The Intouchables

The Intouchables

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The Intouchables

Award-winning, feel-good French drama about the friendship that develops between an aristocrat (François Cluzet, Tell No One) - a quadriplegic after a recent paragliding accident - and a man from the projects (Omar Sy, Micmacs), hired to be his caretaker. Based on a true story.

2011Rating: M, contains drug use & offensive language112 minsFranceFrench with English subtitles
ComedyDramaTrue Story & BiographyWorld Cinema
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Reviews & comments

Loved it!

A really great movie, based on a true story. It shows that love and compassion can come from anyone if just given a fair chance in life, so don't judge a book by its cover!

4.0
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See this movie

One of my favourites for 2012. Made my heart warm

5.0
0

Wheelchair Wonder

An awesome french comedy where a paragliding accident provides the platform for a friendship between an unemployed illegal alien and an aristocratic french gentleman. In truth there is an exchange between the two leads...the alien gifts the thrill of living and the aristocrat gifts respect and discipline. The dynamic between the two leads is...

4.0
0

In-amaz-balls

The Intouchables First time I've paid for a film in ages, and couldn't of picked a better movie! Fantastic film, acting, scenes, comedic relief, everything worked reall well together. It is a film-festival sorta feature, like 'Notebook' with a hint of 'Truman show' mixed with realism of 'Ruby Sparks' and pretty much anything Woody Allen (but better). Has...

4.0
0

Heart-warming French comedy

"The Intouchables". 6 of us have now seen this movie, though there were only 4 of us present yesterday. It is a genuinely heart-warming comedy based on the true story of a quadriplegic millionaire and the street-smart ex-con who ends up as his carer. Some of their interactions are priceless. Turns out that this is the second-biggest box-office success...

4.0
0

Kind of obvious but still delightful

Nice - still can remember it a few weeks later so that is a good sign. Lot's of reasons to smile throughout.

0

Go to it

This is a movie with an excellent balance of humour, pathos and ability to hold the viewers interest.

4.0
0

Blokey, funny, bonding

After I saw this, I took my partner and son to see it. They loved it too. There are plenty of laughs in this movie and even a grunty-sounding car race/chase. Finally, a good blokes movie!

4.0
0

You've got to love it..

I laughed a million times and didn't cry once. It got me out of the complete funk I was in and the effect is still working.

5.0
0

Wonderful

I absolutely loved this film. It was truly good for my sout. I almost t never laugth at TV or movies but I laughed unashamedly till my jaw ached during the Intouchables. If I had told hubbie beforehand it was a sub-ttitled movie about a quadraplegic he would never have come with me but he too, totally enjoyed it and we lefl the theatrure both feeling ...

4.0
0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Did the script really have to perpetuate such crass racial stereotypes?

1.0
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Time Magazine

Time Magazine

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Not a great film but a warm one that pushes the viewer's emotional buttons so deftly it feels like a massage. My guess is that you will laugh and cry at all appropriate moments. Resistance is futile.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

It is possible to summarize the experience of watching 'The Intouchables' in nine words: You will laugh; you will cry; you will cringe.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

For once, the hype is justified. This is a charming, uplifting French drama – an irreverent, humorous take on disability, closely drawn from real-life.

4.0
0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

Sy and Cluzet are superb actors who demolish stereotypes about race and social class by finding a common humanity in their characters. Acting this good forgives a lot of sins.

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

This is a story that has been told time and again in the movies, and sometimes the performances overcome the condescension of the formula.

0
Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

press

The power dynamic may charm the French, but it's likely to push the cringe buttons of local moviegoers in Obama's post-'The Green Mile America.' Apart from the wince-inducing moments, 'The Intouchables' is often a pleasant buddy picture.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

It's easy to see why this had been a colossal hit in France and caught the eye of Harvey Weinstein along the way: it's undemanding, heart-warming fodder with mass appeal. Sadly, it's also predictable and its big emotional beats are often harder to stomach than an overripe brie.

