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4,280 Ratings

The Untouchables

Directed by Brian De Palma
United States, 1987
Action, Crime, Drama


In Prohibition-era Chicago, Federal Agent Elliot Ness goes head-to-head with crime kingpin Al Capone as he attempts to put an end to the city’s widespread corruption.

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The Untouchables Directed by Brian De Palma

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1988 | Winner: Best Actor in a Supporting Role

1988 | 3 nominations including: Best Art Direction-Set Decoration

Critics reviews

One of De Palma’s most extraordinary deviations from the norms of cinematic narrative, though its propulsive, fascistic screenplay by David Mamet and wooden, aw-shucks central performance by Kevin Costner do wonders in disguising that. De Palma creates a Prohibition-era Chicago that is drunk on violence and corruption, in which the vileness of the city’s degradation and humiliation by Al Capone’s rule of terror seeps up from the streets like a miasma.
June 17, 2016
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