Mr. Untouchable
Mr. Untouchable (2007)

The true-life story of a Harlem's notorious Nicky Barnes, a junkie turned multimillionaire drug-lord, "Mr. Untouchable" takes its audience deep inside the heroin industry of the 1970s. The most powerful black drug king pin in… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Documentary
Release Date: October 26, 2007
DVD Release Date: January 29, 2008
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Critic Score: 73% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The sheer presence of the arrogant and charismatic Nicky Barnes makes Mr. Untouchable a compelling movie experience.

John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press

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.

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New York Magazine/Vulture

Sometimes persuasive and sometimes sadly comical, but always fascinating.

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Simon Foster

If it casts a slightly too favourable eye over the subject and his social impact, you can't begrudge the director his understanding of and affection for the period and its people.

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Robert Koehler

One seriously confused documentary.

Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

It's not a pretty picture, but it sure is a compelling one.

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Bill Gibron

Like much of the story of Harlem in the '70s, the truth is the least important part.

V.A. Musetto
New York Post

What emerges is a portrait of a complex man.

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

Mr. Untouchable is never dull.

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Cynthia Fuchs

The principle at issue may not be plain to everyone, but "to those people inside the system of values, that's totally acceptable."

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Flixster Audience Score: 54% Flixster User Reviews
Melvin White
Pretty boring documentary about Nicky Barnes. It had moments where it was somewhat entertaining, but those moments where few and far between. Watch American… More
Keith Munley
Good Documentary about the guys that ran drugs in Harlem in the 70s. A whole lot more entertaining and informative than American Gangster.