Nine Queens (Nueve reinas) Reviews

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Todd McCarthy
Variety
March 27, 2009
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
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Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
November 6, 2002
A slick and thoroughly enjoyable con-artist movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
August 9, 2002
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
July 20, 2002
One of the most clever, most enjoyable thrillers in years.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Atlanta Journal-Constitution
July 13, 2002
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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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Richard Nilsen
Arizona Republic
June 28, 2002
Driven by a plot that's so tightly wound, we cannot look away for wanting to know what will happen next and who is double-crossing whom.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
June 14, 2002
If Nine Queens draws you on a journey that eventually leads up a garden path toward your own suckerhood, it's all the more pleasurable for having done so with such slick expertise.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
June 14, 2002
As an entertainment, the movie keeps you diverted and best of all, it lightens your wallet without leaving a sting.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
June 10, 2002
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Paul Malcolm
L.A. Weekly
June 1, 2002
Serves as further evidence that Argentina's film industry is at the forefront of a resurgent Latin American cinema.
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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
May 10, 2002
Blackly cynical and highly watchable.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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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
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Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle
May 10, 2002
Bielinsky is a filmmaker of impressive talent.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
May 10, 2002
An elegant and sly deadpan comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Jane Sumner
Dallas Morning News
May 9, 2002
Ingeniously constructed entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Melanie McFarland
Seattle Times
May 3, 2002
The film seethes with a sense of something more sinister at work around us, building to the point that you're not sure who's getting played and who isn't.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
May 2, 2002
Delicious deviousness, a tale of con men that successfully cons the audience.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
April 28, 2002
[Bielinsky's] made an honest movie about dishonesty.
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Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle
April 26, 2002
Reminiscent of David Mamet's elaborate screen bluffs -- only livelier, more playful.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Jeff Stark
Salon.com
April 26, 2002
A people pleaser that makes use of dozens of great movie tricks and manages to sprinkle great lines throughout.
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Steven Rosen
Denver Post
April 26, 2002
This is a fun and lively movie, the first of two heralding the arrival of the suave, seductive and slightly forlorn actor Darin to American audiences.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Jonathan Perry
Boston Globe
April 26, 2002
A crackling, clever tour de force.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
April 25, 2002
Mr. Bielinsky has fashioned a wicked parable of the financial chaos in contemporary Argentina.
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John Anderson
Newsday
April 19, 2002
Ingenious and charming.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
April 19, 2002
A deliciously funny and fiendishly clever con-man comedy that begins on a note of ingenuity that it then sustains with the tension of a high-wire act.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
April 19, 2002
This clever caper movie has twists worthy of David Mamet and is enormous fun for thinking audiences.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
April 18, 2002
As tricky and satisfying as any of David Mamet's airless cinematic shell games.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
April 18, 2002
A highly enjoyable and entertaining thriller with enough twists and turns to keep audiences guessing until the very end.
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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
April 16, 2002
Has a customarily jovial air but a deficit of flim-flam inventiveness.
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
March 31, 2002
Leaves you feeling tense and terrific.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
September 6, 2001
The kind of movie that seduces you into becoming putty in its manipulative card-sharking hands and making you enjoy being taken in by its shameless contrivance.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5