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At The Movies with SCB – Public Enemies – 7/5/9

Tired of movies where people tell you to turn your brain off to enjoy them or to go in with the lowest expectations possible? Well, this week we take a break form the big summer blockbusters and check out Public Enemies, the newest Michael Mann film starring Johnny Depp and Christian Bale.

Anyways, it’s a good film, better than I expected. I had low expectations for this based on the boring trailers. But, I didn’t feel it was great or very entertaining. It’s sort of a dry film.

I would put it in the American Gangster territory, looks amazing on paper, does everything right for a best picture nominee, but is just missing something.

All that aside, this is a great reminder of what a solid actor Johnny Depp is. He carries the film and makes others better around him.

Bale isn’t bad, but he had a small role in this, everyone did comparison to Depp.

I thought that looked like Billy Crudup, kind of random, as was MMA fighter Don Frye who I was praying had a bigger role with that all American mustache of his.

Yeah I’d recommend it, it’s as good as the trailers make it out to be. Nothing great, but a good film.

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