I watched 40 minutes, which was 40 minutes too much. Michael Mann’s last picture – Miami Vice – was bad in exactly the same way Public Enemies is bad – all mood and cool, beautifully photographed, and as interesting as a super model on a talk show. Within 20 minutes, we learn all we would ever learn about our lead, John Dillinger (Johnny Depp). He is cooly attractive, wear a suit well, lives for the moment and . . . he is cooly attractive.
Moll: What do you want?
John Dillinger: Everything. Right now.