Nine Lives - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Nine Lives Reviews

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Fernando F. Croce
September 1, 2009
Nine Lives, zero truth
Paul Byrnes
Sydney Morning Herald
June 6, 2008
Each woman has to turn herself inside out in continuous time. It has the demands of theatre and the intimacy of cinema.
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
April 26, 2008
Loss is the common thread that binds the women in these nine snapshots that involve us in their intricate lives. Some stories work beautifully, while others are dull and hardly capture our interest
Top Critic
David Germain
Associated Press
October 1, 2007
The stories are sketches, often without resolution, and while individual segments succeed admirably, taken together the portraits are a fitful match.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Paul Doro
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
October 1, 2007
In the end, all of the pieces in Nine Lives fit together perfectly. If one story doesn't quite resonate for you, the next one likely will in this small but beautiful film.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
Todd Gilchrist
October 1, 2007
Kathy Baker deserves and Oscar nomination for juggling so many different feelings during her slow, reluctant acquiescence to the drugs that may likely save her life.
Carolyn Arends
Christianity Today
September 27, 2006
Nine Lives had me tense, engaged, sometimes disgusted, sometimes moved, and always interested. Garcia is an ingenious and eloquent storyteller.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
April 27, 2006
A truly amazing film.
Scott Weinberg
DVD Clinic
March 28, 2006
It's as if we're randomly eavesdropping on the private concerns of one particular neighborhood ... a neighborhood that sure has its fair share of heartache.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
James Plath
Movie Metropolis
March 4, 2006
Nine Lives isn't a master work, but it's still a fascinating piece of filmmaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
February 23, 2006
...a remarkably powerful little film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star
January 27, 2006
You won't find ensemble acting much better or writing more incisive than that in Nine Lives ...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Kimberley Jones
Austin Chronicle
January 8, 2006
Certain characters and their particular pains become so engrossing in their 10-minute bits that it's sad to see them go.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 7, 2006
What saves Nine Lives is a first-rate cast, which includes Oscar-winning actresses Sissy Spacek and Holly Hunter.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Dan Fienberg
December 31, 2005
It's unclear why Garcia continues to choose to limit himself to these diluted portraits, rather than the layered and textured worlds that his writing and directing hint at.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Top Critic
Nathan Rabin
AV Club
December 31, 2005
If only every women's movie had Nine Lives' fire, intelligence, and conviction, they wouldn't have such a shaky reputation in the first place.
Top Critic
Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
December 31, 2005
Some parts are stronger than others, but as a fleshed-out artistic vision, Nine Lives works remarkably well.
Read More | Original Score: B+
Bob Westal
Film Threat
December 31, 2005
... the first third of the film is marred by a tendency to be morbidly serious and overly dramatic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Greg Bellavia
Film Threat
December 31, 2005
... not a film for everyone given its episodic nature but should prove worthwhile for the moviegoer in the mood for something a little different.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
December 31, 2005
Each vignette is tantalizing but so short as to be stillborn, leaving the impression of an acting class exercise.
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