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Public Enemies

Thanks to Alfie’s Dad and subsequently Alfie; who gave me 2 free movie tickets to be used by the end of July, I got along to see Public Enemies a couple of Fridays ago with Jase.

Thanks to Alfie’s Dad and subsequently Alfie; who gave me 2 free movie tickets to be used by the end of July, I got along to see Public Enemies a couple of Fridays ago with Jase.

The Synopsis reads:

In the action-thriller Public Enemies, acclaimed filmmaker Michael Mann directs Johnny Depp, Christian Bale and Academy Award® winner Marion Cotillard in the story of legendary Depression-era outlaw John Dillinger (Depp)—the charismatic bank robber whose lightning raids made him the number one target of J. Edgar Hoover’s fledgling FBI and its top agent, Melvin Purvis (Bale), and a folk hero to much of the downtrodden public. No one could stop Dillinger and his gang. No jail could hold him. His charm and audacious jailbreaks endeared him to almost everyone—from his girlfriend Billie Frechette to an American public who had no sympathy for the banks that had plunged the country into the Depression. But while the adventures of Dillinger’s gang—later including the sociopathic Baby Face Nelson (Stephen Graham) and Alvin Karpis (Giovanni Ribisi)—thrilled many, Hoover (Billy Crudup) hit on the idea of exploiting the outlaw’s capture as a way to elevate his Bureau of Investigation into the national police force that became the FBI. He made Dillinger America’s first Public Enemy Number One and sent in Purvis, the dashing “Clark Gable of the FBI.” However, Dillinger and his gang outwitted and outgunned Purvis’ men in wild chases and shootouts. Only after importing a crew of Western ex-lawmen (newly baptized as agents) and orchestrating epic betrayals—from the infamous “Lady in Red” to the Chicago crime boss Frank Nitti—were Purvis, the FBI and their new crew of gunfighters able to close in on Dillinger.

I enjoyed the film, although it did jump around a bit, as you’d expect from a biographic film. Depp portrays Dillinger brilliantly, his character develops well throughout the film. He is this ruthless bank robber that cares much for those close to him, yet regards pretty much everyone but the police…

Christian Bale as Melvin Purvis was alright, though not the the standard of several of his other films, I guess his character seemed to lack depth…

It was quite enjoyable to see the calibre of guns as they tore through police cars and buildings, and the tommyguns racing at an unrelenting rate…

In a recent interview with Letterman, Depp mentioned that quite a number of the locations used in the movie were the actual places where these events occurred, which was interesting.

All in all it was an enjoyable film with plenty of action, some interesting romance, and some unbelievable occurrences. Recommend that you get along and see this one.

By SAM LAW

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