Nine Nation Animation Reviews

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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
August 2, 2011
The sparkling Nine Nation Animation reminded me of the value and pleasure of such collections.
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Andrea Gronvall
Chicago Reader
August 2, 2011
Most of the shorts in this international collection are somber or wistful, but a few stand out for their wit or visual panache.
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Sheri Linden
Los Angeles Times
July 29, 2011
For dabblers and aficionados alike, the compilation "Nine Nation Animation" is an eye-opening movie and a rare treat...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
April 14, 2011
A traveling road-show of (duh) nine shorts from nine countries that gets points for both style and content.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Michael C. Walsh
Boston Phoenix
April 13, 2011
Each would be headache-inducing if any longer than 10 minutes, but they work here, tying their eclectic but masterful exercises in the medium to pointed messages.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Dennis Harvey
Variety
November 22, 2010
First-rate compilation Nine Nation Animation sprawls not just in terms of geography but technique, theme, style and tone, offering a filling multicourse meal for the discerning grownup toon fan.
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Andrew Schenker
Village Voice
November 17, 2010
If nothing else, Nine Nation Animation proves that there's a lot more to the animator's art than either the cutting-edge ultra-realism of Pixar or the flat functionality of sitcoms like The Simpsons.
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Tom Long
Detroit News
November 17, 2010
Dazzling, challenging and heartening all at once.
Jeff Meyers
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
November 11, 2010
As with most mixtape approaches to film, your mileage will vary. What's really on display is the wide array of styles and techniques available to animators, proving that not everything needs to look like Pixar.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Chuck Bowen
Slant Magazine
October 7, 2010
These pictures explore the limitations and constrictions of a mass culture, no matter what the nature of said culture may be.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Ethan Alter
NYC Film Critic
October 2, 2010
Out of the nine shorts included here, only four prove to be particularly memorable and only one of that group is a perfect marriage of form and content.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Mike Hale
New York Times
October 1, 2010
It's a winner, with only one or two duds among the nine movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru
October 1, 2010
A series of 9 short films that mostly impress with stylish animation, clever concepts, poignancy and, at times, a sense of humor. The best film among the bunch is FLATLIFE.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.85/10
Eric Monder
Film Journal International
September 30, 2010
A compilation of nine animated short films from around the world contains hits and misses.
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