Public Enemies – *

Posted: November 12, 2010 in Action, USA, X

A gangster goes to jail. Then escapes. Then goes to jail again. Then escapes again. Then gets hunted by the FBI. And then dies. In the meantime he falls in love and robs banks. All set in the early thirties in and around Chicago.

Two thirds into the movie I almost gave up. During yet another shoot out. This time set at night in the dark. In a forest. You have no idea who’s shooting at who and you also don’t care. What a bore! Johnny Depp, Marion Cotillard and Christian Bale are three of my favorite actors, but they failed to capture my attention.

There’s nothing interesting about this movie. I did finish it, hence the one star. But I wasn’t entertained at all. Not historically, not visually, not dramatically. It’s based on true events, but sometimes the script doesn’t make sense at all. I know the world doesn’t make sense at all, so some of the scenes could well have been true accounts of what happened. But again, I didn’t care less.

Boring. Next!



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