The Untouchables Synopsis
Eliot Ness (Kevin Costner) and men fight Al Capone (Robert De Niro) in Chicago.
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ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
May not have much thematic depth, but it represents two hours of pure, exuberant entertainment – an epic gangster tale rendered on a grand...
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100

Miami Herald

By Bill Cosford
This is a big, beautifully designed movie in which the filmmakers' intelligence is everywhere; it's the product of a special vision. And...
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100

Variety

The Untouchables is a beautifully crafted portrait of Prohibition-era Chicago.
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100

The New York Times

By Vincent Canby
Hollywood's latest big-budget, high-concept, mass-market reworking of material not entirely fresh, has more endings than Beethoven's Fifth,...
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100

Time

By Richard Schickel
Mamet's elegantly efficient script does not waste a word, and De Palma does not waste a shot. The result is a densely layered work moving...
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88

Chicago Tribune

By Gene Siskel
Ethics aside, the filmmaking by DePalma is stylish and alternates between shocking surprise and hold-your-breath quiet.
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80

Empire

By Ian Nathan
Superb performances, exquisite direction and that Ennio Morricone score create an authentic 1920s Chicago feel and a hugely entertaining...
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75

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

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De Palma's visual acuity tends to blur into mere gimmickry without the benefit of a resonant script. He got one in Carrie and another in...
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63

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
De Palma's Untouchables, like the TV series that inspired it, depends more on cliches than on artistic invention.
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50

Los Angeles Times

By Sheila Benson
It's strange that in this somber inspection of moral fiber and what causes it to fray, De Palma couldn't have made his hero at least as...
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Almost Pure Fiction

By swearingen_ar
Even though Sean Connery did a great job of acting, this movie was very disappointing to me because of the way the screenwriter paid so little attention to histotical fact. One of the glaring...

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By MongrolMan
This is a kickin' crime drama. Kevin Costner rocks, and of course Sean Connery makes a killing too. If you pay attention, this story is very good....

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Rated R | For Strong Violence and Strong Language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 14 & under Cops vs. the mob in bloody Prohibition-era drama.
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