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It's an action film without much personality or drive and without enough imaginative detail to make the action gripping or meaningful.
Los Angeles Times:
Where, under his stainless-steel incorruptibility, was Ness' gnawing flaw? To Mamet and De Palma, goodness and dullness seem inseparable.
The Untouchables could be the breakthrough movie for Kevin Costner, a folksy, Gary Cooperish actor who holds center stage as Eliot Ness.
The results are watchable enough, with a particularly adept use of Sean Connery, Chicago locations, and period details.
It goes to that place that all films aspiring to greatness must attain: the country of myth, where all the figures must be larger and more vivid than life.
The narrative thunders to its conclusion like a locomotive.
The Untouchables is a beautifully crafted portrait of Prohibition-era Chicago.