Written May 04, 2016
This is truly an amazing film with a simple plot about a crippled man who needs to hire a personal assistant. It sounds very ordinary and this theme has been dealt with in other films of the past but not like this film! The acting in this film is so great and each character brings multi-dimensions of human life to the story. I was captivated from the beginning. The crowd I saw it with here in New York ALL applauded when it was over, for a long time! That is rare because this film is such a great blend of pathos, struggle, humor, delight, despair, all within the relationship of a crippled man and his personal assistant. I do not want to spoil any suprises or best moments because they are all the best. Go and see it, trust me! ASAP!
Written May 03, 2016
I was cautious going to any movie with subtitles, but The Intouchables won my heart. Great movie. What's with the French and great movies these days?
Written September 07, 2012
If you find yourself yearning for a break from the unimaginative and predictable Hollywood formula (weak or non-existent screenplay propped up by gratuitous sex/violence/bad language all of which is smeared against the obligatory backdrop of computer generated images, stunts, and special effects), then treat yourself to this simple little gem.
Excellent story-telling/screenplay, dialog, and pacing all supported by a terrific role-inhabiting ensemble who play out the humor, pathos and, most importantly, the hope and spirit of this well-crafted movie. Special bonus: the eclectically exquisite soundtrack, and as the credits roll, the brief 8mm image of the two men the movie was based on.
Written September 29, 2016
This movie is definitely a "must go"! The film could have been maudlin, but instead is very funny and uplifting. I sat through it with a ridiculous smile on my face and that was when I wasn't laughing out loud!
Written June 30, 2012
Hello Bob Weinstein wherever you are! Thank you for bringing this French film to the USA! Omar Sy is the find of the year! I went to see this movie reluctantly don't like subtitles, but I was amazed and totally enchanted with this movie. As I do with all great movies, I went back a second time to see what I missed - and this time everyone that was there the first brought all their friends - there was a long line, and at the end of the movie everyone clapped! If Omar Sy can do this to the older and sorta frumpy women in Irvine, he can do it to the millions of others that won't see it because it is an Independant! If he hosted the Academy Awards - the world would swoon! Great, Great story! My favorite part? When he danced to Earth, Wind and Fire! : )