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9 Songs Reviews

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Shaun Munro
What Culture
January 3, 2012
One cannot entirely condemn Winterbottom, because the film is not without its meritorious moments, yet at the same time, 9 Songs doesn't effectively traverse the line of glorified pornography, so much as it narrowly scrapes past it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Fernando F. Croce
September 5, 2009
It has the rough, penciled-in feel of a sketch, flurries of palpable physicality left along the path of a dissolving relationship
Cole Smithey
April 15, 2009
"9 Songs" is high-art pornography that doesn't neglect its compulsory gooey payoff scene.
Full Review | Original Score: C
August 26, 2006
Une %u0153uvre pour le moins inhabituelle qui, sans être un exercice de style complètement futile, n'est toutefois pas un film que l'on pourrait qualifier d'essentiel.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Ken Eisner
Georgia Straight
January 8, 2006
I like to think -- and please indulge me on this -- that my reaction to the controversial 9 Songs has more to do with the limitations of Michael Winterbottom's latest cinematic experiment than with any of my own nihilistic-horndog tendencies.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
December 16, 2005
The most sexually explicit legit feature film to come out of 'merry ole' England from a mainstream director.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
November 1, 2005
As satisfying viewing experiences go, the film comes up mighty short in terms of story, interesting characters and technical prowess, not to mention a 65-minute running time.
Shawn Levy
October 14, 2005
Seventy minutes of pneumatic sex without the trappings of characterization, plot or even attempted meaning can be a profoundly long time.
| Original Score: D+
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
October 13, 2005
At least some skin flicks try to add a story to the sex.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
October 13, 2005
There's not much to take away from 9 Songs unless you're watching it at home... alone... preferably with some lotion.
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
October 6, 2005
Nice folks, fun time, thanks for the peek (I guess), and so what?
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
September 23, 2005
Five decades after the rest of the world twigged to it, Michael Winterbottom has discovered a connection between sex and rock 'n' roll. Bully for him.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies
September 23, 2005
Given the graphic sex scenes, it is surprisingly dull. The music isn't great, either, now that we think about it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
September 9, 2005
It is, at its (hard)core, a traditional sex movie with better music and naturalistic situations.
| Original Score: 2/4
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
September 8, 2005
Maybe the Nine Songs way -- showing us how they respond to each other in intimate moments and what sort of music moves them -- is a more direct route inside their heads.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
September 8, 2005
A pointless and pretentious cocktail of sex, rock 'n' roll and glaciology.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Marrit Ingman
Austin Chronicle
September 4, 2005
In two words, 9 Songs is scenester porn.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Bryant Frazer
Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus
August 31, 2005
When Kieran O'Brien and Margot Stilley have sex, it's clearly Michael Winterbottom sex.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
August 27, 2005
Ultimately each move toward breaking a barrier or assaulting a taboo is undercut by a reliance on conformity and convention.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Allison Benedikt
Chicago Tribune
August 26, 2005
An expertly blended mix of live music and real sex.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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