Review Roundup

Nine a Few Counts Short

The cast may be packed with award-winners, but reviews for Nine are far from glowing. The highly anticipated adaptation of the musical—produced by the Weinstein Company and directed by Chicago’s Rob Marshall—hits theaters this weekend. But critics are taking the film to task for being what the Village Voice calls “the celluloid equivalent of a 12-car pileup.” Other reviews were just as harsh on the film: USA Today called it “surprisingly vapid,” while The New York Times said that it suffered from “a fatal lack of inspiration,” and that it descends “into vulgar chaos.” The all-star cast, including Penelope Cruz and Kate Hudson, spend much of their time on-screen frolicking in lingerie, which the New York Post’s Lou Lumineck pointed out “more closely resembles a video catalog for Victoria’s Secret” than a movie.