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2.9
1,358 Ratings

9

Directed by Shane Acker
United States, 2009
Animation, Action, Adventure

Synopsis

When 9 (voice of Elijah Wood) first comes to life, he finds himself in a post-apocalyptic world where all humans are gone, and he discovers a small community of others like him taking refuge from fearsome machines that roam the earth intent on their extinction.

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9 Directed by Shane Acker

What are people saying?

  • Mugino's rating of the film 9

    It falls a little short in the end. Still, it's something of a feat to transform creepy-looking burlap dolls into endearing characters. I remember hearing about the complaints that the film was too dark and frightening for children, but what's wrong with making animation for an older audience?

  • anarresti's rating of the film 9

    Interesting visual atmosphere created by the animations, color schemes and art. Clearly a post-Matrix piece, like WALL-E, set in a time where machines have succeded wiping humans out or humans have succeded destroing their chances of surviving on Earth. And, like with WALL-E, it's machines (in WALL-E, a little hard-working robot, in 9 little clockwork operated rag-doll creatures) that carry what's left of humanity.

  • mjgildea's rating of the film 9

    9 is nothing you're going to flip over but the animation is spectacular. The story is like a big train wreck that went down between The Matrix trilogy and The Lord of the Rings. Some of the voice casting was a little off (namely Elijah Wood) but its a nice quick, dark watch.

  • Christopher R. Smith's rating of the film 9

    Shane Acker's animated fantasy is flawed, but still pretty entertaining. A fascinating and ingeniously designed world, visually dynamic with some rousing action scenes - but the plot actually moved too quickly at times, and many of the emotions were overly simplistic (leading to some very stilted dialogue). It may not go down as a classic of animation, but it's good to see something new and original.

  • Tyler Aikens's rating of the film 9

    Mediocre story, but the animation and character designs (especially of the baddies) were exceptional!

  • Luke Spence's rating of the film 9

    Could have done a better job portraying each character as a piece of the inventors mind (or soul). I think the concept would have worked better if each character was given less dimension and instead adhered to a single character trait. Side note: I hate Elijah Woods whiny voice!

  • Kelvin Thompson's rating of the film 9

    Aesthetically pretty in it own right, but features a pretty mediocre script. The story seems to boast the idea that gumption and idealism are necessary not just to survive, but to exceed. Yet the movie's supported ideals are essentially what kickstart the conflict in the first place, because of which most of the main characters die. So, yeah; sports a bit of a thematic blindspot.

  • the_mentaculus's rating of the film 9

    A movie for 13 year old philosophers, regressed Marxist sociologists, or Taoist paranoid schizophrenics. The story's simplicity of narrative and character was refreshing, as was its brutally frank depiction of death. But it felt like it was far too broad for what was clearly going to be a niche story with a small audience - and ultimately the film pleases no one.