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Public Enemies

7 out of 10
Average rating 7 out of 10 based on 1 rating

Public Enemies
Director: Michael Mann
Main parts: James Russo
Marion Cotillard
Christian Bale
Jason Clarke
Johnny Depp
John Judd
Stephen Dorff
Michael Vieau
John Kishline
Wesley Walker
John Scherp
Elena Kenney
William Nero Jr.
Channing Tatum
Christian Stolte
Production year: 2009
Genre: Crime
Drama
Thriller
IMDB link: [LINK]
Tags:
1930s | Baby Face Nelson | Bank | Bank Robber | Bank Robbery | Biography | Chicago | Escape From Prison | FBI | Gangster | John Dillinger | Junior G Man | Organized Crime | Police | Prison | Public Enemy | Tommy Gun

Plot outlinie:
The Feds try to take down notorious American gangsters John Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson and Pretty Boy Floyd during a booming crime wave in the 1930s.

Similar movies (automatic test):
(4) O Brother, Where Art Thou? | (3) Gangster Squad | (3) Reservoir Dogs | (3) The Place Beyond the Pines | (3) Ordinary Decent Criminal

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(5.09) The Town | (5.09) Reservoir Dogs | (4.94) O Brother, Where Art Thou? | (4.43) The Place Beyond the Pines | (4.21) Takers

Movie reviews for Public Enemies

2010-06-20  Niels Risgaard Hansen: 7 out of 10
The movie is a tour through the life of the notorious gangster John Dillinger from the 19030s.

The plot starts out with a prison escape and takes off with a high concentration of action, this slowly flattens out and generally becomes a slow love story with random bursts of violence, bank robberies and car chases. Unfortunately the slow parts stretches and stretches and takes over. Too much, too long.
It is hard to criticize this, as it is a story about Dillinger's life as a gangster, but for me it really killed the movie. I did not expect this based on the start of the movie, which might be why it bothered me so much.

Johnny Depp is good as a gangster (I stile haven't found any part, that doesn't fit him). Christian Bale is brilliant as a hard boiled FBI-chief. Marion Cotillard is a pretty girl and fine gangster doll.

The scenery is nicely done and really takes you back to the 1930s. I especially like the old cars and classic guns.

In general an interesting look into the life of a gangster, but too much slow moving plot with no contents.




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