Written on: 24/07/2012 by romes (2 reviews written)
Came out in 2011 in France. Got great reviews. Story loosely based on fact of a rich man disabled by an accident who takes on a black personal assistant. I thought it was hopeless. Cliche ridden, facile superficial portrayal of poverty, poor acting, lightweight, pat Hollywood type ending, unconvincing depiction of a seriously disabled person. A case of The Emperor's New clothes. (read more)
Written on: 31/07/2007 by Tom H (110 reviews written)
"The Untouchables" tells the story of real life US Tresury agent Elliot Ness, who fought aginst Chicago bootleggers during the Prohibition.
Most people have heard of Al Capone - well, Ness was his nemesis, of sorts.
The story is loosely based on a book, written about a team of US Treasury agents who became known as "The Untouchables" because of their refusal to accept bribes to leave criminals alone. And the interesting thing is that it's true.
The film, directed by the legendary Brian De... (read more)
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