...it does not have a great script, great performances or great direction.
Jul 18 - 08:03 PM
He speaks the truth. This movie is marginal at best. Just because it's a "mob movie" and its somewhat old, doesn't mean its good.
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Oct 15 - 12:32 AM
....in your opinion. but in my opinion it does have all of these things.
Dec 11 - 06:15 PM
Its a bloody classic. DePalma at his best. Mr Ebert you have lost all credibility with those viewpoints.
Jan 8 - 07:40 AM
THe script is amazing and there was everything that you listed above and Amadeus you should be kicked off the website.
May 27 - 09:50 PM
I miss these days when Ebert would actually differ from the crowd and give a supposedly great movie a negative review. This one I happen to agree with.
Jul 31 - 08:52 PM
Ebert can really be the man sometimes. I just watched The Untouchables and Once Upon A Time in America on successive days. And Untouchables was so much more tedious to sit through despite being more than half as short
Jul 15 - 07:31 AM
DePlama decided to stop plagiarising Hitchcock and rip off Leone instead.
My first wife and i recognised that about ten seconds into the barbershop scene.
"Once Upon a Time in America" is *so* much better.
Jul 2 - 12:14 AM
The Untouchables RULES!!!!
Feb 22 - 10:51 AM
It was a great film, but I can understand his points. Though he gave it 2.5/4, which should be fresh
Feb 20 - 05:49 PM
As Mr. Potatoe head would say, "Has Ebert lost his marbles?"
Jul 8 - 05:02 PM
I sadly have to agree with Ebert after loving this movie and watching it a dozen times growing up as a kid...
..It completely falls flat to me unlike so many other classic films now that I'm an adult.
The performances in the movie... aren't all that powerful... not even De Niro's performance as Al Capone is great... I would say good, but not great... it's slightly campy at times (The shootout on the Canadian border is just simply ridiculous after going back and watching it again)
And yeah, the pacing of the movie is somewhat strange, as it allows you to to understand the characters and plot development, but you never really develop much of a strong sense of connection with any of the characters killed throughout the movie... making their deaths feel slightly rushed and somewhat less meaningful.
An avid movie watcher's $.02 at least, but I can sympathize with Ebert greatly...even after having grown up loving this film.
Oct 4 - 10:58 AM