Nine Queens (Nueve reinas)


Nine Queens (Nueve reinas) (2002)


Critic Consensus: Deliciously twist-filled, Nine Queens is a clever and satisfying crime caper.


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Early one morning Juan is pulling a bill-switching scheme in an all-night deli when Marcos, an apparently innocent bystander, pretends to whisk him off to the police. But Marcos is a con artist, just helping out a new recruit, and he enlists Juan in a plot that he claims will set them up for early retirement. Juan is skeptical at first, but agrees to work with Marcos after he impresses him with a few sophisticated cons. A once-in-a-lifetime scheme then seemingly falls in their laps--an old time con man enlists Juan and Marcos to sell a forged set of extremely valuable rare stamps--The Nine Queens. The tricky negotiations that ensue bring into the picture a cast of suspicious characters including Marcos' beautiful sister Valeria, their innocent younger brother, Frederico who idolizes Marcus--as well as a slew of thieves, conmen and pickpockets. As the action moves from humble barrios to luxury hotels, it soon appears that the city itself is part of an elaborate plot.


Tomás Fonzi
as Federico
Graciela Tenembaun
as Convenience Store Employee
Maria Mercedes Villagara
as Convenience Store Employee 2
Gabriel Correa
as Convenience Store Manager
Luis Armesto
as Bar Waiter
Ernesto Arias
as Bar Manager
Amancay Espindola
as Woman in Elevator
Isaac Fajm
as Vendor
Jorge Noya
as Anibal
Oscar Nunez
as Sandler
Ignasi Abadal
as Vidal Gandolfo
Carlos Lanari
as Man on Cell
Celia Juarez
as Mrs. Sandler
Alejandro Awada
as Washington
Antonio Ugo
as D'Agostino
Leon Dyzen
as Stamp Expert
Carlos Falcone
as Amante Berta
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Critic Reviews for Nine Queens (Nueve reinas)

All Critics (95) | Top Critics (28)

A slick and thoroughly enjoyable con-artist movie.

Nov 6, 2002 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

One of the most clever, most enjoyable thrillers in years.

Jul 20, 2002 | Rating: 3.5/4

The laughs are dark, the puzzle steadily more engrossing and the surprises, just like Heist, are doozies, up to the finale.

Jul 11, 2002 | Rating: 4/5

Driven by a plot that's so tightly wound, we cannot look away for wanting to know what will happen next and who is double-crossing whom.

Jun 28, 2002 | Rating: 4/5

If Nine Queens draws you on a journey that eventually leads up a garden path toward your own suckerhood, it's all the more pleasurable for having done so with such slick expertise.

Jun 14, 2002 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

As an entertainment, the movie keeps you diverted and best of all, it lightens your wallet without leaving a sting.

Jun 14, 2002 | Rating: 3/4

Audience Reviews for Nine Queens (Nueve reinas)

I hadn?t realised the film CRIMINAL was a re-make, of course it didn?t take me long to realise that this was the original film. I usually prefer to watch the original first, but found both equally entertaining and enjoyed both portrayals of characters in each film. Always enjoyed the ending to this one.

Lady D'arbanville
Lady D'arbanville

Super Reviewer


Guess I'm the only one here but I think the twist is dumb & almost ruins the entire movie

Arash Xak
Arash Xak

Super Reviewer

A wonderful stroll with two scam artists proving why there's no one else to trust in the deceitful concrete jungle. a film that will hold your breath till the last minute. superbly written, acted and staged.

Pierluigi Puccini
Pierluigi Puccini

Super Reviewer

If you like this too, you will definitely want to see CRIMINAL, the American remake. It's fun to compare and contrast.

Lanning : )
Lanning : )

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