91

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Using the droll, wise stories of Etgar Keret as her guide, Israeli filmmaker Tatia Rosenthal concocts an artful film that expresses deep thoughts, lightly.
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88

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
A wise, wistful study of hope and dread.
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75

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
Fans of deadpan comic fantasy writers like Douglas Adams and Kurt Vonnegut are likely to be intrigued by this lively little packet of weird -- then dive like a dolphin into Keret's loopy story volumes.
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75

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By Calvin Wilson
$9.99 may not be entirely successful from a dramatic perspective, and it certainly offers little enlightenment about the meaning of life. But the film is so intriguing in other ways that it's definitely worth a look.
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75

Boston Globe

By Janice Page
A movie that entertains and enlightens without being preachy - in fact, most of its beliefs are strenuously ambiguous; that’s a key part of the joke.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
It's an entertaining, depressing and ultimately hopeful movie about the times we live in.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
There is something undeniable hypnotic and bewitching about Tatia Rosenthal's $9.99, which if nothing else is a candidate for the most unusual film of 2008.
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70

L.A. Weekly

By Ella Taylor
The stop-motion animated puppets in Tatia Rosenthal’s beguiling first feature look like clay-mated slabs of glazed meat, at once unreal and hyper-real.
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70

The New York Times

By A.O. Scott
Though $9.99 manages to be quirky and enigmatic, it is in the end too self-conscious, too satisfied in its eccentricity, to achieve the full mysteriousness toward which it seems to aspire. It is odd, curious, intermittently intriguing but ultimately more interesting for its artifice than for its art.
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40

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
This often haunting stop-motion Claymation movie ultimately suffers from what bedevils many live-action movies culled from short stories: a herky-jerky plot.
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68 out of 100
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