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The Untouchables Reviews

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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
June 25, 2013
A deeply satisfying and entertaining Prohibition gang-buster directed with a Tommy gun's rat-tat-tat.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
June 25, 2013
The Untouchables could be the breakthrough movie for Kevin Costner, a folksy, Gary Cooperish actor who holds center stage as Eliot Ness.
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Sheila Benson
Los Angeles Times
June 25, 2013
Where, under his stainless-steel incorruptibility, was Ness' gnawing flaw? To Mamet and De Palma, goodness and dullness seem inseparable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Tribune
June 25, 2013
It's an action film without much personality or drive and without enough imaginative detail to make the action gripping or meaningful.
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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
June 25, 2013
It goes to that place that all films aspiring to greatness must attain: the country of myth, where all the figures must be larger and more vivid than life.
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
May 21, 2008
The results are watchable enough, with a particularly adept use of Sean Connery, Chicago locations, and period details.
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Brian Case
Time Out
February 9, 2006
The narrative thunders to its conclusion like a locomotive.
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 20, 2003
It's vulgar, violent, funny and sometimes breathtakingly beautiful.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
November 28, 2002
An unqualified triumph.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Variety Staff
Variety
February 13, 2001
The Untouchables is a beautifully crafted portrait of Prohibition-era Chicago.
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Hal Hinson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
...only marginally entertaining.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
...it does not have a great script, great performances or great direction.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
...an entertaining but incongruous mix of class and pulp.