Public Enemies parents guide

Public Enemies

Release date July 1, 2009

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.

Why is Public Enemies rated R? The MPAA rated Public Enemies R for gangster violence and some language.

Public Enemies
Rating & Content Info

Please Note: We have not viewed this movie. The information below is a summary based on data gathered from government and industry sponsored film classification agencies in various global regions.

Why is Public Enemies rated R? Public Enemies is rated R by the MPAA for gangster violence and some language.

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.

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Public Enemies
Canadian Movie Rating Info
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

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Cast and Crew

Public Enemies is directed by Michael Mann and stars Christian Bale, Johnny Depp.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Public Enemies movie is December 8, 2009. Here are some details…

Public Enemies releases to DVD and Blu-ray on December 8, 2009.

Related home video titles:

The life and death of another bank robber is explored in the movie The Assassination of Jesse James By the Coward Robert Ford. Christian Bale plays a similar role of a man attempting to bring an outlaw to justice in 3:10 To Yuma. The tale of a thief, who endured himself to the public because he stole from the rich and gave to the poor, is found in Disney’s family-friendly Robin Hood.