I'm Not Here Reviews

March 12, 2019
What a magnificent presence is J.K. Simmons. What an authentic, weathered, world-weary face he has.
March 8, 2019
The period details aren't convincing in any of the film's eras, and the ambiguous finish is more harmful than hopeful to viewers looking for an ending to this sad bastard story.
Top Critic
March 8, 2019
It was directed by Michelle Schumacher, better known as Mrs. Simmons, the actor's real-life wife. In Hollywood courtrooms, divorces have been granted on lesser grounds than this.
March 8, 2019
J.K. Simmons does not speak a word in I'm Not Here,but his performance is eloquent, anguished, and moving.
March 7, 2019
There isn't a moment of "I'm Not Here" that didn't have me fervently wishing I wasn't here.
March 7, 2019
While the film aspires to a clipped complexity, it comes across as gimmicky and amateurish - a chain of miseries passed off as tough truths.
July 16, 2019
I'm Not Here amounts to little more than navel-gazing through bleary, red-rimmed eyes.
March 29, 2019
Overall, despite the large questions it establishes at the onset, I'm Not Here offers no answers or satisfying catharsis.
March 9, 2019
The dialogue is too pat and his plight formulaic, but the acting is aces.
March 9, 2019
From a wonderful female director and showcasing the power and dedication that women have, I'm Not Here is a heart-wrenching and beautiful film.
March 7, 2019
A heartfelt, but clunky and heavy-handed character study saved by J.K. Simmons' raw, bravura performance.
March 7, 2019
Heavy drama explores alcoholism, possibility of do-overs.
March 5, 2019
A strong central performance isn't helped by many of the elements surrounding it.
March 3, 2019
Throughout, J.K. Simmons invents the film with a primordial physicality of loneliness and self-loathing.
March 3, 2019
Some good performances, but a mopey affair that wallows in the point it fails to get around to.