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The Untouchables

G-Man Eliot Ness will stop at nothing to take down legendary gangster Al Capone -- even if it means bending some rules -- in director Brian De Palma's period crime drama penned by playwright David Mamet.
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Netflix Rating: 4.0
NYT Critics' Pick
T-men vs. Capone in 1930's Chicago. Evocative and great-looking. Read the review
Rotten Tomatoes: Fresh 81%
Critics' score: 81   Audience score: 87   Rotten Tomatoes page
Top Rotten Tomatoes Critics

The results are watchable enough, with a particularly adept use of Sean Connery, Chicago locations, and period details. full review

Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader

It's vulgar, violent, funny and sometimes breathtakingly beautiful. full review

Vincent Canby, New York Times

An unqualified triumph. full review

James Berardinelli, ReelViews

The Untouchables is a beautifully crafted portrait of Prohibition-era Chicago. full review

Variety, Variety

...only marginally entertaining. full review

Hal Hinson, Washington Post

...it does not have a great script, great performances or great direction. full review

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

...an entertaining but incongruous mix of class and pulp. full review

Desson Thomson, Washington Post
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