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Untouchables
     

The Untouchables

4.4 21
Director: Brian De Palma,

Cast: Brian De Palma, Kevin Costner, Sean Connery, Charles Martin Smith

 

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Like the TV series that shared the same title, The Untouchables (1987) was an account of the battle between gangster Al Capone and lawman Eliot Ness, this time in the form of a feature film boasting big stars, a big budget, and a script from respected playwright David Mamet. Kevin Costner stars as Ness

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The Untouchables 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Armed with an all-star cast, Costner, Connery, and De Niro, take you on an action packed journey to coral Al Capone. Set in 1920's Chicago, the backdrop highlights the manhunt to put Capone behind bars. Action and suspense round out the acting in this movie.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Sean Connery's Oscar winning performance as willy Irish cop Jimmy Malone is almost enough to make you forget him as 007. If this isn't Connery's best work, it's close. Brian DePalma's magnificant version of American crime legend and perhaps myth, is one of 1987's best films and while historians know the bulk of this tale isn't true (Frank Nitty going off the roof to his death the most noteable) it plays with its own greatness. Robert Stack could have made a cameo and not made it hokey.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Untouchables is the best mob movie ever. It has an all star cast and the best performances. It easily falls into the file of classics and earns the title 'best gangster flick'.
educationstation More than 1 year ago
Sean Connery, Robert De Niro and Kevin Costner recreate the era of big crime during prohibition in Chicargo. This movie has it all, drama, sorrow and a bit of humor to portray all the characters. It's great and it's timeless. It stands up today as it did in 1987.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Prohibition-era reign of mob kingpin Al Capone is dramatized in The Untouchables, a colorful, stylishly violent drama graced with a superb script by David Mamet and flamboyantly directed by Brian De Palma (Scarface). Nominally based on the popular '60s TV show (and even more nominally on the bestselling memoir from which it was adapted), De Palma's film depicts Chicago during the Depression years as a booze-soaked, crime-ridden, hopelessly corrupt city held captive by vicious gangsters and crooked officials. Sincere but naive federal agent Eliot Ness (Kevin Costner), assigned to find the weak link in Capone's chain of command, handpicks a team of similarly dedicated subordinates, among them streetwise Irish cop Jim Malone (Sean Connery in an Oscar-winning characterization). Robert De Niro contributes a deliberately florid performance as the beefy, swaggering Capone. De Palma dramatizes the events of Ness's campaign with operatic fervor; his movie is less concerned with busting the booze racket than it is with treachery, murder, and retribution. His bravura directorial approach extends to the crafting of action set pieces, especially a climactic train-station shootout that echoes the Odessa Steps sequence in Potemkin. Paramount's DVD includes the original theatrical trailer. Ed Hulse
Guest More than 1 year ago
i absolutely love this movie-the plot, the actors. if you liked the godfather then you'll love this movie!
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Brian Depalma's great 1987 gangster hit "The Untouchables" is, in my opinion, the best mob movie ever made since "The Godfather". Everything in this movie from the action, the music, the costumes, etc. was absolutely first-rate. The performances were awesome! Kevin Costner turned in a great performance as federal agent Eliot Ness, Charles Martin Smith fit the role of the accountant Oscar Wallace like a glove, Cuban-born Andy Garcia was a natural to play the young rookie Italian-American sharpshooter George Stone, and Sean Connery definitely deserved to win the academy award for his portrayal of the old, feisty Irish-American cop Jimmy Malone. But the one who did a really superb job was Robert De Niro in his brief, but memorable turn as the infamous chicago crime boss, Al Capone. I could watch this movie a million times and never get tired of it. I have related items from the movie(i.e. a movie magazine, the soundtrack on CD, and the novelization from Ivy Books). The Untouchables will always be one of my favorite all-time gangster films for years to come! I truly recommend this film to anyone who is a fan of the mobster film genre.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A well-written, superbly acted movie telling the story of Eliot Ness - a government employee tasked with stopping other Americans from drinking alcohol - and his band of fellow “law enforcement” officers. Robert DeNiro, Andy Garcia, and Sean Connery are outstanding and completely convincing even Kevin Costner, as Eliot Ness, holds his own. The movie is exciting, entertaining, and a wonderful lesson to modern day America. The War on Booze has been replaced by the equally absurd War on Drugs, in which we free men allow other free men to tell us what we can drink, smoke, or shoot into our own bodies. When all is said and done, this movie, which puts Eliot Ness on a pedestal, is a sad testament to the American citizen’s willingness to allow the political class to treat us as if we were children.