Revolution #9
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There's an old joke that goes "Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean people aren't out to get you," and this independent thriller puts a new and frightening spin on that notion. Jackson (Michael Risley) has a good job with a computer firm and a solid relationship with his fiancée Kim (Adrienne Shelly), but that begins to change one day when Jackson notices things on his desk aren't where they're supposed to be. Jackson wonders if someone is playing tricks on him when he starts getting vaguely threatening messages in his e-mail, and he sees a television… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 76%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"So riddled with unanswered questions that it requires gargantuan leaps of faith just to watch it plod along."
‑ Ernest Hardy, L.A. Weekly
"A smart little indie."
‑ Megan Turner, New York Post
"... always remains movingly genuine."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Even through its flaws, Revolution #9 proves to be a compelling, interestingly told film."
‑ Par Parekh, Film Journal International
"Strong stuff, minus the upbeat sentimentality of last year's Oscar-winner. In that respect, it may be an even more important film."
‑ Marshall Fine, Journal News (Westchester, NY)
"A taut, intelligent psychological drama."
‑ Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
"If we sometimes need comforting fantasies about mental illness, we also need movies like Tim McCann's Revolution No. 9."
‑ A.O. Scott, New York Times
"You get the feeling that the filmmakers did their homework and that they're here to represent a harsh reality.""
‑ Eric Campos, Film Threat
"A strong and confident work which works so well for the first 89 minutes, but ends so horrendously confusing in the final two"
‑ Edward Havens,
"[T]he film is never sure to make a clear point - even if it seeks to rely on an ambiguous presentation."
‑ Jon Lap, Apollo Guide
"The characterizations and dialogue lack depth or complexity, with the ironic exception of Scooter."
‑ Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
"While the ideas about techno-saturation are far from novel, they're presented with a wry dark humor."
‑ Dennis Lim, Village Voice
"The intense and penetrating performances of Risley and Shelly focus on the human costs of a mental illness. But the film, while grounded in reality, seems to rush to an abrupt conclusion."
‑ Ed Scheid, Boxoffice Magazine
"There is a strong directorial stamp on every frame of this stylish film that is able to visualize schizophrenia but is still confident enough to step back and look at the sick character with a sane eye."
‑ Gil Jawetz,
"Appropriately cynical social commentary aside, #9 never quite ignites."
‑ MaryAnn Johanson, Flick Filosopher
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