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Rating 3 out of 5.
Set in the 30's the film focuses on the development of criminals and the F.B.I.
Directed by the legendary Michael Mann, this film is a refreshing change in acting. There are a number of films that come out with leading actors that cannot act their way out of a paper bag. Mann successfully weaves a tale that is interesting and draws out some of the best performances from both actors.
While some may argue that the film is long and a bit slow, I would have to agree with this statement. I am a fan of the film and of actors as well as the director, but there is only so much that I can tolerate and to say the film is not long and slow would be an unfair assessment as a film reviewer.
The action sequences are great, but the real strength in this film lies in the outstanding performances of Depp and Bale. These two were awesome, I just wished that they were in more scenes together. But who knows, perhaps we might see them sharing the screen as The Riddler and Batman.