However, trailers lie. Dear God, how bad this was... imdb gave it a 7.0 rating, let me tell you, that's bull shit! But let us dive into it right away.
According to the summary: "The Feds try to take down notorious American gangsters John Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson and Pretty Boy Floyd during a booming crime wave in the 1930s." OK, first mistake, spoiler coming up, Pretty Boy Floyd dies in the first ten minutes. I am not even kidding with you, Channing Tatum fans, you are allowed to skip this one! Second problem, I couldn't even tell you who the hell Baby Face Nelson was, that is how much I didn't care about the movie, while watching it!
Depeche Mode "Words like violence, break the silence"? Well not in this movie they don't! Anyway, there are a couple of songs and very touching scenes in it, but it is over two hours long and the good scenes alone would've made it into a 45 minute beautiful short.
I understand that it is a fascinating story, but perhaps you should've told it in a way that keeps people interested. Secondly, the idea of approaching every side of it, including the boring ones, was a fatal mistake. At the end there are a couple of sentences on what happened to the real people portrayed in the movie and it says that Melvin Purvis took his own life with a gun after the proceedings. I would've comprehended his pain better if Bale didn't look like he was constipating through the whole movie... just saying....
General idea? Don't watch it. If you are a Depp, Bale or Cotillard fan, trust me there are plenty of better movies out there. This isn't one of them.
Until the next item on my list!
PS: Diana Krall was in this? Where? Seriously, where?!