Directed by Michael Mann

 Johnny Depp, Marion Cotillard, Christian Bale




Public Enemies



I wish “Public Enemies” were a better movie.  Somehow it has all the right things going for it and yet it remains – I can’t say a bore – but much less than I would have liked.  It’s the story of John Dillinger, and Johnny Depp is, as always, a master of his part; the problem is that the part is seriously incomplete.  Yes, I know we know very little about him other than what he did in the year-and-a-half that he was Public Enemy No. 1, but watching Depp break out of jail, rob banks, shoot it out with the feds, find a girlfriend (Marion Cotillard) and die outside the Biograph Theatre in Chicago is actually not enough to make a great, or even a good film.