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Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger

R| 1 hr. 47 min.

Plot Summary

'Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger' is a sweeping and revelatory documentary film that follows the trial of the infamous gangster James “Whitey” Bulger, using the courtroom action as a springboard to examine accusations of multi-faceted corruption within our nation’s law enforcement and legal systems.

Throughout this violent and sordid story, 'Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger' returns to the central question of the nature of Whitey's relationship with law enforcement, a complex exploration of a multi-faceted story. Was Bulger an informant, as everyone believes, or, as Bulger's lawyers claim, is there actual proof that this claim is yet more misinformation and obfuscation by the government in an attempt to protect itself and preserve its convictions?


Director: Joe Berlinger

Genres: Documentary

Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger (2014)

Release Date: June 27th, 2014|1 hr. 47 min.

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  • Filled with horrific but colorful anecdotes, director Joe Berlinger’s incisive look at the mobster life of Boston career criminal and FBI informant “Whitey” Bulger is essential viewing for fans of lurid, true underworld tales. show more

  • Unfocused, overly long documentary raises provocative questions. show more

  • The real question of culpability that provides an element of suspense here, ironically, concerns not the obvious baddies but the ostensible good guys. show more

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