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The 9th Life of Louis Drax Reviews

October 10, 2016
The film promises a fabulous twist that never comes, and delivers instead some cutesy magical realist touches (lots of interior boy brain stuff) and a palpable lack of chemistry between Dornan and Gadon.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 2, 2016
A dopey psychological thriller that combines elements of "The Sixth Sense" with an overbearing sentimentality, "The 9th Life of Louis Drax" flat-lines from beginning to end.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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
What might be engrossing in Liz Jensen's source novel is oddly opaque in this screen mishmash, and much of what's meant to be tense or suspenseful is merely awkward.
September 2, 2016
The 9th Life of Louis Drax excels at grabbing you with a steady stream of provocative and ornate images. But to what end, I'm still not sure.
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
An intriguing but uneven thriller that doesn't fully establish the tone and style that would be needed for an audience to accept its supernatural plot.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 2, 2016
A muddled, boneheaded, laughable fantasy drama that stumbles from the gate and never finds its purpose.
Full Review | Original Score: D
September 2, 2016
Confusing narrative and tonal shifts suggest Aja is meant for horror only.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 2, 2016
For Aja, who has demonstrated an appetite for truly twisted material in the past, it all adds up to a disappointingly tame outing.
September 1, 2016
Watchable and even intriguing in its weird way.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 1, 2016
It's not clear whether "The 9th Life of Louis Drax" is deliberately inconsistent or merely an example of confused filmmaking. One thing is certain, however: It sure leaves an unpleasant aftertaste.
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
September 1, 2016
Is it a fantasy, Hitchcock-wannabe thriller or comedy? Director Alexandre Aja doesn't seem to have a steady grip on this one.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
September 1, 2016
This film's dark premise is drowned in whimsy and a forced childlike wonder.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
September 1, 2016
Everyone has a sort of listless affect, like they don't really want to be there and are doing the movie as a favor for a friend.
Full Review | Original Score: C
September 1, 2016
The picture is like an onion. There are layers here, and beneath them more layers.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 31, 2016
[A] ham-fisted, head-scratching mix of fantasy, potboiler and family drama ...