100

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The strangest thing about Todd Haynes's new movie isn't that he cast six actors to play the various faces and phases of Bob Dylan. It's that he needed only six.
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100

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
I'm Not There lets you hear it again, more majestically than ever.
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88

Premiere

By Glenn Kenny
Haynes's picture may not be perfect -- hell, I'm not even sure that perfection is a state it even aspires to -- but it's bold and individualistic and accomplished. A reason to take heart for the state of current American moviemaking.
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88

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
So what if nothing is revealed. Todd Haynes is a mischievous visionary who puts the music and the myth of Bob Dylan before us in I'm Not There and dares us not to revel in the troubadour's poetic, contentious, ever-changing essence. It's a feast for the eyes, the ears and the Dylanologist scratching around our minds and hearts.
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88

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
A loopy, surreal, beguiling collage of a film, the writer-director's meta-biopic embraces its subject.
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
What Haynes does is take away the reassuring segues that argue everything flows and makes sense, and to show what's really chaos under the skin of the film.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Ray Bennett
The star of the show is undoubtedly Blanchett, who has great fun playing Dylan as a showboat who quite knowingly goes about creating his reputation for rebellious independence.
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63

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Some of it is brilliant, some is tedious and some is just plain incoherent.
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
It's not nearly as enjoyable as one of his rambling, meditative songs, though perhaps it is aspiring to be the cinematic equivalent. Give me "Tangled Up in Blue" any day over this incoherent, tangled trip.
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Anyone can make a bad movie, but it takes a good filmmaker to make one as bad as I'm Not There.
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73 out of 100
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