Based on author Bryan Burrough's ambitious tome Public Enemies: America's Greatest Crime Wave and the Birth of the FBI, 1933-43, director Michael Mann's sprawling historical crime drama follows the ef... read more
Directed by: Michael Mann
Release Date: July 1, 2009
DVD Release Date: December 8, 2009
Stats: 34,329 reviews
Flixster Reviews (34,329)
December 21, 2009
Great cast, great action. Excellent gangster movie took me back to the Untouchables. One of my all time favorites ..
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March 5, 2013
Public Enemies is the story of infamous depression era bank robber John Dillinger who became a kind of mythic Robin Hood style figure in the eyes of the poverty stricken American public of the time. Johnny Depp and Christian Bale starring in a legendary true-life gangster story d...
December 1, 2012fb729949618
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.
November 24, 2012fb1664868775
Solid direction by Mann and a great performance from Depp, towards the end it really gets good.
October 19, 2012
Michael Mann's production is pure Hollywood, a monument to the myth of Dillinger, using facts as long as they stay out of the way of the fun. Why rob banks at all? And why not quit once you're ahead? Piddling concerns here ... cut to the gunfight, cut to the chase. Not a badl...
June 24, 2012
Once again Michael Mann shows everyone that he is without doubt a one of the great visual masters of modern cinema. He is also one of the rare auteurs in Hollywood who has not lost his own signature and style.
Public Enemies is hands down the best looking crime film to hit the b...
March 9, 2012
I watched this movie at a midnight showing. I was extremely excited for this movie. It all seemed great: Michael Mann, the director of Heat is directing this movie... Johnny Depp and Christian Bale in a gangster movie! OMG COUNT ME IN! However, we were left with a very faithful a...
December 25, 2011
What was the best part about Public Enemies? The Score. What was the worst part about it? The pathetic use of the stellar cast. Yes, Public Enemies is my 3rd film to be rated a 70% in a row, and im not glad because of that. I first saw Public Enemies a few years ago when it came ...
December 12, 2011
In a way, director Michael Mann took the premise of his masterwork "Heat" and transferred it to the 30s and the real events about America's public enemy number one John Dillinger. Sadly, the chemistry between Depp and his hunter Bale is never as explosive as between DeNiro and Pa...
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