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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Public Enemies good, but nothing new

This year’s block buster Public Enemy was a good gangster film, with some good action and acting. But it shed no new insight into the real life of bank robber John Dillenger? It seemed the movie was just entertainment. Johnny Depp is a good actor and he does a good job of portraying John Dillinger. But there is little to explain him other than he is a thrill seeker. “He tells one bank customer to “put your money away. I only want the banks money.” So he sees himself as a modern day Robin Hood even though he keeps what he steels for himself. There were a few inaccuracies in the film, Baby Face Nelson (played in the movie by Stephen Graham) died after Dillenger in real life.

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