Based on author Bryan Burrough's ambitious tome Public Enemies: America's Greatest Crime Wave and the Birth of the FBI, 1933-43, director Michael Mann's sprawling historical crime drama follows the efforts of top FBI agent Melvin Purvis (Christian Bale ) in capturing notorious bank robber John Dillinger. A folk hero to the American public thanks to his penchant for robbing the banks that many people believed responsible for the Great Depression, charming bandit Dillinger (Johnny Depp) was virtually unstoppable at the height of his criminal career; no jail could hold him, and his exploits endeared him to the common people while making headlines across the country. J. Edgar Hoover's (Billy Crudup) FBI was just coming into formation, and what better way for the ambitious lawman to transform his fledgling Bureau of Investigation into a national police force than to capture the gang that always gets away? Determined to bust Dillinger and his crew, which also included sociopathic Baby Face Nelson (Stephen Graham) and Alvin Karpis (Giovanni Ribisi), Hoover christened Dillinger the country's very first Public Enemy Number One, and unleashed Purvis to take them down by whatever means necessary. But Purvis underestimated Dillinger's ingenuity as a master criminal, and after embarking on a frantic series of chases and shoot-outs, the dashing agent humbly surmised that he was in over his head. Outwitted and outgunned, Purvis knew that his only hope for busting Dillinger's gang was to baptize a crew of Western ex-lawmen as official agents, and orchestrate a series of betrayals so cunning that even America's criminal mastermind wouldn't know what hit him. Marion Cotillard, Channing Tatum, and Stephen Dorff co-star.~Jason Buchanan
If you plan on buying this movie, get it on DVD. The money will only be wasted on the Bluray. 75% of the film is great, looks crisp. But the rest is very distorted, has bad banding, is pixelated and just looks like a rough cut that had no editing or digital work done. It must be a bad transfer to disc from the master or they just moved too fast to get this on the shelf and didn't care about quality.
p.s. The pics are examples of what it looks like. I don't have the tv that the pics are on, I have a Samsung 52 1080P 120hz bought in may and a panasonic bought 2 weeks ago. It hasn't happened on any other bluray or dvd film I've watched on them.
This review is from Public Enemies [Special Edition] [2 Discs] [Includes Digital Copy] [Blu-ray] 
No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review
Owned for 1 week when reviewed.
Awesome movie! Superb acting, great story, and I love the score! The Blu ray looks fantastic on my up converting 4k bluray player and 4k tv. It looks as good if not better than some 4k discs I own. If they came out with a 4k transfer I'd get it, but i feel like its already there to be honest. 10/10!
Never heard much about Public Enemies and I don’t know why! It’s an excellent film; I was pleasantly surprised really. When doing a little research on Dillinger- this film came up as a recommendation. And that is the reason I purchased it. Great film-great acting!
Public Enemies is the story of how the Feds try to take down notorious American gangsters John Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson and Pretty Boy Floyd during a booming crime wave in the 1930s. Good story line from a first rate cast of Johnny Depp, Christian Bale etc. I love historical dramas so I was a sucker for this flick. If that sort of thing appeals, you might also like, Road to Perdition with Tom Hanks.