'Public Enemies' movie review - 'Public Enemies' showtimes - The Boston Globe
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I read this after seeing the movie and find that most of my complaints regarding the film were addressed. The film could have been excellent but did not manage to turn that corner. Depp was great but he alone did not grant the film the direction and purpose required. We are definitely living in an environment where people would enjoy identifying with a character who sticks it to the Man. Cinderella Man and Seabiscuit are also set against the Great Depression backdrop but the directors of both films connect the viewer to the protagonist's struggle. However, the connection between the audience and the Enemies' Robin Hood-like characters is not allowed time to take hold.