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Nine Queens (Nueve reinas) Reviews

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Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 17, 2002
tale will be all too familiar for anyone who's seen George Roy Hill's 1973 film, "The Sting."
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
April 16, 2002
Has a customarily jovial air but a deficit of flim-flam inventiveness.
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
January 10, 2003
...by the time the end rolls around and the final twist has been revealed, it doesn't seem entirely plausible.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine
April 18, 2002
Does little more than repeat the predictable plot twists and character arcs that David Mamet has been recycling for too many years.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
April 18, 2002
A stingless 'Sting'...the viewer may feel that, whatever has happened to the characters, he's the one who's actually been ripped off.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Steve Schneider
Orlando Weekly
July 11, 2002
Bielinsky does good work laying the groundwork for doubt, but as the mounting obstacles to the handoff of the stamps become less and less believable, we can sense him straying ever farther from a sensible and satisfying resolution.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International
September 9, 2002
Clever but not especially compelling.
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
July 11, 2002
The laughs are dark, the puzzle steadily more engrossing and the surprises, just like Heist, are doozies, up to the finale.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
May 10, 2002
An elegant and sly deadpan comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
August 30, 2002
Argentine writer-director Fabian Bielinsky seems to be a criminal mastermind. Luckily for society, Bielinsky uses his powers for good.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Warren Curry
Filmcritic.com
April 5, 2002
Despite its flaws ... Belinsky is still able to create an engaging story that keeps you guessing at almost every turn.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
May 9, 2002
Feeling like a dope has rarely been more fun than it is in Nine Queens.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
September 18, 2002
The film is witty, exciting and entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
May 10, 2002
When you think you've figured out Bielinsky's great game, that's when you're in the most trouble: He's the con, and you're just the mark.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
Brian Orndorf
Modamag.com
May 10, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
May 6, 2002
Bielinsky's script is slick and fiendishly clever, with seemingly a twist a minute.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews
October 12, 2001
Full Review| Original Score: 6/10
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
December 1, 2003
[Even after] the plot's spiralling, shimmering sleights of hand and its never-ending ruses and deceptions . . . the ending will still pull the rug out from under [you].
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
January 13, 2007
Bielinsky concocts a selection of tantalizing layers, from his Mamet-like dialogue to his chilly visuals.
David Cornelius
eFilmCritic.com
September 29, 2002
[It's] a delicious crime drama on par with the slickest of Mamet.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
March 27, 2009
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
April 11, 2002
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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
August 9, 2002
Cynthia Fuchs
Nitrate Online
April 22, 2002
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail [UK]
November 10, 2002
Stuart Klawans
The Nation
March 3, 2005

Boston Phoenix
April 27, 2002
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
June 10, 2002
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Atlanta Journal-Constitution
July 13, 2002

FilmFour.com
July 14, 2002

Guardian
July 19, 2002

ComingSoon.net
September 11, 2004
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
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