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    Default Public Enemies

    Directed by Michael Mann

    Starring:
    Johnny Depp
    Christian Bale
    Marion Cotillard
    Billy Crudrup
    Channing Tatum





    When you came in the air went out. And every shadow filled up with doubt. I don't know who you think you are, But before the night is through,I wanna do bad things with you.

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    Can't wait. The trailer should be online today or tomorrow, it hits theatre's on Friday.

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    Link to the trailer:

    Apple - Trailers - Public Enemies - Trailer - Large

    [YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkRg66_Eec4[/YOUTUBE]
    When you came in the air went out. And every shadow filled up with doubt. I don't know who you think you are, But before the night is through,I wanna do bad things with you.

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    billy crudup and johnny depp?
    i'm going to leave a puddle in my seat at the cinema.
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    Yes,please.
    eat a hot bowl of dicks.

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    Public Enemies Trailer 2

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-uclFxBFbAQ&eurl=http%3A%2F%2Fjjb%2Eyuku%2Ecom%2Fto pic%2F499037&feature=player_embedded[/youtube]
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    i saw this last night. it was good (depp) but not as good as i'd hoped (bale & cotillard).

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    Source: Twincities.com (for what it's worth )

    We've been robbed 'Public Enemies' looks terrific, but
    the story is so muddled its potential is unrealized



    By Chris Hewitt
    chewitt@pioneerpress.com
    Updated: 06/30/2009 08:18:34 PM CDT


    Add some Dillinger to your summer reading listBridge used in Dillinger escape
    may be preservedSt. Paul still offers a taste of Dillinger's dayMarion Cotillard
    is ready for her close-ups (She's just not aware of the camera)'Public
    Enemies,' the upcoming movie about John Dillinger, was filmed in many states,
    including WisconsinIf you told "Public Enemies" director Michael Mann you saw
    someone discover a cure for cancer while writing the great American novel,
    he would probably say, "What color was the room where it happened and
    from what angle did you see it?"

    Michael Mann has terrific visual ideas but, in "Public Enemies" even more
    than "Miami Vice," he is so fascinated by how everything looks that he
    doesn't care whether the story or people make sense. "Public Enemies" is a
    movie stuffed with potentially interesting characters whose potential is
    unrealized.

    It starts with the film's sketchy John Dillinger (Johnny Depp). He fancies
    himself a gentleman robber, telling a bank customer, "I'm not here for your
    money. I'm here for the bank's money," but the movie doesn't notice that the
    bank's money is the customer's money, nor does it show public reaction to
    Dillinger. And the movie just baldly states his tragic flaw, rather than
    depicting it (loyalty, FYI). Depp is charismatic but his Dillinger is a wan
    copy of Warren Beatty in "Bonnie and Clyde," even paraphrasing a Beatty
    line, "I'm John Dillinger. I rob banks."


    Melvin Purvis (Christian Bale) is marginally more interesting because he's torn
    between trapping Dillinger and appeasing his boss, J. Edgar Hoover (Billy
    Crudup, not wearing the negligees we now know Hoover favored, but coyly
    shown with a boyfriend always nearby). That leaves Marion Cotillard to fill
    the emotional void as Billie Frechette, depicted as the love of Dillinger's
    life, although the facts show he was with a different girlfriend when he died.
    In any case, Cotillard's steely vulnerability is the only human dimension the
    movie has.

    Based on Bryan Burrough's book about the golden age of bank robbing, "Public
    Enemies" eliminates most of the other robbers and hones in on a couple years
    of Dillinger's life (not his St. Paul years, incidentally). But, even with all that
    paring-down, Mann still hasn't wrestled a dramatic structure out of this
    story, which lurches from one robbery of a handsome Beaux Arts bank to the
    next.

    That's a criminal disappointment since this looked like the summer's smart
    movie for adults, but there are small pleasures here. Mann's homage to Alfred
    Hitchcock's "Strangers on a Train" — a bit in a movie theater where we
    notice Dillinger because he's the only person whose head is not moving back
    and forth — is clever. There's a how'd-he-do-that, hand-held closeup of the
    nose of an airplane in flight. And there are a couple of suspenseful almost-
    captures.

    But this handsome movie is so muddled and lifeless that I walked out more
    irritated than intrigued. One of its key motifs is the image of the dimming
    eyes of someone who has been shot, which is an unfortunately appropriate
    metaphor for the movie: shiny, bright, dead.

    Chris Hewitt can be reached at 651-228-5552.

    What: "Public Enemies"

    Directed by: Michael Mann

    Starring: Johnny Depp, Christian Bale, Marion Cotillard

    Rated: R for brutality, partial nudity and strong language

    Should you go? Don't expect to care. **




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    nor does it show public reaction to
    Dillinger.


    Hmm, that was a big mistake. One of the most fascinating sociological aspects of the era was how the public idolized the daring-do bank robbers like Dillinger, Bonnie and Clyde, Pretty Boy Floyd, Baby Face Nelson, and so on...

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    Quote Originally Posted by FloridaGatorGirl View Post
    (bale & cotillard).
    both over rated in my book and the reason I didn't want to see the movie

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    Depp, Bale and Crudup. A virtual cream fest.

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    It was so disappointing! No context, no explanations about Dillinger or the era, nothing meaty at all. Totally a missed opportunity. And Johnny Depp was absolutely blank. Christian Bale, the cars, clothes and shoes were the best things in it.

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    ^ man that sucks. really dumb of the film-makers

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    Reading these reactions bums me out. I have been itching to see this movie, at the theatre, but now I guess I can wait for the dvd. Dang.
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    I saw it too, I'd have to agree with the film, it just felt lacking in so many ways. Johnny did a great job of course, but the story just needed a lot more oomph.

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