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9 Reviews

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Chris Chang
Film Comment Magazine
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.
Shaun Munro
What Culture
January 3, 2012
A potent reminder that not all shorts, even ones as brilliant as Acker's, will necessarily work well as a feature.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Heather Wixson
Dread Central
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Dave White
Movies.com
July 28, 2011
Darkly beautiful to watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com
June 2, 2010
Feels unnaturally fleshed out and overthought, dampening the excitement through extensive padding...captivating eye candy, but something of a dramatic spinout.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Paul Chambers
CNNRadio
March 27, 2010
If you're gonna be so downbeat, yah gotta be good. This ain't good. Paul Chambers, CNN.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Thomas Caldwell
Cinema Autopsy
March 18, 2010
9 is overall an enjoyable and inventive film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 6, 2010
Discovering the truth is good for the soul
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
January 28, 2010
A throwback to the industrial era, the film doesn't feel as important now as it might have then.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
James O'Ehley
fantastiqueZINE
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Louis Proyect
rec.arts.movies.reviews
December 21, 2009
Totally lacking in character development. It is like seeing a love story involving toasters.
Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews
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.
Full Review| Original Score: 6/10
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
December 20, 2009
Watch it for the visuals, and dream about what Shane Acker might accomplish with a better screenplay.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
William Goss
Cinematical
December 17, 2009
If ever there was a greater pity that a film wasn't exhibited in 3-D, I wouldn't know it. Acker's fluid direction and striking visual style would seem to welcome such an embellishment.
Rob Humanick
Projection Booth
December 17, 2009
Substance abuse might improve the experience, but alas, 9 unto itself is only half-baked.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
December 16, 2009
The characters are sketchy and the story makes little sense.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
December 12, 2009
Well-designed but formulaic survival tale.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
December 11, 2009
The interplay between characters is often electric and fans of the film will definitely find a character they can root for in the mix...
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