The People's Review of The Ninth Gate
score = 80
comments = Eighty is a reasonable score for this entertaining film.
The negative reviews concerning the conclusion of The Ninth Gate are
misguided at best. The movie was thoroughly engaging and the ending
was both fitting and appropriate. I think Aquirre's comments were
the only ones that even remotely reflected a true understanding of this
movie. The finale brings some form of closure to the story without
having to force feed you the ultimate result of Depp's personal journey.
Thank god (no pun intended) for movies that allow one's imagination to
connect the dots. By the way, Emanuelle Seigner's beauty and accent
are easily worth two hours of viewing by themselves.
score = 100
haha Critics are pathetic, this is one of the most enthralling,
entertaining, suspenseful and intelligent movies i have in a long long
time. I just read one critics review and his excuse for it being bad is
because it's special effects were too good and it didn't correspond to his
old love of movies that had great stories but looked like crap. He said it
had a great story but because it looked so good he wont review the movie
well. Is there a movie that isnt completely foreign or nonsensical that
can receive an actual good review? Is it because Roman Polanski was
accused of pederphilia at one point that critics believe they must now
review his movies badly? I can't see any other reason. hahaha i was just
reading the peoples reviews. HAHAAH Holly, stupid people are so
amusing.'duh what did the ending mean?, i'm too stupid to figure it out so
i'll deem the movie bad' haha and the people who arn't entertained unless
they see lots of blatant empty and boring violence, blood and sex
such as Paul Branscum are just plain sad. Oh and Lisa T, u narrow minded
individual, keep your mind open, u don't have to agree with it but u could
atleast give it some thought
score = 70
Hmm.. The Ninth Gate Graet film, keeps you riverted to your seat and on
the edge at times. The suspence in the film is good to see, as until
recently not many films prefered to take the "Hitchcock" line,
more the blood and massive effects for cult movies.
The question every body seems to say is "What does the ending
mean?" I don't think we will ever know the real answer to that, I'm
still thinking about it.
It will be one of those nikling questions people will say to you down the
pub. "Did you see that Ninth Gate film, with Johhny Depp... What did
you think the ending meant?" Personaly I think the mysterious girl
was an Angel sent down to make sure the devil did not appear to reak Hell
on earth and was learning about human life at the same time. If you watch
the film it does work. On the train Johnny Depp asks her "are you a
student?" and she says "you could say that!!!!!!!
score = 70
comments = I give 70, rest boils down to the end of the movie. I enjoyed
my sunday though; the movie was so exiting that I supposed to see even
more exciting ending. Too bad. But still it is one of the best to see
score = 70
This film was interesting in the horror area, just comparing it to other
brainless gorey types. It was slow in a way and the music was strange and
too repetitive, but somehow the movie kept my attention. The ending was a
let down after waiting for this big finale, but i seem to think that a $38
mil film wouldnt make it to the screen if the director wasnt a genius of
some sort. The ending (i believe) was alot more intelectual and symbolic
then everyone first reacts to. I think the devil was the lady following
Depp and she wanted to impregnate herself with his manly devilness so that
when he died, she could have another devil on earth. She knew his future
and he was clueless and possessed by the whole Ninth Gate ideas and his
score = 70
I find it very strange that so many people complain about not getting the
end of the film. What did you expect, Corso to start chanting latin and
the devil to appear in all his infernal majesty and welcome him to hell?
The last two pieces of the puzzle were the ninth genuine engraving and
Corso's seduction by the demon-girl, especially this last one symbolizing
that the hero intentionally and consciously choses to enter hell, as
indeed he does at the end scene. The engravings describe an initiation
ritual, and the actual process that Corso goes through, from the murder of
his friend and his researches, to his being given the key for the entrance
way to hell. The puzzle is not intellectual, there is non an elaborate
pattern or incantation ritual to be discovered. The puzzle is
psychological and we follow Corso's trip from just being greedy and cynic
to becoming hell's disciple. As a film it is very disturbing: Polanski
tries to say something and not merely to provide beatiful pictures and
intrigues. Advice: watch it again.
score = 30
Long awaiting Roman Polanski's return to film making, I was once again
disapponted by one of Hollywood's great directors. Like the late
Kubrick, Scorcese, Woody Allen and Coppola, these once great artists have
been either putting out narcissistic pieces of trite, personal journeys as
a reflection of their own souls or just plain old schlock. Such was
the case here, as Polanski and company picked up their lavish pay checks
to produce a paint by numbers plot at the pace of constipation.
