9. Never stop fighting

Useful Facts for those who haven't seen the movie yet :

Al Capone - An American gangster & kingpin of Chicago during the Great Depression in 1930s.

Eliot Ness - A Federal agent determined to take down Al Capone at any cost.

The Untouchables - A group of fearless officers who are led by Eliot Ness to bring down Al Capone.

Note : All the above information given above are not fictitious but real characters.

PLOT :" A cinematic portrayal about how "The Untouchables" earned their name by taking on Al Capone who is aided by the corrupt bureaucracy of Chicago "

Phew !! one of the best riveting screenplay i can ever remember and i don't bother about the historical accuracy of this movie but it stands out as one of the best gangster movies ever.The Untouchables is a beautifully crafted piece of cinema that is enjoyable from the exciting beginning till the gripping end.

Director Brian De Palma is acclaimed for his technique in delivering complex takes and thrilling tension but here he also managed to give space for the actors to give stand-out performances and he also knows how to tell a good story.

Kevin Costner stars as Eliot Ness etching out the role convincingly.He does a great job at showing his early rejection ,his first triumphs and his ultimate success.The director also makes Ness's work seem more personal ,because he has a wife and children for whom to care.

Sir Sean Connery gives one of his best performances as Jimmy Malone , who somewhat reluctantly joins Ness in his crusade. As a hard-nosed cop with decades of experience ,he is essential to the Untouchables and their mission. His performance understandably earned him an Oscar.

One of the features of The Untouchables that struck me the most, and keeps striking me after seeing it is the brilliant cinematography.The film is full of well-thought out ,almost serene moments which for these reasons alone for me makes it a film that can be watched over and over again.

Special mention must be made of the score by Ennio Morricone ,surely the greatest and most prolific composer of film music. As in most of the films that he scores ,the music becomes an essential part of the work , not only do certain scenes become firmly implanted in your mind ,but also his music for each scene. He received an Oscar nomination for this film ,but did not win (he has never won, despite 5 nominations.)

The shining light in the movie would be Robert De Niro as the Al Capone himself.Totally convincing, totally ruthless, played just right ,never drifting ,never falling into cliche, De Niro is excellent.

Apart from these, the script is what really steals the show, it is very tight, just the right amount of humour and ruthlessness.

The Untouchables isn't just about style.Well, the movie is undoubtly a stylish and violent thriller ,but thats no surprise since Brian De Palma is known for his peculiar way of making films, it has masterful performances.

Sticking Robert De Niro in your movie almost assures you good reviews. Sticking Sean Connery only increases that. So when all of them join with Ennio Morricone and Brian De Palma,the result can be nothing short of explosive.

With all minor complaints aside ,the movie is very enjoyable and is definitely worth a watch. It has one of my favorite scenes of all time and probably one of the more famous scenes to ever hit the screen.But I won't spoil that for you.

The Untouchables is a visually and emotionally compelling movie that effectively draws the viewer into the clash between Elliot Ness and Al Capone.This movie is surreal masterpiece of gangster cinema considering the number of stand-out acting performances and the numerous memorable sequences in the film.

  • Rating : "PG"
P.S : Michael Douglas, Don Johnson and Mel Gibson were considered for the role of Eliot Ness and rejected. Harrison Ford was offered but turned down the role before Kevin Costner was signed.


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