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Public Enemies Gets Mixed Reports

Published March 20, 2009 in Early Reviews
By Ryan Parsons | Image property of Universal Pictures, AintitCool
Public Enemies Poster Public Enemies
I guess we should have known that it would take years for Michael Mann to live down Miami Vice, but I had no idea people would transfer their concerns over to Public Enemies. We got Depp. We got Bale. These guys don't typically do bad projects.

Well, some early screening reports have surfaced and they aren't all positive.

Public Enemies Another Miami Vice?

The good people at AICN have posted two screening reports for Public Enemies that couldn't be more mixed. While the first report raves about the film, it does also make sure to point out some 'flaws'. The second report just bashes the film, but from a film student point of view, making me wonder if much of the criticism will be corrected by the final edit of the film. Take a gander below:

First off, it’s incredibly entertaining. Unlike other biopics, this one drops you right into story. No flashbacks of Johnny Dillinger extorting kids on the playground, the movie begins with Johnny Depp’s Dillinger and his crew knocking over a bank with precision and style. On the other side of the law, Christian Bale’s G-Man Purvis starts the movie hunting down Pretty Boy Floyd. It’s an interesting and welcome approach. Here’s a cop, here’s a robber. Go.

To get to more of the negative, read the rest of the reports on Public Enemies here.

Public Enemies opens to theaters on July 1st.

For the trailer, poster and more movie info, go to the Public Enemies Movie Page.

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