Johnny Depp's look in this film is interesting enough, yet he lacks the
matinee idol appeal to carry a movie by himself and has little if no help
from the over theatrics of the rest of the cast. The film is done in
a way as to the way films were made during the old days of film making,
where the dialogue was artificial and stilted, and the musical score drove
the plot to dramatic proportions. However, I believe audiences today
find this kind of film making silly in a world accustomed to a certain
amount of truth in their storytelling. Though the opening theme
sequence is original and inviting and the photogrophy and scenery worthy
in texture as to be a great film, there is little to hold your interest in
this convoluted mess about the devil. Hopefully, the next time Polanski
decides to make a picture, he will consider the story he's about to
execute and not merely the fat pay check.
score = 40
Dumb Ending.....Johnny Depp was good to look at. Bad, Bad, Movie.
score = 50
this film was very great I was on the edge of my seat it kept me wanting
more, the film has the potential to be a classic,but the ending was (how
shall i put it)DUMB. I guess it has meaning to those into the
occult, but I am not, so I wish they could have made the meaning more
plain for the 99% of the population not into devil worship on a daily
basis. I'd say see it then do what I am doing now going on-line to find
the meaning to some of the things I saw in the film.
score = 50
Great movie until the ending. Did Roman Polanski run out of ideas?
what did the last 10 minutes have to do with the rest of the movie???
He should go back a nd buy an ending.
score = 100
I LOVED this movie. Maybe you need to be a bit of a Satan worshipper to
appreciate the authentic language and actions .......and of course I L>OVE
score = None
Oh that movie sucked! I haven't seen such a bad movie in a long
time. What were they thinking?!
score = 100
The "Ninth Gate" is an incredible movie! It is a brilliant and
intelligent piece. "A must see!!!" Director of the movie, Roman
Polanski, appears to be in a good intellectual shape (something that most
of our directors lack) giving us something different that we usually
get from "our" movies. Ninth Gate is no thriller,no horror (too
bad for those who cannot see the difference) It made me laugh, it made me
be involved in the movie, it made me listen to incredibly beautiful music
by Wojciech Kilar, it made me see beautiful european landscapes, and it
made me think. Once again, Polanski, is the most talented director ever.
score = 10
Oh my god.I wasted three hours of my life in this stupid story about a
book guy!?It's the worse idea of a movie ever.Could of went any
slower.They introduce new characters all wrong and the very end is so bad
that i feel that i was cheated out of something.Give me a break.If you
liked this movie, tell me one part that was exciting or interesting.
score = 60
I thoought the movie itself was veery good. I was intriged the whole time.
The only problem was the ending. My three friends and I where disapointed
with the ending because none of us got it. I got that she told him the
last page was a fake and that he got the original from the old store. Then
he looked at it and the girl was sitting on the monster and there was a
light coming from the back of the castle. Then he just went in. If
somebody could tell me what happened at the end I would appreciate it soo
much. I hate it when I'm left with a doubt. Thank you. yvonne tapia
score = 60
I loved the movie throughout as I was sitting on the edge of my seat
enthralled by the puzzle and the mystery slowly unfolding like the petals
of a rose. However, the fragrance, like the ending of this movie was not
so sweet. I was creeped out, but I did not understand the ending at all. I
was totally let down. The ending made absolutely no sense. The rest of the
movie was interesting and the cinematography was incredible (wonderful use
of colors and imagery). But Then ending was really terrible and overly
obtuse! This is definitely a case where the direcxtor should have given
his audience a little more explanation. I think I am not the only one who
left scratching her head!
score = 70
Not EVIL enough. No one seemed to like the end or get it and Im not sure i
did as well. I guess he turned evil and got the power of the dark side or
something. The ending makes u think and kinda d-side for yourself what it
was about and most people are not willing to do that but I liked it
because im so sick of the perfect hap-e ending in every damn movie.
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