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The film opens like a gust of wind and rain pouring in through the windows, just that you guessed it it's not rain but blood.
'9' has a decent premise, nothing that has not been done before in movies like 'Session 9 (2001)', that actually succeeds to intrigue.
Yes, it's clichéd to the hilt, yes you can see the end coming from miles away; however by the time you reach there, so much is known to you about the characters that you don't seem to care; at least I (a B film crazy) wanted to know more.
It's just that the grunge editing sacrifices the narrative outcome although not to the extent of pushing you away. Rather, it does the exact opposite. By not giving you everything despite of spelling it out for you is a tale bender that keeps tugging at your coat when you're sad either that or it's my failure as a keen viewer. The former sounds much cooler.
Plus it has Michael Biehn as the detective, still giving off those glimpses of Corporal Hicks and Lieutenant Hiram Coffey (his career highs). Still the unemotional, cool cat from the 80's, Biehn happens to be a favourite.
Biehn, while offering jelly-beans to one of the characters: 'It's not the nicotine that I miss. It's for uh keeping my hands and mouth busy, you know.'
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