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The Nines Reviews

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Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
October 4, 2008
It defies categorisation, which I love, and defies logic, which is very European. But it's also clever, funny and compelling
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
September 30, 2008
An interesting, if high minded, concept film that is nothing without its performers.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page
August 27, 2008
The sort of movie that would probably appeal to Ryan Reynolds' detractors . . .
Robert Davis
Paste Magazine
June 8, 2008
August is on solid ground when he's riffing on Stephen King and celebrities, but he's stretching when he tries to be David Lynch, which would require a distinctly different kind of brain damage.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Brian Holcomb
CinemaBlend.com
April 16, 2008
August may be peddling some absurd New age "secret", but at least it allows him the benefit of stronger and more coherent storytelling.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
February 8, 2008
Em sua estréia como diretor de longas, August faz jus à inteligência de seu roteiro intrincado, criando uma história tensa e instigante que surpreende tanto como ficção quanto como reflexão metafísica/religiosa. Além disso, o elenco revela-se fortíssimo.
| Original Score: 4/5
Brian Juergens
AfterElton.com
January 22, 2008
When I read that Ryan Reynolds was playing not one, but three characters in this movie -- one of whom is gay -- my ticket pretty much bought itself. They had me at 'himbo'.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Brian Orndorf
DVDTalk.com
January 16, 2008
Overall, I responded to The Nines as a sly Cronenbergian chess game of the mind. As impenetrable as it becomes, it's easy to perceive that this is straight-from-the-heart work from August.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film
December 7, 2007
The plot tumbles so far down the rabbit hole it breaks its leg and plunges the audience into the dark.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Jamie Gillies
Apollo Guide
December 5, 2007
I have no clue whether this is the most religious film of the year, or the most blasphemous film of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: 54/100
Charlotte O'Sullivan
London Evening Standard
November 30, 2007
Let's avoid such extremes, and note merely that he's made a film that's funny ha-ha as well as funny peculiar; an exercise in navel-gazing that tickles all the senses.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Anthony Quinn
Independent (UK)
November 30, 2007
Definitely worth a look.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
November 30, 2007
It is beguilingly cuckoo, though as primitive visually as The Twilight Zone - it was shot in 22 days - and about as profound.
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph (UK)
November 30, 2007
There are plenty of surprises in this amusing Donnie Darko-ish metaphysical thriller, but watching Van Wilder and Blade: Trinity star Ryan Reynolds flex some previously hidden acting chops is the main one.
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
November 30, 2007
It is pretty familiar material in some ways, and not exactly unpretentious, but very watchable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
James Christopher
Times (UK)
November 30, 2007
The film puts a delightful spin on that profound and solipsistic idea that we are the godlike inventors, and moral arbitrators, of our own little worlds. A gem.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

Daily Mirror (UK)
November 30, 2007
An amusing journey through the nature of reality with a bit of Hinduism thrown in that sadly collapses into new-age nonsense towards the end.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 30, 2007
Overly gimmicky and ultimately frustrating it may be, but at its best The Nines feels like a triple-bill of 'Twilight Zone' episodes written by Charlie Kaufman - creepy, oddball and clever.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Anton Bitel
musicOMH.com
November 30, 2007
Sometimes a product's creative integrity requires that it not quite attain a ten - but when it comes to the cinema of big ideas, The Nines is as close to divine perfection as you are likely to get.
Neil Smith
BBC.com
November 29, 2007
With McCarthy and Davis also playing two further roles with suspiciously identical initials, The Nines toys with issues of identity, duality and alternate reality certain to appeal to anyone who's experimented with the virtual avatars of Second Life.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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