The Untouchables (1987)
Young Treasury Agent Eliot 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 Jim Malone, a veteran patrolman and probably the most honorable one on 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.
The number of sacrifice is so small.Just two.In contrast,the enemy lost a lot of members.I'm so grad that they crashed the spoiled family accompanied by boss.He is so bad.He has bad influence to the society to buy bear and something prohibited in this area.It refreshed me.It is good movie.
Let me begin by saying that I am a Brian de Palma fan, I very much like and appreciate his films, but this one... this one is a bad, bad joke. Kevin Costner in his toughest look matches the Ingalls and Sean Connery's Oscar for best performance in a secondary role is the most outrageous Oscar award ever. The only near-decent acting here is De Niro playing Al Capone, and I mean "near". This is the gangster's film I would have expected had it been made for an audience composed by children between 12 and 16 years old. The "gore" (and I really do not like gore in films) is so funny that I was expecting to see a forgotten can of tomato sauce at any moment. Please, don't lose your time on this one; there are better things to do in life.
This film has no weight, no gravitas, no pathos, just a lot of shooting and bloodshed. The general tone of the movie is one of gleeful carnage, like a cartoon come to life. The score triumphantly soars as bodies hit the floor. Before watching The Untouchables, watch all the other great crime dramas first.
This film takes place during the Prohibition, the golden age of American Mafia, and shows the difficulties that law enforcement had to arrest Al Capone, Chicago's biggest mafia boss. Brian de Palma seems to have a powerful attraction for violence and the mafia, this being his second major film on the subject (the first, if I'm not mistaken, was "Scarface"), but there is no doubt that his work was good and deserves congratulations. The story is told from the point of view of law enforcement, which is a novelty since most of the films that focus on Al Capone tend to show his life, or moments of his criminal course. This film shows him as the big villain he was and glorifies police officers, easily transforming Eliott Ness (played brilliantly by Kevin Costner in one of the most interesting works of his career) into a paladin of justice and law. Robert De Niro revisits his gangster movies ("The Godfather", "Goodfellas" etc.) in a curious and comic interpretation of Al Capone, and Sean Connery plays a street policeman of Irish descent. In fact, it was precisely in this character that Connery got his only Oscar, despite all actors have fulfilled my expectations. The film is well constructed, looking to alternate epic action scenes (sometimes recalling in my mind the glory of cavalry battle charges) with moments of great psychological depth and some suspense. At times, however, the film seems a bit forced, with exaggerated appeals to sentimentality, as it does in the final sequence, often parodied or imitated in later films. Another problem with the film is that it is not faithful to historical events. Al Capone's arrest was not like that, nor was Ness behind it. The film contains some scenes of great violence and is inadvisable for children, adolescents and impressionable people.