I'm Still Here Reviews

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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.
September 24, 2010
I'm Still Here's gruelling faux-doc assemblage loses its charm after about 40 minutes.
September 24, 2010
Why leave all that wreckage in their path if there's no real point; no insightful takeaway?
September 22, 2010
Neither a verite portrait of an actor in decline, nor simply a hoax, but instead a diverting piece of Method-inspired performance art.
September 21, 2010
And if it's all an act, some kind of meta-commentary on celebrity and public life? In that case, it's just boring.
September 20, 2010
Self-indulgent? Definitely. Funny? Mostly. Real? It actually doesn't matter.
September 20, 2010
The result is intriguing, fitfully amusing and terribly sad because if the story was for real then it has left Phoenix a laughing stock and a broken man.
September 19, 2010
The truth doesn't hurt. Despite the fact we now know that Phoenix hasn't lost the plot, I'm Still Here is still an amazing piece of cinema.
September 19, 2010
Affleck's meta-satire riffs amusingly on celebrity culture without hitting too many faux-doc highs.
September 18, 2010
A bizarre documentary that proves seeing is not necessarily believing.
September 18, 2010
Not entertaining at all, regardless of whether you believe it or not. It comes across as a bunch of talentless high school kids making a home-grown version of Jackass
September 18, 2010
No doubt what we witness is a performance for the camera, but with what motivation? Or is the hoax a hoax?
September 17, 2010
The revelation the whole thing was a sham cannot repair the damage Joaquin Phoenix has done to a once-promising career. I'm Still Here is a practical joke, and not a very good one, either in conception or execution.
September 17, 2010
Dear The Academy Awards, please give Joaquin Phoenix and Casey Affleck their Oscars now please. One of the most riveting pieces of entertainment this year!
September 17, 2010
Maybe "I'm Still Here" tells the truth, in the sense that it shows us Phoenix's unhappy personal view of the life behind the velvet rope that he's rejected.
September 17, 2010
Is this cinema verite or a satire of celebrity self-regard? If this is 'Borat' in extremis, is its portrait of an artist in anguish any less legitimate? Ultimately, the film is more interesting to discuss than to watch.
September 17, 2010
It's one thing to pull off a hoax; it's quite another to transform the fakery into authentic entertainment.
September 17, 2010
I'm Still Here is amateurishly shot and edited, as if ineptness equaled some higher level of veracity. Ironically, it's the only Joaquin Phoenix movie anyone has cared about in years.
September 17, 2010
Joaquin Phoenix gives the performance of a lifetime. Funny, tragic, compulsive and utterly one of a kind, you must see this film.
September 17, 2010
Casey Affleck's I'm Still Here is, in and of itself, the perfect metaphor for the cult of celebrity - alternately compelling, repugnant, fuelled by pretension and ego and fake as a $3 bill.
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