Intacto Reviews

  • Apr 24, 2016

    Intacto is one of the first films of the modern Spanish cinema that made an impact. Directed by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, who later became a bit more famous with "28 weeks later", the film won the best film and best screenplay awards in Fantasporto 2003 festival. The plot of the film is completely original. It's the story of some people who are considered to be extremely lucky and they end up gambling their own life in a game of life and death. The film raises the questions of luck, fate and destiny in a clever way, although there are a few unexplained or contradictory parts in the screenplay. Direction is very modern, actors' performances are solid (Max von Sydow stars too) and the film can be considered a thought provocative action film. Extremely underrated in both imdb and rotten tomatoes it's highly recommended for it's originality and for being clever and cool at the same time.

    Intacto is one of the first films of the modern Spanish cinema that made an impact. Directed by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, who later became a bit more famous with "28 weeks later", the film won the best film and best screenplay awards in Fantasporto 2003 festival. The plot of the film is completely original. It's the story of some people who are considered to be extremely lucky and they end up gambling their own life in a game of life and death. The film raises the questions of luck, fate and destiny in a clever way, although there are a few unexplained or contradictory parts in the screenplay. Direction is very modern, actors' performances are solid (Max von Sydow stars too) and the film can be considered a thought provocative action film. Extremely underrated in both imdb and rotten tomatoes it's highly recommended for it's originality and for being clever and cool at the same time.

  • Aug 09, 2015

    Good idea, but grotesque.

    Good idea, but grotesque.

  • Feb 03, 2015

    Intacto is a film that takes place in a world just like our own, but strangely luck is basically a bankable commodity. The film centers on a group of extremely lucky people who take part in games of ever-increasing risk to see who is the luckiest. It's a really cool concept and not one I've seen explored in a film before or since. I just wish it was executed a little more effectively. For one thing they take a long time before they establish what's going on. I know it's nice to avoid unnecessary exposition but I think this might have been necessary. So many odd things take place and I find myself completely lost right up until we get an actual scene where something is explained. Then when things are explained they don't set up concrete rules about how the transferring of luck works. It doesn't hold any logical pattern so I still feel somewhat lost late in the movie. It's a shame because there's a good cast and a great concept that just fall slightly short of making a great film. I'd still recommend it as a mind-bender, but I wouldn't call Intacto a must-see.

    Intacto is a film that takes place in a world just like our own, but strangely luck is basically a bankable commodity. The film centers on a group of extremely lucky people who take part in games of ever-increasing risk to see who is the luckiest. It's a really cool concept and not one I've seen explored in a film before or since. I just wish it was executed a little more effectively. For one thing they take a long time before they establish what's going on. I know it's nice to avoid unnecessary exposition but I think this might have been necessary. So many odd things take place and I find myself completely lost right up until we get an actual scene where something is explained. Then when things are explained they don't set up concrete rules about how the transferring of luck works. It doesn't hold any logical pattern so I still feel somewhat lost late in the movie. It's a shame because there's a good cast and a great concept that just fall slightly short of making a great film. I'd still recommend it as a mind-bender, but I wouldn't call Intacto a must-see.

  • Jun 20, 2014

    Pour le concept original de la fluidité de la chance principalement.

    Pour le concept original de la fluidité de la chance principalement.

  • Feb 16, 2013

    El comienzo y su interesante premisa es de largo lo mejor de un film que se desinfla en el tercer acto y no consigue cerrarse con suficiente interes, ya que parece que no habia mucho mas que ofrecer que el argumento base, reitero, excelente, y donde residen todas las fortalezas del film, lastima, puesto habia material para algo realmente bueno.

    El comienzo y su interesante premisa es de largo lo mejor de un film que se desinfla en el tercer acto y no consigue cerrarse con suficiente interes, ya que parece que no habia mucho mas que ofrecer que el argumento base, reitero, excelente, y donde residen todas las fortalezas del film, lastima, puesto habia material para algo realmente bueno.

  • Nov 26, 2012

    awesome head scratcher

    awesome head scratcher

  • Jun 06, 2012

    Intacto fait partie de cette catégorie de films qui, à eux seuls, parviennent à recréer un nouveau monde, un univers régi par des lois métaphysiques qui nous échappent et qui nous fascinent tout à la fois par peu de chose. Au fil des minutes, quelque chose semble nous échappe, on a l'impression de ne pas encore avoir très bien saisi... Mais il n'y a rien de plus à comprendre. Fresnadillo bâtit une réalité étrange par le seul concours de son imagination, et nous amène dans une quête effrénée du pouvoir en compagnie de Tomas Senz, ce jeune élu aux yeux plus gros que la panse. Malheureusement, à certains moments, il semble que le suspense s'affaiblit et que le spectateur décroche peu à peu jusqu'au moment où on se relance dans un autre jeu de hasard. Également, à certaines reprises, ce même décrochage est favorisé par le fait que certaines réactions des personnages apparaissent assez étranges et ne câdrent pas du tout avec ce que l'on nous a montré d'eux. Mission accompli pour un film de suspense réalisé sur la chance.

    Intacto fait partie de cette catégorie de films qui, à eux seuls, parviennent à recréer un nouveau monde, un univers régi par des lois métaphysiques qui nous échappent et qui nous fascinent tout à la fois par peu de chose. Au fil des minutes, quelque chose semble nous échappe, on a l'impression de ne pas encore avoir très bien saisi... Mais il n'y a rien de plus à comprendre. Fresnadillo bâtit une réalité étrange par le seul concours de son imagination, et nous amène dans une quête effrénée du pouvoir en compagnie de Tomas Senz, ce jeune élu aux yeux plus gros que la panse. Malheureusement, à certains moments, il semble que le suspense s'affaiblit et que le spectateur décroche peu à peu jusqu'au moment où on se relance dans un autre jeu de hasard. Également, à certaines reprises, ce même décrochage est favorisé par le fait que certaines réactions des personnages apparaissent assez étranges et ne câdrent pas du tout avec ce que l'on nous a montré d'eux. Mission accompli pour un film de suspense réalisé sur la chance.

  • May 13, 2012

    Good film making and definitely has a number of very good scenes. But the story doesn't make much sense and the whole thing is really pretty confusing.

    Good film making and definitely has a number of very good scenes. But the story doesn't make much sense and the whole thing is really pretty confusing.

  • May 12, 2012

    Fine. Clever, high concept idea with a great, ironic climax. But also a bit slow in parts.

    Fine. Clever, high concept idea with a great, ironic climax. But also a bit slow in parts.

  • Apr 10, 2012

    A vague concept but still a good show!!

    A vague concept but still a good show!!