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During the 1930s, John Dillinger (played by Johnny Depp) enjoyed the reputation of a hero, even though he was a villainous bank robber. Determined to stop Chicago's growing crime rate, Pres J. Edgar Hoover (Billy Crudup) formed the FBI, and sent his top agent, Melvin Purvis (Christian Bale), to capture the man he deemed one of the country's worst Public Enemies.

MPAA Rating: R for gangster violence and some language.

Why is Public Enemies rated R?

Official MPAA Rating: Public Enemies is rated R for for gangster violence and some language.

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This additional information about the movie’s content is taken from the notes of various Canadian Film Classification boards:


- Occasional upsetting and disturbing scenes.

- Portrayals of graphic violence.

- Frequent gun, weapon, and hand-to-hand confrontations (blood and details are shown).

- Torture is implied (some blood and details are shown).

Sexual Content:

- Embracing and kissing.

- Sexual activity is implied (no nudity).

- Infrequent use of sexual language

- A crude bodily function is implies (with little detail).


- One use of the sexual expletive in a non-sexual context.

- Use of scatological slang, profanity, cursing, and vulgar expressions.

- Use of slurs.

Drugs and Alcohol:

- Tobacco use.

Public Enemies
Canadian Movie Ratings
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 14A Violence.
Alberta 14A Violence.
Manitoba 14A Not Recommended for Children, Violence.
Ontario 14A Violence. Language May Offend.
Quebec 13+
Martimes 14A
Canadian Home Video 14A