And in the larger cities, the mob bosses jumped onto the bandwagon with both feet, the most notorious of which was Al Capone, who by 1930 had a thriving business and the city and the people of Chicago in his pocket. Robert DeNiro is great as Al Capone. Costner realizes very fast that he must hand-pick his own men to bring DeNiro down for good. With Depalma, De Niro, and what looked to be a huge budget with a story that is already compelling enough in real life, there's no reason to make a film this absent of quality. Both in his friends and in the cause. Charles Martin Smith does a good job as well and even though his character is very limited he still manages to pull the audience in.
The film is for lack of a better expression a Sean Connery tour-de-force. After he becomes a quadriplegic from a paragliding accident, an aristocrat hires a young man from the projects to be his caregiver. Sean Connery won an academy award for his performance somehow. And it subtly underscores the true heroics of men like Ness and his crew, who through their fearless dedication possibly made it a little safer for someone to walk down the street, or for an honest man to simply go about the business of making a living-- things too often taken for granted in our busy world today; things that are important, and which makes a film like this so much more than merely entertainment though it definitely is that. That's the Chicago way-- that's how you get Capone. This is without a doubt Kevin Costner's best role.
The supporting cast includes Richard Bradford Mike , Jack Kehoe Payne , Brad Sullivan George , Billy Drago Nitti and Patricia Clarkson Ness' wife. De Niro captures the ruthlessness that indelibly marked Capone's infamy forever in the annals of criminal history, with a portrayal of him that is arguably the best in cinematic history. All the other films had completely different aims and even though I love a deep and brilliant story my main objective when I see a film is to be entertained and basically no film does that better than The Untouchables. There is genuine emotion and real story in this film. The acting is superb, and while Connery was the one who received his well-deserved Oscar, Kostner and De Niro made Oscar-class performances too.
It seems that the fact that DeNiro has been lax in paying his income taxes could be his ultimate downfall. Then Driss can decide whether he would like to stay with him or not. And that's the real magic of the movies. I somehow doubt, though, that the target audience for this movie were movie watchers who enjoyed this type of film. This belittles his performance which I can safely say is the best of his career and one of the best displays of acting that I have ever seen.
People have claimed that the Oscar wasn't as much for this particular performance but an Oscar in recognition of his contributions to the film industry. Music was even put into places where it make absolutely no sense whatsoever. Words like: Excellence, entertainment, larger than life and Sean Connery. Indeed, it sets the tone for the movie itself, which is a tone of farce more than grit. I suppose his acting may have not been particularly bad, but his character seemed so manufactured and out of step with reality that he simply couldn't be taken seriously. It's a disgrace to Al Capone and Elliot Ness both and to anyone who likes good movies. .
In the beginning he seems a bit too much like a square I-wanna-do-some-good kind of character but as the story progresses he really evolves and becomes more and more emotionally involved in what he does. The film also has a memorable score made by the legendary Ennio Morricone who is perhaps best known for the work he did with the equally legendary western director Sergio Leone who doesn't know the score from The Good, the Bad and the Ugly and in my opinion the score he did for The Untouchables is the best he has ever made. I have no negative comments on this production. He also got a well deserved Oscar for his performance. Maybe in a completely fictitious story it would have worked, but again, not in a story based on real people and real events. Quite a few words spring to my mind when I think of The Untouchables.
Awards: Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. And Connery plays it with a hard, uncompromising edge that makes it so believable, and makes Malone a memorable character. Take out the violence and this movie belongs next to Pete's Dragon on the movie shelf. And that's the way it was until Treasury Agent Eliot Ness showed up for work and hand picked a squad of honest cops to help him get Capone and clean up the City of Chicago. Oleh Dunia21 Synopsis In Paris, the aristocratic and intellectual Philippe is a quadriplegic millionaire who is interviewing candidates for the position of his carer, with his red-haired secretary Magalie. This movie just reeks of farce, from the accountant mowing down people with a shotgun with the nerdy grin symbolizing his transformation from mild mannered nerd to empowered bad-ass to the completely arbitrary scene of Robert DeNiro hitting a guy with a baseball bat no back story,no plot movement, seemingly no reason for it to be in the movie whatsoever to Sean Connery getting blasted with seemingly dozens of machine gun bullets, bleeding enough to have died three times over, and yet still having the power to gasp a few more words just as Elliot Ness gets there before finally dying. The film's best performance belongs to Sean Connery though.
Thus he enlists the help of a young cop from the academy Andy Garcia , a wimpy book-keeper Charles Martin Smith and a hard-nosed Irish beat cop Oscar-winner Sean Connery in the performance of a lifetime. This movie is filled with enough corny commercial movie tricks and cliches that it just cannot be taken seriously. Out of the blue, the rude African Driss cuts the line of candidates and brings a document from the Social Security and asks Phillipe to sign it to prove that he is seeking a job position so he can receive his unemployment benefit. His quest is really tough, as his opponent is determined and powerful, but he has the help of three invaluable partners: Malone Connery , a no-nonsense experienced cop, Wallace Martin Smith , an accountant who will try to help bring tax charges against Capone, and Stone Garcia , a great shooter. These words basically summarize the entire film from my point of view of course because in my opinion which I don't expect people to agree with this is the best gangster film there is. You can tell within the first ten minutes of the movie that the score is going to ruin the movie.
Obviously people aren't going to agree because people prefer the likes of the operatic Godfather trilogy or the ultra realistic Goodfellas but in my head The Untouchables is the best. This is not even to take into consideration the awful acting throughout the movie. Connery gives an exemplary performance as Malone for which he received the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor , the tough, Irish cop who becomes something of a tutor to Ness, letting him know from the start what he's getting himself into. The score is very unlike most scores from the 80s which does that the film doesn't feel like an 80s film as much as Scarface which I find inferior to this masterpiece. If you want to see a farce that tries to be serious, every movie cliche in the book this is no exaggeration, just look for them an out of place and overdone score, and substandard acting, then this is the movie for you. Some people have remarked that he seemed stiff and unable to portray the emotion of the character and to that I can only ask: Were we watching the same movie?! The score is grand and epic just like the story and the effects.
Out of the blue, Driss cuts the line of candidates and brings a document from the Social Security and asks Phillipe to sign it to prove that he is seeking a job position so he can receive his unemployment benefit. Kevin Costner is just not a great actor and none of the supporting cast is exactly Daniel-Day Lewis. Then Driss can decide whether he would like to stay with him or not. Here are a few reasons why. It's a terrific performance, for which he should have received at least an Oscar nomination.