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The 9th Life of Louis Drax Reviews

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August 30, 2018
The 9th Life of Louis Drax is a quirky and atmospheric film noir. It's a stylish and sinister head-scratcher that will keep you hooked until its epic conclusion.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 13, 2017
Amazing 9-year-old with 9 lives and counting.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
September 8, 2016
It's definitely in a class of its own and one of the more unique kids' stories out right now.
September 8, 2016
The 9th Life of Louis Drax's flowers from its drama into a paranoid fantasy masterpiece that's as equally enthralling as it is magical.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
September 7, 2016
Unusual in that it is a five-hander, it has some very good performances; Paul feels very solid, Gadon is subtle but strong, and young Longworth does a good role justice. It's an unusual but accessible film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 7, 2016
The deceptively simple beginning gives way to a powerhouse plot and horrendous ending.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
September 4, 2016
[An] odd, intriguing film ...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 3, 2016
It may start off exceptionally well, but by the end has become a bore.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.9/10
September 2, 2016
Works as both a children's movie for adults and a grownup movie for kids, a rare balancing act most young-adult fare can't pull off.
September 2, 2016
A satisfactory mystery thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 2, 2016
Part of the successful detour around the plot potholes is the moody location. Shot in Vancouver, the film is steeped in gray tones that play well to the film's moral ambiguity...dark, heavy and basted in autumnal palettes that scream "Fall!"
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 2, 2016
Aja, while not at the height of his powers, still does a marvelous job, managing to keep the melodramatic nature of the scenario from overwhelming things.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 2, 2016
The 9th Life of Louis Drax's flowers from its drama into a paranoid fantasy masterpiece that's as equally enthralling as it is magical.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
September 2, 2016
It's hard to describe it as a success, but this is a laudable attempt at something unusual. We recommend approaching with caution, but hope that this beautifully made oddity finds its admirers.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 2, 2016
While the film is rather mannered, it's also sleek and visually engulfing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
September 2, 2016
Either you'll be willing to go with some of its wilder visual conceits or you won't. (I was, for the most part.)
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 2, 2016
It's a good film that might have been great by embracing its inherent terror.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
September 2, 2016
There is lots to take on board before the sinister, slightly surreal whodunnit narrative really gets going and then it's delivered with hallucinatory intensity by director and horror specialist Alexandre Aja.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 1, 2016
Watchable and even intriguing in its weird way.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 1, 2016
The shift in tone is expertly managed by Aja, who brings it on with such subtlety that we're stunned to realize we've entered a profoundly unsettling mystery that grapples with taboo themes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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