citizn’s review published on Letterboxd:
Documentaries are intended to reveal some aspect of realism or truth, but in this internet age the line between reality and fiction often becomes blurred. I'm not saying Mistaken for Strangers falls into this category. It comes across as a genuine portrayal of real events that transpired, but I just wonder if anything was staged or recreated for the betterment of the project. Nevertheless, it becomes less of a film about The National and more about the relationship between Matt and Tom. The dynamic between the two of them is authentic and relatable for most brothers I would say.