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The Nine Muses Reviews

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Paul Brunick
New York Times
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Themes don't develop so much as they endlessly repeat, nor do they gain much through extended duration. It fails to engage either the intellect or the senses.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2/5

October 5, 2011
Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice
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The result is not without beauty, though at a certain point, one begins to notice that each new muse rather resembles the previous, a uniformity that restrains the film from true symphonic swell.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

October 4, 2011
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph

It's as if Akomfrah is trying to make mythological connections and undo or deny them at the same time - an alienating and misguided strategy.

Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph | Original Score: 2/5

January 20, 2012
Stephen Farber
Hollywood Reporter
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Nine Muses is clearly the work of a talented filmmaker, and there are many moments to beguile the ears as well as the eyes. Yet it's a long slog through a few thousand years of myth and history, and most viewers are likely to grow impatient.

Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter

February 8, 2011
Chuck Bowen
Slant Magazine

The Nine Muses could've been a bravura and rigorous display of erudition and editorial showmanship that's all structure and portent, but this film, which Akomfrah has said he's wanted to make for 20 years, has an obsessive power.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 4/4

October 4, 2011
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times

Much of this is majestic. But a thought kept fidgeting in my head. Do we need quite so many dead white males singing the tragedies and trials of the black experience?

Full Review Source: Financial Times | Original Score: 3/5

January 19, 2012
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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A fragmented but highly engrossing cinepoem on the related subjects of migration and exile, isolation and memory.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 3/5

January 17, 2012
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

More like a cinematic poem or art installation than a movie, this swirly collection of imagery - some new, some found - loosely traces the nine muses from Greek mythology. And it's for adventurous filmgoers only.

Full Review Source: Shadows on the Wall | Original Score: 3/5

January 12, 2012
Philip French
Observer [UK]

A handsome, restful, thought-provoking film.

Full Review Source: Observer [UK]

January 22, 2012
Tom Dawson
Total Film

It's a demanding, high-brow watch, yet ably conveys the rootlessness and dislocation of the immigrant experience.

Full Review Source: Total Film | Original Score: 3/5

January 9, 2012
Mark Adams
Screen International

[A] beautiful and beguiling film.

Full Review Source: Screen International

February 10, 2011
David Parkinson
Empire Magazine

Spoken word, music and imagery come together to create moments of transcendent beauty. Wise and rather wonderful.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 4/5

January 17, 2012
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian

Engaging and pregnant with ideas, although some of the juxtapositions work better than others.

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 3/5

January 19, 2012

Empire Magazine

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 4/5

January 20, 2012

New York Times
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