Public Enemies is a 2009 American biographical crime drama film directed by Michael Mann and starring Johnny Depp as notorious American gangster John Dillinger. The film is based on Bryan Burrough‘s non–fiction book Public Enemies: America‘s Greatest Crime Wave and the Birth of the FBI, 1933–34. The film follows the criminal exploits of Dillinger and his gang during the Great Depression, as they are pursued by FBI agent Melvin Purvis (Christian Bale). The film also features Billy Crudup, Marion Cotillard, Stephen Dorff, Giovanni Ribisi, and Stephen Lang in supporting roles.
The film received mixed reviews from critics, with praise for its direction and performances, but criticism for its lack of emotional depth and focus. Despite this, it was a moderate box office success, grossing $214 million against its $100 million budget.
Duration: 140 min.