But I finally got my chance to watch it - on a borrowed DVD from Chris Larry on a flight to Minneapolis. For a flight - it was perfect. As a movie - not quite.
It had its moments. But it never really attained good status. I liked the nods to The Untouchables and Miller's Crossing but overall the whole thing was a bit listless. Everything seemed so perfunctory and boring. I never really got a sense of what made Dillinger or Melvin Purvis (Christian Bale) tick nor did I really care. I did like the last 20 minutes or so quite a bit though.
This was a wasted opportunity to make a memorable gangster movie for the aughts.
Directed by Michael Mann