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.
É um filme bacana, uma história que dá o que pensar. Mesmo parecendo irreal.
Ótimo para passar o tempo.
I am really conflicted about this film. Being the first Fleet Film society screening I found myself having to promote and champion the film despite my criticisms. And the fact of the matter is, it is difficult to be critical of a film which on a number of occasions is genuinely funny. But the various critics who have voiced opinion on the subject of the film's simplistic and even borderline racist stereotypes and cliches is hard to ignore when they are so blatant on screen.
This is actually the best french film I know. You absolutely have to watch it.
This is, generally speaking, a nice movie, but I think that’s the highest praise I can give it.
Brillante, humana, emotiva, humorística, inteligente. Es una obra que compagina a la perfección dos realidades totalmente contrarias y que, al ser unidas, hacen nacer una brisa tan enormemente vitalista que la única opción que queda es la de vivir sin más, aprovechar la vida a pesar de las circunstancias, reirnos de lo malo y abrazar a lo bueno. Un humilde homenaje al verdadero valor de la amistad.
Brilliant and uplifting :)
The film is very funny and the scenes where the two heroes interact bound along with tremendous energy. However, the film still falls into the trap of "all you need to do is relax" cliches of every feel-good movie ever made.
Based on a true story although the real life characters were far less glamorous. Enjoyable movie, one-dimensional characters with heart.
Intouchables stays fantastic after three or four watches. Brilliant jokes, heartwarming story and a little social criticism. Well played, well acted, well directed, well executed.
- Once Upon a Time in the West
- Assault on Precinct 13
- The Good, The Bad, The Weird
- Down by Law
- 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).
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