The Untouchables Reviews

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November 15, 2019
It's a beautifully controlled film, as well as an intensely exciting and enjoyable one. Although De Niro and Connery easily walk away with the acting honors, the less flamboyant performance of Costner is perhaps the most admirable in the film.
September 23, 2019
All of it sizzles with cigar smoke mixing with spent gunpowder and lament.
July 17, 2019
The Untouchables is a terrific movie, full of the same brand of fierce vitality that made the 1930s gangster films so compelling.
June 5, 2018
While overtly melodramatic, The Untouchables is a perceptive and hard-driven actioner. It's an intriguing character confrontation, loaded with ironies, both personal and social.
March 20, 2018
The Untouchables is two hours of fairly solid entertainment, an eventually uplifting parable about right beating might, cast in the form of a Warner Brothers social realist picture of the thirties.
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.
October 28, 2013
The best cop/mob movie remains decidedly untouchable.
June 25, 2013
A deeply satisfying and entertaining Prohibition gang-buster directed with a Tommy gun's rat-tat-tat.
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
The Untouchables could be the breakthrough movie for Kevin Costner, a folksy, Gary Cooperish actor who holds center stage as Eliot Ness.
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.
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.
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.
June 25, 2013
Unlike some past De Palma films, though, The Untouchables makes some of its strongest impressions in sequences that build suspense and characterization without readily resorting to mayhem.
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.
October 21, 2012
...a consistently watchable yet sporadically captivating piece of work that is, unfortunately, starting to show its age...
May 21, 2008
The results are watchable enough, with a particularly adept use of Sean Connery, Chicago locations, and period details.
February 18, 2006
De Palma's masterpiece is an exhilarating, moving and larger-than-life cops vs. crooks epic. Connery and De Niro steal the show in charismatic supporting turns. The best film of 1987.
February 9, 2006
The narrative thunders to its conclusion like a locomotive.
July 15, 2005
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