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“I think he was a real-life Robin Hood.” Johnny Depp is referring to John Dillinger, the 1930s robber of big, bad, customer-cheating banks. Does it sound like this period film might touch a chord in our current period of rampant bank fraud? Depp is starring as the Tommy-gun-toting gangster in the movie I most want […]

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Peter Travers Jun 21, 2009
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“I think he was a real-life Robin Hood.” Johnny Depp is referring to John Dillinger, the 1930s robber of big, bad, customer-cheating banks. Does it sound like this period film might touch a chord in our current period of rampant bank fraud? Depp is starring as the Tommy-gun-toting gangster in the movie I most want to see this summer. I mean, how do you not salivate at the thought of Michael Mann directing actors of the quality of Depp and Christian Bale (as Melvin Purvis, J. Edgar Hoover’s star agent at the upstart FBI)?

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