I'm Not There

135 mins
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An experimental biography of Bob Dylan, employing six different actors to embody the illusive, enigmatic singer-songwriter - including Cate Blanchett,... More

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I'm Not There | Ratings & Reviews

"The musical bio-pic is experiencing a resurgence as of late. Ray, Walk the Line and La Vie En Rose have all collected Oscars for their principle cast members, while the first two grossed heavily at the box office. The next film of this ilk to emerge is I’m Not There, maybe the most eagerly awaited of them all. For a start, the subject is Bob Dylan who has a following of fans and pop-cultural significance matched only by maybe a Lennon or Presley. Furthermore, Todd Haynes, who comes with a reputation of creative individuality (evidenced by his decision to portray Dylan with a range of actors, the facet that has drawn the film the most attention) helms the piece."

Flicks, Andreas HeinemannFlicks

"A fascinating work for cinema and Bob Dylan fans alike. Haynes has painted a perfect picture tribute to the musical icon that only misses a beat in the final quarter. One actor simply couldn’t do the man justice..."

Total FilmTotal Film

"Anyone can make a bad movie, but it takes a good filmmaker to make one as bad as I'm Not There."

San Francisco ChronicleSan Francisco Chronicle

"So what if nothing is revealed. Todd Haynes is a mischievous visionary who puts the music and the myth of Bob Dylan before us in I'm Not There and dares us not to revel in the troubadour's poetic, contentious, ever-changing essence. It's a feast for the eyes, the ears and the Dylanologist scratching around our minds and hearts."

Rolling StoneRolling Stone

"The film's non-linear structure and the haunting, brilliant final shot announce that this is neither biography nor documentary. It's a exhilarating, poetic rumination on the most enigmatic, charismatic figure in modern music. And, like any Dylan album you want to name, it is a work of at least partial mastery."

New Zealand HeraldNew Zealand Herald

"What Haynes has essentially done is create a film that is a Bob Dylan song, one of his best."

Film ThreatFilm Threat

"An extraordinary attempt to encapsulate the many faces of Bob Dylan that plays better to the convert than the sceptic. Like the nasal twang of the man in question, the film finally beguiles more than it irritates."

Empire MagazineEmpire Magazine

"I'm Not There may have been ''inspired by the music and many lives of Bob Dylan'' and certainly this filmic experiment will add to the mythologising of the singer, but sadly it fails to be inspiring of anything other than weariness over more than two hours. Fascinating for big Dylan or Todd Haynes fans only."

Christchurch PressChristchurch Press

I'm Not There | Details

Award winner
Winner for Best Supporting Actress (Blanchett), Golden Globes 2008. Volpi Cup winner (Best Performance) for Blanchett, Venice Film Festival 2007.
Drama, Music
Country of origin

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