• Released
  • March 28, 2014
  • NR , 1 hr 20 min
  • Documentary
  • 10 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: Filmmaker Tom Berninger follows members of The National as they embark on an international tour.

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The Playlist

By Gabe Toro
With its rock doc trappings, it’s impossible to ignore that Mistaken For Strangers delivers on that front, with thrilling and candid...
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91

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The finest rock doc since "Anvil: The Story of Anvil." Matt Berninger, lead singer of the National, is a 40ish indie-rock star who carries...
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90

The New York Times

By Jeannette Catsoulis
A tale of two brothers, one band and a boatload of psychological baggage, Mistaken for Strangers is, like its maker, scruffy, undisciplined...
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88

New York Post

By Sara Stewart
Not since “American Movie” has there been such an entertainingly clumsy, warts-and-all documentary about making a movie, this time courtesy...
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75

RogerEbert.com

By Susan Wloszczyna
Mistaken for Strangers was a group effort. And also an act of love.
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75

Movie Nation

By Roger Moore
Berninger is hero and villain of this comic essay in ineptitude masquerading as a rock band on tour doc.
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75

indieWIRE

By Eric Kohn
Only the band's continuing popularity makes his journey stand out. Like its director-star, Mistaken For Strangers struggles admirably but...
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70

Variety

By Ronnie Scheib
Mistaken for Strangers, a documentary about indie group the National, comes off like an exercise in self-deprecation. As much a diary film...
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By John DeFore
Less a rock-doc than a surprisingly affecting look at sibling dynamics in a creative family where one brother is vastly more successful...
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40

Village Voice

By Simon Abrams
Mistaken for Strangers doesn't reveal anything about Tom but his own insecurity.
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Rated NR