The Ninth Gate - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Ninth Gate Reviews

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
July 10, 2011 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
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
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
Bob Grimm
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Scott Weinberg
May 13, 2007
Sometimes dry, sometimes wacky, but surprisingly compelling throughout.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5

Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
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-
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
June 5, 2003
The first hour of the picture is sublime.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4

Film Threat
December 8, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine
March 7, 2002
Artfully constructed and deliberately paced, making up for the many ludicrous twists and turns it takes.
Full Review | Original Score: short
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
October 30, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
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
Top Critic
Charles Taylor
January 1, 2000
Amusing, ultra - deadpan entertainment.
Top Critic
Peter Brunette
January 1, 2000
Compulsively watchable.
| Original Score: 6/10

E! Online
January 1, 2000
Through it all, Depp keeps the film grounded.
Gabriel Shanks
Mixed Reviews
January 1, 2000
A lengthy exposition, a meandering plot, and overattenuated dialogue. Warts and all, Polanski is back.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Harvey S. Karten
January 1, 2000
The Ninth Gate is for the most part an appropriately restrained, deftly acted and smartly stylized with a dynamite score by Wojciech Kilar.
Karen Hershenson
Contra Costa Times
January 1, 2000
The movie is so crisply done, with such class, that it keeps you engrossed.
Don Kaye
TNT's Rough Cut
January 1, 2000
Fairly enjoyable as an old-fashioned horror yarn.
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
January 1, 2000
For the most part the picture meshes spookiness and stylish humor to excellent effect.
Full Review | Original Score: B

Sight and Sound
June 18, 2012
Top Critic
Lisa Nesselson
June 17, 2008
Top Critic

Time Out
January 26, 2006
Philip Strick
Sight and Sound
December 2, 2002
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
Top Critic
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
August 15, 2002
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
August 2, 2002
Tim Cogshell
Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
December 10, 2001
Cynthia Fuchs
Philadelphia City Paper
October 8, 2001

Empire Magazine
July 3, 2001

Empire Magazine
January 1, 2000

Empire Magazine
January 1, 2000
Top Critic
J. Hoberman
Village Voice
January 1, 2000
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
January 1, 2000
Jon Popick
Planet Sick-Boy
January 1, 2000
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
January 1, 2000

Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
Top Critic
Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
January 1, 2000
Wesley Morris
San Francisco Examiner
January 1, 2000
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