80

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
The carnival is loud, brash, brassy, sexy and sometimes tacky or silly, but always entertaining.
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Rob Marshall's flawed but frequently dazzling Nine is a hot-blooded musical fantasia full of song, dance, raging emotion and simmering sexuality.
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Despite following its stage inspiration and bringing structure to Fellini's "8 1/2" (the ultimate source material), Nine still suffers at times from a lack of narrative drive and it doesn't have the surreal, dreamlike quality of "8 1/2" to fall back upon.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
A spectacle where A-list talent strives mightily to elevate a C-plus effort.
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60

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
The magic simply isn't there.
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50

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
The movie is full of risible pontifications about the nature of art but falls well short of capturing the angst of creative frustration.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
The disappointments here are many, from a starry cast the film ill-uses to flat musical numbers that never fully integrate into the dramatic story. The only easy prediction is that Nine is not going to revive the slumbering musical-film genre.
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The numbers, while lively, remain cluttered and stage-bound. The women, however, are spirited and sexy.
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
We'd all like to live in an Italian movie. So says a character in Nine, and it's probably the best line in this musical misfire.
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
John Lennon once said, "There's a great woman behind every idiot." This time, I'm counting seven of them.
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49 out of 100
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