I Am

I Am

  • Yogurt
    2 minutes 3 seconds
    Added: Mar 4, 2011


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I Am Reviews

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Jay Antani
Cinema Writer

a well-meaning metaphysical inquiry that hits all the right sentiments but manages precious little substance

Full Review Source: Cinema Writer | Original Score: 2/4

January 27, 2012
Ronnie Scheib
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Whatever leaps of logic yawn in the film's poorly cobbled-together arguments are papered over by its wash of button-pushing images, from regimented soldiers and deadly explosions to flocks of wild geese and sunbeams breaking through the clouds.

Full Review Source: Variety

December 13, 2011
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

Unfortunately, while Shadyac the person may have gone through a life-altering transformation, Shadyac the director hasn't improved much.

Full Review Source: Capital Times (Madison, WI) | Original Score: 2/4

June 10, 2011
Mike Scott

It's admirably optimistic -- and it's hard to argue with free hugs -- but the world is a whole lot more complex than Shadyac seems to realize.

Full Review Source: Times-Picayune | Original Score: 2/4

June 1, 2011
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

The feature-film equivalent of one of those 'Coexist' bumper stickers -- you know, the ones where the 'X' is a Star of David, the 'O' is a peace sign, and so on.

Full Review Source: Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN) | Original Score: 1.5/4

May 16, 2011
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

a sweet movie, but an extremely slight one that seems not to notice the banality of its no doubt profoundly felt, anti-materialist worldview ...

Full Review Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | Original Score: 85/100

May 15, 2011
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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What "I Am" is wanting is a sense that it actually wrestles with anything, that it can stand up to a contrary point of view that the film's 76 minutes are so utterly lacking.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 2/4

May 7, 2011
Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star

Looking for proof that humans are hard-wired for compassion and altruism? Look no further.

Full Review Source: Kansas City Star | Original Score: 3/4

May 6, 2011
Steve Ramos
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Despite some beautiful travel photography from cameraman Roko Belic and swift editing by Jennifer Abbott, "I Am" remains a personal diary that leaves the casual moviegoer out of the experience.

Full Review Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | Original Score: 2/4

May 5, 2011
Josh Larsen

I believe Shadyac had a meaningful epiphany. I'm not sure it's that meaningful for the rest of us.

Full Review Source: LarsenOnFilm | Original Score: 2/4

May 1, 2011
Tom Long
Detroit News
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I Am is looking for a little bit of hope in this world. Happily, it finds some. A great deal actually.

Full Review Source: Detroit News

April 29, 2011
Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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An open heart can be a recipe for ridicule, particularly in a culture where consumption is mistaken for a moral imperative.

Full Review Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Original Score: 3/4

April 29, 2011
Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Happily, the frisky Shadyac does not sermonize. He is a puckish Sherpa to the frontiers of science and faith.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 3/4

April 28, 2011
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly

The truth is that Shadyac's dumb comedies have probably done a lot more to bring happiness to humanity.

Full Review Source: Las Vegas Weekly | Original Score: 2/5

April 27, 2011
Kimberley Jones
Austin Chronicle

It's hard to decide what rankles most: what an astonishing monument to Shadyac's self-absorption I Am is, or how flat-out bad -- incompetent, even -- the filmmaking is.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 0.5/5

April 22, 2011
Brian Tallerico

A well-intentioned documentary that is just too unfocused, scattered, and philosophically thin to matter.

Full Review Source: HollywoodChicago.com | Original Score: 1/5

April 22, 2011
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

"I Am" will probably remind you of a Michael Moore movie and of the fluff-ball documentary "What the Bleep," but it's better than that makes it sound.

Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press | Original Score: 2.5/4

April 22, 2011
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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I'm not an ideal viewer for a documentary like "I Am," which involves the ingestion of Woo Woo in industrial bulk. When I see a man whose mind is being read by yogurt, I expect to find that man in a comedy starring, oh, someone like Jim Carrey.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 2/4

April 21, 2011
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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A documentary spin through philosophy, philanthropy and quantum physics.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

April 21, 2011
Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
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A film about this problem should have some larger point to make, some narrative to construct, something personal to tell us. This film has only whiffs of each.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2/4

March 31, 2011
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