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Saturday, Jul 25, 2009
by PopMatters Staff
by David Thomson
The New Republic (8 July 2009)

“‘Public Enemies’ is a terrible indicator of how America has retreated from one of its greatest inventions—the movies… When the gangster film sinks into being merely a genre, a mine for nostalgia, period clothes, and 30s jazz, then it’s exhibiting fatal symptoms. It has allowed itself to be prettified when it should be authentically shocking.”


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