#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Based on a true story of James “Whitey” Bulger, an Irish Mob godfather and FBI informant who had a “secret trading” deal with his brother, William “Billy” Bulger, a state senator and a Boston public figure, and John Connolly, an FBI agent. They planned to take down the Italian mob and mafia in Boston, which went awry and things turned massively violent. When the credence for each other began fading out, drug dealing, murders, and extortion started to rise, and forced the FBI’s Boston office to confirm that Whitey Bulger was one of the most notorious criminals in US history and also one of the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List criminals.
Plot: The true story of Whitey Bulger, the brother of a state senator and the most infamous violent criminal in the history of South Boston, who became an FBI informant to take down a Mafia family invading his turf.
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Cops and Robbers, Southie Style
Greetings again from the darkness. Movie goers tend to fall into one of two groups when it comes to Johnny Depp – big fans or denigrators. Whichever side of the line you fall, there are few actors who can claim such a diverse career of on screen characters ranging from Edward Scissorhands to Gilbert Grape; from Donnie Brasco to Captain Jack Sparrow; from Willy Wonka to Sweeney Todd; and from John Dillinger to Tonto. Depp now turns his talents towards one of the most unsympathetic real life characters imaginable South Boston’s infamous crime lord James “Whitey” Bulger.
Director Scott Cooper (Crazy Heart, Out of the Furnace) proves yet again that he is an actor’s director, rather than a visual technician or story addict. In this adaptation of the book from “Boston Globe” reporters Dick Lehr and Gerard O’Neill, Cooper has Depp and Joel Edgerton as his two leads, and an incredibly deep supporting cast that provide the look and feel for this period piece dramatizing the crime and corruption during Bulger’s reign.
When one thinks of the memorable kingpins of crime/gangster movies, those that come to mind include Michael Corleone (The Godfather movies), Tony Montana (Scarface), Jimmy Conway (Goodfellas), and Frank Costello (The Departed). The Costello character was supposedly partially inspired by Bulger. What made each of these characters fascinating to watch was the insight we were given into the psychological make-up of each and the inner-workings of their organization. And that’s the disappointment of Cooper’s film.
For the Whitey Bulger story, there are two distinct directions to explore: the building of Bulger’s criminal empire, or the motivation of the FBI Agent John Connolly (Edgerton) as he juggled his job and relationship with Bulger. Unfortunately, the approach here is to show a hand full of cold-blooded murders to prove Bulger’s management style, and a few FBI meetings that show the obvious uncertainty within the agency. Rather than a muddled mash-up, a more interesting movie would have chosen a path and dug in deeply.
Despite the story issues, it is fun to watch how Depp and Edgerton tackle their roles. Under heavy make-up (wrinkles, receding hairline, hillbilly teeth, and crazy contact lenses), Depp becomes the intimidating force of Whitey Bulger. Just as impressive is Edgerton as Agent Connolly, as we witness the Southie neighborhood boys all grown up, but still playing cops and robbers and it remains difficult to tell who the good guys from the bad. Edgerton’s cockiness and strutting capture the ego and ambition necessary for a federal agent to bend so many rules. In fact, despite the vastly different approaches, it’s not entirely clear which of these two fellows possesses the greatest ambition.
Benedict Cumberbatch plays Billy Bulger, Whitey’s younger brother who became a State Senator. We get very few scenes featuring the brothers, and in fact, Cumberbath’s best scenes are instead shared with Edgerton. It’s difficult not to chuckle at their first meeting in a restaurant as we watch a Brit and Aussie talk it out with south Boston accents. Kevin Bacon, David Harbour and Adam Scott play Edgerton’s fellow FBI agents, while Jesse Plemons, Rory Cochrane (especially good) and W Earl Brown make terrific Bulger crew members. Peter Sarsgaard leaves quite the impression as a doped-up associate, while Julianne Nicholson, Dakota Johnson and Juno Temple provide the film’s minimal female presence. Corey Stoll storms onto the screen as a Federal Prosecutor who is not amused by the relationship between Connolly and Bulger, but this movie belongs to Depp and Edgerton.
