75

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
It's an intricate, at times incoherent, but often funny and consistently fascinating trio of stories with the same actors in different but related roles.
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
John August directs it briskly, as a gossip-era "Twilight Zone" of image and reality.
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70

Film Threat

This movie is metaphysical fun, and while some elements are predictable, it’s an engaging mystery.
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70

Los Angeles Times

By Carina Chocano
Rather than come across as fantastic or dreamlike, the stories have a vivid, hyperreal quality to them.
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63

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
The payoff fizzles, but the buildup is intriguing until it topples under its own weight.
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63

Premiere

By Aaron Hillis
It's an overall heady conceit about image and invention, clever and fun with compelling lead performances -- especially Reynolds, who finally gets to show some chops in a career littered with Van Wilder–grade junk.
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60

Variety

By Dennis Harvey
The Nines arcs from witty Hollywood insiderdom to a climactic metaphysical leap that may leave many viewers nonplussed. Nonetheless, there's more than enough intelligence, intrigue and performance dazzle to make this an adventuresome gizmo for grownups.
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50

Salon.com

By Andrew O'Hehir
The movie never fails to be crisply written and cannily delivered, but it's way too steeped in TV-culture inside jokes for its own good, and August's attempts to suffuse the whole thing with ontological or theological meaning are ultimately pretty dumb.
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38

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
Wavers uncomfortably between satire and dime-store existentialism on the big screen. It's sort of as if Charlie Kaufman rewrote "The Fountain."
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30

Austin Chronicle

By Marc Savlov
The Nines is the feature-film-directing debut from screenwriter John August (Go, Big Fish), but it feels much more like some Bizarro World collaboration between Jean-Paul Sartre and Charlie Kaufman, and not in a good way, either.
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52 out of 100
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