two men are shot in the head with brief blood spurts from behind. The cahracters are well developed with clear arcs and the performances; especially Depp's, are excellent. Its not as long as most gangster epics but thier could have been more tension with the FBI searching for foul play and The italian mob trying to get to the bottom of why they are getting destroyed.

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