Combined the average ratings (Critic's & Users) from IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic and Letterboxd, and then weighted and tweaked the results…
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.
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.
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...
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…
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The Intouchables - 3/4
A refreshing inspirational film bolstered by excellent chemistry between François Cluzet and Omar Sy. It's held back by formula, but it's an easy film to love because of its endless charm and witty banter. The shaving scene alone is hilarious enough to make it a comedy. Both François Cluzet and Omar Sy elevate the plodding story to reveal believable and complex characters, in which the real sympathy lies. While its story is hard to get fully involved with because of its predictable nature, it's easy to get swept away in this sensitively directed tale of friendship when the performances are this good.
Why I watched it:
Friends swore I would love it.
What I liked:
They were right.
Touching and honest.
Top 5 "breaking bad", "mood-boost" movies.
A decent comedy drama, which was very popular internationally.
The first time I watched this movie it was a 4.5-5 star movie. I watched it on my clearplay player with all the filters on and it was such a charming and beautiful story about friendship and what gives meaning to our lives, I was smiling the entire movie.
The second experience was slightly marred by the fact that someone changed some of the filters on my clearplay player and I thought all the sexual dialogue felt really out of place in this movie. I understand that it is a part of life, but it felt really inconsistent with the rest of the film.
Great performances from the leads. Still an uplifting and inspiring story about the ability we have as human beings to bring one another joy in the simplest of ways.
Based on the true adventures of two unlikely people, Philippe and Driss, from opposite ends of society, who seem to have nothing in common and would never be in the same room together, find themselves in an unusually strong friendship.
You’ve got to hand it to the French; they know how to make socially relevant films with lots of heart and humor. This one is another fun loving gem that hits all the right notes while dealing with serious issues but without any sentimentality. A surprise hit in Europe, it’s one of the funniest and most moving films of the year.
The story focuses on two people both with big problems but in very different circumstances. Philippe, a wealthy middle…
Great great movie. Heartbreaking.
The drama part was good, but the real star was the comedy. The humor was absolutely great. Not many movies made me laugh so much, and in this case it was because of the excellent script, and the perfect pairing and chemistry between Francois Cluzet and Omar Sy. One of the better movies about friendship, goodness, and positivity.
I started with a top 10 list and decided what the hell lets see how far I can go. Top…
The Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film is handed out annually by the U.S.-based Academy of Motion Picture Arts…