• Released
  • February 18, 2011
  • (Portland 2/18; L.A. 3/11; NY 3/18)
  • 1 hr 16 min
  • Documentary
I Am Synopsis
Screenwriter Tom Shadyac investigates how people can improve the way they live.
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By Joe Williams
Although the choice of interviewees skews the movie in a New Age-y direction, there's less pseudoscience and more heart than in the kindred...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Did I enjoy Shadyac's film? Very much. Do I think he made many of his points more accessibly and entertainingly in Bruce Almighty? You...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Documentaries have been coming down on humanity so hard in recent years -- from "An Inconvenient Truth" to the latest Oscar winner,...
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Shadyac doesn't film how his change inspires more change, or showing him, say, starting a school for destitute orphans. All we see him give...
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New Orleans Times-Picayune

By Mike Scott
The world is a whole lot more complex than Shadyac seems to realize. If all we need is love, wouldn't we all still be wearing tie-dyed...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
An earnest, lumpy macramé of a personal nonfiction project.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Give Shadyac credit: He sells his Pasadena mansion, starts teaching college and moves into a mobile home (in Malibu, it's true). Now he...
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Pay close attention to the title of Tom Shadyac's documentary. He will try to convince you his film is about humanity uniting to solve its...
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Washington Post

While I Am has its boogeymen - especially the rich, the racist and the ultra-competitive - Shadyac implicates himself whenever possible.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Walter Addiego
For some, this sort of thinking is a much-needed revolution in human consciousness. For others, it's little more than New Age platitudes...
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A way to help

By Rickyracecar
I really liked this film. Go watch something that will make a difference and give you much to talk about with your date. You will laugh and think and feel things that are universal truths. Through...

I Am

By sparkle56
I thoroughly enjoyed the film as it was a true experience of someone who gets life!! We truly do live from the heart outward. Being a documentary, some of the filming was rough, but I liked the...

see it!

very thought provoking in a good way...

sounds like some love fest

Didnt this happen in the 1960s and no one cared but hippies, this guy looks like one. If hes not happy with his money he can send me some so I dont have to waist my life working and can concentrait...


By Rich S
This flick co-opts legit science to "prove" its points and when such fails [or simply doesn't exist]it just makes up some more. Taggart, Chomsky and Zinn all bankrupt idealists and post mod...

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By jigglymuffin
This movie makes you think and at the same time will ensure you cry. The tears are hopeful. After watching this film I have a renewed belief that we can make our world better. Maybe its not...

I Am

By jerrine
I saw it 2 days ago and I can't stop thinking about it. This is the kind of movie I want everyone I know to see. I will probably get copies when it becomes available to give as Christmas presents. I...

I AM ~ The Film

By piscesranch
took my 12 year old son with me....granted it wasn't a sci-fi; bang-em-up movie...but I got more from this movie than I have from any other in a long, long time! Entertaining, heart-felt,...

Why wasn't this movie honored at the Oscars?!!

By olyrose
Maybe someday in my lifetime these movies will reach critical mass, instead of only showing a few days at a few theateres....