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Public Enemies


Jul 01, 2009

Latest Home Video

Dec 08, 2009

MPAA Rating



Michael Mann


Christian Bale
Johnny Depp


2009 Universal Studios

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We do not have a full review for this movie because it is rated R in the US and we usually only review G, PG, and PG-13 movies. However we do have details about the content you can expect to see in this movie in the "Content Details" section below.


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.

Content Details

Why Is Public Enemies Rated R?

Public Enemies is rated R for gangster violence and some language.

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Here is additional information on sex, violence and profanity in Public Enemies...

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.

Home Video Viewing Alternatives

Here are some ideas for home video titles that are related to Public Enemies.

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.

Canadian Movie Ratings

14A Violence.
AB 14A Violence.
MB 14A Not Recommended for Children, Violence.
ON 14A Violence. Language May Offend.
QC 13+

Canadian Home Video Rating: 14A

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Details on home video releases of Public Enemies...

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

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