Public Enemies

Public Enemies

  • R
  • 2009
  • 140 min
  • USA, Japan
  • biography, crime, drama

John Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson and Pretty Boy Floyd are gangsters who have terrorised the city. Federal agents try their best to nab them.

Director: Michael Mann

Screenwriters: Michael Mann, Ronan Bennett, Ann Biderman

Stars: Christian Bale, Johnny Depp, Giovanni Ribisi

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.


  • Michael Mann
    Michael Mann

    Michael Kenneth Mann (born February 5, 1943) is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer. For his work, he has received nominations from international organizations and juries, including those at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, Cannes and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. He has produced the Academy Awards ceremony twice, first in 1999...

Main Cast


Producer: Kevin Misher, Michael Mann

Editor: Jeffrey Ford, Paul Rubell

Casting: Avy Kaufman, Bonnie Timmermann

Director Of Photography: Dante Spinotti

Original Music Composer: Elliot Goldenthal

Costume Design: Colleen Atwood

Executive Producer: G. Mac Brown, Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal

Production Design: Nathan Crowley


Tagline: America's Most Wanted.

Genres: biography, crime, drama, history

Certificate: R

Categories: dillinger, manhunt, great depression, outlaw, bank robber, fbi agent, gangster, 1930s, bank robbery, semiautomatic rifle, public enemy number one, j edgar hoover character, cinema, hiding place, machinegun, prison guard, escape from prison


Year: 2009

Runtime: 140 min

Country: USA, Japan

Language: English

Color: Color, Black and White

Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1

Sound Mix: SDDS, Dolby Digital, DTS


  • Ben Lyons (At The Movies)

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

  • Christopher Orr (The New Republic)

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

  • Trevor Johnston (Time Out)

    It's a fascinating moment in history, and Mann captures the cars, the guns and the buildings with painstaking, immersive authenticity. Full Review ...