• The Nines
    2 minutes 23 seconds
    Added: May 9, 2008


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The Nines Reviews

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Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile

It defies categorisation, which I love, and defies logic, which is very European. But it's also clever, funny and compelling

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

October 4, 2008
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight

An interesting, if high minded, concept film that is nothing without its performers.

Full Review Source: Cinema Sight | Original Score: 3/4

September 30, 2008
James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page

The sort of movie that would probably appeal to Ryan Reynolds' detractors . . .

Full Review Source: Sci-Fi Movie Page

August 27, 2008
Brian Holcomb

August may be peddling some absurd New age "secret", but at least it allows him the benefit of stronger and more coherent storytelling.

Full Review Source: CinemaBlend.com | Original Score: 3.5/5

April 16, 2008
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

Em sua estréia como diretor de longas, August faz jus à inteligência de seu roteiro intrincado, criando uma história tensa e instigante que surpreende tanto como ficção quanto como reflexão metafísica/religiosa. Além disso, o elenco revela-se fortíssimo.

| Original Score: 4/5

February 8, 2008
Brian Juergens

When I read that Ryan Reynolds was playing not one, but three characters in this movie -- one of whom is gay -- my ticket pretty much bought itself. They had me at 'himbo'.

Full Review Source: AfterElton.com | Original Score: 8/10

January 22, 2008
Brian Orndorf

Overall, I responded to The Nines as a sly Cronenbergian chess game of the mind. As impenetrable as it becomes, it's easy to perceive that this is straight-from-the-heart work from August.

Full Review Source: DVDTalk.com | Original Score: B

January 16, 2008
Charlotte O'Sullivan
This is London

Let's avoid such extremes, and note merely that he's made a film that's funny ha-ha as well as funny peculiar; an exercise in navel-gazing that tickles all the senses.

Full Review Source: This is London | Original Score: 4/5

November 30, 2007
Anthony Quinn

Definitely worth a look.

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

November 30, 2007
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph

There are plenty of surprises in this amusing Donnie Darko-ish metaphysical thriller, but watching Van Wilder and Blade: Trinity star Ryan Reynolds flex some previously hidden acting chops is the main one.

Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph

November 30, 2007
Peter Bradshaw

It is pretty familiar material in some ways, and not exactly unpretentious, but very watchable.

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

November 30, 2007
James Christopher
Times [UK]

The film puts a delightful spin on that profound and solipsistic idea that we are the godlike inventors, and moral arbitrators, of our own little worlds. A gem.

Full Review Source: Times [UK] | Original Score: 4/5

November 30, 2007

Daily Mirror [UK]

An amusing journey through the nature of reality with a bit of Hinduism thrown in that sadly collapses into new-age nonsense towards the end.

Full Review Source: Daily Mirror [UK] | Original Score: 3/5

November 30, 2007

Overly gimmicky and ultimately frustrating it may be, but at its best The Nines feels like a triple-bill of 'Twilight Zone' episodes written by Charlie Kaufman - creepy, oddball and clever.

Full Review Source: Film4 | Original Score: 3.5/5

November 30, 2007
Anton Bitel

Sometimes a product's creative integrity requires that it not quite attain a ten - but when it comes to the cinema of big ideas, The Nines is as close to divine perfection as you are likely to get.

Full Review Source: musicOMH.com

November 30, 2007
Neil Smith

With McCarthy and Davis also playing two further roles with suspiciously identical initials, The Nines toys with issues of identity, duality and alternate reality certain to appeal to anyone who's experimented with the virtual avatars of Second Life.

Full Review Source: BBC.com | Original Score: 3/5

November 29, 2007
Matthew Turner

Absorbing, mind-bending and thoroughly engaging mystery thriller with a superb script and terrific performances from its three leads.

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 4/5

November 29, 2007

Empire Magazine

An intriguing post-modern take on TV, film and gaming culture, with a revelatory performance from the former Van Wilder.

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

November 28, 2007
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

With an almost Donnie Darko sense of apocalyptic mystery, writer-director August really gets our heads spinning.

Full Review Source: Shadows on the Wall | Original Score: 3.5/5

November 17, 2007
Jonathan W. Hickman
Entertainment Insiders

The Nines is a movie that aims to raise more questions than it answers.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Insiders | Original Score: 3/4

September 8, 2007
Bob Mondello
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October 18, 2008
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