The Extraordinary (The Specials)

The Extraordinary (The Specials)

The Extraordinary (The Specials)

Reda Kateb (A Prophet) and Vincent Cassel are two friends from different faiths who found a pair of charitable organisations for children with autism in this uplifting, French true-story comedy. BAFTA nominees Olivier Nakache and Éric Toledano (The Intouchables) direct.

2019Rating: M114 minsFranceFrench with English subtitles
DramaWorld Cinema

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The Extraordinary (The Specials) / Reviews

FilmInk

FilmInk

…has moments of grace and the little victories it chronicles are heart-warming enough to make a film that earns our affection as well as our patience.

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New Zealand Listener

New Zealand Listener

...the pace cannot match The Intouchables’ boundless energy. Although there are some affecting moments of kindness and compassion, and good messaging around how to treat people with autism, this is more gruelling than engaging.

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Stuff

Stuff

At turns, life-affirming, tear and rage-inducing, make sure you check out The Extraordinary before the inevitable English language remake.

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

The Specials is a rare film that comes both from the heart and reality: it's a potent mix which allows access to a hidden subject yet welcomes the audience in with grace and humour.

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Variety

Variety

"The Specials," in the end, is not a very compelling movie.

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