First Full Trailer for Michael Mann's Public Enemies

March 4, 2009
Source: Apple

Public Enemies Trailer

Universal has just debuted the trailer for Michael Mann's highly anticipated Public Enemies starring Johnny Depp and Christian Bale. Depp stars as the infamous 1930's bank robber John Dillinger and Bale as his FBI pursuer Melvin Purvis. Those of you who have been anxiously awaiting your first glimpse better check this out, because it looks like we might have another crime movie as exceptional as The Untouchables on our hands. It's got that distinct Michael Mann style (think Collateral), but set in the 1930s and infused with tommy gun action. This definitely looks like it'll be a summer hit, that goes without saying!

Watch the first trailer for Public Enemies:

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You can also watch the Public Enemies trailer in High Definition on Apple

Public Enemies is directed by Michael Mann, of Heat, Ali, Collateral, and Miami Vice previously. The screenplay is based on Bryan Burrough's book of the same name and was adapted by Ronan Bennett (A Further Gesture). Later, Michael Mann and Ann Biderman (Copycat, Primal Fear) wrote a revised screenplay before shooting. The film has an all star cast made up of Johnny Depp, Christian Bale, Channing Tatum, Giovanni Ribisi, David Wenham, Leelee Sobieski, Marion Cotillard, and Billy Crudup as J. Edgar Hoover. Universal is bringing Public Enemies to theaters everywhere on July 1st this summer.

