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Public Enemies

(2009)

Rated R for gangster violence and some language.

R In Theaters 07/1/2009 , 143min.
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Viewer Score
66%
Viewer score based on 242 ratings
70%
Critic score based on 35 reviews

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January 08, 2012
bountyhunter76
FACTUALLY INACCURATE. Pretty Boy Floyd was NOT shot by Purvis. He was shot by Retired Officer Chester K. Smith of East Liverpoool Ohio PD on October 22, 1934. Floyd only had 2 .45s, not a machine gun. Smith did alleged that Purvis did order the murder Floyd after Floyd after hew tried to get some questions about theh Kansas City Massacre, but Purvis denied this. Baby Face Nelson was killed
January 22, 2010
Zaragozaalzr
good thing i rented it
January 04, 2010
SvrvllWATKINS
BORING! hardly in action and all drama, we actually got up and walked around to keep from falling asleep, I expected more from a Depp movie
October 06, 2009
lfpmsn
what a disappointment...this movie was terrible. shot in our home state, Wisconsin, this film was 'let's walk out" within 10 minutes. I love Johnny Depp...but this film did nothing to add to his resume.
August 24, 2009
LMPROMO
Wow what a DUD! This was one of the most anticipated movies that was an absolute mess! Horrible editing, emotionless characters that have no character development. I spent a buck and a quarter at the cheap movie place and still did not get my moneys worth. DO NOT Waste YOUR TIME!

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Washington Post
It's also a double-barreled bummer. There's no excitement in the bank-robbing, no thrill of the chase, no emotion over justice served or thwarted. Depp's Dillinger is neither charming nor despicable, nor does he occupy that delicious gray area between the two. His spree unspools dispassionately, cold as a Colt .380. Full Review
Claudia Puig
USA Today
A welcome adult alternative to summer's sophomoric blockbusters. The only transforming going on here is actors skillfully taking on roles of '30s-era gangsters and lawmen. Full Review
Dan Zak
Washington Post
It's also a double-barreled bummer. There's no excitement in the bank-robbing, no thrill of the chase, no emotion over justice served or thwarted. Depp's Dillinger is neither charming nor despicable, nor does he occupy that delicious gray area between the two. His spree unspools dispassionately, cold as a Colt .380. Full Review
Dana Stevens
Slate
It's like spending an afternoon--a long one--at a beautifully lit wax-museum display inspired by earlier gangster movies. Full Review
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
It's quite engaging. It is competently constructed and often compelling, but it will not be mentioned in the same breath as some of its classic predecessors. Full Review

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