Revolution #9 - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Revolution #9 Reviews

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
February 12, 2003
... always remains movingly genuine.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Eric Campos
Film Threat
December 29, 2002
You get the feeling that the filmmakers did their homework and that they're here to represent a harsh reality."
| Original Score: 4/5
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Ernest Hardy
L.A. Weekly
December 13, 2002
So riddled with unanswered questions that it requires gargantuan leaps of faith just to watch it plod along.
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
December 13, 2002
A taut, intelligent psychological drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Ed Scheid
Boxoffice Magazine
December 6, 2002
The intense and penetrating performances of Risley and Shelly focus on the human costs of a mental illness. But the film, while grounded in reality, seems to rush to an abrupt conclusion.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Par Parekh
Film Journal International
December 3, 2002
Even through its flaws, Revolution #9 proves to be a compelling, interestingly told film.
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
November 19, 2002
The characterizations and dialogue lack depth or complexity, with the ironic exception of Scooter.
Edward Havens
November 19, 2002
A strong and confident work which works so well for the first 89 minutes, but ends so horrendously confusing in the final two
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Gil Jawetz
November 18, 2002
There is a strong directorial stamp on every frame of this stylish film that is able to visualize schizophrenia but is still confident enough to step back and look at the sick character with a sane eye.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Marshall Fine
Journal News (Westchester, NY)
November 18, 2002
Strong stuff, minus the upbeat sentimentality of last year's Oscar-winner. In that respect, it may be an even more important film.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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Megan Turner
New York Post
November 15, 2002
A smart little indie.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Jon Lap
Apollo Guide
November 15, 2002
[T]he film is never sure to make a clear point - even if it seeks to rely on an ambiguous presentation.
Full Review | Original Score: 74/100
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
November 14, 2002
Appropriately cynical social commentary aside, #9 never quite ignites.
Ken Fox
TV Guide
November 14, 2002
An atmospheric, serious-minded thriller.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
November 14, 2002
If we sometimes need comforting fantasies about mental illness, we also need movies like Tim McCann's Revolution No. 9.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Christopher Null
November 14, 2002
A muted freak-out
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Jeremiah Kipp
November 14, 2002
[T]he ideas of Revolution #9 are more compelling than the execution
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Donald J. Levit
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
November 13, 2002
Succeeds in portraying the dizzying descent into madness and, even more, the effect on loved ones, friends and associates.
Adam Nayman
November 13, 2002
A harrowing account of a psychological breakdown.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Dennis Lim
Village Voice
November 12, 2002
While the ideas about techno-saturation are far from novel, they're presented with a wry dark humor.
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