• R, 2 hr. 15 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Todd Haynes
    In Theaters:
    Nov 21, 2007 Wide
    On DVD:
    May 6, 2008
  • The Weinstein Co.


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I'm Not There Reviews

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Derek Malcolm
This is London

A crazy film which shouldn't work, but for most of the time does.

Full Review Source: This is London | Original Score: 4/5

December 21, 2007
Anthony Quinn

Not a lot of fun.

Full Review Source: Independent | Original Score: 2/5

December 21, 2007
Karl French
Financial Times

This works so well that long before the end you don't merely accept the use of these wildly diverse personae, but you may also even wonder whether Dylan's story could properly be told any other way

Full Review Source: Financial Times

December 21, 2007

Sun Online

There are also some great performances from Heath Ledger, Christian Bale and, particularly, Blanchett. But director Todd Haynes works under the misapprehension that everyone who sees this film will have a detailed knowledge of Dylan.

Full Review Source: Sun Online | Original Score: 1/5

December 21, 2007

Daily Mirror [UK]

This drama, a surreal, fractured examination of the mercurial singer-songwriter comes closer to revealing the man behind the music than anything that's come before, but still preserves his essential mystery.

Full Review Source: Daily Mirror [UK] | Original Score: 5/5

December 21, 2007
Jonathan Dean
Total Film

A fascinating work for cinema and Bob Dylan fans alike. Haynes has painted a perfect picture tribute to the musical icon that only misses a beat in the final quarter. One actor simply couldn't do the man justice.

Full Review Source: Total Film | Original Score: 4/5

December 21, 2007
Anna-Belen Dunlop
Sky Movies

It's not your average biopic but it's unforgettable all the same.

Full Review Source: Sky Movies | Original Score: 4/5

December 21, 2007
Sukhdev Sandhu
Daily Telegraph

Haynes, astutely perhaps, has created a biopic with little time for "justice" or indeed any of the reverence and piety of recent films such as Walk the Line or Ray.

Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph

December 21, 2007
Peter Bradshaw

A powerfully reverent exercise in remystification, an attempt to waft some of the clouds of glory back around the great man, clouds that might have dispersed in recent years.

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 3/5

December 21, 2007
James Christopher
Times [UK]

One of the sexiest pieces of cinema I've seen at a festival.

Full Review Source: Times [UK] | Original Score: 4/5

December 21, 2007

A multifaceted diamond of a film. Todd Haynes joyously freewheels through the times of Bob Dylan.

Full Review Source: Film4 | Original Score: 4/5

December 21, 2007
Ian Nathan

You'll have your work cut out keeping track of Haynes' dotty intentions, but there remains something compelling in his mercurial art.

Full Review Source: BBC.com | Original Score: 4/5

December 21, 2007
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat

Of course, the big question is whether all this tricky stuff adds up to anything or is simply narrative razzle-dazzle.

December 21, 2007
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star

Exactly as weird, deep, nonsensical, rambling and wheezy as Dylan's music. Haynes could have cut his movie in half, then reordered the scenes at random, and what he'd have would be no less cohesive than the product as it stands.

Full Review Source: Arizona Daily Star | Original Score: 3/4

December 20, 2007

Empire Magazine

An extraordinary attempt to encapsulate the many faces of Bob Dylan that plays better to the convert than the sceptic. Like the nasal twang of the man in question, the film finally beguiles more than it irritates.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 4/5

December 20, 2007
Marlow Stern
Manhattan Movie Magazine

an intricate exercise in synthetic cubism

| Original Score: 3/5

December 18, 2007
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema

Todd Haynes' masterful portrait of Bob Dylan scrutinizes the musician-poet-actor-artist-husband-father-outlaw and leaves him at once as mysterious as ever and yet somehow knowable.

Full Review Source: Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema | Original Score: A-

December 17, 2007
Sandie Angulo Chen
Common Sense Media

Well-acted, mature Dylan biopic for big fans only.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 3/5

December 13, 2007
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

You may know little more about Dylan than when you walked into the theater, but you'll have some interesting food for thought as concerns Todd Haynes' imaginings about Dylan.

Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC) | Original Score: 4.5/5

December 12, 2007
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

The movie is not so much a biography as a fragmented tour through Dylan's various personas and psyches.

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4

December 11, 2007
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