Public Enemies * Michael Mann (2009)

My expectations may have been a little high for a film of the director of the legendary “Mannhunter” (too old to be reviewed here…) with Johhny Depp and Christian Bale, but “Public Enemies” is a descent, but nothing special film. Set in the 1930’ies where a violent group of criminals robs banks and shoots cops, elements of their way of working lead to some kind of romantisised view of the public. Escaping the police by crossing state borders, we witness the founding of the FBI and the cat-and-mouse game of clever criminals and top-notch policemen. Like I said, the film is good, but it is but a Hollywood production.

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