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Nine Lives Reviews

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September 1, 2009
Nine Lives, zero truth
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.
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
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-
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
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.
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
April 27, 2006
A truly amazing film.
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
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
February 23, 2006
...a remarkably powerful little film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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
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
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
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
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.
December 31, 2005
But when a piece works, like Penn's, Garcia's film soars, the over-theatricality of the artifice forgotten amidst the brilliance showcased by the actors onscreen.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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+
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
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
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