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      Public Enemies

      2009, Crime/Drama, 2h 20m

      281 Reviews 250,000+ Ratings

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      Michael Mann's latest is a competent and technically impressive gangster flick with charismatic lead performances, but some may find the film lacks truly compelling drama. Read critic reviews

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      Depression-era bank robber John Dillinger's (Johnny Depp) charm and audacity endear him to much of America's downtrodden public, but he's also a thorn in the side of J. Edgar Hoover (Billy Crudup) and the fledgling FBI. Desperate to capture the elusive outlaw, Hoover makes Dillinger his first Public Enemy Number One and assigns his top agent, Melvin Purvis (Christian Bale), the task of bringing him in dead or alive.

      • Rating: R (Some Language|Gangster Violence)

      • Genre: Crime, Drama, Action, Mystery & thriller

      • Original Language: English

      • Director: Michael Mann

      • Producer: Kevin Misher, Michael Mann

      • Writer: Ronan Bennett, Michael Mann, Ann Biderman

      • Release Date (Theaters):  wide

      • Release Date (Streaming):

      • Box Office (Gross USA): $97.0M

      • Runtime:

      • Distributor: Universal Pictures

      • Production Co: Forward Pass, Misher Films

      Cast & Crew

      Johnny Depp
      Christian Bale
      Marion Cotillard
      Billy Crudup
      Stephen Dorff
      Stephen Lang
      Channing Tatum
      Stephen Graham
      Giovanni Ribisi
      Jason Clarke
      David Wenham
      Emilie de Ravin
      Lili Taylor
      James Russo
      Peter DeFaria
      Ronan Bennett
      Michael Mann
      Ann Biderman
      G. Mac Brown
      Elliot Goldenthal
      Dante Spinotti
      Nathan Crowley
      Paul Rubell
      Colleen Atwood
      Patrick Lumb

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      • Aug 11, 2022

        Solid work from everyone involved. Appears to be the most truthful of the many films made about John Dillinger. Depp is excellent.

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      • Apr 01, 2017

        highly stylized, with more plot holes (which makes even less sense 'cause it's based on actual events) than bullet holes... and there's alot of bullet holes.

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      • Jul 14, 2013

        Johnny Depp and Christian Bale faceoff in the exciting historical crime drama Public Enemies. Based on a novel, the film follows the rise of the FBI during the 1930s as they pursue notorious bank robber John Dillinger and his associates. The acting's quite good, as both Depp and Bale give excellent performances. However, Michael Mann's directing is exceptionally poor; particularly in the excessive use of handheld camera shots and the inconsistent cinematography. Still, the action scenes are quite compelling and have a remarkable sense of realism. Public Enemies has its moments, but it's an uneven film that ends up being less than the sum of its parts.

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      • Dec 01, 2012

        Nice to finally see Johnny Depp not in a weird/cooky role. The film had a lot of action and a great story even though it was pretty lengthy. The fact that it's based on real people and events makes it all the better.

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