""‘Public Enemies’ suffers badly from a lack of visual depth."
Not sure if this is a deliberate ambiguity, but actually the film uses staging in depth in ways not possible with celluloid.
It's the most visually exciting and inventive film of the year so far -- but keep going with the terrible mixed metaphors.
" When firing on all pistons, Michael Mann can conjure up something close to on-screen alchemy. "
what do pistons have to do with alchemy?"