Certified Copy (Copie Conforme) Reviews

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.
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.
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.
April 10, 2011
An arid, enigmatic oddity...more an act of cinematic provocation than an affecting drama.
April 7, 2011
The movie threatens to become a sketch about a coquette and a boor squabbling at each other to little effect.
April 4, 2011
Think Before Sunrise but more snobbishly aware of its own fancy pedigree.
March 31, 2011
Although clever, well acted, and full of nicely photographed mirrors, this feels more like an acting exercise than a genuine movie.
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.
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 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.
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.
January 21, 2011
Certified Copy is meant to be a stimulating philosophical experience. It succeeds sporadically.
November 20, 2010
full review at Movies for the Masses
September 2, 2010
Persistently baffling, contrived, and often simply bizarre -- a highbrow misfire of the most peculiar sort.
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.