The Untouchables

The Untouchables ★★★

Needed more Battleship Potemkin. If the rest of the film were as stylish and energetic as the Odessa Steps knockoff, it would have worked a lot better for me—and probably for De Palma as well, who said it "wasn't his film," attributing it instead to writer David Mamet.

Obviously a well crafted ensemble crime drama, but also, well, an obviously crafted ensemble crime drama. Well defined characters with relatable emotional journeys, etc., but somehow lacking in vitality. Might have liked it more if I had seen it before watching L.A. Confidential a million bajillion times.

Brian De Palma | Ennio Morricone

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