Movie Review: “Public Enemies” from Michael McVey, Skiffleboom.com
By Michael McVey
Ah, Johnny Depp – if he was filmed reading the phone book for 2 hours, we’d still be riveted to our seats. Fortunately, Irish screenwriter Ronan Bennett and director Michael Mann give Johnny plenty to do in the period gangster drama Public Enemies. Fans of director Mann’s 1995 film Heat will be satisfied with this flick… a character-driven exploration of professionalism on both sides of the law. While the plot and pacing wander a bit, the pros far outweigh the cons, and I left the theater satisfied. This John Dillinger crime saga is fresh counter-programming to the regular mindless popcorn fare being dumped into cinemas this summer.
Go Johnny go.