The Untouchables

The Untouchables


Brian De Palma's (Scarface) crime drama on government agent Eliot Ness (Kevin Costner) and officer Jimmy Malone (Sean Connery), the officials who vowed to take down infamous gangster Al Capone (Robert De Niro) in prohibition-era Chicago. Written by David Mamet (Glengarry Glen Ross), based on Ness's own memoir.

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  • BBC

    Few old TV shows have been brought to the big screen with such élan as Brian De Palma's majestic adaptation of the 60s small screen classic The Untouchables. Full Review

  • Superb performances, exquisite direction and that Ennio Morricone score create an authentic 1920s Chicago feel and a hugely entertaining crime drama. Full Review

  • It's vulgar, violent, funny and sometimes breathtakingly beautiful. Full Review

  • De Palma's style rides substance out of town to leave a glorious compendium of genre cool, remixing the original '50s TV series just as Indiana Jones took a whip to '30s serial adventures. Full Review