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The Intouchables (2012)



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.

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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) Weinsteinmore
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
The Weinstein Company - Official Site


Omar Sy
as Driss
Anne Le Ny
as Yvonne
Josephine DeMeaux
as La D.R.H. de la soci...
Joséphine de Meaux
as La D.R.H. de la Soci...
Dominique Daguier
as Philippe's Friend
Thomas Solivérès
as Bastien, dit le Plu...
François Caron
as Philippe's Friend
Emilie Caen
as La Galeriste
Sylvain Lazard
as New Auxillary
Jean-François Cayrey
as New Auxillary
Ian Fenelon
as Candidate
Renaud Barse
as Candidate
Michel Winogradoff
as Waiter at Deux Magot...
Nicky Marbot
as Policeman
Jerome Pauwels
as Neighbor in Car
Antoine Laurent
as Neighbor in Car
Hedi Bouchenafa
as The Mechanic
Caroline Bourg
as Frédérique
Kevin Wamo
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

A conventional and predictable French comedy that offers few surprises, even if there are some good humorous moments and the actors are great. The problem is that it feels hard to accept the way the movie develops the unusual friendship between the two characters.

Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer


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


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.

Spencer S.

Super Reviewer

The Intouchables Quotes

Driss: Back off, Justin Bieber.
– Submitted by Thomas R (3 years ago)
Driss: Smoke this cigaret, and big tobacco will promote our movie! Do it and you will be the only smoking quad!
– Submitted by Stephen H (3 years ago)
Antoine: These street guys have no pity.
Philippe: That's what I pity.
– Submitted by Catarina C (3 years ago)
Driss: Listen to this..
Driss: Where can you find a tetraplegic?
Philippe: Where can you..I don't know.
Driss: Where you left him.
– Submitted by Himanshu G (3 years ago)

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