Michael Mann's Public Enemies: John Dillinger's Glorious Return?

by Benjamin Domenech on 2:42 am July 2, 2009

Depp, Bale, Mann, Tommy Guns: “Public Enemies is not something that will become a benchmark in the gangster film canon, neither progressing the genre towards a radical new territory nor revisiting its classic form.” It’s “conventional, straightforward, and even predictable storytelling” — but apparently, it works, and works well.

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