• Released
  • April 19, 2002
  • R , 1 hr 54 min
  • Suspense/Thriller
  • 10 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: A con artist enlists a colleague for an intricate scheme that can have a huge payoff.

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Critic Ratings

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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
As tricky and satisfying as any of David Mamet's airless cinematic shell games. Mamet's films are all plot and no atmosphere; this one has...
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88

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Clever, compelling, funny and unpredictable, and it has a lollapa-looza of an ending.
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88

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
Two suggestions as you watch it: Never take anything for granted, and keep your hand on your wallet as you leave the theater.
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88

Charlotte Observer

By Lawrence Toppman
Has more twists than the Pacific Coast Highway and more layers than a stack of silver-dollar pancakes. If you can wrap your mind around one...
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88

Boston Globe

Elaborately layered movie about schemes and more schemes that pile up faster than chips on a blackjack table. The other half is realizing,...
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88

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Bielinsky's movie builds like a poker game in which the players, having invested everything, cannot afford to fold.
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80

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Leaves you feeling tense and terrific. It's fun to be fooled.
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80

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
An accomplished and enjoyable Spanish-language debut feature by Fabían Bielinsky.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Edward Guthmann
Fast-paced and unerringly surprising.
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
If you want a brain puzzler that will ensure a lively conversation on the way home, Nine Queens is the real deal.
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Rated R | For Language