'Public Enemies' Starts With a Bang & Ends With a Whimper

The first hour or so comes on like, well, gangbusters as Michael Mann sets up compelling scenes of bank theft and manhunt procedures. The script feints at overarching themes, such as the idea that neither Dillinger nor Purvis have a place among "modern" mobsters or feds, but the script leaves both men underdeveloped as characters.

Creative Loafing (Atlanta)

Creative Loafing Atlanta and its website clatl.com are Atlanta’s leading sources of information about life in the city. The newspaper was founded in 1972 and reaches a total audience of more than 535,000. It is owned by SouthComm...
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