Leroy ``Nicky'' Barnes becomes a heroin kingpin in 1970s New York before being caught.
" [Director] Levin skillfully mixes the Barnes interviews with news clippings, 1970s street scenes and the recollections of Mr. Untouchable's former associates. "
" A fascinating first-person account of drug kingpin and ruthless gangster Nicky Barnes, whose outrageous story of rise, rule, rage, and revenge requires no such stylistic filler. "
" Does the movie glorify Barnes and his nefarious profession? Probably, but show me a movie about the drug trade that doesn't hook us first with guts and glamour before the moralizing fall. "
" It's fast and furious, and it proves that crime doesn't pay, unless you know how to do it right. "
" It's not a pretty picture, but it sure is a compelling one. "
" Less a dispassionate examination than a celebratory infomercial on its central character. "
" Mr. Untouchable is never dull. "
" Nonjudgmental without being morally dense, the film makes human sense out of an inhuman example of addiction capitalism, '70s style. "
" Sometimes persuasive and sometimes sadly comical, but always fascinating. "
" What emerges is a portrait of a complex man. "
" Marc Levin, whose last documentary, Protocols of Zion, was a gutsy examination of post-9/11 anti-Semitism, has an even tougher job on his hands with Leroy 'Nicky' Barnes: making the man interesting. "
" One seriously confused documentary. "
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