The Untouchables Reviews

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.
June 25, 2013
A deeply satisfying and entertaining Prohibition gang-buster directed with a Tommy gun's rat-tat-tat.
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
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.
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.
May 21, 2008
The results are watchable enough, with a particularly adept use of Sean Connery, Chicago locations, and period details.
February 9, 2006
The narrative thunders to its conclusion like a locomotive.
May 20, 2003
It's vulgar, violent, funny and sometimes breathtakingly beautiful.
November 28, 2002
An unqualified triumph.
June 13, 2001
Few old TV shows have been brought to the big screen with such lan as Brian De Palma's majestic adaptation of the 60s small screen classic The Untouchables.
February 13, 2001
The Untouchables is a beautifully crafted portrait of Prohibition-era Chicago.
January 1, 2000
...only marginally entertaining.
January 1, 2000 does not have a great script, great performances or great direction.
January 1, 2000 entertaining but incongruous mix of class and pulp.