The concern is that any viewer not already familiar with the Whitey Bulger story may find the story not overly interesting, despite the terrific performances. Fortunately, this viewer was mesmerized by last year’s exceptional documentary entitled Whitey: United States of America v James J Bulger a must see for anyone who wants full details into the Bulger reign of crime and terror, as well as his 20 years on the lam.
Considering how Depp has already portrayed the role of John Dillinger in Public Enemies, my expectations for this movie were soaring high and I was sure that Depp would do wonders with this role. But surprisingly enough, he didn’t do wonders but instead he did something unimaginable, something so exceptional that it very well may be regarded as his finest performance till date.
The story chronicles around the life of James “Whitey” Bulger. When his control over his… turf is challenged by the northern Angiulo Brothers (mafia family), he has no choice but to become an informant for the FBI… correction as Jimmy says.. strike a business deal with them. What follows is a series of events that depict the rise of a small time gangster into becoming one of the most infamous violent criminals in the history of South Boston.
Scott Cooper takes you on a journey which is downright brutal and chilling. There is not a single moment in the movie where you’ll want to take your eyes off the screen. He manages to get you hooked from the very beginning and before you realise you’re completely involved in the lives of all the characters. I mean that’s the mark of a brilliant director, isn’t it? To be able to have such an impact on his audiences that they would talk about the movie even after they’ve left the theater.
Johnny Depp with his icy blue eyes will definitely give you chills and creeps. His predator like gaze will stare right through the screen and pierce your body to give you the shivers you’ve never felt before. The unpredictability of his character will bring about many uncomfortable scenes for the audiences.
Trust me when I say this the only time I’ve been terrified of him is when he starred in Tim Burton’s Sweeney Todd. He has managed to shut the mouth of every critic that said his career was going downhill. His transformation into Jimmy is so real that it almost makes it difficult to recognise him.
Well to praise only Depp would not be right because the movie would not fair well without its supporting cast. From Jimmy’s right-hand man Stephen Flemmi (exceptionally well portrayed by Rory Cochrane) to the newcomer Kevin Weeks (Jesse Plemons) and the cold and calculative hit-man, Johnny Martorano (W. Earl Brown). Also, John Connolly, played by none other than Joel Edgerton, who’s back in his neighborhood to bring down the Angiulo Brothers by any means possible.
And not to forget Billy Bulger (Benedict) as the powerful state senator. Although given only a little screen space, he still manages to leave an impact (like always.. hater’s gona hate).
People say you’ll regret the things you didn’t do more than the ones you did. So not getting your asses of the couch and watching this movie will definitely be the one thing that you’ll regret. Trust me on that. To conclude, Depp deserves nothing short of an Oscar for his “Strictly Criminal” performance. I hope you enjoy it.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 3 min (123 min)
Genre Biography, Crime, Drama
Director Scott Cooper
Writer Mark Mallouk (screenplay), Jez Butterworth (screenplay), Dick Lehr (based on the book by), Gerard O’Neill (based on the book by)
Actors Johnny Depp, Joel Edgerton, Benedict Cumberbatch, Dakota Johnson
Country USA, UK
Awards 6 wins & 24 nominations.
Production Company Head Gear Films, Le Grisbi, Warner Bros., RatPac-Dune Entertainment, Cross Creek Pictures, Free State Pictures
Sound Mix Datasat, Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Arriflex 235, Panavision G-Series Lenses, Panavision Panaflex Millennium XL2, Panavision E-, G-Series, ATZ and Angenieux HR Lenses
Laboratory Company 3, New York (NY), USA (digital intermediate), DeLuxe, New York (NY), USA (dailies), Film Lab, New York (NY), USA (processing)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision3 500T 5219)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Panavision (anamorphic) (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm, D-Cinema