• 9 (2009)

9

Release Date: September 9th, 2009

DVD Release Date: December 29th, 2009

PG-13 |1 hr 19 min

Plot Summary

When 9 (Elijah Wood) springs to life, it finds itself in a post-apocalyptic world where humans no longer exist, and the only signs of life are sentient rag dolls like itself and the machines that hunt them. Though it is the youngest of the group, 9 convinces comrades that the only way to survive against the machines is to stop hiding, go on the offensive, and find out why the machines want to destroy them. As 9 and the group learn, civilization hinges on their success or failure.

Cast: Elijah Wood, Christopher Plummer, Martin Landau, John C. Reilly, Jennifer Connelly, Crispin Glover, Fred Tatasciore, Tom Kane

Director: Shane Acker

Genres: Fantasy , Animated , Adventure , War , Science fiction

Production Co: Tim Burton Animation Co., Timur Bekmambetov, Jim Lemley

Keywords: Dark, Rivalry, Rise, Friendship, Survival, Friend

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Wesley MorrisBoston Globe

    Any optimism in 9, which is bound to try the fortitude of meeker children, feels hard-won. It actually ends in a bittersweet mystery. show more

  • 50
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    9 never adds up to much. It's a dark adult film that gives itself over to the chases and frights of a kiddie movie. show more

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    The best reason to see it is simply because of the creativity of its visuals. They're entrancing. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

Awards

Nominated Short Film (Animated)