The Untouchables

The Untouchables

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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.

Best Supporting Actor (Connery) at the Golden Globes and Academy Awards 1988. Best Score, BAFTA Awards 1988.
1987Rating: M, Violence and offensive language120 minsUSA
DramaThrillerTrue Story & Biography
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Variety

Variety

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A beautifully crafted portrait of Prohibition-era Chicago.

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Total Film

Total Film

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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.

5.0
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The New York Times

The New York Times

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

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

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

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BBC

BBC

press

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.

5.0
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Variety

Variety

press

A beautifully crafted portrait of Prohibition-era Chicago.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

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.

5.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

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

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

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

0
BBC

BBC

press

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.

5.0
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