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  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Later, as the picture becomes a Petrie dish in which James' theories are put to the ultimate test, Certified Copy loses some of its magic, but it retains interest as an appealing and one-of-a-kind experience. show more

  • 88
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    That this purposefully twisting exercise takes place amid the sun-burnished cypresses and towns of Tuscany - where ancient statuary is as commonplace as pasta and wine - only makes this playfully enigmatic meditation the more pleasing. show more

  • 80
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Binoche has a chance to display her noteworthy gifts as a comedienne, switching effortlessly from English to French and Italian to build a character that is resentful, manipulative and seductive all at once. show more

  • 60
    Movieline

    There's an enchanting, and very Western, musicality in Certified Copy, a mash-up that charms; Mad Decent - master masher, dj and producer Diplo's label - aptly describes it. (Diplo and Buñuel would've loved each other). show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    For me, it is too clever by half, creating full-bodied characters but inserting them into a story that is thin soup. show more

  • 88
    V.A. Musetto New York Post

    Literate and engrossing, with excellent performances. show more

  • 88
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    You can see her (Binoche) effect on Kiarostami's filmmaking: She brings out something new in him, too. show more

  • 88
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    In some ways, it's a simple character drama, but the central conundrum disallows an uncomplicated interpretation. I was never bored. show more

  • 75
    Liam Lacey The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Ultimately, Certified Copy – with its unresolved loose ends – is a puzzle box without a key. show more

  • 75
    Joe Williams St. Louis Post-Dispatch

    Although the film has elements of a puzzler by Michelangelo Antonioni and a psychodrama by Ingmar Bergman, it never becomes compellingly intellectual or unnervingly emotional. show more

  • April 18, 2011 le00000000089007
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    i didn\'t get it...i didn\'t care for the ending. sorry, too artsy for me.

  • April 08, 2011 thevisitor967
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    One of the best films of the year. This is a THINKING film so if you don\'t want to use your brain when you see it, don\'t go. It questions what is real and what is fake. Juliette Binoche has never been better. HIghly recommended.

  • March 20, 2011 Rent123LSB
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    very slow...good acting but a slow moving plot that goes nowhere.

  • April 02, 2011 mkalantary
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    I saw the movie again. If you pay close attention to the conversation they have in the car about Juliette Binoche sleeping behind the wheel of the car when the baby was in the back seat of the car and also when they were sitting on the steps of the hotel and she put her head on his shoulder and said to him: "you have changed, you have a new perfume, " and he said :" you haven't. You are still beautiful." DOESN'T THAT TELL YOU SOMETHING????????

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