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The Intouchables Reviews

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Kong Rithdee
Bangkok Post
June 1, 2012
The film's eagerness to please... pushes everything into caricature and spoils its own based-on-reality claim.
Claudia Connell
Daily Mail (UK)
September 20, 2012
The film relies heavily on cliche and cheesiness.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post
May 25, 2012
From "It Happened One Night" to "Trading Places," it's yet another entry in the category of "rich people need ordinary folks to show them how to live it up."
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Michael Nordine
L.A. Weekly
January 2, 2013
Gives its subject too light a treatment for the life-affirming message to feel earned.
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Sam Adams
AV Club
May 24, 2012
Sy and Cluzet give their parts more conviction than they deserve, even when the former is forced to re-enact the falsetto-singing-in-the-bubblebath bit from Pretty Woman.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
May 31, 2012
"The Intouchables" has an element of truth that it never quite recognizes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Chris Barsanti
PopMatters
June 1, 2012
...draws on some rather egregious race clichés.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Joseph Jon Lanthier
Slant Magazine
May 22, 2012
A cheeky dream-drama about the friendship between a rich, white quadriplegic and a penurious black job-seeker, the premise of The Intouchables alone nearly renders analysis redundant.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
David Stratton
At the Movies (Australia)
October 25, 2012
The problem is that if, while you're having a good time with these characters, you start to think about the wider implications of the film, you might find yourself somewhat less enthralled.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Margaret Pomeranz
At the Movies (Australia)
October 25, 2012
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 | Original Score: 3/5
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
June 11, 2012
Insofar as [it] manages to not be completely bland and obvious and boring and feel-goodish without earning it, that is because Sy and Cluzet are an absolutely top-notch pair.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
September 20, 2012
Everything conforms to classist and racist cliché.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Staci Layne Wilson
Yahoo! Movies
March 13, 2013
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.
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Jon Frosch
The Atlantic
March 7, 2012
It's hard to muster much enthusiasm for a movie that leans so heavily on regressive culture-clash shtick and unimaginative stereotypes.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
September 4, 2012
It's watchable because both actors have a good screen presence and bring charm to their roles.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
May 31, 2012
I checked the production materials for "The Intouchables" and failed to find confirmation that any of this was inspired by 1987's "Disorderlies," in which the Fat Boys push old Ralph Bellamy around to his heart's content.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
May 31, 2012
Some of the elements in the film are inexplicable and some are undeveloped, but there are a handful of nicely crafted set pieces.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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John Anderson
Newsday
July 31, 2012
If you loved "The Bucket List," you'll be exclaiming, "Incroyable!"
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Keith Uhlich
Time Out
May 22, 2012
There isn't a rough-edged subtlety that the film-based on a true story-doesn't make every effort to soften for mass consumption...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
July 13, 2012
With its brash humor and emotional generosity, The Intouchables has crowd-pleaser written all over it, but there's no mistaking the queasy racial implications.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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