$9.99 Synopsis
Residents of a Sydney, Australia, apartment complex look for meaning in their lives.
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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...
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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...
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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....
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Rated R | For Brief Sexuality, Nudity and Language