Public Enemies

Lists: Biopic, Gangster protagonist

Brief Synopsis: "In the shadow of the Great Depression, criminal minds are thriving -- notorious men such as John Dillinger, "Baby Face" Nelson and "Pretty Boy" Floyd -- and it's up to J. Edgar Hoover and the FBI to bring them down in this gritty crime drama."

Overall Ranking: 2639 (Rank from 2009: # 60)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 0%
Regular 42.86%
Half-Popped 57.14%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Rob from GuysFilmQuest83
Dan O'Neill70 - There are obvious faults here within Public Enemies, but they are somehow over-shadowed, by the great action sequences, and wonderful performances from the cast, minus Bale.
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Jay of Life Vs Film70(full review)
Caz of Lets Go To The Movies61(full review)
Thomas Pollock60
David Baruffi43
Gorgon Reviews43(full review)

People Involved

  • Christian Bale (Melvin Purvis)
  • Johnny Depp (John Dillinger)
  • Giovanni Ribisi (Alvin Karpis)
  • Billy Crudup (J. Edgar Hoover)
  • Emilie de Ravin (Anna Patzke)
  • Channing Tatum (Pretty Boy Floyd)
  • Marion Cotillard (Billie Frechette)
  • Leelee Sobieski (Polly Hamilton)
  • Domenick Lombardozzi (Gilbert Catena)
  • Stephen Lang (Charles Winstead)
  • Carey Mulligan (Carol Slayman)
  • James Russo (Walter Dietrich)
  • David Wenham (Harry Pete Pierpont)
  • Christian Stolte (Charles Makley)
  • Jason Clarke (Red Hamilton)
  • John Judd (Turnkey)
  • Stephen Dorff (Homer Van Meter)
  • Michael Vieau (Ed Shouse)
  • John Kishline (Guard Dainard)
  • Wesley Walker (Jim Leslie)
  • John Scherp (Earl Adams)
  • Elena Kenney (Viola Norris)
  • William Nero Jr. (Toddler on Farm)
  • Michael Mann (Director)
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