Nine Days

critic Reviews

, 88% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • A knockout feature directorial debut from Edson Oda, Nine Days is an ethereal and evocative film about the meaning of life - elevated by a phenomenal performance from Winston Duke.
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    Richard RoeperChicago Sun-Times
    The rewards are great for viewers who can go with the movie's bold concept.
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    Michael O'SullivanWashington Post
    Oda, making an auspicious feature debut, has devised a deliberately stagy - yet surprisingly effective - device to make his point: Life should not be taken for granted.
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    Tim CogshellFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    Pretentious and obnoxious.
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    Thelma AdamsAARP Movies for Grownups
    The acting is outstanding, with Benedict Wong, 51, Zazie Beetz and Tony Hale in strong support
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    Nell MinowMovie Mom
    Winston Duke and Zazie Beetz make the allegory real, human, and utterly compelling and their final scene will live in my heart always.
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    James BerardinelliReelViews
    Although interesting in many aspects, Nine Days is as often frustrating as it is compelling, and the denouement feels forced.
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    Dan BuffaKSDK News (St. Louis)
    This is easily Duke's best performance, and it's a slow-burn piece of work. A larger-than-life performer was handed the role of a lifetime.
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    Lisa TrifoneThird Coast Review
    Between Oda's sensitive directing and Duke's nuanced emoting, Nine Days ... wrangles some very large notions into something surprisingly relatable.
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    Carla HayCulture Mix
    If viewers are willing to tolerate the slow pacing of Nine Days and immerse themselves in this fascinating story, then they will be rewarded with seeing a movie that will inspire existential thoughts that go beyond the movie's 124 minutes.
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    Ruben Peralta RigaudCocalecas
    It's quiet and deliberate, but absolutely mesmerizing. [Full review in Spanish]
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