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39 Ratings: 2.7
2009 computer animated film directed by Shane Acker and produced by Tim Burton.

   9 is a 2009 computer-animated science fantasy thriller film directed by Shane Acker and produced by Tim Burton and Timur Bekmambetov. The film starsElijah Wood, John C. Reilly, Jennifer … see full wiki

Genre: Animation, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Release Date: September 9, 2009
MPAA Rating: PG-13
17 reviews about 9
review by . September 12, 2009
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         Based on the award-winning short film by Shane Acker, the CGI-animated full-length feature film “9” intends to expand on its myth and story. Acker himself takes the helm as director in this film co-produced by Tim Burton along with Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted). When I first saw the trailer for “9”, I was blown away. I tempered my expectations when I went into the theater and did watch the film with an open mind. The film is a visually …
review by . July 21, 2011
Essentially a feature-length expansion of the impressive short film that director Shane Acker created as a student project at UCLA, this CG cartoon is considerably better than its mild stateside reception might suggest. What it lacks in story and character development, 9 compensates for with an ingenious production design, extraordinary graphics and an endearing sincerity.      Set in a war-ravaged landscape devoid of organic life and inhabited by nine sentient, action figure-sized …
review by . March 29, 2011
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 9 is a post-apocalyptic film where the human race was entirely destroyed by stronger, and more intelligent machines that completely blew to pieces any army the world could come up with. But just before his death a scientist tries to keep the world going, so he creates nine rag dolls that come alive, and can talk. #1 (Christopher Plummer) is the obvious leader of the group, and knowing that they have no chance at defeating the great machine monters he insists on hiding until the one day that …
review by . November 06, 2009
I heard about "9" like most people did, sitting a dark movie theater waiting for my movie to play. And as I was waiting a quaint and dark little trailer started to roll it showed a bombed out city and as I watched I became more and more intrigued at the premise of the film and the dark, Gothic style it infused with the brilliant and breathtaking animation. But I didn't see it it until about a month later and now I'm regretting not having seen it while it was in theaters, Shane Acker and …
review by . September 15, 2009
Not sure whether this is about the world of the future, or the world of another dimension.  Could be either.  Human beings have been wiped out by evil machines.  The only life left are numbered "rag dolls", basically another form of machine.  9 comes to life, and meets the other "rag dolls", who cower in fear of the beast.  I don't want to give the entire plot away, but the rag dolls learn much that is human from the various difficulties that 9 causes …
review by . July 15, 2010
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As a Tim Burton fan, I had high hopes for this adaptation of the short "9."  The style of animation and character design was intriguing, the marketing was exciting, and there was a good cast of well-known actors. Sadly, there isn't enough material for me to consider this a successful film.  There seems to be a clear lack of dialogue in the script, which could have made for a more compelling plot, but instead we are left with many of the characters just staring …
review by . November 01, 2009
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With an award winning, Oscar nominated animator at its helm and the names of Tim Burton and Timur Bekmambetov attached, this movie was always going to have a lot of expectation surrounding it. Sadly, I felt it didn't quite live up to its potential. Although, that's not to say the film is a total letdown. Quite the opposite in fact. There's much to admire and enjoy here.      The design and animation work is extremely impressive; some of the best I've seen in any animated movie.  …
Quick Tip by . July 26, 2010
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A good allegory of the many facets of are humanity and how important they all are.
Quick Tip by . July 20, 2010
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It's a shame that 9 didn't get the hype it deserved for the way it makes you think. The short run-time might be a hint as to why.
Quick Tip by . July 18, 2010
This film is not well known in the animated world, but everyone should give it a try. Its dark and edgy and just keeps you up throughout the whole sequence.
Quick Tip by . July 10, 2010
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A film about puppets. Everyone has their own take on it, so watch it and get your own opinion.
Quick Tip by . June 04, 2010
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Quirky and unique, a new way to look at things, I was intrigued by this movie and like Tim Burton. The fact of war, being corrupted and wiping out humanity and a way to save some life make it a very interesting tale told through animation with the little "sewn" vodoo like dolls.
Quick Tip by . January 21, 2010
A surprisingly effective sci-fi film about rag dolls trying to survive in a post-apocalyptic world where machines try to steal their souls.
review by . October 09, 2009
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Pros: Beautifully filmed, lovable characters...     Cons: ...incredibly flimsy plot, not enough back story- oh, just read the review...     The Bottom Line: Stylish and full of action, 9 is a lot a like a well-thought out video game.  If you’re looking for an intelligent film, look elsewhere.     Spoiler Warning: This review reveals major details about the movie's plot    When I first saw the previews …
review by . September 12, 2009
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Call me crazy, but right away this movie seemed like something that belonged in the Wachowski Brother's The Animetrix. The dark, cerebral mood combined with the green aesthetics made me think of "The Matrix." That, and the post-apocalyptic, post-man-machine war story backdrop. Only in this case, the humans lose. That's where the story of 9 begins.      A synopsis of the story is difficult because the movie doesn't really give you much indication about where the story …
review by . September 09, 2009
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"9" is an astonishing technical achievement, and of that, I think we're all in agreement. Just looking at this film is an experience unto itself; production design, art direction, and visual effects work in harmony to create a bleak but beautiful post apocalyptic landscape of rubble and shadow. The character designs, a combination of burlap and biotechnology, are refreshingly original. As far as spectacle goes, "9" is mesmerizing, having the power to draw the audience's attention before engulfing …
review by . September 21, 2009
Title: 9    Director: Shane Acker    Staring: Elijah Wood, John C. Reilly, Jennifer Connelly, Christopher Plummer, Crispin Glover, Martin Landau, Fred Tatasciore    Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1    Studio: Focus Features    Genre(s): Action    Rated:         (For violence and scary images)   Buy From Amazon.com: Soundtrack / Soundtrack (MP3)         We’ve had a very good year for animation. …
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