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Public Enemies
  • R
  • 2h 19m
  • 2009
Fresh68%
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From award-winning director Michael Mann (Heat, Collateral) comes the film inspired by one of the country’s most captivating and infamous outlaws — John Dillinger. Johnny Depp (Pirates of the Caribbean series) stars as the charismatic and elusive bank robber marked by the FBI as America’s first “Public Enemy Number One.” Academy Award® winner Marion Cotillard (La Vie en Rose) plays Billie Frechette, the only woman capable of capturing his heart. Hunted relentlessly by top FBI agent Melvin Purvis (Christian Bale, The Dark Knight), Dillinger engages in an escalating game of outrunning and outgunning the FBI, culminating in an explosive legendary showdown. “It’s a landmark crime saga” (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone).

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

TOMATOMETER®
Fresh68%
Critics Consensus: 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.
Reviews
At the Movies
Ben Mankiewicz
Fresh

I do think this is a film worth seeing, so obviously, I say see it.

November 1, 2018
At the Movies
Ben Lyons
Rotten

Some strong performances, but I expected more from this great director and stellar cast.

June 21, 2017
The New Republic
Christopher Orr
Fresh

If John Dillinger had not existed... Michael Mann would have had to invent him.

June 21, 2017
Time Out
Trevor Johnston
Fresh

It's a fascinating moment in history, and Mann captures the cars, the guns and the buildings with...

June 21, 2017
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Scott Von Doviak
Rotten

Even the bank jobs and prison breaks feel perfunctory and enervated.

November 1, 2018
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Depp scores as Depression-era robber, but lots of violence.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this 1930s-set crime drama starring Johnny Depp as infamous bank robber John Dillinger is full of very realistic violence that some will find hard to take. Gun battles are frequent and intense, and characters suffer gory wounds and die. A woman is beaten during an interrogation scene; other characters are shot down in cold blood. Although there's not too much in the way of sexual content (aside from one somewhat steamy love scene with no nudity) or language (there's one use of "f--k," plus a smattering of other salty words) for an R-rated film, the movie's focus on the differences and similarities between cops and crooks yields complex role models and messages. Some law enforcement officers are depicted as corrupt and cruel, while others are dedicated, dignified, and diligent; similarly, there are cold, calm professionals among the film's criminals, as well as hair-trigger sociopaths. Expect lots of period-accurate smoking and drinking.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Crime, Biopic, Drama
  • Release Date:July 1, 2009
  • Highest Available for Purchase:4KLearn More

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