The 9th Life of Louis Drax Reviews

October 10, 2016
The film promises a fabulous twist that never comes, and delivers instead some cutesy magical realist touches (lots of interior boy brain stuff) and a palpable lack of chemistry between Dornan and Gadon.
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.
September 2, 2016
A muddled, boneheaded, laughable fantasy drama that stumbles from the gate and never finds its purpose.
September 2, 2016
Confusing narrative and tonal shifts suggest Aja is meant for horror only.
September 2, 2016
For Aja, who has demonstrated an appetite for truly twisted material in the past, it all adds up to a disappointingly tame outing.