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9

Animation Adventure Drama Fantasy


 

A post-apocalyptic nightmare in which all of humanity is threatened.

This gorgeously animated film is extraordinary in its detail. Definitely not for children, the imaginative premise is rich in symbolism and provides some exhilarating (and at times gruesome) action sequences. Unfortunately, the screenplay doesn't come close to matching the visual style, and it often labours and fails to engage on an emotional level. Though their character development may be flawed, there is still something oddly compelling about our numerical heroes. More style than substance, "9" falls quite a bit short of the perfect 10.

Andrew O'Dea

Wide Release 10th December 2009
79 mins