2.0
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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

Sy and Cluzet give their parts more conviction than they deserve, even when the former is forced to re-enact the falsetto-singing-in-the-bubblebath bit from 'Pretty Woman.' But even their energy can't revive a corpse this dead.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Did the script really have to perpetuate such crass racial stereotypes?

1.0
0
Time Magazine

Time Magazine

press

Not a great film but a warm one that pushes the viewer's emotional buttons so deftly it feels like a massage. My guess is that you will laugh and cry at all appropriate moments. Resistance is futile.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

It is possible to summarize the experience of watching 'The Intouchables' in nine words: You will laugh; you will cry; you will cringe.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

For once, the hype is justified. This is a charming, uplifting French drama – an irreverent, humorous take on disability, closely drawn from real-life.

4.0
0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

Sy and Cluzet are superb actors who demolish stereotypes about race and social class by finding a common humanity in their characters. Acting this good forgives a lot of sins.

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

This is a story that has been told time and again in the movies, and sometimes the performances overcome the condescension of the formula.

0
Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

press

The power dynamic may charm the French, but it's likely to push the cringe buttons of local moviegoers in Obama's post-'The Green Mile America.' Apart from the wince-inducing moments, 'The Intouchables' is often a pleasant buddy picture.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

It's easy to see why this had been a colossal hit in France and caught the eye of Harvey Weinstein along the way: it's undemanding, heart-warming fodder with mass appeal. Sadly, it's also predictable and its big emotional beats are often harder to stomach than an overripe brie.

2.0
0
A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

Sy and Cluzet give their parts more conviction than they deserve, even when the former is forced to re-enact the falsetto-singing-in-the-bubblebath bit from 'Pretty Woman.' But even their energy can't revive a corpse this dead.

0

Loved it!

A really great movie, based on a true story. It shows that love and compassion can come from anyone if just given a fair chance in life, so don't judge a book by its cover!

4.0
0

See this movie

One of my favourites for 2012. Made my heart warm

5.0
0

Wheelchair Wonder

An awesome french comedy where a paragliding accident provides the platform for a friendship between an unemployed illegal alien and an aristocratic french gentleman. In truth there is an exchange between the two leads...the alien gifts the thrill of living and the aristocrat gifts respect and discipline. The dynamic between the two leads is...

4.0
0

In-amaz-balls

The Intouchables First time I've paid for a film in ages, and couldn't of picked a better movie! Fantastic film, acting, scenes, comedic relief, everything worked reall well together. It is a film-festival sorta feature, like 'Notebook' with a hint of 'Truman show' mixed with realism of 'Ruby Sparks' and pretty much anything Woody Allen (but better). Has...

4.0
0

Heart-warming French comedy

"The Intouchables". 6 of us have now seen this movie, though there were only 4 of us present yesterday. It is a genuinely heart-warming comedy based on the true story of a quadriplegic millionaire and the street-smart ex-con who ends up as his carer. Some of their interactions are priceless. Turns out that this is the second-biggest box-office success...

4.0
0

Kind of obvious but still delightful

Nice - still can remember it a few weeks later so that is a good sign. Lot's of reasons to smile throughout.

0

Go to it

This is a movie with an excellent balance of humour, pathos and ability to hold the viewers interest.

4.0
0

Blokey, funny, bonding

After I saw this, I took my partner and son to see it. They loved it too. There are plenty of laughs in this movie and even a grunty-sounding car race/chase. Finally, a good blokes movie!

4.0
0

You've got to love it..

I laughed a million times and didn't cry once. It got me out of the complete funk I was in and the effect is still working.

5.0
0

Wonderful

I absolutely loved this film. It was truly good for my sout. I almost t never laugth at TV or movies but I laughed unashamedly till my jaw ached during the Intouchables. If I had told hubbie beforehand it was a sub-ttitled movie about a quadraplegic he would never have come with me but he too, totally enjoyed it and we lefl the theatrure both feeling...

4.0
0