The Intouchables
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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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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 75%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Gives its subject too light a treatment for the life-affirming message to feel earned."
‑ Michael Nordine, L.A. Weekly
"The easygoing posture and strong casting keep The Intouchables from stumbling over vexing questions of race, class and disability."
‑ Joe Williams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"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."
‑ Staci Layne Wilson, Yahoo! Movies
"In the wrong hands this film could have been a sentimental mess. Luckily it's not and instead of being a film about labels, it's about people and the healing power of camaraderie."
‑ Cameron Williams, The Popcorn Junkie
"Is The Intouchables an enjoyable movie if you overlook a few potentially queasy-making scenes? Absolutely. Is it great filmmaking in the neighbourhood of art? Nope."
‑ Lisa Nesselson,
"It delivers broad laughs and tugs at the heartstrings without delving too deep - the very definition of a crowd-pleaser."
‑ Anna Smith, Time Out
"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."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"Without getting into spoilers, can I just say how refreshing it was to watch a film about a physically challenged person that didn't end on a total downer?"
‑ James Plath, Movie Metropolis
"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."
‑ Margaret Pomeranz, At the Movies (Australia)
"Oscar-nominated, lauded at festivals overseas and now, one of the most successful French pictures of all time, The Intouchables is simply irresistible."
‑ Ed Gibbs, The Sun Herald
"If you loved "The Bucket List," you'll be exclaiming, "Incroyable!""
‑ John Anderson, Newsday
"More than a little unrealistic."
‑ Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post
"This pleasant, predictable, fact-based tale of an unlikely friendship between a quadriplegic and his carer hits all the sweet spots a feel-good movie must."
‑ Jim Schembri, 3AW
"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."
‑ David Stratton, At the Movies (Australia)
"The two heartfelt central performances from François Cluzet and Omar Sy will inject you with happiness"
‑ Matthew Toomey, ABC Radio Brisbane
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