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Public Enemies

10th July, 2009 by Daniel

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An interesting one this, I thought Johnny Depp and Christian Bale were both good and it was an interesting story – but I felt it let itself down on occasion. The director Michael Mann seems to have insisted on several camera techniques throughout and I found myself wishing he would just stick to one. That and an overuse of shaky-cam – which I dislike any amount of, ended up making the film just look a bit cheap.
That said it was interesting to get a look at the beginnings of the FBI. I knew the ending already, I just can’t remember how – some deeply buried factoid I know about the Theatre at the end, I just can’t recall it for the life of me now.
Kermode’s Review.


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