The Nines
The Nines (2007)

Writer/director John August ponders the metaphysical aspects of life and art in an episodic allegory that follows three artists as they embark on a soul searching journey of fate versus free will. When a troubled actor is placed under house… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 29, 2008
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Critic Score: 64% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Though The Nines doesn't solidify as well as writer/director John August would hope for, Ryan Reynolds's strong performance makes each of the film's intriguing segments worth watching.

David Jenkins
Time Out

This overreaching, Lynch-lite comic drama is the mediocre directorial debut of screenwriter John August ('Charlie's Angels', 'Big Fish') and, if nothing else, demonstrates why some writers should stick to their laptops.

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Jack Mathews
New York Daily News

The dialogue snaps, crackles and pops. And confusing as they may be, the stories are never boring.

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Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile

It defies categorisation, which I love, and defies logic, which is very European. But it's also clever, funny and compelling

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Gene Seymour
Newsday

The cosmic "resolution" that ties the stories together proves less interesting than the stories themselves.

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Carina Chocano
Los Angeles Times

Bright and vicious, desperate and cruel, the characters of the first two stories pop with a kind of nihilistic joie de vivre that makes you want to hug them and kill them at once.

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Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight

An interesting, if high minded, concept film that is nothing without its performers.

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

The Nines, which in real life began as a TV project, wavers uncomfortably between satire and dime-store existentialism on the big screen.

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Christy Lemire
Associated Press

Confusing? Yes, and intentionally so. But it's never boring.

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James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page

The sort of movie that would probably appeal to Ryan Reynolds' detractors . . .

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Flixster Audience Score: 62% Flixster User Reviews
Manu Gino
Y9u never kn9w when y9ur number is up. Good movie. Very different from what I have seen before, this movie really has its own originality though its flaws… More
Greg S
Three separate plot strands---about a self-destructive actor under house arrest, a writer trying to get his series past the pilot stage while being filmed by a… More
Melvin White
Susan: Do you feel like a man? Because I'll tell you a little secret - you're not.  "Y9u never kn9w when y9ur number is up." The Nines is… More
Thomas Johnston
I really LOVE the concept of this movie, but everything is clear. I will watch it again to maybe understand better, but from what I do understand, very… More
Coxxie Mild Sauce
Melissa McCarthy is one of the most adorable fat chicks ive seen in a while. Hope Davis will still be beautiful when the apocalypse comes. Ryan Reynolds finally… More
familiar stranger
Cool idea that doesn't get transformed into a cool movie.

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