Revolution #9
Revolution #9 (2001)

There's an old joke that goes "Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean people aren't out to get you," and this independent thriller puts a new and frightening spin on that notion. Jackson (Michael Risley) has a… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: April 22, 2001
DVD Release Date: October 7, 2003
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Critic Score: 75% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

A taut, intelligent psychological drama.

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A.O. Scott
New York Times

If we sometimes need comforting fantasies about mental illness, we also need movies like Tim McCann's Revolution No. 9.

Eric Campos
Film Threat

You get the feeling that the filmmakers did their homework and that they're here to represent a harsh reality."

Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

The characterizations and dialogue lack depth or complexity, with the ironic exception of Scooter.

Adam Nayman

A harrowing account of a psychological breakdown.

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Ernest Hardy
L.A. Weekly

So riddled with unanswered questions that it requires gargantuan leaps of faith just to watch it plod along.

Megan Turner
New York Post

A smart little indie.

Dennis Lim
Village Voice

While the ideas about techno-saturation are far from novel, they're presented with a wry dark humor.

Ed Scheid
Boxoffice Magazine

The intense and penetrating performances of Risley and Shelly focus on the human costs of a mental illness. But the film, while grounded in reality, seems to rush to an abrupt conclusion.

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Flixster Audience Score: 56% Flixster User Reviews
Adam Mahler
better than A Beautiful Mind; depressing but cares about the characters, McCann's great handheld work
Erin Collins
This movie was very confusing, and the ending left me asking, "WTF?" It was interesting though, the parts I did understand anyway.