Saturday, July 25, 2009

Public Enemies

Much awaited film about John Dillinger, an outlawed bank robber during The Great Depression : with Michael Mann bringing together, arguably, the two most iconic actors of the current generation - Johnny Depp and Christian Bale. From the reviews I understand that there are loads of technical aspects to the film that there is to appreciate. Maybe, but the film seemed to generally lack focus, a script little shallow to pull of as an exciting crime thriller and therefore an insipid watch : disappointing considering that it came from the maker of these films. Johnny Depp appears best suited to be a pirate for the rest of his career - not a patch on his edgy protrayal as Joseph Pistone in Donnie Brasco. While Christian Bale, still without a smile, was probably who brought the most into his character.

Rating: * *

1 comment:

Kogi Kaishakunin said...

Hollow film, that could have been compressed in 90min. The only person with any kind of scene presence was Stephen Lang who plays Charles Winstead!