Intacto (2002)

Some people are born with good luck, but others try to attain it however they can -- and at any cost -- in this offbeat psychological thriller from Spain. Samuel Berg (Max Von Sydow) is an elderly man who lives beneath a gambling casino on… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: December 20, 2002
DVD Release Date: June 24, 2003
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Critic Score: 72% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The plot gimmick is original, bolstered by stylishly intriguing setpieces.

Jan Stuart

Fresnadillo has something serious to say about the ways in which extravagant chance can distort our perspective and throw us off the path of good sense.

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

I admired Intacto more than I liked it, for its ingenious construction and the way it keeps a certain chilly distance between its story and the dangers of popular entertainment.

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

While it runs a bit slow, Intacto doesn't bore, and the ending is interesting to see played out, if not a bit predictable.

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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star

The casting of von Sydow ... is itself Intacto's luckiest stroke.

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Loren King
Chicago Tribune

A clever, original thriller that bows to no genre.

Dragan Antulov
Draxblog Movie Reviews

one of those European genre films that look much superior to Hollywood even when they are obviously below the standards of genre excellence

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

Nothing if not hip, but its questions are more coffee-shop hypothetical than genuinely profound.

Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

Its use of the thriller form to examine the labyrinthine ways in which people's lives cross and change, buffeted by events seemingly out of their control, is intriguing, provocative stuff.

Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly

Rarely is a film about the supernatural as thoughtful and affecting as Intacto; even more rarely does that kind of film attract an audience.

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Flixster Audience Score: 82% Flixster User Reviews
Greg S
The interesting premise to this Spanish thriller is that some people are luckier than others, and those with the gift of luck play in a series of secret… More
Nicolas Korovessis
A truly original film, in all levels. A must see.
Jesse Ortega
This is a pretty damn good movie, one that takes a while to get into but a really good movie nonetheless. The main problem the movie has is that it spends… More
Andre Tavares Simoni
This thriller was first released in Spain during November, 2001, and then internationally on the film festival circuit in 2002. It was directed by Juan Carlos… More
Curt C
Interesting premise, in which luck is an actual gift that some people possess, who then compete against each other in a series of challenges to determine the… More
Deb Singh
<b>"Your gift I discovered and your gift I take away"</b> This Spanish thriller is about having the power to steal another's luck,… More