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  • 75
    Peter Hartlaub San Francisco Chronicle

    It's an entertaining, depressing and ultimately hopeful movie about the times we live in. show more

  • 88
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    A wise, wistful study of hope and dread. show more

  • 40
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    This often haunting stop-motion Claymation movie ultimately suffers from what bedevils many live-action movies culled from short stories: a herky-jerky plot. show more

  • 70
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    There is something undeniable hypnotic and bewitching about Tatia Rosenthal's $9.99, which if nothing else is a candidate for the most unusual film of 2008. show more

  • 75
    Kyle Smith New York Post

    Fans of deadpan comic fantasy writers like Douglas Adams and Kurt Vonnegut are likely to be intrigued by this lively little packet of weird -- then dive like a dolphin into Keret's loopy story volumes. show more

  • 75
    Janice Page Boston Globe

    A movie that entertains and enlightens without being preachy - in fact, most of its beliefs are strenuously ambiguous; that’s a key part of the joke. show more

  • 75
    Calvin Wilson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

    $9.99 may not be entirely successful from a dramatic perspective, and it certainly offers little enlightenment about the meaning of life. But the film is so intriguing in other ways that it's definitely worth a look. show more

  • 91
    Lisa Schwarzbaum Entertainment Weekly

    Using the droll, wise stories of Etgar Keret as her guide, Israeli filmmaker Tatia Rosenthal concocts an artful film that expresses deep thoughts, lightly. show more

  • 70
    Ella Taylor L.A. Weekly

    The stop-motion animated puppets in Tatia Rosenthal’s beguiling first feature look like clay-mated slabs of glazed meat, at once unreal and hyper-real. show more

  • 70
    A.O. Scott The New York Times

    Though $9.99 manages to be quirky and enigmatic, it is in the end too self-conscious, too satisfied in its eccentricity, to achieve the full mysteriousness toward which it seems to aspire. It is odd, curious, intermittently intriguing but ultimately more interesting for its artifice than for its art. show more

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