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  • Looks like Untouchables 2.0
  • Looks great. Looks like we have another great year of spring and summer movies!
  • Adam
  • stevedawg
    Batman vs. Jack Spearow..... can't get any better
  • theotherbluth
    Depp Vs. Bale... looks awesome. I've been waiting for a preview of this for awhile, I can't wait. I don't know if it was just because of my computer but did anyone else notice a home movie vibe with the cinematography.
  • The editing was a little shaky, but I'm willing to live with it in an early trailer like this. Looks like it'll be a really nice gangster film that we haven't seen a good while. A decent one anyway...
  • craig
    what a year this is going to be!!! too many ace films to list! lets hope it doesnt let us down... trek, transformers, salvation, watchmen, public enemies, wolfman......
  • Brandon
    Epic Gangster Flick!
  • DarkPadme
    academy award winner Marion Cotillard as the hopefull lover.... go women ! all Johnny Depp !! come on I want to see more Johnny vs Bale action !
  • Dino
    I think the movie itself looks awesome, and shot beautifully as usual with Mann, but... Does anyone think that the music for this trailer is just totally killing the mood and feel of the movie? I mean at first, it sounds like something out of the matrix, then it goes into something you would hear in Heat, then at the end, it sounds like something from Audioslave or at least that style of music. I can't wait for this movie, but I really hope they don't plan on using this kind of music in the movie, it just seems like it doesn't fit at all.
  • i'm gonna be that guy... what's the song at the end of the trailer?! no really
  • joe
    Acting looks good, but I'm going to have to agree with #5, it did feel very home video.
  • Bale and Depp going head to head with Michael Mann filming=Amazing. Also, we could use another old time gangster flick, can't wait for this one.
  • tankmaster
    SICK!!!! Michael Mann's filming style is amazing, and the cast added to that will make it a must see.
  • Robbing banks is the best.
  • jfc3po
    I honestly think Michael Mann is a huge fan of Audioslave....their songs were on Collateral and Miami Vice that I know of.... Movie looks great though...I hope it has the same kind of cinematography that the previous 2 Michael Mann movies had...I think the gritty look would fit this film quite well... Depp looks awesome in this
  • cyn
    Looks like fun, but could they show any more of the movie in the trailer? dayam.
  • Meh... looks a bit boring, and like it was shot on an expensive camcorder.
  • sumonesumtime
    Serious cast.
  • -Peter-
    I think this time period is the best for gangster movies also, good cast
  • John
    #11 and 16 Its not Audioslave, it is however the lead singer from Audioslave. His name is Chris Cornell and I heard his new cd is streaming on his myspace page. From what I've listened to its crap, except for the song in the trailer, its decent. This movie looks bad ass, I may have to see it in theaters.
  • Zso
    The video quality reminds me of the dramatization scenes they film for crime shows on the Discovery Channel or something. That isn't a good thing. I want to like this movie but my mind wandered off about halfway through the trailer. It's probably just the trailer's fault; maybe it's too long or something.
  • dac
    #4 that was super gay!
  • That looks great! I always felt Mann's treatment with the camera stock always made the footage that much more in the moment and candid. It's like it deflates the 'hollywood movie' vibe yet keeps the excitement of it being a thrilling film. Looking forward to seeing the cast clash!
  • Jaf
  • Trey
    looks good
  • sleepykid
    Hmm, another 'too much' trailer? Looked like every plot turn 'cept the ending. Should do okay, though I pray it's not Miami Vice in old clothes. That was dire.
  • xerxerxex
    Wow, not much else I can say! Actually yeah can! SWEETTASTIC!
  • Itri's based on a true story.
  • Nikhil Hariharan
    About time! This movie seems really distinctive from others, its like an indie film mixed with typical Hollywood flair, cant wait to see how this great cast carries this film!
  • Nate
    Looks great! The line about Indiana made me laugh so hard I cried... Cause I'm from Indiana and there's absolutely nothing I want to do in Indiana...
  • Jericho
    Johnny Depp looked like T-Bag (from Prison Break) with that nice little beard. xD
  • Matt Suhu
    awesome, but i just hope that Mann learns from Miami Vice and shortens the romancing and inserts more bullets.
  • Mike
    Shot on digital? Appears to be, can definatley tell the difference.
  • zetsu
    looks pretty fucking good,hope it's as cool as the fucking classic heat.
  • dan
    looks badass.............can't wait.
  • wat is the song???????
  • digital noir? please, no.
  • Movie Fan
    Yeah, director's are really digging shooting films on digital nowadays. I prefer proper cameras, not handheld, but that's just me.
  • Mann is a great director. But he doesn't know how to digital technology in a filmic way. Digital can look like film, but a lot of this was shot at low shutter speed.... A dead giveaway that it was shot on digital.
  • Django
    I'm uber glad to see Billy Crudup's also in this. I feel like he could give Bale a run for his money, given time. Ever hear the band DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN? Their music should be in this. And for all of you - who has top billing in this movie? Huh? That's what I thought.
  • Django
    Btw - the scene where he tells her he's a bank robber is similar ( and frankly, weaker ) than an establishing scene in the PHENOMENAL film, "IN BRUGES". In a different world - I'm just saying - Colin Farrell would be playing Dillinger, based on his performance in that mind-blowingly amazing film. RENT IT. NOW.
  • dom
    The picture looks far too perfect given Manns recent film styles... and the funny thing is this one could really have done with looking less crisp and more old school.
  • neonblue
    looks damn cool makes me want to start a life of crime :)
  • mike
    i have read from blogs of people who saw the screening it is shot on hand held cams. and you can tell durring the car chase scenes and when johnny is giving her the coat. actor and character named johhny i know his name is jhon dillenger but got confused for a second when she screamed "johhny!". and this is the second website and theird time i'm asking What's the name of the song? some one please.
  • Leiner
    This looks great! And the Michael Mann thing about the use of certain type of camera is also great, since it gives everything a particular sense of reality. Let's see if: a) Marion Cotillard finally can do her lines without that frech accent (pronounce it: "FGENCH ACCÉNT"), and if b) Christian Bale is not done professionally wih Johnny Depp after this, haha.
  • Boo-Yah
    you had me at Bale, Depp and Mann...looks freakin' sweet!
  • t
    Ten Million Slaves by Otis Taylor
