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Mr. Untouchable Reviews

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October 21, 2007
Marc Levin may avoid outright idol-worship, but any restraint exhibited by his film is disingenuous.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 19, 2007
Like much of the story of Harlem in the '70s, the truth is the least important part.
| Original Score: 3/5
October 25, 2007
Isn't an inside look at the men who ruled a city but just an excuse to collect 'Superfly,' 'Sexual Healing' and 'Let's Stay Together' on a soundtrack.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
October 25, 2007
Marc Levin, whose last documentary, Protocols of Zion, was a gutsy examination of post-9/11 anti-Semitism, has an even tougher job on his hands with Leroy 'Nicky' Barnes: making the man interesting.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
November 6, 2007
One seriously confused documentary.
October 27, 2007
A lackluster documentary that lionizes this creep while ignoring the damage that his distribution of drugs did to society and the many brutal murders he ordered.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 25, 2007
Nonjudgmental without being morally dense, the film makes human sense out of an inhuman example of addiction capitalism, '70s style.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
August 9, 2010
If it casts a slightly too favourable eye over the subject and his social impact, you can't begrudge the director his understanding of and affection for the period and its people.
October 23, 2007
Marc Levin's biggest coup was actually finding Barnes and having him tell his story in his own words, which is ultimately the most interesting part of the movie
| Original Score: 7/10
October 25, 2007
It's fast and furious, and it proves that crime doesn't pay, unless you know how to do it right.
October 26, 2007
On its own, Mr. Untouchable is a solid education on a specific period of time reigned over by a demon who willingly spread sickness to line his pockets.
Full Review | Original Score: B
October 26, 2007
[Director] Levin skillfully mixes the Barnes interviews with news clippings, 1970s street scenes and the recollections of Mr. Untouchable's former associates.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 23, 2007
A fascinating first-person account of drug kingpin and ruthless gangster Nicky Barnes, whose outrageous story of rise, rule, rage, and revenge requires no such stylistic filler.
October 26, 2007
Mr. Untouchable is never dull.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 18, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 25, 2007
Legendary '70s heroin kingpin Leroy "Nicky" Barnes is filmed like a deposed king in exile in Mr. Untouchable, Marc Levin's slick look at one of New York's most notorious criminal masterminds.
Full Review | Original Score: B
October 26, 2007
What emerges is a portrait of a complex man.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 19, 2007
It gives the self-aggrandizing Barnes just enough celluloid to hang himself.
October 25, 2007
What is most intriguing in the film are the words, indeed the presence, of Barnes himself.
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