Nine Queens (Nueve reinas)
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Argentine filmmaker Fabian Bielinsky makes his directorial debut with this taut crime thriller about a stamp and con artists on the make. The film opens with low-rent hustler Juan (Gaston Pauls) trying to scam the workers in a convenience store when Marcos (Ricardo Darin) steps in to arrest him. In truth, Marcos is veteran con himself and the two split the money after fleeing the scene. Soon after, Marcos asks Juan to be his partner in a series of small-time jobs. When one of the men gets a message from his sister, the two head to the tony hotel where she works. There they try to pull off a… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 92%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A slick and thoroughly enjoyable con-artist movie."
‑ Jeff Strickler, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"Driven by a plot that's so tightly wound, we cannot look away for wanting to know what will happen next and who is double-crossing whom."
‑ Richard Nilsen, Arizona Republic
"numerous twists and turns, but remains fun"
‑ John A. Nesbit, Old School Reviews
"Bielinsky concocts a selection of tantalizing layers, from his Mamet-like dialogue to his chilly visuals."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Story and style both keep viewers on their toes."
‑ Alan Morrison, Empire Magazine
"One of the most clever, most enjoyable thrillers in years."
‑ Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune
"If Nine Queens draws you on a journey that eventually leads up a garden path toward your own suckerhood, it's all the more pleasurable for having done so with such slick expertise."
‑ Geoff Pevere, Toronto Star
"A delightful, charming, confidently made confidence flick."
‑ Jay Antani, Cinema Writer
"[Even after] the plot's spiralling, shimmering sleights of hand and its never-ending ruses and deceptions . . . the ending will still pull the rug out from under [you]."
‑ Brian Gibson, Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
"If you dig on David Mamet's mind tricks...rent this movie and enjoy!"
‑ JoBlo, JoBlo's Movie Emporium
"The laughs are dark, the puzzle steadily more engrossing and the surprises, just like Heist, are doozies, up to the finale."
‑ Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
"As an entertainment, the movie keeps you diverted and best of all, it lightens your wallet without leaving a sting."
‑ Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail
"An Argentinian, Mamet-like confidence-game movie."
‑ Jason Gorber, Film Scouts
"...by the time the end rolls around and the final twist has been revealed, it doesn't seem entirely plausible."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"A fascinating tale of deceit, deception, and things that may not be quite what they seem."
‑ Jean Lowerison, San Diego Metropolitan
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