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Public Enemies

Public Enemies
  • 2009
  • US
  • 143 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Michael Mann
  • Cast: Johnny Depp, Christian Bale, Marion Cotillard
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Depp is typically mesmerising as depression-era bank robber John Dillinger, a folk hero to a disenchanted public, and number one target of J Edgar Hoover's fledgling FBI. Mann's gripping hand-held style and real locations heighten the authenticity and immediacy and overcome minor niggles, such as the occasional distortion of history, for a powerful result as Mann does what he does best.

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Public Enemies

25 Jun 20094 stars

Public Enemies always had the potential to be special given that it’s a crime saga from the director of Heat that follows one of America’s most colourful outlaws, as played by one of Hollywood’s most versatile and talented stars. Fortunately, Michael…

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