Public Enemies

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Director Michael Mann takes on the period crime genre with Public Enemies, his film about the FBI’s pursuit of notorious criminals John Dillinger (Johnny Depp), Baby Face Nelson (Stephen Graham) and Pretty Boy Floyd (Channing Tatum) by Special Agent Melvin Purvis (Christian Bale). After Purvis chased down and killed Floyd, FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover (Billy Crudup), in an effort to boost the agency’s reputation, assigning Purvis to the Chicago area where he is to focus on apprehending Dillinger, who …