Nine Reviews

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January 16, 2018
Though the film is uneven, it is worth seeing for the good parts. Daniel Day-Lewis does a credible job.
November 17, 2011
January 21, 2010
Rob Marshall falls flat with this surprisingly unengaging piece of eye candy.
January 21, 2010
Every song is a character reading with a revelation to convey as Guido desperately tries to sort out his future as artist, husband and lover.
December 28, 2009
Nine is, if not a grand work, terrifically tasty eye and ear candy. Two numbers -- from somewhat unexpected quarters -- are worth the price of admission alone.
December 28, 2009
Nine should have been called 4Â 1/2 because it doesn't come close to the work of the master who inspired it.
December 28, 2009
The film suffers from the simple fact that its songs aren't memorable.
December 28, 2009
It's a movie about a musical about a movie about a man's inner life -- surely we can eliminate some of the middle men.
December 26, 2009
Where Fellini dared us to race alongside his imagination, Marshall is thuddingly cautious.
December 26, 2009
There's a lot of high-powered star wattage in Nine, but it never generates much heat.
December 25, 2009
A half-dozen Oscar winners shine in this slick but satisfying musical.
December 25, 2009
The movie is full of risible pontifications about the nature of art but falls well short of capturing the angst of creative frustration.
December 25, 2009
Only Cotillard, as Guido's long-suffering wife Luisa, is in command of her character whether she's singing, speaking or just staring darts at her philandering mate.
December 25, 2009
It's a film within a film about a film within a film, and seems to lose layers of authenticity with each iteration, finally becoming a profoundly alienating experience.
December 25, 2009
John Lennon once said, "There's a great woman behind every idiot." This time, I'm counting seven of them.
December 25, 2009
The performances are all outstanding, even better than those in Marshall's Oscar-winning Chicago.
December 25, 2009
Rarely have so many Oscar-winners struggled so strenuously for such meager payoff.
December 24, 2009
A fractured film about creative and coital conundrums that is best sampled like an array of Italian gelatos. In other words, don't complain about how it all works, just enjoy the yummy bits.
December 24, 2009
The biggest problem is that the star in the center of this universe is a black hole. Daniel Day-Lewis is arguably the finest actor in the English-speaking world. He's also the least Italian guy imaginable.
December 24, 2009
A few vivid performances emerge from the clamor.
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