December 22, 2020
9 is a challenge to remember our roots... to not get caught in our beliefs or our politics or - most especially - become chained to the powers of our intellect alone.
November 28, 2020
If the story lacks in expected profoundness, the generally impressive character designs more than make up for it.
November 25, 2020
A muddled dystopian fable about the dangers of technology, Acker's story comes across as WallE meets Terminator.
September 17, 2020
Fans of adult themes in animation will likely marvel.
October 20, 2014
The new version stays so true to the original you could describe it as a feature-length short-which is not the most staggering accomplishment.
January 3, 2012
A potent reminder that not all shorts, even ones as brilliant as Acker's, will necessarily work well as a feature.
August 10, 2011
9 has a very Coraline-esque tone to it, so if that's a film you enjoyed, then this movie is definitely something worth checking out on the big screen.
June 2, 2010
Feels unnaturally fleshed out and overthought, dampening the excitement through extensive padding...captivating eye candy, but something of a dramatic spinout.
March 27, 2010
If you're gonna be so downbeat, yah gotta be good. This ain't good. Paul Chambers, CNN.
January 28, 2010
A throwback to the industrial era, the film doesn't feel as important now as it might have then.
January 18, 2010
Proudly mature -- the movie deals much with individual death as well as doomsday -- so it's a welcome work, something we might even dare to call American-style anime.
January 4, 2010
This movie is what would happen if the folks at Pixar were manic depressives . . .
December 29, 2009
I think if I were not diligently taking notes for this very review I might have folded laundry or something to pass the time... It's a beautiful movie to look at and a clumsy story with a weird ending.
December 21, 2009
Totally lacking in character development. It is like seeing a love story involving toasters.
December 21, 2009
There is a lot that is interesting to see in the world created by Shane Acker but not enough to make the feature film satisfying.
December 20, 2009
Watch it for the visuals, and dream about what Shane Acker might accomplish with a better screenplay.