The Untouchables (1987)

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So finally sat down and decided to write a bit as it’s been awhile.

Over the weekend watched The Untouchables for the first time in about a decade. It’s still a great film with a phenomenal cast, even with Kevin Costner in the mix. Whatever happened to him?

Anyway, to my mind this was always Sean Connery and Andy Garcia’s picture. Yes, I said Andy Garcia. He does a really good job here – much better than in Godfather Part III.

It’s really hard to say anything that bad about this film – it was a big hit at the time and one of the few that this reviewer actually has seen multiple times on its original release. From the music to the set decor all the way through the long cast of Capone’s sinister henchmen not a single beat is missed. (Well, perhaps that whole scene with the baby carriage in the train station is a bit drawn out. But again, that is just me as I know that most really love that scene.)

It was considered very bloody at the time (like that great overhead shot of the catered dinner with Capone’s snitch’s blood slowly spreading over the table) but now looks rather tame. My how times have changed.

And the best part of it all? There was no sequel. No prequel. Just this.

….and no, it probably isn’t a classic movie by definition. I don’t care, it is great. Also available on blu-ray, which is nice.

Here endeth the lesson.

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