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Nine Reviews

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Alissa Wilkinson
Paste Magazine
April 12, 2016
A painfully formulaic message, trite dialogue, and a strangely episodic narrative structure that renders the whole thing exhausting.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Elias Savada
Film Threat
July 11, 2015
It's an over-the-top, eye-popping musical that doesn't completely satisfy, especially compared to it's original source classic.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Dave Kehr
Film Comment Magazine
September 24, 2014
Largely, the numbers just sit on top of the dramatic action, adding little to our understanding of the characters and seldom contributing to the advancement of the story.
Jeff Beck
September 24, 2012
What we get is a film that is close in story to Fellini's film, but which needed more time for its actresses and better music to make it all worthwhile.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jason Best
Movie Talk
July 30, 2012
Day-Lewis, over-egging the angst as well as the Eye-talian accent, is charmless and insufferable. But the person you really want to slap is Marshall, whose brash directing style simply doesn't suit Nine's more whimsical charms.
Widgett Walls
March 11, 2011
It has a lot to gnaw on, but it's worth gnawing on.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media
December 31, 2010
Sensual musical about love and art has mature themes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Simon Miraudo
October 21, 2010
While Marshall's Nine may be a bit of cheeky fun, it features little worth recommending it over Fellini's [8 1/2]. It's not so much a 'cover song' as it is a 'dance remix'.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Simon Foster
August 9, 2010
Nine is a searing, carthartic dissection of the creative process; as much as it celebrates the trappings accumulated by those who succeed, it is also an engrossing examination of the deeply-troubled mindset that gets them there.
Michael Dequina
May 16, 2010
While film allows limitless opportunities to 'open up' a work that originated on the legit stage, Marshall seems intent on making the material feel even more stagebound on the big screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies
May 12, 2010
Comes across as a very unimaginative re-working, a shallow interpretation.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Phil Hall
EDGE Boston
May 11, 2010
Its Broadway brass tunes and mostly non-Italian cast makes Nine feel as Italian as a cold slice of Sbarro pizza.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Sean Axmaker
May 4, 2010
[Director Robert] Marshall and screenwriters Michael Tolkin and Anthony Minghella can only muster a ridiculous American fantasy of Italian culture and la dolce vita.
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
April 2, 2010
An uneven arrangement of musical numbers surrounding a stage-to-screen adaptation that was a screen-to-stage adaptation in the first place.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Annlee Ellingson
Moving Pictures Magazine
March 25, 2010
Nine combines a dream cast with a dreamy script and score for a thoughtful and enjoyable musical about art, life and love.
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total
March 24, 2010
Un musical desparejo, de gran despliegue visual, con algunos pasajes olvidables y otros muy bien logrados. Lo mejor es el elenco (en especial Daniel Day-Lewis y Marion Cotillard) y el recuerdo del maestro Federico Fellini, en quien se inspira.
| Original Score: 3/5
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
March 19, 2010
Fellini is lucky that he didn't live long enough to see this.
Richard Knight
Windy City Times
February 8, 2010
Daniel Day-Lewis' miscasting throws the entire movie off kilter and one is left to contemplate the holes in the material.
Dragan Antulov
February 6, 2010
Bra%u0107i Weinstein vi%u0161e ne polazi za rukom povratiti "oskarovsku slavu", Devet je inferioran njihovom velikom uspjehu - Chicagu
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
January 31, 2010
Nine doesn't remake Federico Fellini's 8 1/2 so much as it pillages the classic film for the purposes of Broadway vamping.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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