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…
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.
Every moment you're not smiling during this movie, you're probably laughing...
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.…
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…
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…
Loved it! Especially the humor!
The ultimate bromance film. Cluzet and Sy are phenomenal. It's to great surprise that this film manages to be heartwarming and emotional without devolving into a sappy, overwhelmingly manipulative mess. I literally knew nothing about this going in, and that was probably for the best. Great film.
Warm story and good actors, boring directors.
The Intouchables is basically two hours of laughter and bromance. The chemistry between the two leads is phenomenal and the movie does a great job of letting the viewer (me) feel like these guys are my friends. I also liked that it didn't turn into some emotionally manipulative drama, like many other movies would have. It makes you feel bad for the characters without shoving exposition and sadness down your throat. This movie is fun all the way through and it's great seeing these characters make the best of a bad situation.
I give The Intouchables a 9/10
Brilliant, emotional and inspirational.
👂 Brilliant 😢
Ok, it seems like each and everyone watched this movie before I did. Heard a lot about the film before and had very high expectations. Well, without a doubt a very good film, however, I have been somehow disappointed...expected more. Maybe a mistake as well to watch the movie dubbed in German instead of in French with subtitles.
I like this movie. A lot of people really love it, and it's easy to see why. It's life affirming and stars very likeable actors who do an extremely good job of playing stereotypes. It's "Driving Miss Daisy" jazzed up for the modern age. I can't bring myself to love it since it's really a bundle of cliches executed about as well as you could ever hope to see them done.
- 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
- The Dark Knight
- Pulp Fiction
The current list from imdb.com (updated regularly; last on January 18th; compared to 7th of April).
I'm sure that The…