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  1. Matt Reddick's rating of the film The Public Enemy

    The sound the waiter makes when he brings the drinks > grapefruit scene

  2. FISCHER's rating of the film The Public Enemy

    La carrière mouvementée de Tom Powers, célèbre gangster à l'époque de la prohibition qui finit le corps troué de balles : un festival James Cagney ! www.cinefiches.com

  3. ermete polpette's rating of the film The Public Enemy

  4. Maudealan's rating of the film The Public Enemy

    It would be higher without the grapefruit stuff

  5. Balthaz21's rating of the film The Public Enemy

  6. Bram Vroonland's rating of the film The Public Enemy

    See beyond the typical acting of the time and see that this is a highlight of the early Hollywood sound period. Technically it's very inventive in it's use of sound as the final scenes will show you. Studio era gold.

  7. Aardsy's rating of the film The Public Enemy

    Two or three really great minutes in there!

  8. Brian O'blivion's rating of the film The Public Enemy

    Jean Harlow was a terrible actor and an ugly ogre.

  9. smndvdcl's rating of the film The Public Enemy

  10. SpacePirate's rating of the film The Public Enemy

    A rather slow moving film tbh. Cagney's performance earns it another star. Check out White Heat for better Cagney, and a better gangster picture, or the original Scarface for that matter. With that said, this is miles ahead of Little Caesar.

  11. RoRoRoro's rating of the film The Public Enemy

  12. Illusion Travels By Streetcar's rating of the film The Public Enemy

    "Warners worked best for his temperament and the kind of pictures he wanted to make." http://illusionpodcast.blogspot.com/2014/07/episode-20-william-wellman-1929-1934.html

  13. Nelson Núñez's rating of the film The Public Enemy

    Es una buena película de gangsters, aunque para mi gusto no está a la altura de Scarface o The Roaring Twenties. Goodfellas le debe muchísimo a esta obra.

  14. Daniel S.'s rating of the film The Public Enemy

    A movie filled with cult scenes that are part of Movie History : the grapefruit dame, James Cagney as the Son of the Mummy in the last scene, Mike Powers's legs in the last shot to name a few ones. I also love the opening sequence, Joan Blondell and Jean Harlow, the death of both the Horse and the Pianist. Masterpiece.

  15. David Grillo's rating of the film The Public Enemy

    Let me be my own oracle. Every fit of anger and every crime is directed at himself. Wellman punctures the family life with the failed discipline of a child and in the opening the public rushes to work later the public rushes for booze its full expression is in its retelling the story of Tom is inconsequential he is the enemy his life informs you and as long as we know how the story will end he's along for the ride.

  16. bartkl's rating of the film The Public Enemy

    Lots of gangster Pre-Code film are alike, but some are carried by protagonists with character. I like James Cagney as goofy and downright -which I why I love him in "The Picture Snatcher" for example- not as the big shot he's here. Furthermore, this film is a nice historical depiction of the Prohibition and has a very funny ending, but it's just a bit too plain and there's too much insignificant stuff going on.

  17. Jesse Furgurson's rating of the film The Public Enemy

  18. CarlosEsquives's rating of the film The Public Enemy

    James Cagney ya es un icono del cine ganster. Sus gestos y su postura prepotente lo encabezan como uno de los villanos más malos. Claro que al final la cosa cambia, pero igual recibe lo que tiene que recibir. "The public enemy" es una película muy violenta, se escapa de ciertas escenas crudas, pero hay otras que son impactantes. Tal es la escena final. A notar: una de las grandes influencias de Martin Scorsese

  19. The King of Resolven's rating of the film The Public Enemy

  20. Mark Desrosiers's rating of the film The Public Enemy

    "You murderers! There's not only beer in that jug. There's beer and blood - blood of men!"

  21. Greg S.'s rating of the film The Public Enemy

    The vignettes of Powers as a kid underscore the whole film. Tom really never grows up, he's always a child who is a product of his environment just trying to keep up. Consider him recieving his first gun for Xmas, or how he's sexually intimidated by Harlow (who's made up to look a bit scary). Most of all consider how the rival gangsters are never seen, just going to show how lost little Tommy really is. Must see.

  22. mpho3's rating of the film The Public Enemy

    the grapefruit scene is so crude i feel guilty for enjoying it, but cagney's expression just before he does it is priceless. i laugh every time.

  23. Dave's rating of the film The Public Enemy

    Cagney coming into his own in the role that catapulted him to stardom. It is among the finest examples of the classic gangster film and is still a joy to watch to this day. A classic of the 1930s that lives up to its reputation.

  24. Lefteris Becerra's rating of the film The Public Enemy