Mistaken for Strangers Reviews

June 27, 2014
A beautiful movie about fame and family.
June 26, 2014
An amusing, and occasionally touching meditation on fame, sibling rivalry and ambition, with a sweet payoff.
June 26, 2014
One of the most hilarious, honest films about two brothers you're ever likely to see.
April 4, 2014
The best thing about Mistaken for Strangers, a new documentary about the band the National, is that you don't have to be a fan to enjoy it.
April 4, 2014
The finest rock doc since Anvil: The Story of Anvil.
April 4, 2014
Wry, awkward, funny and poignant, Mistaken For Strangers is somewhere between an accidental documentary and a home movie in motion.
April 3, 2014
Very "meta," very funny and very, very touching.
April 3, 2014
For all their obvious differences, the bond between affable Tom and laser-intense Matt reveals itself in ways both subtle and profound.
April 3, 2014
Alternately hilarious, cringe-inducing, inspiring, depressing, stupid and profoundly intelligent.
March 28, 2014
You don't have to be a fan of the band to be touched by these disparate souls. It does help if you have endured or been either version of these brothers-black sheep or golden child.
March 27, 2014
"Mistaken for Strangers" is, like its maker, scruffy, undisciplined and eager to be loved. The big surprise is how easy it is to comply.
March 27, 2014
...a witty, meandering story about a witty, meandering black sheep that never reaches beyond the average aspirations of its goofball star.
March 27, 2014
If you admired The National-and particularly Matt Berninger-before, Mistaken For Strangers will humanize him more than his cryptic lyrics ever could.
March 27, 2014
In the end, the film offers a portrait of fraternal commitment that's both strange and sweet.
March 26, 2014
Not since "American Movie" has there been such an entertainingly clumsy, warts-and-all documentary about making a movie, this time courtesy of Cincinnati filmmaker Tom Berninger.
March 26, 2014
The brotherly-love epiphany to which the film builds does effectively pluck the heartstrings, but there's a lingering sense that we're being had.
March 25, 2014
Mistaken for Strangers doesn't reveal anything about Tom but his own insecurity.
March 24, 2014
Funny and self-effacing doc says more about its maker's insecurities than the rock tour it chronicles.
March 24, 2014
With its wry humor and fantastic mix of music and images, this seemingly odd choice for Tribeca's opening-nighter could carve out a solid theatrical niche.