Nine (2009)

"Nine" is a vibrant and provocative musical that follows the life of world famous film director Guido Contini as he reaches a creative and personal crisis of epic proportion, while balancing the numerous women in his life… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: December 25, 2009
DVD Release Date: May 4, 2010
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Critic Score: 38% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: It has a game, great-looking cast, led by the always worthwhile Daniel Day-Lewis, but Rob Marshall's Nine is chaotic and curiously distant.

Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

Nine is, if not a grand work, terrifically tasty eye and ear candy. Two numbers -- from somewhat unexpected quarters -- are worth the price of admission alone.

J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

It's a movie about a musical about a movie about a man's inner life -- surely we can eliminate some of the middle men.

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Alissa Wilkinson
Paste Magazine

A painfully formulaic message, trite dialogue, and a strangely episodic narrative structure that renders the whole thing exhausting.

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Claudia Puig
USA Today

Nine should have been called 4¬ 1/2 because it doesn't come close to the work of the master who inspired it.

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Amy Nicholson
I.E. Weekly

Where Fellini dared us to race alongside his imagination, Marshall is thuddingly cautious.

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Elias Savada
Film Threat

It's an over-the-top, eye-popping musical that doesn't completely satisfy, especially compared to it's original source classic.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

The film suffers from the simple fact that its songs aren't memorable.

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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic

There's a lot of high-powered star wattage in Nine, but it never generates much heat.

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Dave Kehr
Film Comment Magazine

Largely, the numbers just sit on top of the dramatic action, adding little to our understanding of the characters and seldom contributing to the advancement of the story.

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Flixster Audience Score: 37% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
Glamour, beauty and half a dozen Oscar winners starring in a Broadway musical based on Fellini, so what could go wrong? Well, the movie is a total bore, pure… More
Mark Walker
Sometimes you need to weigh up your options. Either you go by the director (who happens to have made one of the worst and most overrated films ever with… More
Alice Shen
My first viewing was eccelente, but the second viewing felt a bit stagnant. I was really psyched by the trailer, but since I abhor both "8 1/2" and… More
Matthew Roe
A film with fiery passion, an amazing cast of top-talent actresses and the always impressive Daniel Day-Lewis, led by the creative director of… More
Kevin M. Williams
A famous Italian director (rhymes with Fellini) is stuck for ideas for his next expected blockbuster and along the way he's gotta figure out where his… More
Derek A
Painstakingly boring and dull. It was a chore just trying to keep my eyes open.