I started with a top 10 list and decided what the hell lets see how far I can go. Top…
Sometimes you have to reach into someone else's world to find out what's missing in your own.
A true story of two men who should never have met - a quadriplegic aristocrat who was injured in a paragliding accident and a young man from the projects.
Lets get the inevitable insults out of the way now. Yes, I may well be one or more of the following things:
A heartless and cynical git
A contrarian arse
A joyless misanthropic bastard
A humourless speccy twat
I have read countless reviews assuring me that Intouchables is not as emotionally manipulative as its TV Movie of the Week synopsis would suggest, yet sadly the film is everything I feared it would be. It might well be the highest rated film of 2012 but I think I must be pre-programmed to have an adverse reaction to such feelgood stories. This 'true life’story should warm my cold dead heart and tickle my arthritic funny bone yet it barely raised a smile…
Every moment you're not smiling during this movie, you're probably laughing...
5 minutes in I knew this film would be great.
15 minutes in I knew this film would make my top 10 of 2012.
Fantastic in every way possible, I urge anyone who hasn't seen this yet to do so.
It is an astonishing accomplishment that this film isn't a big, sappy, melodramatic mess. What it is, though, is one of the most heartwarming and genuinely funny films I've ever seen.
The story can only be based on true events, because if it had been thought up it would have been a cliché. The writer's hand does show through some static in the plot, but it doesn't detract anything from what the film is really about, the unexpected friendship between two polar opposites.
As trite as stories about this basest human connection are, when they are told as well as they are here, they are irresistible. It has everything to do with the…
Oh the Flair, the Incredible Natural Flair of this impeccably beautiful film, I can never get enough of.
Intouchables is like Middlemist’s Red Camellia.
So rarely does a film provide so much hope, such brightness and such a special and inimitable on screen relationship with splendorous effervescence. Every character and characteristic of this film is as colourful and as vibrant as a Monet Landscape.
So rarely does a film poignantly elucidate a human being, no matter what comes, must never let go off his charisma, determination and the ability to touch people’s hearts, change their lives to betterment, with words, with endearing demeanour, humbleness and humaneness.
So rarely does a film have such a spellbinding aura that is unquestionably genuine.…
With true stories you more times than not get sucked into the emotional mess they make you. Intouchables could have done been this, but instead focused on happier times between the two leads also opposites. Like we've seen before opposites attract, two different personalities interacting that bring out other sides of our persons. That's what Philippe (Francois Cluzet) character does here as a quadriplegic, a wealthy man Philippe hires a man with some past troubles from the project. Driss ( Omar Sy) to be his personal caretaker, helping Philippe with his everyday routine of a crippled life. All the while he's becoming a more rounded person. Cluzet and Sy's chemistry feels very real and helps this film as it plays out. The music and timely piano tunes used were brilliant as it ties beautifully to the story. Heartfelt an sincere Intouchables is a film that should not be missed.
A French interpretation of The Blind Side—which explains the healthy dose of art and culture. The exotic factor might win over middle-brows who don't know any better; beyond that, it's just another feel-good story made entirely out of cringe-inducing clichés—and even a montage.
Beautifully shot and blessed with two incredibly likeable central performances, it also managed to avoid most of the pitfalls you would probably expect of the storyline. It does the movie of the week stuff more subtly than it could.
However it just didnt click with me (or my girlfriend) in the way It clearly has for so many viewers. Some of the jokes and dialogue generally are just that little bit too obvious and for all the setup about people coming from different worlds there isn't really all that much conflict or story there.
I'm glad I saw it, both leads are excellent and charismatic but a year or so on from it's debut i'm a bit taken aback by the number of 5 Star reviews
Very amiable and big-hearted. I smiled many times
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Featuring two terrific central performances, this is a wonderfully heartfelt and comic tale of friendship and finding the joy in life once again. Not all the plot threads are satisfied and some are left dangling, but they are just minor quibbles as this is a film that is guaranteed to put a big old smile on your face.
Feel good dramedy, with some nice performances and a fun soundtrack. Nothing remarkable but enjoyable.
Finally got around to watching this unlikely buddy comedy that was undeniably charming and fun. Great performances, beautiful cinematography, and well-written dialogue.
Truly one of the best new films! Strong, well-developed characters, their unusual relationship and witty humour make this film a good choice for anyone in a mood for a film that will make you laugh, cry and maybe even slightly change your view on life...
Perfection is a strong word, however in the context of the on screen chemistry between the two leads it describes it perfectly. The film has everything you could want from a film and moved my emotions so many times. It truly is Untouchable.
- Once Upon a Time in the West
- Assault on Precinct 13
- The Good, The Bad, The Weird
- Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia
- Down by Law
- Leon: The Professional
- Freeway II: Confessions of a Trickbaby
- Grave of the Fireflies
- Whisper of the Heart
With so many reviews on the site now it is easy to miss the good ones so I thought a…
- The Shawshank Redemption
- The Godfather
- The Godfather: Part II
- Pulp Fiction
- The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
The current list from imdb.com (updated regularly; last on November 11th; compared to 7th of April).
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