  • It looks like classic Michael Mann Crisp and full of bullets .. Miami Vice Old School
  • Bobby Simpson
    #27 I definitely agree with you. Why do trailers have to reveal so damn much. I'm on the verge of ceasing to watch them. #29 Based on a true story means nothing.
  • crAziemutant
    looks awesome! should be really fun.
  • Bob
    They should've reversed Bale and Depp's roles.
  • Kevin
    Now THAT looks good!
  • Knight Rider
    The music for that was pretty terrible.
  • REAL6
    WHen i watch this movie i feel like im watching a japanese movie because all of them nowadays are shot video like Stacey or Tokyo Gore Police or Machine girl. But i dont mind, it just feels like a made for TV movie but il still watch this!!!
  • Chris H.
    I would have liked to have seen Depp play Baby face Nelson, who will absolutely be in this film. Depp has the young feminine look going for him, and his ability to act genuinely psychotic would have been perfect for Nelson. As Dillinger... I'll have to watch the film before passing judgement but I probably would have picked somebody else to nail down Dillinger's character. He had a Humphrey Bogart quality, Depp doesn't have that.
  • Squiggly
    I think Mann is actually shooting this the same way he's shot his other recent stuff. Reducing the size of the image to this low resolution just makes it look less grainy and less 'digital'. Look at the night shots and the flares and you can see that the same sort of camera is being used. But it's really not in the camera and is instead the lighting that gives his stuff that sort of look. He doesn't use as much indirect lighting, which gives his stuff that sort of stark high-contrast style. I love it. It gives the film a much more realistic tone, IMO.
  • dee
    Identity chrisis! This film is trying so hard to look like a vintage era movie but it looks like a suped up version of a vintage movie. I remember someone mentioning this before on a previous screener review and he hit the nail on the head. Other than that it looks great!
  • Timothy
    It could be good but I'm sort of afraid it's going to be bad. Or maybe that's just the trailer, which is badly put together and cut with a mish-mash of music that undermines the dramatic content.
  • DCompose
  • So when does he put on the cape?
  • Dexter
    Been waiting for this one. Gonna be HUGE!
  • Darrin
    i dont think its goin to be big, it will open with around 40 million. but depp and bale will be nominated for oscars.
  • 4tzw4z5
  • tom eck
    this will be the best movie ever
  • max
    LOOKS AWESOME! But yea hope this is kind of a "pre" trailer, cos it looks like it hasnt been edited enough.. Looks a bit amateurish. Or something. Just doesnt look like I wanted it to look... At least in the trailer. Still waiting for this so much!
  • sng. Sheep
    cinematography look sorta crappy :)
  • Joey Marione
    Looks like modern day actors trying to portray bank robbers and FBI agents from 70 years ago. I thought I was supposed to forget they were acting? This sucks! No Oscar nods and the music also sucks! We already know the story...Dillinger dies...who the fuck cares!
  • bourneidentity
    I don't know if it will be as good as The Untouchables, that's hard to top, Untouchables was bad ass. That being said, I am looking forward to this movie. I love time pieces, especially the 30's and 40's. Who would've ever thought when I watched Empire of the Sun that little kid would grow up to be Batman, John Connor, and now Melvin Purvis. SWEET!
  • well it sure doesnt look like its gonna be sharing any seats with the untouchables but looks a decent fun movie that ca deliver very good acting and action at the same time 😀 it sure is worth seeing
  • Purvis
    The name of the song is "Ten Million Slaves" by Otis Taylor. But the version in the trailer is different.
  • Conrad
    This is definitely going to be one of the better movies this summer, rather than just a bullshit, lets-rack-in the money blockbuster like's Bay Transformers. Proper gangster flick. I love it. Rock on Depp.
  • Fisherr
    I think Depp will own the movie.
  • Delvis
    I actually liked the music. Puts a modern spin on the material. This will be an exciting summer movie; won't win awards but will definitely entertain.
  • phillz91
    luks damn awesum. and #50 it means that because it's based on a true story it can't go far off the main plot so anyone who knows the real story will have a good idea where its going. and does anyone know the name/artist of the last song? i looked on that Chris Cornells myspace but that song isn't on there. i love the musc because it adds intensity to the ending scenes. luks damn fine!!!
  • Max
    Depp as Dillinger, need to see it :) *Puts Dillinger Escape plan in the stereo*
  • gallagher
    TEN MILLION SLAVES...... by Otis Taylor been posted several times.
  • sylgaia
  • deppbalelover
    this looks so good
  • adoyle
    bad music...very strange video photography. looks like a discovery channel,reconstruction in parts. so much for state of the art hi def digital being better than film. half a million dollar electronics and this looks like a 3000 thousand dollar camera. i guarantee,this will not be a patch on chinatown the untouchables, la confidential. mann has not made a decent film since heat.
  • Ryderup
    Why is Depp CG in one image?
  • Danny
    If Christian Bale can talk like BATMAN then this movie will rule! and lets hope Bale finally gets to kill somebody...couldn't as Batman and won't as John Conner....return to the American Psycho and be a badass again
  • Hughe
    man.. you can really tell its shot on digital.. Maybe they're going for a more "viceral" feel but to me the weird picture aberrations could have been all avoided if he shot on film..
  • Stan
    Another glorification of gun slinging scum. Typical amateur story telling. Take a punk, a killer, one of worst people on earth and retell their story wrapped in heroic gift paper. Turning losers into heroic winners is not only lame it's just plain stupid. Just what I would expect from this director.
  • Aaron
    Preview of Batman v.s. Riddler?? Who knows!!!!!!!! For all we know, it could be!!!!! This movie looks great, can't wait till it hits theatres.
  • SinnerinMe
    Stan - you are a girl wearing little pink panties. Go watch the Last Temptation of Christ and pray for the sinner bank robbers of our time!
  • david
    #6 is the biggest idiot in the world talking about the editing being shaky. Its a trailer you moron. Just because you finally found out what editing is doesn't mean you have to start critiquing trailers. You have no idea what the editing in the movie will be like so why comment? You aren't even a film snob. You are one of those idiots who wants to present himself as a film snob to feel superior when you only know the bare minimum about film. Why didn't you comment on the cinematography? Atleast you can get a good feel about that.
  • kaktus316
    This looks great, just hope Bale doesn't ruin it with his usual dry delivery.




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