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.…
Warning! This movie is emotionally manipulative and sketches stereotypical portraits of the people in it that border on racism. Also, it is a very fine feel-good comedy that effectively touches the sweet spot in one’s heart whilst simultaneously curling your lips into a smile. In other words, cut the guys in and around this movie some slack already. François Cluzet puts down an admirable performance - as it is not easy to impersonate a role without using the full extent of your body - and the chemistry between him and Omar Sy is pretty much flawless. I think that the French directors duo knew that they weren’t going to pull off the greatest drama in the history of film more…
I watched this movie because of a recommendation, not the trailer. So I'd say skip the trailer. Watch this movie based solely on my recommendation! Fair warning: there are subtitles, but it is well worth the reading.
I would not recommend seeing it in theaters ONLY because of the subtitles -- sometimes they sit too low for easy reading in the theater.
Watch it with a friend because they might not see it otherwise, and it's quite a delight.
Worth owning or renting.
Filled with beautiful central performances, a main relationship which traverses racial and age barriers, soaring cinematography, strong pacing, a classical and effective score, humour, and tonal consistency, The Intouchables features everything required to be considered a great piece of cinematic entertainment. Lead actors François Cluzet and Omar Sy give Oscar worthy performances, displaying chemistry, energy and understanding within all their scenes together. Both give themselves over to the capable hands of director and writers Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache, whom have crafted a story which isn't afraid to lend itself to predictability in place of tonal and story-related inconsistencies. The film doesn't intend to twist and turn at any point; more so the story is centred around the two protagonists…
The Intouchables is a movie (based on a true story) of Philippe a quadriplegic man and his unlikely caretaker Driss. The opening scene has them speeding around the streets of Paris in a Maserati. When they get pulled over Driss makes up a story and makes a side bet on the outcome while Philippe fakes a medical emergency. These pair are an odd couple, and of course they do get away with it. The rest of the movie is a flashback to show us how these two unlikely people got together.
Quadriplegia is generally serious subject matter but this movie does a great job of flipping the subject matter on its head and making it fun. It's a humorous movie. No it doesn't take jabs at handicapped people, but in the case of Philippe, it treats them as equals. It's a charming movie with a good cast and story. An fun movie from improbable subject matter.
Intouchables is a funny, affecting and incredibly well made comedy-drama, mostly thanks to the sheer talents of the talented lead actors and a great real-life twist on a proven story.
I know the Intouchables by two different names, having watched it previously in German and French w/ subtitles. I wasn't expecting much when I watched it at an acquaintance's house, I was shocked at how truly awesome and heartwarming Intouchables was. I was even more shocked having not heard of it formerly, due to its great and deserving success in Europe. This affectionate, dreamy tale of two unlikely friends is fantastic in any language.
Wonderful french movie. Funny and engaging. We had to pause the movie countless times to laugh. Highly recommended.
Touching true story with two great leads
- Once Upon a Time in the West
- Assault on Precinct 13
- The Good, The Bad, The Weird
- Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia
- Hard Boiled
- 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).
I'm sure that The…