I'm Still Here Reviews

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November 6, 2018
This comic portrait of Phoenix's lost year ironically manages to raise some serious questions about fame and the media obsession with celebrity.
November 9, 2013
I'm Still Here is incredibly self indulgent and pointless. As a piece it is not funny, and simply put, it's just painful to watch and offers very little.
January 31, 2013
Joaquin gets the last laugh on us all. But the movie's a mess.
September 28, 2012
As a defeated Phoenix cleanses himself in the waters of Panama at the movie's climax, ultimately you're left asking the same question you were wondering when you went in: why should I care?
April 4, 2011
January 28, 2011
Is I'm Still Here an art film? Post-verit? Social satire? A big "**** you" to Hollywood? Disturbing? Hard to sit through? Oh yeah.
January 21, 2011
[A] disaster, a bratty, self-indulgent demand to be paid attention to, complete with the expectation that it will be paid attention to, because celebrity simply really is that irresistible no matter what it's doing...
January 15, 2011
If what's happening in the film is honest and real, it's more spectacle than introspection. If it's all fake, only the filmmakers are laughing.
December 21, 2010
This movie has to be seen to be simultaneously believed and disbelieved.
December 9, 2010
By the end of the film, I was hoping it was a fake. If real, it would reveal a famous person who should not be celebrated.
December 4, 2010
An ugly and disturbing deconstruction of self-destruction and emptiness.
October 21, 2010
Phoenix and Affleck aren't merely concerned with teaching everyone a lesson -- that would be cheap. They offer us an opportunity to step through the looking glass and see the human being that sits behind the famous personality.
October 9, 2010
If Phoenix and Affleck are engaged in an extended performance-art piece, their message that Americas celebrity culture is empty and soul-crushing isnt anything that hasnt been said before.
October 7, 2010
A clever stunt that shrewdly wrestles with issues of fame, truth and self.
October 6, 2010
Taken as satire, where Phoenix is the Trickster, I'm Still Here is a rare piece of provocation cinema, infiltrating the mainstream and casting an ugly light on a torrid, superficial society.
October 5, 2010
Phoenix needs a hug. And a Bowflex.
September 29, 2010
Casy Affleck is trying to claim that I'm Still Here is 'gonzo film-making'. And I'm right with him on that point. It DOES look like it was made by a muppet.
September 26, 2010
...it took something like courage to make it, and it has some ofthe same iconoclastic power of punk rock, with the same edge of sneering cynicism ballasted by a canny sense of the market.
September 24, 2010
I don't get it.
September 24, 2010
What Affleck and Phoenix have attempted is more than a film. I'm Still Here chronicles a two-year performance-art piece that's bold and, just maybe, brilliant.
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