The Public Enemy Reviews
November 10, 2004
Overripe, rigid, and at times clunky ... and that's part of the enjoyment.
July 30, 2003
Fascinating and brutally realistic.
March 10, 2003
Now a classic, this is the movie in which Cagney famously crams a grapefruit into Mae Clarke's face.
September 8, 2002
A stunning starring vehicle for Cagney that shaped his career. Dated and a bit slow, but Cagney magnetism shines through even then.
January 1, 2000
The Public Enemy (1931) is one of the earliest and best of the gangster films - the second one from Warner Bros. in the thirties. Director William Wellman's