Full Movie Reviews
KingInTheNorth - wrote on 07/05/2013
Chicago, the thirties. Al Capone(Robert DeNiro) is the secret mayor of the city and runs some alcohol smuggle businesses, but no one can acuse him for that. Until the cop Elliott Ness (Kevin Costner) assembles a team of "untouchable" police officers(Sean Connery, Andy Garcia, Charles Martin Smith) and tries to bring Capone to jail...
The movie is a little bit similar to the top Gangster movie "The Godfather", but "The Untouchables" is based on real events which shows more how brutal and cruel these mobster crimes are. Another difference to it is , that the script is written from the point of view of the police and not the mobsters. On the whole, the script is very good. Just a little more character development is necessary. Tze direction of Brian DePalma is as always brilliant. The …
JLFM - wrote on 06/15/2012
I saw a movie earlier this year called Valkyrie. It was about a group of men who were determined to assassinate Adolf Hitler, and were willing to go to great heights to do so. For the most part, though, Valkyrie was dull and uninspired. And while The Untouchables reminds me distinctly of Valkyrie, The Untouchables is far from from dull or uninspired.
Similarly to Valkryrie, The Untouchables is about a group of men- A lawman named Elliot, a cop named Jim, an accountant named Oscar, and a cop-in-training named George- who all share an interest in bringing a villainous man to justice. In this case, it's Al Capone. With alcohol made illegal, Al Capone is making a fortune illegally selling booze. Elliot and co intend to prove Capone is guilty, but Capone has his resources.
Daniel Corleone - wrote on 09/05/2011
All-star cast with a typical plot of a righteous cop Ness (Kevin Costner) vs. a cunning mobster Al Capone (Robert DeNiro). A catchy musical score, amazing camera movements/angles and solid performances make this crime film effective. DeNiro kind of went over the top in his performance, must be possible he took notes in depicting one of the most popular mafioso's ever. Has a few sad scenes because of a few likable characters being gunned down. Sean Connery as Jim Malone was very interesting to watch, imparting his knowledge to catch Capone. Despite some historical inaccuracies such as Ness having a daughter (really had a son) and the team (11 in reality). The Untouchables could do without DeNiro's over reacting, Costner's bland acting and certain dragging scenes. Still, overall the …
mdtinney - wrote on 05/26/2009
The Untouchables is a visually and emotionally compelling movie that effectively draws the viewer into the clash between Elliot Ness and Al Capone. It's unusual that this film has received so few accolades considering the number of stand-out acting performances and the numerous memorable sequences in the film. In the movie, Elliot Ness is determined to win the battle with his nemesis Al Capone and against corruption within the law-enforcement agencies. In order to do this, he brings together a group of men who can not be bribed or in other words, are untouchable. Sean Connery is excellent in his role of a veteran cop who tries to teach Ness what it will take to defeat Capone. Robert De Niro, as Al Capone and Andy Garcia, as a talented rookie cop, give good performances, and Kevin Costner …