9

2009, Animation/Fantasy, 1h 19m

187 Reviews 250,000+ Ratings

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When 9 (Elijah Wood) springs to life, it finds itself in a post-apocalyptic world where humans no longer exist, and the only signs of life are sentient rag dolls like itself and the machines that hunt them. Though it is the youngest of the group, 9 convinces comrades that the only way to survive against the machines is to stop hiding, go on the offensive, and find out why the machines want to destroy them. As 9 and the group learn, civilization hinges on their success or failure.

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  • Apr 10, 2015
    I quite enjoyed it. I'm a bit surprised at the 56/55% ratings from Critics and Flixster users. The ending was a bit odd, but I still liked it.
    Morris N Super Reviewer
  • Nov 10, 2014
    Incoherent but incredibly imaginative, 9 is a visionary post-apocalyptic film produced by Tim Burton. Set in a post-war holocaust, nine robotic creatures that have been imbued with pieces of a scientist's soul must come together and stop the machine that destroyed humanity, and is now intent on destroying them. Starring Elijah Wood, Jennifer Connelly, John C. Reilly, and Christopher Plummer, the voice cast is quite impressive. And the animation is extraordinary, featuring remarkable detail and creative character designs. Also, composer Danny Elfman delivers some emotionally evocative and mood inducing musical themes for the score. Yet while it's a beautiful looking film, 9 is just too bizarre and doesn't really come together in the end.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Jan 07, 2014
    Okay...this movie has some really good, emotional high points, but that's about it. Everything else in between them can get kind of boring, while is unfortunately most of the movie. The story could've used more work, and not much really happens, aside from fighting this one robot villain thing the whole time. And ironically, for a movie called 9, the main character 9 doesn't actually do anything good until the end of the movie. In fact, he almost gets everybody killed (and a bunch of his friends do in fact die as a result of his actions). So how can the audience gets behind somebody like this as a protagonist? True, at the end, I guess there's some form of closure, but it's so amazingly vague, the viewer has no idea what actually happened. Is the earth safe? Will things grow back? Are the machines really gone? Are all the humans dead or are some still alive? None of these questions are answered in this 70 minute film (which obviously could've been longer and answered more questions), which left me pretty annoyed at the film's end.
    Stephen S Super Reviewer
  • Nov 25, 2013
    I'm a sucker for the post-apocalyptic. If you could call it a genre, it would be my second favourite. So an animated one starring Elijah Wood seemed worth looking into. 9 sees the eponymous ragdoll-come-hero set against a world bereft of all humanity, hunted by mechanical terrors. In a not entirely un-Tim Burton way, 9 straddles the line between children's movie and horror. Though not a humorous film, the dolls are cute, the premise is kindhearted and the adventure is youthful. 9 is Director Shane Acker's first and only feature, and to some extent this inexperience does show. The film is adorable and even intermittently enthralling, but plot holes abound and the whole thing feels overly, unnecessarily convoluted for a movie that could be pulled of short and simply. The end result is a sweet little film with a broad and genuine appeal but little substance or rewatch value. 58% -Gimly
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