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This Is Not a Film Review

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4.5

Dave White Profile

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 5.0
    90

    out of 100

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

  • 100

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Lisa 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 Journal Joe 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-Times Roger 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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