The Intouchables

The Intouchables

The Intouchables

Award-winning, feel-good French drama about the friendship that develops between an aristocrat (François Cluzet, Tell No One) - a quadriplegic after a recent paragliding accident - and a man from the projects (Omar Sy, Micmacs), hired to be his caretaker. Based on a true story.

2011Rating: M, for language and some drug use112 minsFranceFrench with English subtitles
ComedyDramaTrue Story & BiographyWorld Cinema

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The Intouchables / Reviews

Total Film

Total Film

Did the script really have to perpetuate such crass racial stereotypes?

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Time Magazine

Time Magazine

Not a great film but a warm one that pushes the viewer's emotional buttons so deftly it feels like a massage. My guess is that you will laugh and cry at all appropriate moments. Resistance is futile.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

It is possible to summarize the experience of watching 'The Intouchables' in nine words: You will laugh; you will cry; you will cringe.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

For once, the hype is justified. This is a charming, uplifting French drama – an irreverent, humorous take on disability, closely drawn from real-life.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

Sy and Cluzet are superb actors who demolish stereotypes about race and social class by finding a common humanity in their characters. Acting this good forgives a lot of sins.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

This is a story that has been told time and again in the movies, and sometimes the performances overcome the condescension of the formula.

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

The power dynamic may charm the French, but it's likely to push the cringe buttons of local moviegoers in Obama's post-'The Green Mile America.' Apart from the wince-inducing moments, 'The Intouchables' is often a pleasant buddy picture.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

It's easy to see why this had been a colossal hit in France and caught the eye of Harvey Weinstein along the way: it's undemanding, heart-warming fodder with mass appeal. Sadly, it's also predictable and its big emotional beats are often harder to stomach than an overripe brie.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

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.' But even their energy can't revive a corpse this dead.

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