AMERICA’S MOST WANTED.
It’s 1933 and John Dillinger (Johnny Depp) has just been proclaimed America’s public enemy number one; Bureau of Investigation agent Melvin Purvis (Christian Bale) intends to hunt him down. A disappointment considering director Michael Mann’s talent; the movie is leisurely paced, nothing new comes out of an oft-told story and the HD cinematography makes the movie look like a behind-the-scenes special made for TV. Still, the film has very intense shoot-outs between Dillinger’s gang and the agents, Depp gives us an idea of how charismatic the bank robber was, and Marion Cotillard is very good as his moll.
2009-U.S. 140 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed by Michael Mann. Screenplay: Ronan Bennett, Michael Mann, Ann Biderman. Book: Bryan Burrough. Cast: Johnny Depp (John Dillinger), Christian Bale (Melvin Purvis), Marion Cotillard (Billie Frechette), Jason Clarke, Rory Cochrane, Billy Crudup… Stephen Dorff, Giovanni Ribisi, Channing Tatum, Carey Mulligan, Lili Taylor, Diana Krall.
Trivia: Co-executive produced by Robert De Niro. Leonardo DiCaprio was allegedly considered for the lead.