Metacritic Movie Ratings
This Is Not a Film Reviews

5.0

90

out of 100

Metascore®
Universal acclaim
Based on a weighted average of all critic review scores.

A sample of reviews from critics across the country.

  • 100

    out of 100

    Entertainment WeeklyLisa Schwarzbaum

    This is a great film, and a triumph of creativity and courage over repression.

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  • 100

    out of 100

    Wall Street JournalJoe Morgenstern

    Against all odds, an unquenchable artist has made yet another piece of powerful art.

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  • 88

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-TimesRoger Ebert

    Little by little, detail by detail, This Is Not a Film leads to a final scene of overwhelming power. I don't think it was even planned - no more than Panahi expected the little actress to take the cast off her arm. It simply happens, and then the film is over, having nothing more to say. Because, after all, it is not a film.

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