• Public Enemies (2009)

Public Enemies

Release Date: July 1st, 2009

DVD Release Date: December 8th, 2009

R |2 hr 20 min

Plot Summary

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.

Cast: Johnny Depp, Christian Bale, Marion Cotillard, Billy Crudup, Stephen Dorff, Stephen Lang, Channing Tatum, Stephen Graham

Director: Michael Mann

Genres: Action , Thriller , Crime drama

Production Co: Forward Pass, Misher Films

Distributors: Universal Pictures

Keywords: Girlfriend, Dark, Gritty, Intense, 1930s, Fall, Pursuit, Escape

Ratings & Reviews

  • 63
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Ultimately, the movie's a bust. show more

  • 70
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Marvelously detailed and meticulously crafted, an elegant evocation of Depression-era America and its fascination with crime. What the movie lacks is any sense of elation--it’s joyless by choice. show more

  • 50
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    The film lacks the juice promised by the teaming of such extraordinary filmmakers with a cast as large as a Hooverville encampment. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com


Nominated Outstanding Action Performance By a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2010)