The Untouchables

The Untouchables

  • R
  • 1987
  • 119 min
  • USA
  • crime, drama, thriller
8/10

Federal Agent Eliot Ness sets out to stop Al Capone; because of rampant corruption, he assembles a small, hand-picked team.

Director: Brian De Palma

Screenwriter: David Mamet

Stars: Kevin Costner, Sean Connery, Charles Martin Smith

Slick on the surface but loaded with artful touches, Brian DePalma's classical gangster thriller is a sharp look at period Chicago crime, featuring excellent performances from a top-notch cast.

Director


  • Brian De Palma
    Brian De Palma

    Brian Russell De Palma (born September 11, 1940) is an American film director and writer. In a career spanning over 40 years, he is probably best known for his suspense and crime thriller films, including such box office successes as Carrie, Dressed to Kill,

Main Cast


Crew


Producer: Art Linson

Editor: Gerald B. Greenberg, Bill Pankow

Casting: Mali Finn

Director Of Photography: Stephen H. Burum

Original Music Composer: Ennio Morricone

Costume Design: Marilyn Vance

Associate Producer: Raymond Hartwick

Details


Year: 1987

Runtime: 119 min

Country: USA

Language: English

Color: Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1

Also Known As


  • The Untouchables - Gli intoccabili (IT)
  • Les incorruptibles (FR)

Reviews


  • Duane Byrge (Hollywood Reporter)

    While overtly melodramatic, The Untouchables is a perceptive and hard-driven actioner. It's an intriguing character confrontation, loaded with ironies, both personal and social.

  • Derek Malcom (Guardian)

    The Untouchables is two hours of fairly solid entertainment, an eventually uplifting parable about right beating might, cast in the form of a Warner Brothers social realist picture of the thirties.

  • Carrie Rickey (Philadelphia Inquirer)

    A deeply satisfying and entertaining Prohibition gang-buster directed with a Tommy gun's rat-tat-tat.