Faith and Family film review: 9 (Rated p-13)
Catholic Office of Film and Broadcasting
9 — Artistically accomplished but intellectually problematic animated fantasy in which the doll-like titular creature (voice of Elijah Wood) leads a band of similar beings (voiced by, among others, Christopher Plummer, Martin Landau, John C. Reilly and Jennifer Connelly) — each also identified by a number — as they battle giant mechanical monsters amid the ruins of a post-apocalyptic world. Director Shane Acker’s feature debut, an expansion of his 2004 short of the same title, implicitly contrasts a naysaying version of religious faith with enlightening science, a false dichotomy that, despite some eventual modifications, requires mature deliberation by spiritually well-grounded viewers. Complex religious themes, moderate action violence and frequent menace. L — limited adult audience, films whose problematic content many adults would find troubling. (PG-13) 2009. Full Review
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