Nine

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  • Summary: 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 including his wife, his mistress, his film star muse, his confidant andNine 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 including his wife, his mistress, his film star muse, his confidant and costume designer, a young American fashion journalist, the whore from his youth and his mother. (The Weinstein Company) Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 33
  2. Negative: 6 out of 33
  1. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    80
    Sophisticated, sexy and stylishly decked out, Rob Marshall's disciplined, tightly focused film impresses and amuses.
  2. 75
    Rob Marshall's flawed but frequently dazzling Nine is a hot-blooded musical fantasia full of song, dance, raging emotion and simmering sexuality.
  3. A spectacle where A-list talent strives mightily to elevate a C-plus effort.
  4. Reviewed by: Richard Corliss
    50
    After a while, Nine plays like some Hollywood charity revue.
  5. 50
    A joyless trudge, particularly when compared to Fellini’s vibrant original?
  6. 50
    The movie is full of risible pontifications about the nature of art but falls well short of capturing the angst of creative frustration.
  7. 25
    It's a film within a film about a film within a film, and seems to lose layers of authenticity with each iteration, finally becoming a profoundly alienating experience.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 80
  2. Negative: 32 out of 80
  1. Dec 24, 2012
    10
    Rob Marshall proves here that he still having the talent that made Chicago a Best picture winning,it has strong performances from Daniel DayRob Marshall proves here that he still having the talent that made Chicago a Best picture winning,it has strong performances from Daniel Day Lewis and Marion Cotillard and dazzling musical sequences. Expand
  2. CJ
    Dec 22, 2009
    10
    Excellent film! A little chaotic, but so was 8 1/2.
  3. ari
    Jan 9, 2010
    8
    It's funny how people come on here and just give a movies bad grades wthout having watched them. One guy said the movie was 2.5 It's funny how people come on here and just give a movies bad grades wthout having watched them. One guy said the movie was 2.5 hours....guess he watched something else. This movie was definitely not a masterpiece, but the critics got this completely wrong...it was not as as bad as they made it out to be. It was just a good satisfying and entertaining time at the movies. The numbers were great, the acting was better, the story was a little thin and underdeveloped. Some say it was chaotic, it's meant to be that way...we're supposed to get a feel for Guido's frustration. Some characters were underdeveloped and thus seemed out of place, thats the writing...too much was cut out that should have stayed. In fact i wish the movie was 2.5 hours, maybe it would have been better. I'd still give it a 7, and i'll bump it up one because the acting was excellent! Judi Dench is completely underrated in this movie...she was great! Expand
  4. Sep 3, 2014
    4
    Rob Marshall is by far one of the finest directors in the musical genre. This time he's taken a lesser known musical and has attempted toRob Marshall is by far one of the finest directors in the musical genre. This time he's taken a lesser known musical and has attempted to raise it as high as 2002's Chicago. Unfortunately, other than some gifted music, it falls completely flat. Expand
  5. FilipeM
    Jan 13, 2010
    3
    Good performances, but it reminded me of Thurdays nights, because I was like completely LOST. =P
  6. FrankJ
    Jan 5, 2010
    1
    What was Rob Marshall thinking? Or Daniel Day Lewis for that matter? I walked out of the theater. Give me back my Fellini.
  7. BahHumbug
    Dec 19, 2009
    0
    Fellini is going to rise from his grave and kill those responsible for this steaming pile.

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