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The Intouchables (2012)

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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) Weinstein

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Cast

Omar Sy
as Driss
Anne Le Ny
as Yvonne
Josephine DeMeaux
as La D.R.H. de la société
Joséphine de Meaux
as La D.R.H. de la Société
Thomas Solivérès
as Bastien, dit le Plumeau
Dominique Daguier
as Philippe's Friend
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 Magots
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 (120) | Top Critics (36)

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

January 2, 2013
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

It delivers broad laughs and tugs at the heartstrings without delving too deep - the very definition of a crowd-pleaser.

September 18, 2012 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
Time Out
Top Critic

If you loved "The Bucket List," you'll be exclaiming, "Incroyable!"

July 31, 2012 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
Newsday
Top Critic

The easygoing posture and strong casting keep The Intouchables from stumbling over vexing questions of race, class and disability.

June 2, 2012 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Top Critic

A box office phenomenon in France, this crowd-pleasing drama is based on a true story but sticks closely to the template for a Hollywood buddy movie.

June 1, 2012 | Full Review…
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

More than a little unrealistic.

June 1, 2012 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
Washington Post
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for The Intouchables

½

A buddy comedy that relies on obvious stereotypes for it's laffs, I very nearly puked watching this, wondering how so many found it enchanting. Dreck.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

A conventional and predictable French comedy that offers few surprises, even if there are some funny moments and the actors are great. The only problem is that it feels a bit unrealistic in the way it develops the unusual friendship between its two characters.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

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

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