Sight and Sound - 06/01/1974
"...The overall wit of Milius' conception [makes] his debut as a director one to relish..."
Uncut - 05/01/2010 4 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t grabs you and holds you with its weird aggression and dark mood, most of it generated by Lawrence Tierney's ferocious performance..."
The first feature film from man's man director Milius is a violent, hard-hitting account of Public Enemy #1, John Dillinger. The last half of his criminal career is dramatically retold until his notorious finale outside the Biograph Theatre. Check out the cast: Oates, Johnson, and Stanton in one film!
From the writer of Apocalypse Now comes an electrifying crime saga about one of the most notorious gangsters of the 1930s. Starring Warren Oates, Ben Johnson, Cloris Leachman and Richard Dreyfuss, Dillinger sets the screen ablaze with explosive shootouts, daring escapes and magnificent performances. Bank robber John Dillinger (Oates) has become a folk hero to the people of Depression-era America, capturing their imaginations with the exploits of his outlaw "super-gang." But time may be running out for Dillinger's violent band of fugitives; the FBI's finest agent (Johnson) is on the case, and his pursuit won't end until every member of the gang is behind bars...or dead! Charged with heartstopping action and riveting drama, Dillinger is an unforgettable experience hailed as nothing less than "brilliant" (San Francisco Chronicle)!
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