Mr. Untouchable Synopsis
Leroy "Nicky" Barnes becomes a heroin kingpin in 1970s New York before being caught.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
The "black Godfather" comes off as a cold-blooded narcissist whose vision of the American Dream is as twisted as it seems to have been...
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New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
What emerges is a portrait of a complex man - one who had no qualms about murder and drugs but who won a national poetry contest and read...
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
As interesting, certainly, as “American Gangster,” and operating with a truer street sense of the characters involved.
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
It's not a pretty picture, but it sure is a compelling one.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
It's undeniably fascinating, but you might want to take a shower after hanging out with this unsavory bunch.
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Washington Post

By Stephen Hunter
It's fast and furious, and it proves that crime doesn't pay, unless you know how to do it right.
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Los Angeles Times

By Kenneth Turan
A slick package all around. Adroitly edited, filled with fine music like Curtis Mayfield's "Pusherman" and more people flashing needles...
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Village Voice

A fascinating first-person account of drug kingpin and ruthless gangster Nicky Barnes, whose outrageous story of rise, rule, rage, and...
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TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
Barnes, now in his seventies and relocated by the Witness Protection Program, is shot only in silhouette, but there's plenty of footage of...
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The New York Times

By A.O. Scott
There is some acknowledgment of the terrible effects of the drug trade on residents of Harlem and other poor New York neighborhoods, but...
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One of the greatest gangster docs of all time

By rachelguthermann
Mr. Untouchable has redefined what documentaries regarding icon gangsters such as Nicky Barnes should look like. The fact they were able to find Barnes and interview him for this movie alone set the...

Mr. Untouchable

By nassau lady
I was not disappointed. I found the film very factual and extremely well done. I would have loved to see Nicky Barnes's story made into a full length motion picture....

The Legacy of a Drug Dealer

By ThePriceis Wrong _ B
Documentary was well told and very interesting. I am always fascinated when directors are able to recreate a time period and capture the story in a concise and clear way. I think Levin has done...

Mr. Untouchable

By eclassyasia
This firm being a documentary as it was, was poorly received by me. First, Nicky was a arragant so so who still portraits a dope fiend attitude. How could a man be so "Look where I am and Look where...

Mr. Untouchable.

By Angie405
Well, I really did not think that it was going to be a documentary. So, I was totally surprised that the actual person would be speaking about themselves and what they thought they were in the...

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Rated R | For pervasive drug content, strong language, some violent images and brief nudity