Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger Synopsis
The trial of gangster James Bulger and allegations of corruption at the highest levels.
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By Drew Taylor
What makes Joe Berlinger’s riveting new true crime doc Whitey: The United States vs. James J. Bulger such an eye-opener is that it isn’t...
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Although Berlinger’s latest work is a dense, unsparing look at the offenses and trial of Whitey Bulger, it's equally concerned with...
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91

Entertainment Weekly

With minimal conspiratorial bluster, Berlinger unmasks the compliant faces of evil.
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88

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The real question of culpability that provides an element of suspense here, ironically, concerns not the obvious baddies but the ostensible...
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80

Arizona Republic

By Bill Goodykoontz
"Whitey" paints an ugly picture, but a compelling one nonetheless, and one that will put every Boston crime movie you see in a different...
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80

Time Out New York

By Joshua Rothkopf
This is still one of his (Berlinger) most ambitious films, vibrating with the same municipal unease as "Chinatown."
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75

Boston Globe

By Peter Keough
Filmmaker Joe Berlinger isn’t so much inspired as disgusted by the notorious gangster in his newest documentary.
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75

Movie Nation

By Roger Moore
The fact that Bulger, at long last, is rotting in jail, is little consolation. Perhaps only a Hollywood version of this story, one starring...
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75

The A.V. Club

By A.A. Dowd
Provides little in the way of comforting catharsis. That may be because Berlinger, a thorough and impassioned muckraker, has managed to...
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70

Village Voice

By Stephanie Zacharek
Berlinger covers lots of territory, including heartrending accounts from the family members of some of Bulger's victims. The whole exercise...
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boring

By wcoryh
just another documentary about a criminal...

Great movie!

By UssCyclopse
Can't wait for the Sequel!...

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Rated R | For Language and Some Crime Scene Images