I'm Still Here Synopsis
Joaquin Phoenix announces his intention to retire from acting and pursue a music career.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
An artful piece of exploitation vérité.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
A meditation on a life lived in the public eye, I'm Still Here is strange, riveting, and occasionally appalling stuff, any way you look at...
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By Joe Williams
Whether true or a hoax, I'm Still Here represents real risk-taking that I can only applaud.
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The Hollywood Reporter

This sporadically engrossing mockumentary, which gets better as it rolls along, must have been planned way back before Phoenix bombed on...
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Affleck's provocative, postmodern take on JP as half-joke, half-victim is the damnedest plunge into the dark heart of our "reality" culture...
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Parts of it are close to genius; most of it is actively torturous to watch.
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By Michelle Orange
The problem is, whether real, not real, or some Spector-headed stepchild of the two, meltdowns are still not inherently interesting.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
If there was ever a human being who needed a visit from the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future, this is the guy.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
It's really not much fun - in fact it's painful - to watch an actor on the verge of a nervous breakdown. It almost doesn't matter if the...
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
The whole thing is such a tedious, foul-mouthed mess that it isn't even worth discussing as a riff on the Bob Dylan doc "Don't Look Back"...
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I'm Still Here for real

By everyweek60706
Actors pretending to be somebody else in a made up story - why the very idea! It appears this movie is an attack on reality actors who are in fact scabs. COPS is credited with being the first...

Really Good

By Joshzanow
I would first like to say that in order to enjoy this film you have to be a Fan of Joaquin, if you are not don't even go. If you are you are in for such a treat. This film was so surprising, Clever,...

Is Film Integrity Gone? Don't See this Film

By Vidal_Benbasat
As I watched this film, I didn't know if it was a hoax or not, and I found out in an article the next day in theArts section of the NY Times. Now, I am not jumping to any conclusions because I...

Five Word Review

By rstergas
Disturbing Awkward Unsettling Graphic Perplexing...

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Rated R | For Graphic Nudity, Crude Content, Pervasive Language, Sexual Material and Some Drug Use
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Not for kids Bad behavior from movie star Joaquin Phoenix isn't for kids.
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