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9 Reviews

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Shaun Munro
What Culture

A potent reminder that not all shorts, even ones as brilliant as Acker's, will necessarily work well as a feature.

Full Review Source: What Culture | Original Score: 2.5/5

January 3, 2012
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly

Acker's originality pretty much ends at his visuals.

Full Review Source: Las Vegas Weekly | Original Score: 2.5/5

September 10, 2009
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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A perfect example of a thin idea stuffed and stuffed with filler until it loses much of its charm.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 2/5

September 8, 2009
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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I admire Acker's craftsmanship to the same degree I'm frustrated by what's missing or overstressed here, amid all the rough-textured details and the grim machine-ruled aesthetic.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune

September 8, 2009
Fr. Chris Carpenter
Movie Dearest

Much of the action in 9 becomes repetitive, and the storyline takes an odd turn toward the metaphysical in the final act.

Full Review Source: Movie Dearest | Original Score: C+

September 9, 2009
Matthew Connolly
Slant Magazine

A nagging sense of incompletion haunts 9.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 2.5/4

September 8, 2009
Mike Scott
Times-Picayune

While 9 boasts gorgeous images, it runs out of story all too quickly.

Full Review Source: Times-Picayune | Original Score: 2.5/4

September 11, 2009
Paul Chambers
CNNRadio

If you're gonna be so downbeat, yah gotta be good. This ain't good. Paul Chambers, CNN.

Full Review Source: CNNRadio | Original Score: D+

March 27, 2010
Kathleen Murphy
MSN Movies
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What's lost in Acker's showdown between diminutive ragdolls and a soul-eating, scarlet-eyed spider-machine is any hint of grandeur, the overarching sense of something of inestimable value at risk.

Full Review Source: MSN Movies | Original Score: 2/5

September 8, 2009
Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
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It certainly is a valuable introduction to an exciting new talent, but by expanding the film's length, characters and otherworldly environment things are strangely diminished.

August 18, 2009
Simon Weaving
Screenwize

Grown from a superb 10-minute animation, this feature length version runs out of steam despite its stunning visual design.

Full Review Source: Screenwize | Original Score: 2.5/5

December 10, 2009
Robert Levin
Critic's Notebook

Rarely has so much imagination been poured into one facet of a film at the expense of another.

Full Review Source: Critic's Notebook | Original Score: 2.5/4

September 9, 2009
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

Visually stunning and marginally intriguing, but often drags, lacks palpable thrills, and leaves you feeling underwhelmed and unimpressed by the dull story.

Full Review Source: NYC Movie Guru | Original Score: 5.0/10

September 10, 2009
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

Acker is so busy making sure every animated clock and piece of fabric is just right that he loses sight of the need to tell a story.

Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press | Original Score: 2/4

September 9, 2009
Chris Barsanti
PopMatters

9 is a grey and grim thrill ride packed full of kiddie morality lessons and creepy frightenings, as though Steven Spielberg had induced the Brothers Quay to create a summer blockbuster.

Full Review Source: PopMatters | Original Score: 4/10

September 9, 2009
Anton Bitel
Film4

Pamela Pettler's screenplay sucks out the very soul of Acker's original creations, leaving little behind but a ghost-like shell, pretty to look at, but free from any substance

Full Review Source: Film4 | Original Score: 2/5

October 26, 2009
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness

Beautifully designed but short on depth or novelty.

Full Review Source: Lessons of Darkness | Original Score: C+

September 7, 2009
Tom Huddlestone
Time Out
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This film will surely be remembered as an intriguing failure: a triumph of ambition over ability, of ideas over emotional resonance - just another grim fairy tale for these troubled times.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 2/5

October 30, 2009
Sara Vilkomerson
New York Observer
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One wonders, in fact, if 9 should have stuck with its original short format.

Full Review Source: New York Observer

September 8, 2009
Gary Wolcott
Tri-City Herald

9 is The Terminator on ritalin. It is loaded with adult themes but really aimed at kids. And %u2014 ironically %u2014 it is the perfect flick for a nine-year old boy.

Full Review Source: Tri-City Herald | Original Score: 2.5/5

September 12, 2009
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