#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – This is the story of the last few years of the notorious bank robber John Dillinger. He loved what he did and could imagine little else that would make him happier. Living openly in 1930s Chicago, he had the run of the city with little fear of reprisals from the authorities. It’s there that he meets Billie Frechette with whom he falls deeply in love. In parallel we meet Melvin Purvis, the FBI agent who would eventually track Dillinger down. The FBI was is in its early days and Director J. Edgar Hoover was keen to promote the clean cut image that so dominated the organization through his lifetime. Purvis realizes that if he is going to get Dillinger, he will have to use street tactics and imports appropriate men with police training. Dillinger is eventually betrayed by an acquaintance who tells the authorities just where to find him on a given night.
Plot: Depression-era bank robber John Dillinger’s charm and audacity endear him to much of America’s downtrodden public, but he’s also a thorn in the side of J. Edgar Hoover and the fledgling FBI. Desperate to capture the elusive outlaw, Hoover makes Dillinger his first Public Enemy Number One and assigns his top agent, Melvin Purvis, the task of bringing him in dead or alive.
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Johnny Depp was brilliant as Dillinger. You could really tell he loved his line of work, but also struggled with not completely becoming a thug. It was so nice to see him play such a different role for a change. It was real acting, not is normal eccentric character roles (don’t get me wrong I love those as well) Christian Bale was also fantastic; you can see his conflict he was having with the job he was tasked to do vs. his own convictions.
Marion Cotillard was stunning and Channing Tatum was such a psycho as Pretty Boy Floyd you hated him and loved him at the same time.
One of the highlights for me was the music. The old nostalgic feeling and the narrator on the radio was one of my favorite bits that was used through out the film.
Over all the movie was excellent, my only issue is with the title. I think simply calling it Dillinger or Bye, Bye Black bird would be better. I think the title really takes away from the feeling of the movie.
Overlong and ultimately disappointing.
I’ll spare you any suspense, here. Simply put, Public Enemies is a major disappointment. There is one aspect that the film has going for it, though, and that is the performances. Johnny Depp is great but, as I’ve read in other reviews, not exactly irreplaceable. Marion Cotillard is fantastic, but underused. Christian Bale is solid, but pretty forgettable. Unfortunately, everything else about the film proved disappointing.
This is the story of John Dillinger, who robbed banks, broke out of prisons, shot a lot of guns, loved a woman he met and didn’t spend much time with, and…not much else. At least, that’s what Public Enemies would have you believe. So little actually happens in this film it’s a marvel they managed to stretch the running time past an hour and a bit.
A short run through: John Dillinger (Johnny Depp) escapes from a prison. Then he robs a bank. Then he meets Billie (Marion Cotillard), and they fall in love. He robs another bank. Melvin Purvis (Christian Bale) wants to catch him. Shootout. Bank robbery. Repeat. He gets shot. How long did that take me, 30 seconds? I’m not saying the film was unnecessary, it was just unnecessarily long. So many scenes could have been cut down or just taken away altogether. The shootout near the middle of the film took so long to get through, that about halfway through it I had completely forgotten what it was they were doing. From that point on, it was nothing but bullets, blood, yelling and a lot of flashes from the guns that nearly blinded me.
The film wasn’t exactly a treat for the eyes, either. The look of the film was horribly uneven, split evenly three ways between beautiful, crystal clear shots, amateur student film hand-held, and security camera footage. Either one wouldn’t have been awful on its own, but it was just so wildly inconsistent that a good chunk of the time I was too distracted, wondering what had happened to the camera (sometimes between shots in the same scene), to worry about the story.
And like I said above, there’s not much story to tell here. I’m sure the man had a very interesting life, but there was no real point to the film. It didn’t seem like there was any specific story to tell. Quite simply put, it was merely about John Dillinger. “Well, just what about John Dillinger?”, you ask. And I don’t have an answer for you. Sorry. Either way, the film didn’t highlight Dillinger as a hero or as a villain, and while I don’t mind the impartial nature of the film in itself, I had a hard time really caring about what happened to him.
The love story was easily the most entertaining part of the film. Too bad it didn’t show up much. My favorite parts of the film involved Marion Cotillard, and they didn’t last long. What a shame. If they had cut down the major shootout or cut out one or two of the bank robbery scenes that were mostly all the same, they could have focused more on that story and I wouldn’t have minded the runtime as much.
So, aside from the good performances from just about everyone involved, there’s not much to get excited about here. It was overlong, pretty low on plot, and filled to the brim with unnecessary scenes that had left my mind before I had even left the theater. Such a disappointment. It could have been something great, and it just…wasn’t.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 20 min (140 min)
Genre Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Director Michael Mann
Writer Ronan Bennett (screenplay), Michael Mann (screenplay), Ann Biderman (screenplay), Bryan Burrough (book)
Actors Christian Bale, Christian Stolte, Jason Clarke, Johnny Depp
Country USA, Japan
Awards 1 win & 14 nominations.
Production Company Forward Pass, Misher Films
Sound Mix SDDS, Dolby Digital, DTS
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Arriflex 235, Cooke S4 Lenses, Arriflex 435, Cooke S4 Lenses, Sony CineAlta F23, Zeiss DigiPrime and Fujinon E-Series Lenses, Sony CineAlta HDC-F950, Zeiss DigiPrime and Fujinon E-Series Lenses, Sony PMW-EX1
Laboratory Company 3, Los Angeles (CA), USA (digital intermediate), Laser Pacific Media Corporation, Los Angeles (CA), USA (dailies), Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA
Film Length 3,886 m (Portugal, 35 mm)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision3 500T 5219), Video (HD)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), HDCAM SR (1080p/24) (source format), Super 35 (source format) (visual effects)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic) (Kodak Vision 2383), D-Cinema