I'm Not There
I'm Not There (2007)

This re-enactment of the life of musician, Bob Dylan, features multiple actors embodying different stages in the singer's life.

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: May 6, 2008
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76%
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70%



Critic Score: 76% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: I'm Not There's unique editing, visuals, and multiple talented actors portraying Bob Dylan make for a deliciously unconventional experience. Each segment brings a new and fresh take on Dylan's life.

James Berardinelli
ReelViews

There are those who will applaud what Haynes and his actors have accomplished, and I can understand its appeal on an intellectual level. But I am not a supporter of film without form or art without structure.

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

To enjoy I'm Not There you should be just a little bit Dylan-crazy, fascinated by his talent, ornery personality and enduring cultural influence.

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Michael Joshua Rowin
Stop Smiling

Since much of I'm Not There falls short in the lived moment, its individual threads don't lead back to Haynes's larger concerns.

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

Only devout Dylan fans will be able to derive much sense out of it. Dylan novices can only sit back and surrender to the ride Haynes offers: It's a strange, surreal trip.

Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

I think it's really interesting stuff and I enjoyed every aspect of it.

Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

I'm Not There is a very special kind of life and times. It leaves ordinary musical biopics like Ray and Walk the Line and Beyond the Sea in the dust.

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

How does it feeeel? Like a rolling shambles, much of it, and even a second viewing doesn't erase the sensation.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

It doesn't all work and it runs too long. But every fragment of Dylan's life, every version of him, from the funny to the tippy, rings true.

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Ian Buckwalter
DCist

Haynes' film has no straight lines, it is all collage and pastiche and an endless series of intersections that all, quite improbably, lead to a startlingly accurate (if abstracted) vision of the many faces of Dylan.

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Flixster Audience Score: 70% Flixster User Reviews
Daniel Mumby
I've spoken in the past about the various problems associated with making biopics. In my review of Ed Wood I commented that there is a continual clash… More
Chris Weber
I could be wrong, but I believe this is probably the most challenging and befuddling film I've ever seen. Be warned though, this is not a… More
Daniel Perry
For my money, this is one of the best biopics ever made, perhaps particularly because its goal was to not make a butterfly pinned to the wall of its subject.… More
Drew Smith
A bold, batshit film, and a perfect way to illustrate a man's life while barely discussing it at all. I don't know anything about Bob Dylan, but… More
Jennifer Xu
I have spent a week contemplating what to say about this movie and still I'm left speechless. I'll always be left speechless, I think. This might be… More
Curtis Lilly
I'd have enjoyed it more if I knew anything about Bob Dylan. I loved the approach to this film, and the meaning behind it. Unfortunately it was far too… More

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