All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1187. An easy way of seeing how…
What are you prepared to do?
Young Treasury Agent Elliot Ness arrives in Chicago and is determined to take down Al Capone but it's not going to be easy, because Capone has the police in his pocket. Ness meets Jimmy Malone a veteran patrolman and probably the most honorable one in the force. He asks Malone to help him get Capone but Malone warns him that if he goes after Capone, he is going to war.
In his excellent review of The Untouchables, Cramer K opens up by asking if there has ever been a more bald-faced cinematic thief than Brian De Palma. You would probably expect a huge fan of De Palma's such as I to launch an impassioned defence of him and state that's not the case.
However, to quote a particular excellent episode of Blackadder (doesn't narrow it down, obviously), De Palma is as guilty as a puppy sitting next to a pile of poo. I think the way these things work is that if the director in question is a load of crap and you don't particular like his or her work, it is more likely to bother you. Rarely during gushing…
Brian De Palma's crime/mobster film is one of style over substance. One that I won't comment on its historical accuracy due to me not knowing enough about this period.
What I do know is at the core of the story its factual however the story around the times is probably more for engaging the audience.
What makes The Untouchables so enjoyable is the set pieces of the times being spot on for the 30's prohibition era.
Some hammy acting kept me from loving it however enough of the episodic scenes were enough to make it very enjoyable.
It has been over ten years since I last watched De Palma’s Western inspired gangster movie and sadly time hasn’t been particularly kind to this so-called classic. Not that the film is bad, there are too many talented individuals involved for it to end up being a mess, but it also wastes and neuters their strengths.
Based on the ‘60s TV show, and playing very loose with historical facts, the film tells the story of Eliot Ness, his team of ‘untouchables’ and their quest to bring Al Capone to justice. As a slice of popcorn entertainment, The Untouchables is more than adequate, but given those involved there is the nagging feeling that this is a missed opportunity. Mamet’s script is…
I loved watching The Untouchables when I was younger, but I always thought it had a stranger tone to it. A first look at this western/crime drama infusion gives it a feeling of incompleteness, like something had been rushed and a tone of uncertainty from the director remained in the film. There's no doubt that The Untouchables is one of the far sillier entries in De Palma's insanely versatile repertoire, making it less a historical drama than simply an adaptation of an earlier TV show that already took broad liberties with the original story.
For a film just under two hours, The Untouchables probably could be even better if it were a little shorter. Perhaps cutting out most of the…
You know, maybe I wasn’t the idiot that I thought I was when I was kid.
I’ve just been thinking back to my favourite films when I was a kid, and also my favourite music. My first album was Introspective by Pet Shop Boys. I think that’s a pretty good start. My favourite films were (and mostly are) Jaws, Dirty Harry, Raiders Of The Lost Ark, Star Wars, Predator and The Goonies. Again, I don’t think that’s bad. My favourite people in films were Harrison Ford, Clint Eastwood and Laurel & Hardy.
I’m not trying to blow my own trumpet or anything but I should have turned out alright, shouldn’t I? That’s a solid cultural start in life. Sure, things might…
The Dissolve review (for a Mamet piece). Best damn movie De Palma's ever made, though it should have ended about three minutes after the train station setpiece. Imagine if he'd worked with great writers for his entire career.
Classique du cinéma américain qui ne m'avait jamais vraiment tenté jusqu'à ces derniers jours, et, après visionnage, je comprend pourquoi celui ci est considéré comme un chef d'oeuvre.
Alors certes, ce n'est pas au niveau, selon moi, de films comme *Casino*, *Les Affranchis* ou la trilogie du *Parrain*, malgré les nombreuses références en terme de casting (Robert de Niro et Andy Garcia), mais celui ci n'a pas à rougir face à la concurrence. Brian De Palma est l'un des plus grands réalisateurs du nouvel hollywood, et celui ci possède un sens de la mise en scène (mouvements de caméra et montage) qui trouveront un équilibre selon moi parfait dans *l'Impasse*.
*Les Incorruptibles* possède quelques légères faiblesses qui l'empêchent d'atteindre le…
All star cast.
If you can get through it, it's a good one.
Not a Wes Anderson flick, but he's so full of surprises, I wouldn't be surprised if he had a surprise cameo in this.
A good biopic led by Costner, with supporting members featuring Connery, DeNiro, and Garcia. Triumphant story that we can all get behind.
For whatever reason I really didnt dig this movie.
This movie has a mixed reputation and it lives up to it. What's good about it is really good and the rest fizzles. The train station (baby carriage on the steps) scene is a bravo setpiece. Yes, we all know it's an homage to POTEMKIN but it's also very clever. Other action scenes are good and, of course, there's Sean Connery. I don't know if he really deserved his Oscar for the role, but he certainly is the most colorful character in the movie. Everything else is kind of adequate and never gets off the ground. Robert DeNiro as Capone feels so under-utilized and just tacked on without being given any real depth. Morricone's score is great, similar to his…
Set in Chicago circa 1930--Al Capone's capital of crime--this Brian De Palma movie, from a script by David Mamet, is like an attempt to visualize the public's collective dream of Chicago gangsters. Our movie-fed imagination of the past is enlarged and given a new vividness. De Palma is a showman here. Everything is neatly done in broad strokes, and the slight unbelievability of it all makes it more enjoyable. Robert De Niro's Capone is a plump peacock with receding hair and a fat cigar in his mouth. The four men who fight to restore the honor of a corrupted society--the four who can't be bribed, the Untouchables--are the fresh-faced young Special Agent Eliot Ness, played by Kevin Costner; a smart,…
Connery saved the film
The score in this movie was AMAZING.
De Palma jugando con la cámara y sus puntos de vista, buen reparto, momentos para el recuerdo como la escalera de la estación de tren, el asalto a la casa de Malone desde el punto de vista del gángster, la música de Morricone, pero en mi opinión falta más realismo y negrura.