The Intouchables Reviews

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James Plath
Movie Metropolis
February 28, 2013
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 | Original Score: 8/10
November 2, 2012
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 | Original Score: 3/5
Cameron Williams
The Popcorn Junkie
October 28, 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 | Original Score: 5/5
Lisa Nesselson
sbs.com.au
October 25, 2012
Is The Intouchables an enjoyable movie if you overlook a few potentially queasy-making scenes? Absolutely. Is it great filmmaking in the neighbourhood of art? Nope.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Ed Gibbs
The Sun Herald
October 22, 2012
Oscar-nominated, lauded at festivals overseas and now, one of the most successful French pictures of all time, The Intouchables is simply irresistible.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Matthew Toomey
ABC Radio Brisbane
October 21, 2012
The two heartfelt central performances from François Cluzet and Omar Sy will inject you with happiness
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Blake Howard
2UE That Movie Show
October 18, 2012
Capturing the unspoken shorthand, the adventurousness and the humour essential to enduring friendships makes the The Intouchables must see.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
October 13, 2012
Buddy movies don't come more moving, funnier and more successful than The Intouchables, based on a true story
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
October 13, 2012
There are countless magical moments worth recounting - many with humour and involving the clash of the classes - it is not surprising that the film has been a runaway hit in France and elsewhere in Europe
Matt Glasby
Flicks.co.nz
October 11, 2012
The cliches are so skillfully navigated only the heartless will fail to be charmed.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jason Best
Movie Talk
October 2, 2012
It's a situation ripe for culture-clash comedy, a set-up that co-directors Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache exploit with gusto, as Driss takes stock of his opulent new surroundings and Philippe rediscovers his appetite for life.
Rich Cline
Contactmusic.com
October 2, 2012
Based on the true story of an unlikely odd couple who give each other a new lease on life, this French comedy-drama is almost irresistibly engaging
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Tara Brady
Irish Times
September 28, 2012
It's not subtle. It's not innovative. But it guarantees good humour, pranks, japes and welling-up for two hours.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Sandie Angulo Chen
Common Sense Media
September 25, 2012
Sweet French drama about unlikely friendship has some edge.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Adam Lowes
HeyUGuys
September 23, 2012
The film's dominance of the global box office is entirely justified and hopefully it will break through that foreign language glass ceiling in the same way as the likes of Amelie and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Philip French
Observer [UK]
September 22, 2012
It's as slick as an oil spill, as sugary as an eclair, and many moviegoers will find it irresistible.
Allan Hunter
Daily Express
September 21, 2012
Veteran French star Francois Cluzet and award-winning comedian Omar Sy are both excellent and the chemistry between them really crackles.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

Sun Online
September 20, 2012
A comedy aiming to please crowds.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Dalya Alberge
Guardian
September 20, 2012
For once, the hype is justified.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Emma Spedding
Little White Lies
September 20, 2012
Enjoy it before the English language version comes out.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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