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Certified Copy (Copie Conforme) Reviews

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Michele Kenner
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
April 21, 2011
Prompts many questions about the true nature of art and love, not all of them answered.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
April 19, 2011
It's fascinating, entertaining, strangely romantic.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Keith Cohen
Entertainment Spectrum
April 16, 2011
I believe the movie is ambiguous on purpose. The director is having fun playing games with the underlying reality. This bizarre highbrow film is strictly geared for art houses. It is instantly forgettable, but Binoche gives an amazing performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
April 16, 2011
A captivating arthouse pic that explores how the truth, like art, is always open to interpretation.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Stephen Silver
The Trend
April 15, 2011
One of those films that's a joy to watch and even more of a joy to think about afterward. It's an amazing film that will stay with you for days, if not weeks.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Top Critic
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
April 15, 2011
The conclusion is abrupt and unsatisfying, but the philosophical dialogue Kiarostami manages to keep aloft for well over an hour touches on intriguing questions of openness, self-honesty, and personal freedom.
Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star
April 14, 2011
This one practically screams "foreign film" ... and that's a good thing.
| Original Score: 3/4
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
April 10, 2011
An arid, enigmatic oddity...more an act of cinematic provocation than an affecting drama.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Top Critic
John Hartl
Seattle Times
April 7, 2011
The movie threatens to become a sketch about a coquette and a boor squabbling at each other to little effect.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Marc Mohan
April 7, 2011
For anyone with an appreciation for such things, "Certified Copy" is a mental workout of the most invigorating sort.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Dave White
April 4, 2011
Think Before Sunrise but more snobbishly aware of its own fancy pedigree.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
James Verniere
Boston Herald
April 1, 2011
A spectacularly adroit and daring piece of cinematic legerdemain, Abbas Kiarostami's "Certified Copy" may be too clever for its own good.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
April 1, 2011
A remarkable meditation on the meaning of art, love, history, and the definition of reality.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
Top Critic
Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
April 1, 2011
"Certified Copy" promises more than it delivers, but the limited portions are fresh.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
March 31, 2011
suggests a master filmmaker comfortable in his themes and his artistry.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
March 31, 2011
There's a divinely comical lightness to Binoche here: Even in states of conniption and complaint, she's floating, albeit manically.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix
March 31, 2011
Although clever, well acted, and full of nicely photographed mirrors, this feels more like an acting exercise than a genuine movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 25, 2011
Certified Copy may represent a return of sorts for Kiarostami, to a film that more resembles traditional narrative storytelling -- but the structural daring typical of the director's work over the last decade is still front and center.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Bruce Kirkland
Jam! Movies
March 25, 2011
Certified Copy is a fraud as a film. It is intellectually stimulating but ultimately empty. I recommend it for cinephiles but only as an academic exercise, not as a potentially profound experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
March 25, 2011
Certified Copy is a slighter but more ingratiating film and a chance to see a master filmmaker in uncharacteristic playful mode.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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