Nine Lives
Nine Lives (2005)

Filmmaker Rodrigo García takes an unusual look into the lives of nine different women in this episodic drama. Each of the film's nine sequences has been staged as a single shot, using the Steadicam system to allow the camera to follow… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: October 14, 2005
DVD Release Date: February 14, 2006
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Critic Score: 75% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Nine Lives is bolstered by a strong cast and features many insightful glimpses into the lives of women.

David Germain
Associated Press

The stories are sketches, often without resolution, and while individual segments succeed admirably, taken together the portraits are a fitful match.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

Nine Lives is an elegant film of quick, tour-de-force acting turns, a simple actor's gesture that tells you more than four pages of dialogue, a movie that demands concentration but that rewards the viewer willing to pay attention.

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Fernando F. Croce

Nine Lives, zero truth

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Nathan Rabin
AV Club

If only every women's movie had Nine Lives' fire, intelligence, and conviction, they wouldn't have such a shaky reputation in the first place.

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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer

[Garcia] leaves you thinking deeply about these people. And leaves you wanting more.

Paul Byrnes
Sydney Morning Herald

Each woman has to turn herself inside out in continuous time. It has the demands of theatre and the intimacy of cinema.

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Eleanor Ringel Cater
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Some parts are stronger than others, but as a fleshed-out artistic vision, Nine Lives works remarkably well.

Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press

Composed of nine short films, each starring some of the best female actors working, though many of them aren't working enough.

Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile

Loss is the common thread that binds the women in these nine snapshots that involve us in their intricate lives. Some stories work beautifully, while others are dull and hardly capture our interest

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Flixster Audience Score: 67% Flixster User Reviews
jay nixon
Let's gather the best possible talent we can and then put them in the most aimless, depressing situations that have no resolution that we can. UGH! Would… More
Jennifer Xu
i'm a huge, huge fan of multiple storyline, vignette movies, and some of them have been executed really well - crash, paris je t'aime, amores perros… More
Saskia D.
The concept is not original at all, that's probably why it has such a low average. If you've seen Crash and Magnolia and you liked it, than I… More
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]Written and directed by Rodrigo Garcia, "Nine Lives" is a collection of nine short films that serve as snapshots into the lives… More
Leigh Ryan
Couldn't keep my attention very well. Although, like most movies filmed this way... I like to watch how the stories intertwine.
William Goss
The pieces come across as rather flat theatrical scenarios, more fit for a playhouse than a big screen.