Saturday, November 12, 2011

The Untouchables Review.

If you have seen the movie please give it any score from 1 to 10.

JT/King Valun at The Window on the South requested that we review a "historical fiction" movie so here is the review for The Untouchables which is a "historical fiction".

Directed by: Brian De Palma
Genre: Crime,
Release Date: June 3, 1987 (1987-06-03)
Running Time: 119 minutes
MMPA rating: R

The Good: Best crime movie ever, Amazing performances by Sean Connery and Kevin Costner, Perfect 1930s setting, Really good action, A true masterpiece, Great plot,

Note: This movie is rated "R" for profanity and violence.

The Bad:

Plot: Prohibition in the United States leads to an organized crime wave involving bootlegged alcohol in the 1920s and early 1930s. The problem is most serious in Chicago, where gang leader Al Capone (Robert De Niro) has almost the whole city (even the Mayor of Chicago) under his control, and supplies low-quality liquor at high prices. Bureau of Prohibition agent Eliot Ness (Kevin Costner) is put in charge of leading the crusade against Capone and his empire. Ness's initial strategy is to conduct raids using a large squad of uniformed officers, but these fail due to corrupt cops who secretly tip Capone's men off.
Seeking a change of tactics, Ness has a chance encounter with incorruptible Irish officer Jimmy Malone (Sean Connery) and asks for his help. Malone advises Ness to pick men who have never come under Capone's influence by recruiting directly from the police academy. Italian American trainee George Stone, formerly Giuseppe Petri (Andy GarcĂ­a), is enlisted due to his superior marksmanship and intelligence under pressure. Joined by accountant Oscar Wallace (Charles Martin Smith; character based on Frank J. Wilson), assigned to Ness from Washington, D.C., he has built an incorruptible team that can stand up to Capone.
Their first raid takes place in a post office where illegal liquor is stored. Malone and most of the police know where the alcohol is and leave it alone because no one wants to provoke Capone and his gang. As the four pick up steam and become noted by the press, Wallace informs Ness that Capone has not filed an income tax return in four years; therefore, they can try Capone for tax evasion, if nothing else. Ness is visited by an alderman who tries to bribe him into dropping the investigation. Ness angrily rejects the bribe and throws him out, but not before the alderman mockingly refers to the team as “untouchable” and says that Capone can have anyone killed who gets in his way. Watch the movie to see what happens next.

Plot: 9.7/10- The Untouchables' plot is based on a true and it is a amazing plot. There is nothing that I disliked about it.

Action: 8.0/10- The Untouchables is not action packed movie but it there is a good amount of action and it was done very well. But there was one scene that was a little over dramatic.

Acting: 9.8/10- Sean Connery's and Kevin Costner's performances felt real and really draws you into the movie. And Robert De Niro as Al Capone was also very good.

Special effects: N/A- There wasn't munch other than some realistic blood effects.

Soundtrack: 8.1/10- The soundtrack was very good and set the feel of the 1930s very well.

Comedy: 7.1/10- The Untouchables is not a comedy but there was some well placed humor.

Overall: 9.6/10- Overall The Untouchables is a true masterpeice of a movie.

Closing comments: The Untouchables is not only the best Crime movies of all time but it also one of the best movies of all time.

Recommended for: Anyone old enough, Crime movie fans, Action movie fans,


  1. I have to say that this is one of my favorite Sean Connery movies.

  2. @The Nerd: It is one of mine also and any of his James Bond movies are also great.

  3. i've only seen the old tv verison of it. love black and white tv shows. :)

  4. Proof that history can be cooler than fiction! Sounds awesome.


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