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This Is Not a Film Reviews

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Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic
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This film is unique in a dreadful way: what happens on screen would not be particularly interesting without the facts surrounding its making.

Full Review Source: The New Republic

June 18, 2013
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Powerfully shows how freedom in the arts is a necessity for any country to ensure its citizens don't live a lie.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: B

June 9, 2013
Sean Axmaker
Parallax View

There's a tremendous power under the simple-looking surface.

Full Review Source: Parallax View

March 23, 2013
Eric Kohn

No matter the constrictions on its existence, This is Not a Film is, in fact, a great one.

Full Review Source: indieWIRE | Original Score: A

January 7, 2013
Ben Kenigsberg
Time Out Chicago

One mourns the tragic circumstances that caused it to be made, but the result is a sleight of hand to rank alongside Orson Welles's F for Fake.

Full Review Source: Time Out Chicago | Original Score: 5/5

January 7, 2013
Tom Charity
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Not a conventional film, certainly, but a powerful and important statement.

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January 7, 2013
Amy R. Handler
Film Threat

See it any way you possibly can. It will change your life forever.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 5/5

January 7, 2013
Mark Deming
TV Guide's Movie Guide

This Is Not a Film is a practical joke as much as it is a movie, and while it possesses a deadly serious undercurrent, what's most surprising is how witty the finished product is.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 3.5/4

January 7, 2013
Kyle Smith
New York Post
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There is courage and cheekiness here. What there is not is a story, or much insight or even anger; anyone expecting an indictment of Iran will be sorely disappointed.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 2/4

January 7, 2013
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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Truly and defiantly extraordinary in its own quiet way.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune

January 7, 2013
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
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This may not be a film, but it's a moving statement of defiance and despair.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

January 7, 2013
Jennifer Merin

The complex, brilliant, heartbreaking diary of Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi under house arrest in Tehran, and prohibited from making movies.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 5/5

December 16, 2012
Christopher Long
Movie Metropolis

I find myself returning again and again to Jafar Panahi's apartment in Tehran, the defining location for the year in cinema, one of the defining locations in all of cinema.

Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis | Original Score: 10/10

December 13, 2012
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

"This Is Not a Film", but it manages to be a bloody great one, anyway.

Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy | Original Score: 9/10

December 6, 2012
Rob Humanick
Projection Booth

The truth of what is and isn't lies deep between the lines of this brilliantly elusive meta-commentary, arguably the greatest Iranian film since Abbas Kiarostami's masterpiece Close-Up.

| Original Score: 4/4

November 5, 2012
Shawn Levy

Predictably, not much happens in "This Is Not a Film"; dude is under house arrest, after all. But it's absorbing and clever.

Full Review Source: Oregonian | Original Score: B+

May 31, 2012
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
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It's a cry from the heart of an artist compelled to create, tell stories and respond to hostile, confounding realities.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 4/4

May 18, 2012
James Verniere
Boston Herald

What constitutes imprisonment and what constitutes a film?

Full Review Source: Boston Herald | Original Score: A minus

May 4, 2012
Gerald Peary
Boston Phoenix

[A] courageous act of artistic provocation...

Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix | Original Score: 3/4

May 3, 2012
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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In short, "This Is Not a Film" is the world within an apartment, and it is quietly devastating.

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

May 3, 2012
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