• Released
  • August 5, 2004
  • 1 hr 37 min
  • Drama
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The Ninth Day Synopsis
A Gestapo officer (August Diehl) gives a furloughed priest (Ulrich Matthes) an assignment.
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Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
This is moviemaking on the highest dramatic, psychological, and moral plane.
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83

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

By Bill White
The dark, rotting interiors and sunless winter skies create a festering atmosphere of unexpiated guilt as Kremer ponders the question of...
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80

The A.V. Club

By Keith Phipps
It's important for the film to establish the concentration camp as a hell on earth from the start, but Schlöndorff has more in mind than...
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80

L.A. Weekly

By Ella Taylor
A morally complex and emotionally satisfying drama about the vagaries of Catholic response to the Third Reich.
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75

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
It doesn't measure up to Schlondorff's 1979 Oscar winner, "The Tin Drum," but it's compelling nevertheless.
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63

Miami Herald

By Marta Barber
The Ninth Day is far from perfect, but is still thought-provoking and intriguing, a film that can begin its own kind of debate.
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60

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
A grim meditation on faith and betrayal that focuses on a relatively obscure corner of Holocaust history: the fate of the Catholic clergy...
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
The film is thought-provoking but not terribly involving.
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50

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Earnest but ambling drama.
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50

Chicago Tribune

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Though The Ninth Day longs for a grander scope, it never lifts much beyond Kremer's personal dilemma.
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