Public Enemies (2009)
Director: Michael Mann
Writers: Michael Mann, Ann Bidleman, Brian Bro
Starring: Johnny Depp, Christian Bale, Marion Cotillard, Billy Crudup, Giovanni Ribisi, Channing Tatum, Stephen Dorff Carey Mulligan
Genre: Drama / Biography / Crime / History
Region: USA / Japan
Release: 2009-06-18 (Chicago Premiere)
Length: 140 minutes
Also known as: Public Enemy Number One (Taiwan) / Big Criminal (Hong Kong) / Public Enemy Number One / Public Enemy
Rating: IMDB 7.0 / Rotten Tomatoes 68%
This film is adapted from real events. In 1933, the great thief John Dillinger (Johnny Depp) and his accomplice John Hamilton (Jason Clark) armed the prison with armed robbery and successfully rescued the robbery gang members from the Indiana state prison, including the “Big Brothers”. “Pretty Boy” Floyd (Channing Tatum), “Baby Face” Nelson (Stephen Granham), etc., and hide the corrupt policeman Martin (John Michael Bolger) ) farm house. Martin convinces Dillinger to go into hiding in Chicago and seek mob protection. During a series of bank robberies, Dillinger fell in love with Chicago female clerk Billie Frequette (Marion Cotillard Marion Cotillard). At the same time, FBI agent Mervin Purvis (Christian Bale) was promoted by his boss, Director Hoover (Billy Crudup), and made his first “fighting crime” in the United States. In the “war”, Dillinger was vowed to be arrested and brought to justice. During the operation, with Dillinger’s defeat, the FBI is growing stronger…
“Public Enemies” is a 2009 American biographical crime drama film directed by Michael Mann and starring Johnny Depp, Christian Bale, and Marion Cotillard. The movie is based on the true story of notorious bank robber John Dillinger (played by Depp) and his exploits during the Great Depression.
In the film, Dillinger and his gang carry out a series of daring heists across the Midwest, eluding the law and gaining national notoriety. Meanwhile, FBI agent Melvin Purvis (played by Bale) is tasked with capturing Dillinger and bringing him to justice, leading to a tense game of cat-and-mouse between the two men.
“Public Enemies” was praised for its realistic portrayal of the era and its attention to historical detail, as well as its strong performances from Depp and Bale. The film was also noted for its use of digital cameras and modern filming techniques to give the period setting a fresh and contemporary feel. While the film received mixed reviews from critics, it was a commercial success, grossing over $214 million worldwide.
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