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FILM DETAILS
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Cast
Christian Bale
Johnny Depp
Channing Tatum

Billy Crudup
Giovanni Ribisi
Directors
Michael Mann
Screenwriters
Ronan Bennett
Michael Mann
Ann Biderman
Running Time
130 minutes

Public Enemies
The life, loves and bank robberies of John Dillinger


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Public Enemies

Plot
Chicago, 1933: as John Dillinger’s (Depp) crime spree makes front-page news, the FBI sends its top man, Melvin Purvis (Bale), to stop the brilliant bank robber. Dillinger, meanwhile, is waylaid by the adorable Billie Frechette (Cotillard)...


Verdict
Intelligent and challenging: Mann’s crime epic could take two viewings to fully absorb, but it’s worth every devoted minute.


Reviewed by Ian Nathan

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