The story of FBI agent Eliot Ness's obsessive goal to bring down the notorious gangster Al Capone. Prohibition Chicago, 1931. Rampant corruption exists within the police force, and because of this Federal Agent Elliot Ness assembles a small, hand-picked team to take out Al Capone and his bootlegging empire. The team was one he could trust, one that wouldn't be bought or bribed but would risk everything, even their lives, to stop Capone's reign of terror when organised crime turned the city into a battlefield.
They were The Untouchables. Gangbuster Eliot Ness (Kevin Costner) meets the veteran Irish beat cop Jimmy Malone (Sean Connery) who teaches Ness the stark realities of dealing with the Mob. Malone becomes his first recruit in the battle to put Al Capone behind bars and out of business. The Untouchables is a thrilling adventure, telling a classic American story of good versus evil, handled with superb visual panache by director Brian De Palma.
- " The script by David Mamet is serious, funny, dramatic, and action-packed at all the right times. " – Mike Massie
- " It's a beautifully controlled film, as well as an intensely exciting and enjoyable one. Although De Niro and Connery easily walk away with the acting honors, the less flamboyant performance of Costner is perhaps the most admirable in the film. " – Richard Freedman
- " The Untouchables is a terrific movie, full of the same brand of fierce vitality that made the 1930s gangster films so compelling. " – Bob Thomas