Movie Review: Public Enemies (2009)

No one could stop John 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’ gang — later including Baby Face Nelson and Alvin Karpis — thrilled many, J. Edgar Hoover made Dillinger America’s first Public Enemy Number One and sent in Melvin 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. Released July 1st, 2009

Starring: Johnny Depp, Christian Bale, Marion Cotillard, Channing Tatum, David Wenham

 

My Review:

This movie was very good with great characters and actors playing them. Johnny Depp always plays amazing actors and looks hot while doing it too. The movie had lots of action and suspense during the first half. The one down side for me was that it started off strong, and then it just turned into a killing and chasing spree. The movie had a good story line with a love interest on top of the cops chasing them all over town while he was robbing banks but the last half of the movie was just watching them chasing them around killing everyone. The fun of the movie was kind of gone once that started. It was still a good movie overall but I felt unsatisfied with the way it ended. I would probably watch it again but might not buy it on DVD.

MY RATING: B-


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