Critics Consensus: 9 Looks Great, But The Plot's Weak

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This week at the movies, we've got post-apocalyptic conflict (9, with voice work by Elijah Wood and Jennifer Connelly); Antarctic intrigue (Whiteout, starring Kate Beckinsale and Gabriel Macht); campus killings (Sorority Row, starring Briana Evigan and Rumer Willis), and an unconventional family (I Can Do Bad All By Myself, starring Taraji P. Henson and Tyler Perry). What do the critics have to say? Visual splendor does not a movie make. The critics say 9 looks unlike anything you've seen before, but the story's mired in cliché. The film follows 9 (voiced by Elijah Wood), who's an anthropomorphic hodgepodge of mechanics and cloth. Occupying a vast apocalyptic wasteland ruled by machines, 9 and his numerically-monikered compatriots team up to save the world from robot-kind. Back to Article

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