A British author and a French art-gallery owner form an intimate bond after a chance meeting in a quaint Southern Tuscany village in director Abbas Kiarostami's dialogue-driven drama.
3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he film's gorgeous to look at and Binoche is as luminous as ever." (Total Film)
"[A] lovely labyrinth of a film....The two-hander's teases and twists carry an electric charge, particularly in the riveting performance of Juliette Binoche..." (Los Angeles Times)
"The Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami's delicious brain tickler, CERTIFIED COPY, is an endless hall of mirrors whose reflections multiply as its story of a middle-aged couple driving through Tuscany carries them into a metaphysical labyrinth." (New York Times)
"[T]he film's slow-building, eventually overwhelming emotional pull gives CERTIFIED COPY its shape and pace." -- Grade: A (A.V. Club)
3.5 stars out of 4 -- "Binoche and Shimell always stay in the moment, and never signal us what they're up to."Kiarostami is rather brilliant in the way he creates off-screen spaces..." (Chicago Sun-Times)
"Abbas Kiarostami's deft conversational drama has the appeal of a middle-aged BEFORE SUNRISE." -- Grade: A- (Entertainment Weekly)