• Released
  • February 21, 1986
  • R , 1 hr 53 min
  • Drama
    Romance
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9 1/2 Weeks Synopsis
A SoHo art dealer (Kim Basinger) gets kinky with a stockbroker (Mickey Rourke).
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88

Boston Globe

This rather simple story, played with stunning conviction by Rourke and Basinger, achieves its apex through director Adrian Lyne's steamy...
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
A project of this sort depends crucially on the chemistry between its actors, and Kim Basinger and Mickey Rourke develop an erotic tension...
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63

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Jay Scott
There is something very wrong with the attempt of Nine 1/2 Weeks to excite the sensualists and appease the moralists at the same time. Most...
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60

Empire

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Erotic at times, certainly, but that's down to the appeal of it's stars and not the minimal clean lines vs. heavenly bodies approach of...
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60

Wall Street Journal

By Julie Salamon
The movie that remains is lovely to look at, but spiritless, a listless coquette. But then, 9 1/2 Weeks isn't about talk. It isn't about...
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50

TV Guide

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As so often happens in Hollywood, what is advertised as daring and provocative turns out to be glib, essentially tame, and largely...
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50

Chicago Reader

By Dave Kehr
Despite a monotonously fashionable mise-en-scene, Lyne generates some genuine erotic tension between his two stars; you believe in their...
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50

The New York Times

By Vincent Canby
In 9 1/2 Weeks, he has created a work that might well qualify as a truly nouveau film. Here is a movie in which actors impersonating...
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38

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Stack
Subliminally speaking, you may not like this movie because it goes so far. Or, you may not like it because it stops short. Or you may like...
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38

Chicago Tribune

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If an erotic portrayal of John and Elizabeth's sexual inclinations was all director Adrian Lyne had wanted to accomplish, he might have...
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Rated R