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January 14, 2018
Some good performances. The tone is quite weird, in some parts it's trying to be noir but other parts a bit of a different feeling - almost camp.
½ January 12, 2018
A fantastic, suspense filled movie with great performances.
½ December 27, 2017
Ok movie starring Kevin Costner about al Capone and I already forgot about this movie.
December 20, 2017
De Palma gains a lot of attention as a boundary pusher and a visual stylist, but he does not get a lot of credit for being an entertainer in the most traditional Hollywood style. I think that's one of his strongest characteristics, and "The Untouchables" is a masterpiece of storytelling in big, broad Hollywood strokes. I think it's his best film.
½ November 8, 2017
If you're looking for anything factual or authentic, you might not be looking in the right place. But if you're looking for some white knuckle, high-octane, Hollywood popcorn fun, and a satisfyingly pissed off Sean Connery to boot, then welcome to Brian De Palma and David Mamet's "The Untouchables," one of cinema's premier gangster flicks, and deservedly so. It's endlessly quotable and ruthlessly staged, featuring some beautiful camera work and a wicked score from Ennio Morricone. They rarely make them like this anymore, if ever.
October 16, 2017
ive never heard of this movie but i have to see it b/c of the cast
½ September 7, 2017
Connery was terrific in his role. not sure why I hadn't seen this movie sooner, great film
August 23, 2017
Gripping, suspenseful and well-acted, "The Untouchables" is one of the greatest gangster movies ever made. Brian De Palma's crime classic offers an insightful look at crime during the Prohibition era. It features fantastic performances from an all-star cast. Kevin Costner delivers one of the finest performances of his career as a lawful cop. Sean Connery is marvellous and steals nearly every scene as a corrupt cop. Then there is Robert De Niro, who is almost unrecognizable in the role of Al Capone. With his menacing expressions and larger than life presence, De Niro is absolutely unforgettable. Although the ending is over-the-top and unrealistic, "The Untouchables" is a must-see for fans of the genre. If you are a fan of the gangster genre, lets just say that you won't be disappointed by this film.
August 22, 2017
The best part of this movie is definitely Ennio Morricone's beautiful score, which reflects the decadent mobster world this movie portrays. That's not to say that the story, acting, direction, and every other part of this aren't all near perfect as well.
August 17, 2017
Great film! Truly a classic gangster thriller!
August 8, 2017
Brian de Palm is one of the directors who most copied the best sense of the word- Alfred Hitchcock, and "The Untouchables," is a gangster psychological thriller, is a thought-provoking movie, full of features and good performances, although extremely caricature and dated. The script tells the story of Al Capone from the point of view of his executioners, who despite all the crimes committed by the dry law kingpin, he was convicted of tax evasion, a story so incredible that it looks like a sweet fiction, though Extremely flowery and romanticized, in very general lines, the story is true. The screenplay tells the story of four men, an accountant, an almost retired police officer, a police officer who has not even finished the academy yet, and a treasury agent, all obstinate to capture Al Capone. We have betrayal, death and demonstration of power, and how simply the act of taking away the drink (drink) of people would cause chaos and gigantic contraband, proving also that in the case of alcohol, the restriction only created a parallel market. Technically, the film has footage that looks like a 1950s movie, and that's nice, although sometimes I'm a bit of a shame, because Hitchcock's style is copied, and copied very well, we have an exquisite camera job, With prefect angles, plans sequences, against plounge, always privileged the suspense, in addition to a soundtrack that has a beautiful song and very good (even being one of suspense in a film of mafia,) already the rest of the track often gets half Dislocated from the rest of the film, but Brian always makes a point of guiding the scenes from his extremely varied track, which refers to the western to pop music, we also have a beautiful photograph that shouts that the film was made into film, it is a film Which already causes nostalgia, even for the 80's. Kevin Costner is excellent, conveying an air of patriotism and honesty blended with anger, which suits his partner, and the film's great highlight in terms of Performances that is the wonderful Sean Connery, ale more, even if with little screen time, Robert De Niro is giant and completely scary when it appears. Brian of Palm is sure to have traumas of his great "Scarface" to be completely ignored of the great festivals and even of big cinemas due to its violence, with that, in "The Untouchables" he censures the violence and diminishes the very concept of it, and This harms his film because it takes away the terror of Al Capone's actions by taking the fear out of his viewer (even in the taco scene, which was done precisely to make the viewer feel the fear, does not work because it is badly made, and even in the Viscerality is silly); finally, "The Untouchables" is a good suspense thriller mafia movie, which appeals too much.
July 30, 2017
Even though it was not very accurate, this movie was entertaining, with an all star cast that lives up to expectations, and good action scenes.
½ July 11, 2017
Exciting to look at, but a rather boring watch, with dull performances (save Connery) and a thin script lacking characterization-yet the score and DePalma's typically dazzling camerawork bolster the lackluster.
June 13, 2017
Highly fictionalized, but great story about Eliot Ness & his Untouchables. Outstanding direction from Brian De Palma, great sets & costume design by Giorgio Armani. Sean Connery does a lot of scene-stealing and Robert DeNiro isn't in it enough
May 28, 2017
The Untouchables is fantastic! Brian De Palma definitely knows how to direct action sequences. This film also has a very good script. The acting is amazing, especially from Sean Connery, Kevin Costner, Robert De Niro, and Andy Garcia. This film has a lot to offer and definitely one of the best mob movies of all time!
½ May 27, 2017
Featuring one of Sean Connery's best performances, the film also boasts memorable shoot-outs including The Godfather meets Battleship Potempkin finale complete with falling pram. Interestingly, Clifton James (Sheriff J W Pepper from the Roger Moore Bonds) plays a lawyer.
May 21, 2017
Grade - C
Although 'The Untouchables' has its redeeming features, ultimately it's not that good. Some poor performances and a weak script stop it from reaching its true potential.
May 4, 2017
I want him dead! I want his family dead! I want his house burned to the ground! I want to go there in the middle of the night and piss on the ashes!
April 14, 2017
Crowd-pleasing version of the legendary television series benefits from exceptional direction by Brian De Palma and a good script by David Mamet that doesn't feel at all like a script by David Mamet.
March 20, 2017
Not always historically accurate, favouring dramatic showdowns over drama and fact, but it's cinema, and this film is great entertaining cinema. Great cast, great score, great action, great direction.
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