The Nines Reviews

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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Bob Mondello
NPR.org
October 18, 2008
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David Jenkins
Time Out
November 29, 2007
This overreaching, Lynch-lite comic drama is the mediocre directorial debut of screenwriter John August ('Charlie's Angels', 'Big Fish') and, if nothing else, demonstrates why some writers should stick to their laptops.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/6
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Gene Seymour
Newsday
August 31, 2007
The cosmic "resolution" that ties the stories together proves less interesting than the stories themselves.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
August 31, 2007
The Nines, which in real life began as a TV project, wavers uncomfortably between satire and dime-store existentialism on the big screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
August 31, 2007
The dialogue snaps, crackles and pops. And confusing as they may be, the stories are never boring.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Carina Chocano
Los Angeles Times
August 31, 2007
Bright and vicious, desperate and cruel, the characters of the first two stories pop with a kind of nihilistic joie de vivre that makes you want to hug them and kill them at once.
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Christy Lemire
Associated Press
August 31, 2007
Confusing? Yes, and intentionally so. But it's never boring.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
August 31, 2007
The Nines is a philosophical mind teaser with satirical fangs.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Scott Foundas
L.A. Weekly
August 30, 2007
In each segment, Reynolds (who gives the movie his all but gets little in return) finds himself haunted in some way by the titular numeral -- a feeling likely to be shared by anyone who spends about that many dollars on a ticket.
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Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
August 29, 2007
The movie never fails to be crisply written and cannily delivered, but it's way too steeped in TV-culture inside jokes for its own good, and August's attempts to suffuse the whole thing with ontological or theological meaning are ultimately pretty dumb.
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
August 29, 2007
You'll go ''Huh?'' but you won't feel cheated.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Dennis Harvey
Variety
January 23, 2007
There's more than enough intelligence, intrigue and performance dazzle to make this an adventuresome gizmo for grownups.
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Sura Wood
Hollywood Reporter
January 23, 2007
An offbeat, unpredictable story that plays out in parallel universes.