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Nine Queens (Nueve reinas) (2002)



Critic Consensus: Deliciously twist-filled, Nine Queens is a clever and satisfying crime caper.

Movie Info

Early one morning Juan is pulling a bill-switching scheme in an all-night deli when Marcos, an apparently innocent bystander, pretends to whisk him off to the police. But Marcos is a con artist, just helping out a new recruit, and he enlists Juan in a plot that he claims will set them up for early retirement. Juan is skeptical at first, but agrees to work with Marcos after he impresses him with a few sophisticated cons. A once-in-a-lifetime scheme then seemingly falls in their laps--an old time con man enlists Juan and Marcos to sell a forged set of extremely valuable rare stamps--The Nine Queens. The tricky negotiations that ensue bring into the picture a cast of suspicious characters including Marcos' beautiful sister Valeria, their innocent younger brother, Frederico who idolizes Marcus--as well as a slew of thieves, conmen and pickpockets. As the action moves from humble barrios to luxury hotels, it soon appears that the city itself is part of an elaborate plot.more
Rating: R (for language)
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Fabián Bielinsky
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 1, 2002
Box Office: $1.1M
Sony Pictures Classics - Official Site


Tomás Fonzi
as Federico
Graciela Tenembaun
as Convenience Store Em...
Maria Mercedes Villa...
as Convenience Store Em...
Gabriel Correa
as Convenience Store Ma...
Luis Armesto
as Bar Waiter
Ernesto Arias
as Bar Manager
Amancay Espindola
as Woman in Elevator
Isaac Fajm
as Vendor
Jorge Noya
as Anibal
Oscar Nunez
as Sandler
Ignasi Abadal
as Vidal Gandolfo
Carlos Lanari
as Man on Cell Phone
Celia Juarez
as Mrs. Sandler
Alejandro Awada
as Washington
Antonio Ugo
as D'Agostino
Leon Dyzen
as Stamp Expert
Carlos Falcone
as Amante Berta
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Critic Reviews for Nine Queens (Nueve reinas)

All Critics (106) | Top Critics (33)

A slick and thoroughly enjoyable con-artist movie.

Full Review… | November 6, 2002
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Top Critic

One of the most clever, most enjoyable thrillers in years.

Full Review… | July 20, 2002
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

The laughs are dark, the puzzle steadily more engrossing and the surprises, just like Heist, are doozies, up to the finale.

July 11, 2002
Orlando Sentinel
Top Critic

numerous twists and turns, but remains fun

Full Review… | January 14, 2013
Old School Reviews

A delightful, charming, confidently made confidence flick.

Full Review… | August 22, 2010
Cinema Writer

An Argentinian, Mamet-like confidence-game movie.

Full Review… | June 21, 2007
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Audience Reviews for Nine Queens (Nueve reinas)

I hadn?t realised the film CRIMINAL was a re-make, of course it didn?t take me long to realise that this was the original film. I usually prefer to watch the original first, but found both equally entertaining and enjoyed both portrayals of characters in each film.

Always enjoyed the ending to this one.

Lady D'arbanville

Super Reviewer


Guess I'm the only one here but I think the twist is dumb & almost ruins the entire movie

Arash Xak

Super Reviewer

A wonderful stroll with two scam artists proving why there's no one else to trust in the deceitful concrete jungle. a film that will hold your breath till the last minute. superbly written, acted and staged.

Pierluigi Puccini

Super Reviewer

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