Certified Copy Synopsis
Though strangers, a British author and a French merchant pretend to be married.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The end will haunt you.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
That this purposefully twisting exercise takes place amid the sun-burnished cypresses and towns of Tuscany - where ancient statuary is as...
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New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
Literate and engrossing, with excellent performances.
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
You can see her (Binoche) effect on Kiarostami's filmmaking: She brings out something new in him, too.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
For me, it is too clever by half, creating full-bodied characters but inserting them into a story that is thin soup.
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By James Berardinelli
In some ways, it's a simple character drama, but the central conundrum disallows an uncomplicated interpretation. I was never bored.
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The Hollywood Reporter

Binoche has a chance to display her noteworthy gifts as a comedienne, switching effortlessly from English to French and Italian to build a...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Later, as the picture becomes a Petrie dish in which James' theories are put to the ultimate test, Certified Copy loses some of its magic,...
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
Ultimately, Certified Copy – with its unresolved loose ends – is a puzzle box without a key.
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There's an enchanting, and very Western, musicality in Certified Copy, a mash-up that charms; Mad Decent - master masher, dj and producer...
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Miss this film.

By Ethan
I know it is trendy to watch European films, but there is no reason to watch this bomb!! Firstly, it is partially subtitled and partly in English, secondly, this film is one hour and forty-six...

If only something actually happened.....!

The performances in this film are wonderful but the screenplay is extraordinarily SLOW!!!!!!!! I had all I could do to keep from falling asleep. It is also very WORDY. I felt like screaming,...

don't go sleepy

By liljo15
I went with 2 friends, & all 3 of us had little cat naps through out this film, as did the man next to me. Lovely performances, lovely sets & settings, but the story is too slow, and frankly sort of...

Miss This Movie

By jalbert222
Truly one of the most boring movies ever made. Not 'slow', as 'slow' would imply motion. This never gets started. And with two characters you could care less about....

Certified Copy

By Suricey
I disliked this film. The plot was obscure, the dialog boring, the characters were unlikeable, the cinematography was badly done and the direction was poorly executed. Average movie goer score (in...

if you confused about you

By zhanna8
Relationship - you are not along. It's a part to figure out the human journey. Well put together with twisted unusual elements through out. Inspiring cinematographically with beautiful sceneries. AND...

Zzzzz ...

By The_Mask
An interesting idea gets this film off to a promising start, but it deteriorates as it goes until there is nothing left but boredom and cliche. Juliette Binoche is lovely to watch, as are the...


By timdewart
I was impressed with the real/unreal, original/copy/fake motif throughout the movie. The charade of the two "lovers" was all the more didactic because they were putting on the act of being real...

False advertising!

By Lovejoy_Eagan
Sounded great - romance in Tuscany! What it was was an opportunity to spend $9.00 on a nap! If you blinked (or snoozed) you would have missed the brief glimpse of the countryside. I must have missed...


By flinch611
For those who are interested in the difference between what matters and what does not, this is the real thing. You don't have to have knowledge of film history, art criticism or Iranian cinema but if...