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Nine Queens

R Released Apr 19, 2002 1h 54m Mystery & Thriller Crime Drama List
92% Tomatometer 96 Reviews 94% Audience Score 10,000+ Ratings
"Nine Queens" is the story of two small-time swindlers, Juan (Gastón Pauls) and Marcos (Ricardo Darín), who team up after meeting in a convenience store and become involved in a half million-dollar deal. As the deceptions and duplicity mount, it becomes more and more difficult to figure out who is conning whom, and we begin to ask ourselves, "Who isn't a thief?" Read More Read Less
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Deliciously twist-filled, Nine Queens is a clever and satisfying crime caper.

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Matthew Turner Empire Magazine Terrific performances, snappy photography and a razor-sharp script combine to make this one of the most enjoyable films of the year. David Mamet, eat your heart out. Rated: 5/5 Mar 25, 2024 Full Review Marrit Ingman Austin Chronicle Rated: 3.5/5 Mar 10, 2003 Full Review Jeff Strickler Minneapolis Star Tribune A slick and thoroughly enjoyable con-artist movie. Rated: 3.5/4 Nov 6, 2002 Full Review Emiliano Basile EscribiendoCine Nine Queens marks a milestone in Argentine cinema. [Full review in Spanish] Rated: 10/10 Mar 4, 2024 Full Review Sean Axmaker Stream on Demand The cinema of scam is one of the hardest of genres to pull off and one of the most satisfying to watch when it works. This one does. Mar 2, 2018 Full Review John A. Nesbit Old School Reviews numerous twists and turns, but remains fun Rated: B Jan 14, 2013 Full Review Read all reviews

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Bruno L The South american film I like best. Argentina excels Brasil by far on movie making. An instant classic. Elegant, smart and Rita Pavone Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/20/24 Full Review Sebastyen D Même si j'ai vu la twist arriver à 100 milles à l'heure, c'est un très bon film. La fin est un peu tirée par les cheveux, mais sinon c'est très bon. Ce film a d'ailleurs été repris par les américains (of course) et en Inde. Écoute la version originale si tu parles espagnol ou si lire des sous-titres ne te dérange pas. Even though I saw the twist coming, it's a very good movie. The ending is a bit far-fetched, but otherwise it's very good. This movie has also been adapted by the US (of course) and in India. Listen to the original version if you speak Spanish, or if you don't mind reading subtitles. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/25/24 Full Review Pedro G Excelente película, una de las mejores cintas argentinas que vi. Esta es una historia de unos estafadores que van por las calles de Buenos Aires mostrándonos sus diversos trucos para sacar plata o para robar cosas, una trama bastante entretenida. Luego ya se cuenta la historia de las nueve reinas y como las quieren vender para sacar plata, lo cual vuelve a la historia mucho mas interesante y se hace entretenida de principio a fin. Las calles de Buenos Aires se ven hermosas, y hay planos muy lindos de la ciudad; una de las mejores escenas y mas icónicas es la de la persecución que se utilizo como poster de tan buena que es. El humor es algo a destacar también, tiene algunos diálogos geniales y muy graciosos que ya son memorables. Por otro lado, las actuaciones son brillantes, principalmente las de Ricardo Darín y Gastón Pauls, un dúo que se luce completamente frente a la cámara, dos actorazos del cine nacional. Una de las cosas que hay que destacar y sin contar mucho es el giro final que tiene la trama, lo que termina de cerrar esta maravillosa cinta con ese giro inesperado para muchos espectadores, el cual se les quedo marcado. En conclusión, una excelente película, con una trama sobre estafadores muy entretenida, con un giro final que te explota la cabeza y hace que no te olvides mas de la cinta. Muy recomendada. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 12/31/23 Full Review Michael O I absolutely loved the opening scene. I also loved a lot of the scenes along the way. The only thing that I did not like was the overarching plot. I really didn't think much of the overarching plot. Even so, some of the scenes were so good that I have to give this a 4.5 Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 08/30/23 Full Review Alexsander F Bom filme com plot twist. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 06/29/23 Full Review Robert C One of my all time favorite movies. (Little Gem) Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/04/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis "Nine Queens" is the story of two small-time swindlers, Juan (Gastón Pauls) and Marcos (Ricardo Darín), who team up after meeting in a convenience store and become involved in a half million-dollar deal. As the deceptions and duplicity mount, it becomes more and more difficult to figure out who is conning whom, and we begin to ask ourselves, "Who isn't a thief?"
Director
Fabián Bielinsky
Producer
Cecilia Bossi, Pablo Bossi
Screenwriter
Fabián Bielinsky
Distributor
Sony Pictures Classics
Production Co
Sony Pictures Classics
Rating
R (Language)
Genre
Mystery & Thriller, Crime, Drama
Original Language
Spanish
Release Date (Theaters)
Apr 19, 2002, Original
Release Date (Streaming)
Feb 27, 2018
Box Office (Gross USA)
$1.2M
Runtime
1h 54m
Sound Mix
Dolby Stereo, Dolby Digital, Dolby A, Dolby SR
Aspect Ratio
Flat (1.85:1)