PUB­LIC EN­E­MIES (2009) 7TWO, 9.30PM, AV15+, CRIME

The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - TV Guide - - HIGHLIGHTS -

Michael Mann’s slick and trig­ger-happy ac­count of the rise and fall of in­fa­mous De­pres­sion-era bank rob­ber John Her­bert Dillinger is pos­si­bly the di­rec­tor’s best film since Heat. Johnny Depp stars as the charis­matic crook whose light­ning raids in the 1930s made him the No.1 tar­get of the fledg­ling FBI and its top agent, Melvin Purvis (Chris­tian Bale), and a hero to the dis­heart­ened Amer­i­can pub­lic. Mann fol­lows the crim from his pa­role in 1933 (af­ter nine years in the clink) to his demise out­side a Chicago cin­ema in 1943. ★★★

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