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The Ninth Gate Reviews

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September 14, 2012
Polanski revisits Satan with less than devilish fun.
July 10, 2011
...it ultimately does go without saying that Polanski's fans will find more to embrace here than his detractors.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 8, 2010
Johnny Depp refuses to comment on Roman Polanski's supernatural thriller, and who can blame him?
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
August 17, 2009
Sorely underrated...wisely counter-cultural to Hollywood's idea of what a supernatural thriller should be. [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 13, 2007
Sometimes dry, sometimes wacky, but surprisingly compelling throughout.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
October 29, 2004
At least the action is moved by earthbound dementia rather than by the power of a divinity.
| Original Score: 3/5
October 7, 2004
The Ninth Gate est un énième film sous-évalué qui mérite davantage d'attention et de reconnaissance.
| Original Score: A-
June 5, 2003
The first hour of the picture is sublime.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 9, 2002
The material remains too trifling and ultimately ludricrous to justify the care that's gone into the production.
March 7, 2002
Artfully constructed and deliberately paced, making up for the many ludicrous twists and turns it takes.
Full Review | Original Score: short
February 28, 2002
Depp trudges through gamely, but I sensed that he knew how silly the whole movie was, and didn't really commit to it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 27, 2001
a solid, engrossing supernatural mystery-thriller that comes completely undone in the last five minutes
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 1, 2000
About as scary as a sock-puppet re-enactment of The Blair Witch Project, and not nearly as funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 1, 2000
Amusing, ultra - deadpan entertainment.
January 1, 2000
I kept hoping Polanski would take the plot by the neck and shake life into it, but no.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
You end up feeling duped for taking a two-hour-plus ride that dumps you in the middle of nowhere.
January 1, 2000
The key word here is 'whore,' not 'horror.' As in 'too bad Polanski's become one' ... and such an ineffective one, to boot.
January 1, 2000
Compulsively watchable.
Read More | Original Score: 6/10
January 1, 2000
Through it all, Depp keeps the film grounded.
January 1, 2000
Early on I thought I could almost smell the sharp must of the leather bindings ... but that scent was just the aroma of middle-brow, art-house Euro-rot, a whiff of decay and hauteur.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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