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The Untouchables Reviews

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June 25, 2013
From a director of De Palma's resources -- both aesthetic and, these days, financial -- it's fair to expect something more than just not being bored.
October 5, 2004
Steeped in De Palma's glorious violence and sinuous cinematography, but stripped of his tricky sensuality and his anarchic self-reflective wit.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
...it does not have a great script, great performances or great direction.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 26, 2006
The film mostly revels in nostalgia and feels numb.
March 7, 2004
Costner's lack of charisma, Connery's arrogance, and De Palma's disinterest in his material add up to a pretty lame couple of hours.
| Original Score: 1/5
August 25, 2004
The pacing is lethargic as the director seems to treat this saga of law and order with mock seriousness.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/5
March 1, 2004
Too campy for its topic matter...Costner is typically dull as a 75 year-old unsharpened sword.
| Original Score: 1/5
September 30, 2005
| Original Score: 0/5
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.
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
May 21, 2008
A perfectly adequate Hollywood movie, even classy and entertaining at times, but, despite De Palma's brilliant set piece which reworks the Odessa steps sequence from Eisenstein's Battleship Potemkin, this is disappointing stuff.
February 9, 2006
The narrative thunders to its conclusion like a locomotive.
June 25, 2013
De Palma does superb job with the action sequences, which are choreographed, paced and acted out so well that they don't leave a palm dry in the house.
June 25, 2013
Brian De Palma's version blends style, violence and a host of fine character portrayals into a rousing, point-blank period film.
November 8, 2016
Taut screenwriting (David Mamet) and a superb cast -- including a prize-winning performance by Sean Connery as the veteran Chicago cop -- help make 'The Untouchables' a classic.
June 4, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
November 28, 2002
An unqualified triumph.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
June 25, 2013
For many the main attraction of this modern classic is Sean Connery's Oscar-winning turn as the veteran Irish cop who shows Costner the ropes.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
June 25, 2013
De Palma's style rides substance out of town to leave a glorious compendium of genre cool, remixing the original '50s TV series just as Indiana Jones took a whip to '30s serial adventures.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
April 3, 2005
De Palma, Mamet, De Niro, Connery ... what's not to like?
| Original Score: 4.5/5
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