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9 songs Reviews

Leslie Felperin
Variety
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Time Out
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Time Out
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January 26, 2006
Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
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As satisfying viewing experiences go, the film comes up mighty short in terms of story, interesting characters and technical prowess, not to mention a 65-minute running time.

November 1, 2005
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Nice folks, fun time, thanks for the peek (I guess), and so what?

| Original Score: 2.5/4

October 6, 2005

AV Club
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September 26, 2005
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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Five decades after the rest of the world twigged to it, Michael Winterbottom has discovered a connection between sex and rock 'n' roll. Bully for him.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 2/4

September 23, 2005

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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September 10, 2005
Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
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It is, at its (hard)core, a traditional sex movie with better music and naturalistic situations.

| Original Score: 2/4

September 9, 2005
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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A pointless and pretentious cocktail of sex, rock 'n' roll and glaciology.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 2/4

September 8, 2005
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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Ultimately each move toward breaking a barrier or assaulting a taboo is undercut by a reliance on conformity and convention.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader | Original Score: 2/4

August 27, 2005
Allison Benedikt
Chicago Tribune
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An expertly blended mix of live music and real sex.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 26, 2005
Michael Booth
Denver Post
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9 Songs is an experiment few serious filmmakers will want to replicate, and most of the people involved will want to forget as quickly as possible.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 1/4

August 26, 2005
Bob Townsend
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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If you're a fan of the 'now' bands on the soundtrack or an art film buff (or a dirty old man), 9 Songs may appeal.

Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Original Score: B-

August 25, 2005
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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As an idea, the film is fascinating, but as an experience it grows tedious; the concerts lack closeups, the sex lacks context, and Antarctica could use a few penguins.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 2/4

August 25, 2005

Dallas Morning News
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Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: B-

August 20, 2005
Tom Keogh
Seattle Times
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It looks like what most young adults go through in the spirit of trust and limitlessness.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 3/4

August 19, 2005
Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle
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Witnessing so much heavy breathing with little meaning, we feel like Dustin Hoffman in The Graduate when he asks bored bedmate Ann Bancroft if they can have a conversation first.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle | Original Score: 2/4

August 19, 2005
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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The movie's like a mix tape that alternates the same two songs; it's ultimately too dull to be an outrage.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2/4

August 19, 2005
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
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9 Songs succeeds as an experiment in one regard, ultimately proving that sex and drugs just aren't as cinematic as good old rock-and-roll.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

August 12, 2005
Neva Chonin
San Francisco Chronicle
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This disappointing new film from director Michael Winterbottom suffers from a similar malaise: It's poetic and pretty, strives for profundity without attaining it, and finally ends up saying nothing.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 1/4

August 12, 2005
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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Never did sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll seem more shopworn and routine.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

August 11, 2005
David Edelstein
Slate
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It's stupefyingly dull, even with good music and at the short but resonant length of 69 minutes.

Full Review Source: Slate

July 28, 2005
Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
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Neither lurid nor especially compelling.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

July 28, 2005
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
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Yet for all its ballyhooed candor about sexual matters, it's a surprisingly baffling and opaque film, too artistic to be standard pornography and too zealously focused on being graphic to the exclusion of all else to succeed as drama.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 1.5/5

July 28, 2005
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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There's no greater point to this footage, no connection to the characters or the theme; just top bands playing great songs. It looks like a collection of music videos, just as the rest of the film looks like a connection of porn loops.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 1/4

July 27, 2005
Anthony Lane
New Yorker
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This is an awkward stumble for Winterbottom.

July 25, 2005
Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com
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The fun and pleasure of sex are relatively easy to put on film. But subtler shades of feeling and doubt, which sometimes change almost from night to night in the early stages of a relationship, are harder to capture, and that's what Winterbottom gets.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

July 22, 2005
Jami Bernard
New York Daily News
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Using solely explicit sex to tell a story is something new for a non-triple-X project, but it's not always a pretty sight.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 22, 2005
Kyle Smith
New York Post
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You leave the theater feeling as if you're a part of their sweaty, dizzying affair.

| Original Score: 2.5/4

July 22, 2005
Stephen Holden
New York Times
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Michael Winterbottom's film is a lyrical, graphically explicit chronicle of an ordinary love affair between two attractive people.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

July 22, 2005
Gene Seymour
Newsday
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9 Songs is one of those vaguely forged ideas that never stops being vague.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 2/4

July 21, 2005
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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The filmmaker has said he wants 9 Songs to be drama about real sex that's not erotic. As if an admission of erotic intent somehow cheapens the aesthetics. And so a viewer's question might reasonably be, Who are ya kidding?

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: C

July 20, 2005
Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
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Love it or not, 9 Songs amounts to a common human rite fastidiously caught in amber, giving off no heat or joy but crystallized for the future.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

July 19, 2005
Derek Elley
Variety
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A touching, often poetic, sometimes achingly real snapshot of a brief encounter related almost entirely through the bedroom.

Full Review Source: Variety

March 26, 2005
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