In an article for The Talkhouse, the writer penned a review after watching the movie and stated that “Nine Lives” is “the most important movie opening on this or any other weekend.”
Barrett began by describing the plot and the beginning of the film: “There are more complicated elements to this, but I don’t want to spoil them because everyone reading this should see this film at least once,” he wrote.
As Barrett goes more in-depth, he explains that in all honesty, he enjoys the Kevin Spacey-starring flick.
“I really, really liked this movie,” he notes. “I know it sounds like I’m poking fun at it, but I’m pretty sure I’m not, because ‘Nine Lives’ is absolutely in on the joke. It knows that all of these talking animal movies, many of which I have seen, are completely insane, and leans into the insanity. The writers clearly took the film’s ridiculous premise and ran with it in various wonderfully clever directions. It’s relentlessly paced, thoroughly entertaining and actually very funny.”
Giving the film 19 stars out of 23, he concludes by writing, “‘Nine Lives’ is a good time at the movies. If I had children, I would take them to see it, and they would respect and admire me for having done so. Also the film features a cameo by Lil Bub.”
You can read his full review by clicking here.