The Intouchables

Critics 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.

75%

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Average Rating: 4.3/5

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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
Thomas Solivérès
as Bastien, dit le Plumeau
Joséphine de Meaux
as La D.R.H. de la Société
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 (123) | Top Critics (39)

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

    Jan 2, 2013
  • There is something so fatuous about the whole farrago that one will never again believe the old saw that the French are more cultured than the Brits and couldn't possibly be taken for this sort of gooey ride.

    Sep 21, 2012 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • For once, the hype is justified.

    Sep 20, 2012 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

    Dalya Alberge

    Guardian
    Top Critic
  • Enjoy it before the English language version comes out.

    Sep 20, 2012 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • It delivers broad laughs and tugs at the heartstrings without delving too deep - the very definition of a crowd-pleaser.

    Sep 18, 2012 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Anna Smith

    Time Out
    Top Critic
  • If you loved "The Bucket List," you'll be exclaiming, "Incroyable!"

    Jul 31, 2012 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

    John Anderson

    Newsday
    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

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.

Spencer S.
Spencer S.

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