7.2/10
17,934
37 user 42 critic

Superman/Batman: Public Enemies (2009)

Trailer
0:57 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Prime Video

ON DISC
When Lex Luthor gets elected US President, he uses the threat of an oncoming kryptonite meteor striking Earth as a rationale to frame Superman.

Director:

Writers:

(comic book), (comic book) | 4 more credits »
Reviews

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Batman discovers a mysterious teen-aged girl with super-human powers and a connection to Superman. When the girl comes to the attention of Darkseid, the evil overlord of Apokolips, events take a decidedly dangerous turn.

Director: Lauren Montgomery
Stars: Andre Braugher, Kevin Conroy, Tim Daly
Animation | Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A good version of Lex Luthor from a parallel Earth comes to the Justice League's dimension for help to fight their evil counterparts.

Directors: Sam Liu, Lauren Montgomery
Stars: William Baldwin, Mark Harmon, Chris Noth
Justice League: Doom (Video 2012)
Animation | Action | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Vandal Savage steals confidential files Batman has compiled on the members of the Justice League, and learns all their weaknesses.

Director: Lauren Montgomery
Stars: Kevin Conroy, Tim Daly, Susan Eisenberg
Superman/Doomsday (Video 2007)
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

When LexCorps accidentally unleash a murderous creature, Doomsday, Superman meets his greatest challenge as a champion. Based on the "The Death of Superman" storyline that appeared in DC Comics' publications in the 1990s.

Directors: Lauren Montgomery, Bruce Timm, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Adam Baldwin, Anne Heche, James Marsters
Batman: Year One (Video 2011)
Animation | Action | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A wealthy playboy and a Chicago cop both return to Gotham City where their lives will intersect in unexpected ways.

Directors: Sam Liu, Lauren Montgomery
Stars: Bryan Cranston, Ben McKenzie, Eliza Dushku
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Test pilot Hal Jordan finds himself recruited as the newest member of the intergalactic police force, The Green Lantern Corps.

Director: Lauren Montgomery
Stars: Christopher Meloni, Victor Garber, Tricia Helfer
Justice League: War (Video 2014)
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The world's finest heroes found the Justice League in order to stop an alien invasion of Earth.

Director: Jay Oliva
Stars: Sean Astin, Zach Callison, Christopher Gorham
Batman: Gotham Knight (Video 2008)
Animation | Action | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A collection of key events mark Bruce Wayne's life, as he journeys from beginner to Dark Knight.

Directors: Yasuhiro Aoki, Futoshi Higashide, and 5 more credits »
Stars: Kevin Conroy, Jason Marsden, Scott Menville
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

In the 1950s, a new generation of superheroes must join forces with the community's active veterans and a hostile US government to fight a menace to Earth.

Director: Dave Bullock
Stars: David Boreanaz, Miguel Ferrer, Neil Patrick Harris
Son of Batman (Video 2014)
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Batman learns he has a violent, unruly pre-teen son, secretly raised by the terrorist group the League of Assassins.

Director: Ethan Spaulding
Stars: Jason O'Mara, Stuart Allan, Thomas Gibson
Animation | Action | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

There's a mystery afoot in Gotham City, and Batman must go toe-to-toe with a mysterious vigilante, who goes by the name of Red Hood. Subsequently, old wounds reopen and old, once buried memories come into the light.

Director: Brandon Vietti
Stars: Bruce Greenwood, Jensen Ackles, John DiMaggio
Superman vs. The Elite (Video 2012)
Animation | Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The Man of Steel finds himself outshone by a new team of ruthless superheroes who hold his idealism in contempt.

Director: Michael Chang
Stars: George Newbern, Pauley Perrette, Robin Atkin Downes
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Lex Luthor (voice)
... Batman / Bruce Wayne (voice)
... Superman (voice)
... Captain Atom (voice)
... Captain Marvel / Solomon Grundy (voice)
... Major Force (voice)
... Power Girl (voice)
... Metallo (voice)
... Amanda Waller (voice)
... Black Lightning (voice)
... Toyman (voice)
... Newscaster (voice)
... Gorilla Grodd (voice)
... Starfire / Killer Frost (voice)
... Nightshade / Lady Shiva (voice)
Edit

Storyline

When Lex Luthor gets elected US President, he uses the threat of an oncoming kryptonite meteor striking Earth as a rationale to frame Superman.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

A meteor hurtles toward Earth. Mankind is on the brink of disaster. The president accuses Earth's favorite son. Superman & Batman are wanted. They are...


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for action violence throughout and a crude comment | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official Facebook | Official site

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

29 September 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Superman & Batman: Inimigos Públicos  »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Allison Mack, who voices Powergirl, is no stranger to working in a Superman production as she has played the part of Chloe Sullivan in the WB's "Smallville" (2001) throughout the entire series. See more »

Goofs

Superman flies up into space to rescue Batman, who is in the wrecked rocket. However, this would be suicide for Superman because the Kryptonite dust cloud and the trillions of shards of the meteor would still be floating around out there. See more »

Quotes

Solomon Grundy: Grundy not feel good.
Batman: Grundy gonna feel a lot worse.
[Batman attacks Grundy]
See more »

Connections

Version of Superman (1980) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »

User Reviews

"Clark, what the hell are good villains?"
12 July 2015 | by See all my reviews

Fun animated movie based on an enjoyable comic book story by Jeph Loeb and Ed McGuinness. The story has Lex Luthor becoming President of the United States (!) and using his new authority to go after Superman. Batman steps in to help his buddy and the two find themselves pursued by their government and their friends. A solid script with nice banter and one-liners. Not as meaty as the original story but still good. There's some subtext about patriotism and the difference between loyalty to country vs loyalty to government. But, for the most part, this is just an exciting action story with lots of superheroes and supervillians and big fight scenes. Nothing at all wrong with that.

The voicework is excellent with Kevin Conroy, Clancy Brown, Tim Daly, and CCH Pounder all handling the characters they have perfected so well. In addition there's solid work from Xander Berkeley, Allison Mack, LeVar Burton, and many others. The animation is fluid, colorful, and bright. The story is smarter than it had to be, which I appreciate. It probably plays better to fans but I think the uninitiated can still enjoy it. I'm not a big supporter of the direction DC animation has taken in recent years. I loved their stuff from the '90s and early '00s but lately they only seem concerned with appealing to the lowest common denominator. This one was made after their prime but when there was still a little bit of magic left. Very entertaining and packed with action.


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 37 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial