I'm Still Here
I'm Still Here (2010)

Oscar-nominated Walk the Line star Joaquin Phoenix announces that he's retiring from acting to launch a hip-hop career as his brother-in-law Casey Affleck captures the curious transition on camera in the film some are labeling an… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: September 10, 2010
DVD Release Date: November 23, 2010
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Critic Score: 53% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: As unkempt and inscrutable as Joaquin Phoenix himself, I'm Still Here raises some interesting questions about its subject, as well as the nature of celebrity, but it fails to answer many of them convincingly.

Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

No doubt what we witness is a performance for the camera, but with what motivation? Or is the hoax a hoax?

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Christy Lemire
Associated Press

If we're truly witnessing the unraveling of a talented man in his prime, it's just sad. If it's all performance art, though, it's just pointless.

Will Chadwick
We Got This Covered

I'm Still Here is incredibly self indulgent and pointless. As a piece it is not funny, and simply put, it's just painful to watch and offers very little.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

I'm not sure I believed a word of this film. Actors who melt down on camera are usually, well, acting. But I couldn't take my eyes off I'm Still Here.

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Laremy Legel

Joaquin is simply adding to the ugliness, encouraging the fools, and wasting everyone's time.

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Roger Moore
Movie Nation

Joaquin gets the last laugh on us all. But the movie's a mess.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

Chances are the joke is on us. The problem is the joke isn't very funny. In fact, it's kind of vile.

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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

The movie is as damnably perplexing as the subject himself.

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Ali Gray

As a defeated Phoenix cleanses himself in the waters of Panama at the movie's climax, ultimately you're left asking the same question you were wondering when you went in: why should I care?

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Flixster Audience Score: 38% Flixster User Reviews
Sam Barnett
A prank void of any substance, I'm Still Here manages to be nothing more than a Borat imitation with flawed artistic pretenses.
Melvin White
Joaquin Phoenix: Did someone just human shit on me?  I think everyone is over thinking I'm Still Here. It's a mocumentary and a damn good one at… More
Mark Walker
In 2008, Joaquin Phoenix announces that he's quitting acting to pursue a music career in hip hop. His bother-in-law, Casey Affleck, decides to film his… More
Lady D'arbanville
WARNING - SPOILER ALERT! This one is sort of a review of 2 halves for me. The Documentary reveals a whole different Joaquin to the one we see in films as the… More
Everett Johnson
A few years ago Joaquin Phoenix announced he was retiring from acting to pursue a hip hop career. Was it a hoax, or was it the real deal? Well, Casey Afffleck… More
Kase Vollebregt
The real beauty of the film and what it's trying to accomplish doesn't seem to settle in until there's about 40 minutes left, in which most… More