The 9th Life of Louis Drax Reviews

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September 2, 2016
A dopey psychological thriller that combines elements of "The Sixth Sense" with an overbearing sentimentality, "The 9th Life of Louis Drax" flat-lines from beginning to end.
September 2, 2016
Works as both a children's movie for adults and a grownup movie for kids, a rare balancing act most young-adult fare can't pull off.
September 2, 2016
What might be engrossing in Liz Jensen's source novel is oddly opaque in this screen mishmash, and much of what's meant to be tense or suspenseful is merely awkward.
September 2, 2016
The 9th Life of Louis Drax excels at grabbing you with a steady stream of provocative and ornate images. But to what end, I'm still not sure.
September 2, 2016
Either you'll be willing to go with some of its wilder visual conceits or you won't. (I was, for the most part.)
September 2, 2016
An intriguing but uneven thriller that doesn't fully establish the tone and style that would be needed for an audience to accept its supernatural plot.
November 1, 2018
There was potential for The 9th Life of Louis Drax to be something more than it is, but it just holds itself back in so many different ways.
August 30, 2018
The 9th Life of Louis Drax is a quirky and atmospheric film noir. It's a stylish and sinister head-scratcher that will keep you hooked until its epic conclusion.
August 28, 2018
A confused, misanthropic mess from start to finish, the gorgeous to look at and admittedly well performed adult fantasy The 9th Life of Louis Drax doesn't make a lick of emotional or logical sense.
December 21, 2017
Alexandre Aja's film has several flaws, but at least it's pleasantly odd.
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