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Saturday, 15 December 2012

Public Enemies (2009)

Directed by Michael Mann
Starred Christian Bale, Johnny Depp, James Russo, Jason Clarke, Stephen Dorff, Channing Tatum, Billy Crudup, Chandler Williams, Marion Cotillard, Giovanni Ribisi, John Ortiz, Bill Camp, Stephen Graham, Stephen Lang, Matt Craven,  ...
2009, United States, English.

Here is the story of a real life bank robber's, John Dillinger's last few years' story. Dillinger is considered one of the most dangerous bank robbers in American history. At the same time, he was end of an era. After him, stealing has changed.

Not only, a very interesting milestone on bank robberies, Public Enemies is a first class real-life gangster movie with a large and classy cast. Signed by Michael Mann, the movie brings a closer look how Dillinger was hunted by Agent Pulvis in the early years of FBI. This movie is also offers another perspective and opportunist to understand Bureau's founder director, J. Edgar Hoover.

The robbery scenes are classy, a very high quality. It is very well-done movie from costumes to acting. The sound wasn't so great though. The pace is somehow dull but the movie overall gets much better after the first watch.
If you watch it on DVD, make sure not to miss special features.
Nominated for several awards, but most notably for SAGA.

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If you look for;

a real-life bank robber's story
a based-on-a-true-story heist
a serious heist movie
a nice team work heist
a heist packed with action
a heist movie with an extensive cast
then this is your movie.

If you liked this movie, I believe you might like also:
(available in the blog)

The Sting (1973)
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
Stander (2003)
The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid (1972)
Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
Thieves Like Us (1974)

If you liked this movie, imdb believes you might like also:
(available in the blog)

The Town (2010)
Inside Man (2006)


Degree: Alternative Theft Movie
Sub-Category: Bank Robbery, Bank Robbers
Excellence of Robbery Plan: 3/5
Originality of Robbery Plan: 3/5
Quality of Robbery Action Scenes: 5/5
Actors' Performances: 4/5
Excitement Level: 3/5
Surprise Level: 2/5
Humor Level: 2/5
Originality of the Story in General: 4/5
Rating As A Robbery/Heist Movie: 3/5
Rating the Movie As A Whole: 3/5

Important Reminder: Below trailer might contain important spoilers.

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