Plot: 2 Camera Work: 2.5 Acting: 3.5 Directing: 3
The story of legendary Depression-era outlaw John Dillinger (Johnny Depp)—the charismatic bank robber whose lightning raids made him the number one target of J. Edgar Hoover's fledgling FBI and its top agent, Melvin Purvis (Christian Bale), and a folk hero to much of the public.
The storyline and the narration part weren’t much impressive as the expectations were very high from this movie. It just drags on and on and on, I was seriously considering giving up on it and leaving, but thought that maybe things would begin to pick up, they didn't. I was actually happy when he got shot, because that meant that the movie was over!
Only the technical part was pretty impressive. I loved the dark rich colors, reminded me of the Godfather. The "handy cam" work made the gunfights so realistic; the sounds of gunfire really used the theater's pro sound system.
Overall, Technical – beautiful; Narration – Awful!