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Nine Reviews

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Jeff Beck
September 24, 2012
What we get is a film that is close in story to Fellini's film, but which needed more time for its actresses and better music to make it all worthwhile.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Simon Miraudo
October 21, 2010
While Marshall's Nine may be a bit of cheeky fun, it features little worth recommending it over Fellini's [8 1/2]. It's not so much a 'cover song' as it is a 'dance remix'.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
December 23, 2009
It could use a little less star power and a little more ennui.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Adam Tobias
Watertown Daily Times
December 29, 2009
(Director Rob) Marshall injects "Nine" with a number of larger-than-life and vibrant musical productions, but the screenplay doesn't serve much of a purpose, other than to fill in the gaps between the musical numbers.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Thomas Caldwell
Cinema Autopsy
January 19, 2010
While Fellini's 8 1/2 was a glorious melange of myths, women and dreams, Marshall's Nine is the product of a neat freak whose determination to tidy everything up ruins all the fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Gina Carbone
Seacoast Newspapers (NH/Maine)
December 31, 2009
In the canon of modern musicals, Nine belongs miles beneath Moulin Rouge, and even Evita and bright, whimsical Mamma Mia.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
December 23, 2009
How can a movie starring six Academy Award-winning actors be such a bore?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
December 28, 2009
Unfortunately, the execution of actual movies never lives up to the bizarro spectacles we mount in our minds. Nine is more a derailment than an actual train wreck, more a bumpy annoyance than a compellingly bloody panoply.
Full Review | Original Score: 83/100
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
December 24, 2009
Nine is just plain adrift in its own lack of necessity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Alonso Duralde
December 16, 2009
Nine represents the kind of colossal misfire that killed the movie musical back in the late '60s; here's hoping the genre can survive it.
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
December 23, 2009
This has always been a show about the broads, and how they torment, tantalize, judge and revere the suffering mama's boy. The best way to approach Nine is as a fashion spread rather than an actual story.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Alan Jones
Radio Times
December 18, 2009
The film as a whole is cold and uninvolving, even with Sophia Loren adding some much-needed Italian authenticity to the retro hollowness.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Fr. Chris Carpenter
Movie Dearest
December 11, 2009
All the movie's elements, with the exception of the irritatingly hyperactive editing during the musical numbers, are top-notch. So why isn't "Nine" more satisfying in the end?
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
December 23, 2009
Let's not all pile on at once, but Nine is really one of the worst films of 2009, a truly hideously ill-conceived piece of work.
Drew McWeeny
December 4, 2009
Nine is the movie that the detractors of Chicago accused it of being.
Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review
January 1, 2010
It's like watching a 'greatest hits' collection without really ever being a fan of the band.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Fernando F. Croce
January 10, 2010
Karaoke night at Victoria's Secret
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Kathleen Murphy
MSN Movies
December 18, 2009
It's all "a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing." That, my friends, pretty much sums up this silly, formless spectacle. For all its razzle-dazzle and brouhaha, 'Nine' is a bore, fading from memory almost instantly.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
December 18, 2009
Welcome to the Pussycat Dolls Do Italy. If we wanted to see a middle-aged has-been drooling over an Ann Summers live show, we'd stalk Peter Stringfellow.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
December 4, 2009
The disappointments are many here, from a starry cast the film ill uses to flat musical numbers that never fully integrate into the dramatic story.
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