Box art for 9

9

anime & animation, sci-fi & fantasy


From filmmakers Tim Burton and Timur Bekmambetov comes this stunning epic about nine creations that find that if they band together, they might be able to change the course of history.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    56%
  • Audience Score
    55%

common sense

ON for kids age 12
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
0 out of 5
Language
0 out of 5
Positive messages
2 out of 5
Positive role models
3 out of 5
Sex
0 out of 5
Violence
4 out of 5
Consumerism
0 out of 5

Visually stunning but scary fantasy for older tweens and up.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that this dark, futuristic Tim Burton-produced fantasy may be animated, but it's not meant for younger kids. Violence and scary scenes are prevalent throughout the film, with the main characters frequently battling killer robotic machines -- which are merciless as they pursue (and, in several cases, kill) their ragdoll-like prey in frightening ways. The robots also make alarming noises and often pop up out of the blue. Dead human bodies are shown briefly, but there's no gore. On the up side, despite the movie's ominous tone and frequent peril and violence, there's no language, drinking, consumerism, or sexual content.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about the movie's violence and scary scenes. Is it any less scary because humans aren't involved, or is it still intense?
  • What is the movie saying about technology? Is technology portrayed negatively in other films?
  • Who do you think the movie's intended audience is? Do you think young kids will want to see it?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

  • Tomatometer®

    56%
    reviews counted: 4
    see all 9 reviews
  • Audience

    55%

Top Critic Reviews

Rotten: For all the Saturday-matinee heroics, the movie is dreary and monotonous, the vision junky in more ways than one.

- David Edelstein, New York Magazine, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Fresh: Gorgeously animated, beautifully executed and incredibly imaginative, Shane Acker's 9 manages to nonetheless feel a little bit like something you've seen before.

- Giles Hardie, smh.com.au, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Fresh: Looking like a rag-doll version of Terminator Salvation, the film boasts an arresting visual style.

- Jim Schembri, The Age (Australia), Thursday, June 24, 2010

Audience Reviews

3 stars

the forces of intolerance are at havoc yet again, and so a hero will rise. is it the guy who thinks if you hide then mr. bad man will go away? what about the guy who thinks more muscle is the answer? or the hottie who wants to face evil all by herself cause nobody's man enuff? like so many films nowadays, here's another visual eyeful, creative and stunning, but the story could use a little pep, yah? a nice one nonetheless.

- ApeneckFletcher, Sunday, September 2, 2012

3 stars

the forces of intolerance are at havoc yet again, and so a hero will rise. is it the guy who thinks if you hide then mr. bad man will go away? what about the guy who thinks more muscle is the answer? or the hottie who wants to face evil all by herself cause nobody's man enuff? like so many films nowadays, here's another visual eyeful, creative and stunning, but the story could use a little pep, yah? a nice one nonetheless.

- ApeneckFletcher, Sunday, September 2, 2012

0 star

Cold and lifeless (no pun intended), 9's worst offense isn't its mediocre visuals or underutilized cast - though it does have both - but rather, its flimsy plot that could easily have been crafted by a seven year old and its baffling lack of sophisticated dialogue or character development.

- fb791220692, Wednesday, August 8, 2012