The Untouchables Reviews

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.
June 25, 2013
Where, under his stainless-steel incorruptibility, was Ness' gnawing flaw? To Mamet and De Palma, goodness and dullness seem inseparable.
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.
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.
May 26, 2006
The film mostly revels in nostalgia and feels numb.
September 30, 2005
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.
August 25, 2004
The pacing is lethargic as the director seems to treat this saga of law and order with mock seriousness.
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.
March 1, 2004
Too campy for its topic matter...Costner is typically dull as a 75 year-old unsharpened sword.
January 1, 2000
...it does not have a great script, great performances or great direction.