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Certified Copy (Copie Conforme) Reviews

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September 1, 2010
An exhibition in arthouse for arthouse's sake, Certified Copy doesn't do enough to draw a second glance from lovers of the movement nor mainstream cinemagoers alike.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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
February 18, 2011
While it would be wrong to classify Certified Copy as a complete disappointment, it is hard to imagine there being much of an audience for a high-falutin' film with nothing much to say.
November 20, 2010
full review at Movies for the Masses
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
April 7, 2011
The movie threatens to become a sketch about a coquette and a boor squabbling at each other to little effect.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 21, 2011
Certified Copy is meant to be a stimulating philosophical experience. It succeeds sporadically.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
September 2, 2010
Persistently baffling, contrived, and often simply bizarre -- a highbrow misfire of the most peculiar sort.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 8, 2011
Paced like a turtle race, with all the plot of a one-line synopsis...banal and pointless...like the chatter of pompous university professors.
March 9, 2011
Kiarostami has become the new Kieslowski, an emigrant to Western Europe whose pretentiousness embarrasses the whole concept of art cinema-as proven by Certified Copy.
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
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
April 4, 2011
Think Before Sunrise but more snobbishly aware of its own fancy pedigree.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
April 10, 2011
An arid, enigmatic oddity...more an act of cinematic provocation than an affecting drama.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 25, 2011
Kiarostami has woven together a veritable tapestry of the mind: here a stray thought, there an oft-disputed theory.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
May 5, 2011
If the term "arthouse" usually makes you cringe, [...] you'd better stop reading this and see what else is playing.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 29, 2011
Spoken in three different languages, with various coffee, wine, and bread products consumed by the characters, it satisfies on almost every level.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 1, 2011
An egalitarian experience that is at once experimental and recognisably real.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 14, 2011
The film is the work of Abbas Kiarostami -- one of the foremost artists and greatest directors of our time -- and this is the first movie he's directed outside of Iran.
February 20, 2011
Certified Copy begins as one film and ends as another entirely...How rare it is to be taken on a genuine ride by a movie; to follow a path shrouded in mystery, one that is unpredictable at every turn and still intriguing after the credits roll.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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