The Untouchables Reviews

  • 5d ago

    Good movie. Not historically accurate but a lot of fun.

    Good movie. Not historically accurate but a lot of fun.

  • 5d ago

    Brian DePalma's film is great entertainment. It's a tense battle played out vividly on Chicago's streets, with great music, sets and costumes. It has a touch of comedy, some genuinely tender moments, drama and some melodrama, and lots of action. Kevin Costner is great, and Sean Connery outstanding. Because the movie is about the Untouchables and not about Al Capone, DePalma and Robert DeNiro made a good choice to spend very little time developing Capone's character, and instead do that brilliantly in just a few scenes of exaggerated, larger-than-life activity. A reference for this genre,

    Brian DePalma's film is great entertainment. It's a tense battle played out vividly on Chicago's streets, with great music, sets and costumes. It has a touch of comedy, some genuinely tender moments, drama and some melodrama, and lots of action. Kevin Costner is great, and Sean Connery outstanding. Because the movie is about the Untouchables and not about Al Capone, DePalma and Robert DeNiro made a good choice to spend very little time developing Capone's character, and instead do that brilliantly in just a few scenes of exaggerated, larger-than-life activity. A reference for this genre,

  • Jul 03, 2020

    An artful mobster film

    An artful mobster film

  • Jun 02, 2020

    Solid movie, great action sequences, Sean Connery is great and deserved the Oscar, and Morricone should have won the Oscar for his terrific score. But I did not like how they altered history, still worth your time.

    Solid movie, great action sequences, Sean Connery is great and deserved the Oscar, and Morricone should have won the Oscar for his terrific score. But I did not like how they altered history, still worth your time.

  • Jun 01, 2020

    Seldom a film can be this straightforward. It's fun to watch and has a great production design, with some awesome performances. It's a quintessential 80's film, especially the score. But it has some weird editing and unreasonable plot sequences.

    Seldom a film can be this straightforward. It's fun to watch and has a great production design, with some awesome performances. It's a quintessential 80's film, especially the score. But it has some weird editing and unreasonable plot sequences.

  • Jun 01, 2020

    Within minutes you are drawn into 1930's Chicago. Authentic and entertaining, The Untouchables features a superb cast, an excellent screenplay, and scenery that works as the perfect backdrop. A brilliant, if not completely accurate, account of Ness vs Capone. De Niro, Costner, and especially Connery at their best.

    Within minutes you are drawn into 1930's Chicago. Authentic and entertaining, The Untouchables features a superb cast, an excellent screenplay, and scenery that works as the perfect backdrop. A brilliant, if not completely accurate, account of Ness vs Capone. De Niro, Costner, and especially Connery at their best.

  • May 13, 2020

    Rating: A- "All in all, The Untouchables still holds up incredibly well after more than thirty years. Production-wise, not only the sets and costumes seamlessly resemble the Prohibition Era, but Brian DePalma's technically impressive blocking and framing are a joy to watch. Long, captivating, uncut dialogues are elevated by a remarkable cast (Sean Connery is undoubtedly the standout), despite Kevin Costner lacking a bit of emotional range. Even the action sequences of this 1987's movie look better than a lot of blockbusters of today. David Mamet writes a well-structured screenplay that rarely loses interest and featuring exceptionally compelling characters. Addictive score from Ennio Morricone as well. However, both Robert De Niro and his character, Al Capone, are underused, especially the latter. For such an important character who constantly changes the path of the narrative, the lack of screentime doesn't allow the viewer to understand Al Capone's motivations or feel how much of a threat he truly is. Still, it's a classic worthy of a rewatch, and I definitely recommend it."

    Rating: A- "All in all, The Untouchables still holds up incredibly well after more than thirty years. Production-wise, not only the sets and costumes seamlessly resemble the Prohibition Era, but Brian DePalma's technically impressive blocking and framing are a joy to watch. Long, captivating, uncut dialogues are elevated by a remarkable cast (Sean Connery is undoubtedly the standout), despite Kevin Costner lacking a bit of emotional range. Even the action sequences of this 1987's movie look better than a lot of blockbusters of today. David Mamet writes a well-structured screenplay that rarely loses interest and featuring exceptionally compelling characters. Addictive score from Ennio Morricone as well. However, both Robert De Niro and his character, Al Capone, are underused, especially the latter. For such an important character who constantly changes the path of the narrative, the lack of screentime doesn't allow the viewer to understand Al Capone's motivations or feel how much of a threat he truly is. Still, it's a classic worthy of a rewatch, and I definitely recommend it."

  • May 09, 2020

    Although historically incorrect, The Untouchables is eventful and fun to watch. with strong performances by De Niro, Costner and Billy Drago. The Untouchables is certainly a must watch!

    Although historically incorrect, The Untouchables is eventful and fun to watch. with strong performances by De Niro, Costner and Billy Drago. The Untouchables is certainly a must watch!

  • Apr 19, 2020

    Epic movie with a great storyline and many dramatic moments. Performances are terrific, specially Sean Connery and Robert DeNiro, whose character could have been more relevant.

    Epic movie with a great storyline and many dramatic moments. Performances are terrific, specially Sean Connery and Robert DeNiro, whose character could have been more relevant.

  • Mar 20, 2020

    This thriller movie was very good. Kevin Costner, Sean Connery, Andy Garcia, Robert De Niro, and Charles Martin Smith did a spectacular job in this movie. This movie based on a true story was very suspenseful and dramatic. It's about taking down the most famous criminal ever by any means necessary. If you haven't seen this movie yet, check it out sometime. It's a definite must see.

    This thriller movie was very good. Kevin Costner, Sean Connery, Andy Garcia, Robert De Niro, and Charles Martin Smith did a spectacular job in this movie. This movie based on a true story was very suspenseful and dramatic. It's about taking down the most famous criminal ever by any means necessary. If you haven't seen this movie yet, check it out sometime. It's a definite must see.