Mr. Untouchable Reviews

  • Oct 17, 2015

    awesome bio-doc of a reel badassssssssss

    awesome bio-doc of a reel badassssssssss

  • Dec 07, 2013

    Tough man, tough film, very interesting and powerful.

    Tough man, tough film, very interesting and powerful.

  • Jan 23, 2012

    Rich, if sometimes repetitive, documentary following the exploits of Black Godfather Barnes, the friends he betrayed and his inexorable rise and fall from grace. Told via in-depth interviews and footage from the Harlem streets of the period, MU looks and feels like a 1970s exploitation film, mostly due to its superb funk soundtrack and cast of ugly mugs in pimp attire. Think Superfly meets The French connection but for real.

    Rich, if sometimes repetitive, documentary following the exploits of Black Godfather Barnes, the friends he betrayed and his inexorable rise and fall from grace. Told via in-depth interviews and footage from the Harlem streets of the period, MU looks and feels like a 1970s exploitation film, mostly due to its superb funk soundtrack and cast of ugly mugs in pimp attire. Think Superfly meets The French connection but for real.

  • Dec 17, 2011

    interesting perspective on what took place during this era.

    interesting perspective on what took place during this era.

  • Aug 06, 2011

    Gripping documentary about "Nicky" Barnes, the self-styled "Black Godfather" who became head of the heroin trade in Harlem in the mid-'70s (played by Cuba Gooding, Jr. in AMERICAN GANGSTER).

    Gripping documentary about "Nicky" Barnes, the self-styled "Black Godfather" who became head of the heroin trade in Harlem in the mid-'70s (played by Cuba Gooding, Jr. in AMERICAN GANGSTER).

  • Melvin W Super Reviewer
    May 08, 2011

    Pretty boring documentary about Nicky Barnes. It had moments where it was somewhat entertaining, but those moments where few and far between. Watch American Gangster for a more entertaining experience and leave it at that.

    Pretty boring documentary about Nicky Barnes. It had moments where it was somewhat entertaining, but those moments where few and far between. Watch American Gangster for a more entertaining experience and leave it at that.

  • Apr 29, 2011

    Very good documentary.

    Very good documentary.

  • Mar 29, 2011

    An exemplary documentary, detailing the influx of heroin in 70's Harlem. Director Marc Levin does an excellent job at capturing the truly complex and enigmatic presence of "Mr. Untouchable", Nicky Barnes.

    An exemplary documentary, detailing the influx of heroin in 70's Harlem. Director Marc Levin does an excellent job at capturing the truly complex and enigmatic presence of "Mr. Untouchable", Nicky Barnes.

  • Mar 01, 2011

    Ever since American Gangster came out everyone associated Frank Lucas as the King of Harlem but fail to realize that Nicky Barnes had set up shop and stepped up the game in Harlem way before Frank even got on the scene. Not to discredit Frank Lucas, but Barnes was much bigger than Lucas. Put it this way, if there was no Nicky Barnes there never would have been a Frank Lucas. As they say in the movie, he was Gotti before Gotti was Gotti, lol.

    Ever since American Gangster came out everyone associated Frank Lucas as the King of Harlem but fail to realize that Nicky Barnes had set up shop and stepped up the game in Harlem way before Frank even got on the scene. Not to discredit Frank Lucas, but Barnes was much bigger than Lucas. Put it this way, if there was no Nicky Barnes there never would have been a Frank Lucas. As they say in the movie, he was Gotti before Gotti was Gotti, lol.

  • Sep 18, 2010

    Trite but compelling tale of a real life gangsta. Touches on interesting politics but never really delves in-depth on issues like was he a stoolie for the white establishment, exploiting street life for personal gain. Reads more like a proposal for a movie than and is entertaining but light on analysis as a result

    Trite but compelling tale of a real life gangsta. Touches on interesting politics but never really delves in-depth on issues like was he a stoolie for the white establishment, exploiting street life for personal gain. Reads more like a proposal for a movie than and is entertaining but light on analysis as a result