Revolution #9

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  • Summary: Inspired by the life and death of his girlfriend's schizophrenic brother, writer/director Tim McCann's second feature film is an unflinching and riveting depiction of a young man's descent into a schizophrenic madness.
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Just about everyone in this sharp, passionate feature is chillingly good.
  2. An unadorned, unsparing chronicle of a young man's descent into a nightmare of delusion, paranoia and self-destructive behavior.
  3. Revolution #9, which is absorbing and terse, has some subtle, welcome comic relief from Spalding Gray.
  4. Reviewed by: Scott Foundas
    Looks with fresh eyes at a new millennium in which, seemingly, the entire world is bought and sold in neatly wrapped packages engineered for mass consumption.
  5. 63
    McCann weaves in a somewhat toothless condemnation of a bureaucracy that forsakes the mentally ill, but Revolution # 9 works better as an inside look at one person's slide into madness -- and, more particularly, the impact of that on his loved ones.
  6. McCann's point of view overwhelms the human elements of his story, but this is, nonetheless, a riveting piece of filmmaking.
  7. 40
    So riddled with unanswered questions that it requires gargantuan leaps of faith just to watch it plod along, while McCann's overly broad strokes miss crucial details as he tries to mount an attack on both the power of the media and an indifferent medical profession.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2