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Excellent, One Of The Best Mob Movies Ever,
This review is from: The Untouchables (DVD)
For a solid mix of action, drama and thrills, "The Untouchables" delivers like few movies can. Thanks to a fantastic cast, great story and a solid script, this is one of the most entertaining movies you will ever see in your life.
Taking place in prohibition-era Chicago, top kingpin Al Capone (Robert De Niro) has brought a wave of crime and corruption to the city. Determined to bring him down is federal agent Elliot Ness (Kevin Costner). When a bad sting makes him the laughing stock of the town, he considers giving up. Until he receives help from aging police officer Jim Malone (the one and only Sean Connery), who gives him the will to continue. Working as allies along with Ness's two partners (Charles Martin Smith and Andy Garcia), Ness and Malone tear apart at Capone's empire. The film has many an exciting sequence, most famously the train station showdown near the end.
This film is brilliant on all counts. Costner imbues the character of Ness with the perfect lvel of charisma and heroicism. I really don't know why everyone ahtes on his performance, I think he's great. De Niro puts on one of his most underrated performances as Capone, capturing the mob legend to a T. Charles Martin Smith and Andy Garcia provide ample support as Ness's men, especially Garcia. But the best is by far Connery. Connery is the heart and soul of this movie. Connery is one of cinema's true legends, and he proves it in this film. As Malone, he provides humor, toughness, presence, and so much more that the film would've suffered greatly without him. He deservedly won an Oscar for this.
"The Untouchables" is absolutely excellent and is worth owning. A must have for all film fans.