Certified Copy (Copie Conforme) Reviews

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January 30, 2020
The truth hides somewhere in [the] collision of being and non-being, always just out of reach.
August 19, 2019
...this mobius strip of a movie feels lop-sided. We feel Binoche is doing all the heavy-lifting and Shimmel is just along for the ride.
August 5, 2019
For the loved, for the lost, for the wounded, Certified Copy is a cathartic and rapturous journey of the heart that won't soon be forgotten.
January 8, 2019
[William Shimell's] an engaging presence, cool and confident in front of the camera.
November 5, 2018
It's all pure Kiarostami, but Certified Copy is also supremely European, serving as an antidote to the clichéd Hollywood romance.
May 14, 2018
It's a masterful essay on the value of art, but the slow burner does take a little too long to come to the boil.
March 17, 2018
Binoche is as always spectacular... [Full review in Spanish]
October 4, 2017
Kiarostami adopts a lush visual scheme and almost lighthearted tone that provides levity to a remarkably demanding work, one that's as playfully deceptive and cunning as anything the director has made before.
October 3, 2017
In many respects, Certified Copy is every bit as elliptical and provocative as more transparently "experimental" films.
February 15, 2017
Imagine a cinematic equivalent of a Picasso cubist portrait, but instead of showing multiple perspectives of an object in an image, it presents experiences from different periods in a life in a single narrative.
October 7, 2015
While the people those characters encounter readily buy into their story as moviegoers ordinarily would, Mr. Kiarostami invites his viewers to second-guess his film and their own perceptions.
May 12, 2015
Certified Copy reminded me why I love movies.
August 21, 2012
Abbas Kiarostami's Tuscan sun-dappled enigma is the cinematic gift that is going to keep on giving for decades.
May 24, 2012
Binoche and Shimell keep us fully engaged with their characters throughout their conversations, and Kiarostami draws us in with his signature mixture of long takes and intimate close-ups
January 6, 2012
...impossibly romantic.
November 23, 2011
I could assess the performances (Juliette Binoche is better than ever). ... But I can't treat Certified Copy with a critic's typical detachment. I'm in love with it.
October 25, 2011
Kiarostami has woven together a veritable tapestry of the mind: here a stray thought, there an oft-disputed theory.
September 28, 2011
Tal vez intentar buscar respuestas a tantas preguntas sea no slo una prdida de tiempo sino contradecir el discurso sin ataduras que nos propone Kiarostami, lleno de interrogantes que no pretenden ser respondidas.
July 14, 2011
Kiarostami is quick to stimulate the mind but not the heart; as a result he never finds a comfortable balance between intellect and emotion, leaving Copie Conforme feeling chilly and distant.
June 10, 2011
It may be merely a copy of life, but in its power, mystery, confusion and emotional resonance, 'it leads us to the original.'
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