The Intouchables (2012)

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AUDIENCE SCORE

Critic Consensus: It handles its potentially prickly subject matter with kid gloves, but Intouchables gets by thanks to its strong cast and some remarkably sensitive direction.


Movie Info

An irreverent, uplifting comedy about friendship, trust and human possibility, The Intouchables has broken box office records in its native France and across Europe. Based on a true story of friendship between a handicap millionaire (Francois Cluzet) and his street smart ex-con caretaker (Omar Sy), The Intouchables depicts an unlikely camaraderie rooted in honesty and humor between two individuals who, on the surface, would seem to have nothing in common. -- (C) Weinstein

Rating: R (for language and some drug use)
Genre: Drama, Art House & International, Comedy, Special Interest
Directed By: ,
Written By: Olivier Nakache, Eric Toledano
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 5, 2013
Box Office: $13.2M
Runtime:
The Weinstein Company - Official Site

Cast


as Philippe

as Driss

as Yvonne

as Magalie

as La D.R.H. de la soci...

as La D.R.H. de la Soci...

as Philippe's Friend

as Bastien, dit le Plu...

as Philippe's Friend

as La Galeriste

as New Auxillary

as New Auxillary

as Candidate

as Candidate

as Waiter at Deux Magot...

as Policeman

as Neighbor in Car

as Neighbor in Car

as The Mechanic

as Frédérique

as Driss's Friend
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Critic Reviews for The Intouchables

All Critics (119) | Top Critics (36)

Gives its subject too light a treatment for the life-affirming message to feel earned.

Full Review… | January 2, 2013
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

There are much better contemporary movies about dealing with the dynamics of being handicapped or wheelchair bound and overcoming obstacles, such as Rust & Bone, Amour, and The Diving bell and the Butterfly.

Full Review… | March 13, 2013
Yahoo! Movies

Without getting into spoilers, can I just say how refreshing it was to watch a film about a physically challenged person that didn't end on a total downer?

Full Review… | February 28, 2013
Movie Metropolis

This pleasant, predictable, fact-based tale of an unlikely friendship between a quadriplegic and his carer hits all the sweet spots a feel-good movie must.

Full Review… | November 2, 2012

In the wrong hands this film could have been a sentimental mess. Luckily it's not and instead of being a film about labels, it's about people and the healing power of camaraderie.

Full Review… | October 28, 2012
The Popcorn Junkie

I think a lot of people are going to enjoy it but I think it also tries too hard to please that audience and it just shrieks, aiming at that middle bar.

Full Review… | October 25, 2012
At the Movies (Australia)

Audience Reviews for The Intouchables

½

Choon and Lijun recommended this to me. The two leads have fantastic banter and Driss' relationships with everyone are moving and convincing. Deducted half a star because it played up the 'comic relief' and 'entertainment' stereotypes, but it is very comical and entertaining.

Letitia Lew
Letitia Lew

Super Reviewer

½

This touching true story of a millionaire and his convict caretaker revolves around a friendship of disrespect and humor. Omar Sy (Driss) is probably best known to American audiences as Bishop from the X-Men franchise, strong and mostly silent. Here he is much more effervescent and humorous as Driss, inept to the social surroundings of his employer, and he is full of heart and heartbreak. Of course there isn't anything new about this film, or the story it tells, but it's heartwarming to see a quadriplegic overcome the baser anxieties of his handicap, and for a disenfranchised ex-con find happiness and loyalty in his friendship. Besides being very gooey with emotion, their exchanges are quite funny. Driss always seems to know just how to make Philippe (Cluzet) laugh, even while being very inappropriate. Most of what Driss does in this film is inappropriate and very un-PC, but the character is charming and the dialogue is coaxing, making this a very interesting film in of itself.

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Spencer S.

Super Reviewer

I fucking loved this movie. It is touching, funny, inspiring, and by far one of my favorite movies I have watched this year. I loved the story and the relationship between Philippe and Driss. Philippe taught Driss responsibility and gave him a home and a job when he really didn't want it. Driss taught Philipee to accept himself and how to live again. It is one of those films that leaves you all warm and fuzzy with a big smile. I will for sure be seeing this again.

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