$9.99
$9.99 (2008)

Have you ever wondered "What is the meaning of life? Why do we exist?" The answer to this vexing question is now within your reach. You'll find it in a small yet amazing booklet, which will explain, in easy to follow, simple… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: February 23, 2010
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Critic Score: 75% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Its storyline isn't as wondrous as its visuals, but $9.99 has a sophistication and handmade charm that sets it apart from the animated pack.

Eddie Cockrell
Variety

A deliberately coarse character style that's more Gumby than Gromit.

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Calvin Wilson
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

$9.99 may not be entirely successful from a dramatic perspective, and it certainly offers little enlightenment about the meaning of life. But the film is so intriguing in other ways that it's definitely worth a look.

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Katina Vangopoulos
Moviedex

After the smooth finish of Mary and Max earlier this year, $9.99 can't match up with its similar dark themes.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

A small gem of an animated film, $9.99 manages to be rich in whimsy and fantastical turns while still rooted in human ground.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

The conclusion is cheerful -- rather than strain for answers, we should just experience the joy of the moment -- but the road to that resolution is jarring.

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Simon Foster
sbs.com.au

There is so much to admire about the skill involved in the stop-motion craft, but all films, regardless of their devices, rise or fall on their story, which is abstract and unengaging in $9.99.

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Cary Darling
Dallas Morning News

It has been a good year for animation that pushes thematic and visual boundaries.

Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

Using the medium of Wallace and Gromit and Gumby, Israeli filmmaker Tatia Rosenthal turns her clay figures into real people in $9.99, a wise, wistful study of hope and dread.

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Betsy Sherman
Boston Phoenix

Director Tatia Rosenthal's inspiration was to populate the proceedings with animated 3-D figures; her cerebral, darkly funny film is a feat of stop-motion rumination.

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Flixster Audience Score: 55% Flixster User Reviews
Apeneck Fletcher
There's no answer in the title's advertised book (doh!) ... rather its allowing the joy inherent in any moment to have its say, as some characters… More
Walter M.
In "$9.99," Jim Peck has just had a horrible start to his day, first by not being able to hail a cab and then a disturbing encounter with a homeless… More
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Okay type.
Lesley N
Clay characters living in the same apartment block interact with each other. There's some unusual goings-on, especially between the repo man and his model… More
Greg S
The lives of the residents of a Sydney apartment---including a surly angel, three miniature surfer dudes looking for a constant party, and an aimless young man… More