I'm Not There Reviews

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November 17, 2011
May 1, 2008
Haynes is brilliant at tearing off the top of his own head and giving audiences a peek into his pop obsessions.
January 4, 2008
There are those who will applaud what Haynes and his actors have accomplished, and I can understand its appeal on an intellectual level. But I am not a supporter of film without form or art without structure.
December 26, 2007
It's brilliant, demanding, exasperating; it's undramatic but absorbing, more enigmatic than revealing, up itself and wildly inventive.
December 21, 2007
A crazy film which shouldn't work, but for most of the time does.
December 21, 2007
Not a lot of fun.
December 21, 2007
This works so well that long before the end you don't merely accept the use of these wildly diverse personae, but you may also even wonder whether Dylan's story could properly be told any other way
December 21, 2007
Haynes, astutely perhaps, has created a biopic with little time for "justice" or indeed any of the reverence and piety of recent films such as Walk the Line or Ray.
December 21, 2007
A powerfully reverent exercise in remystification, an attempt to waft some of the clouds of glory back around the great man, clouds that might have dispersed in recent years.
December 21, 2007
One of the sexiest pieces of cinema I've seen at a festival.
December 21, 2007
You'll have your work cut out keeping track of Haynes' dotty intentions, but there remains something compelling in his mercurial art.
December 20, 2007
An extraordinary attempt to encapsulate the many faces of Bob Dylan that plays better to the convert than the sceptic. Like the nasal twang of the man in question, the film finally beguiles more than it irritates.
December 10, 2007
Some of it is freakishly brilliant, other parts no so much, while the majority of it is so oddly surrealistic and unusual I equal parts couldn't take my eyes off of it while also scratching my head in bewilderment wondering what it is actually all about.
November 30, 2007
Only devout Dylan fans will be able to derive much sense out of it. Dylan novices can only sit back and surrender to the ride Haynes offers: It's a strange, surreal trip.
November 30, 2007
How does it feeeel? Like a rolling shambles, much of it, and even a second viewing doesn't erase the sensation.
November 30, 2007
To enjoy I'm Not There you should be just a little bit Dylan-crazy, fascinated by his talent, ornery personality and enduring cultural influence.
November 27, 2007
I think it's really interesting stuff and I enjoyed every aspect of it.
November 27, 2007
It doesn't all work and it runs too long. But every fragment of Dylan's life, every version of him, from the funny to the tippy, rings true.
November 27, 2007
It willfully denies one of the sacred tenets of cinematic storytelling, that every movie -- comedy, romance or biography -- is actually a mystery, one the audience expects to see solved.
November 24, 2007
A kaleidoscopic masterpiece...The genius of "I'm Not There" is that the Dylan who could answer our questions is left blowin' in the wind.
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