9 Songs
9 Songs (2005)

Matt, a young glaciologist, soars across the vast, silent, icebound immensities of the South Pole as he recalls his love affair with Lisa. They meet at a mobbed rock concert in a vast music hall -- London's Brixton Academy. They are in… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: November 5, 2005
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Critic Score: 24% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The unerotic sex scenes quickly become tedious to watch, and the lovers lack the personality necessary to make viewers care about them.

Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter

As satisfying viewing experiences go, the film comes up mighty short in terms of story, interesting characters and technical prowess, not to mention a 65-minute running time.

Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press

It is, at its (hard)core, a traditional sex movie with better music and naturalistic situations.

Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

It has the rough, penciled-in feel of a sketch, flurries of palpable physicality left along the path of a dissolving relationship

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

Nice folks, fun time, thanks for the peek (I guess), and so what?

Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

A pointless and pretentious cocktail of sex, rock 'n' roll and glaciology.

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Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

"9 Songs" is high-art pornography that doesn't neglect its compulsory gooey payoff scene.

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

Five decades after the rest of the world twigged to it, Michael Winterbottom has discovered a connection between sex and rock 'n' roll. Bully for him.

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Shaun Munro
What Culture

One cannot entirely condemn Winterbottom, because the film is not without its meritorious moments, yet at the same time, 9 Songs doesn't effectively traverse the line of glorified pornography, so much as it narrowly scrapes past it.

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Jean-François Vandeuren
Panorama

Une %u0153uvre pour le moins inhabituelle qui, sans être un exercice de style complètement futile, n'est toutefois pas un film que l'on pourrait qualifier d'essentiel.

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Flixster Audience Score: 32% Flixster User Reviews
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Cast: Margo Stilley, Kieran O'Brien, Huw Bunford, Cian Ciaran, Bobby Gillespie ... see more , Dandy Warhols , Alex Kapranos , Bob Hardy , Courtney… More
jay nixon
Incomprehensible pile of junk/porn. No point whatsoever. How the director convinced the actors to jeopardize their careers for this is a mystery.
Steve K
PORN?!! Well, sort of. This is a tale of a relatively short relationship that plays out against a backdrop of modern British music (the two leads attend… More
Tsubaki Sanjuro
Well, turns out that even sex is something that hipsters can turn into a very, very boring thing.
Lorenzo von Matterhorn
<i>"2 Lovers. 1 Year."</i> In London, England, love blooms between an American college student, named Lisa, and a British glaciologist,… More
Carlos Magalhães
Could have been more interesting if the characters were better developed and if the story were not so repetitive.