The 9th Life of Louis Drax

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Louis Drax is a boy like no other. He is brilliant and strange, and every year something violent seems to happen to him. On his ninth birthday, Louis goes on a picnic with his parents and falls off a cliff. The details are shrouded in mystery. Louis's mother is shell-shocked; his father has vanished. And after some confusion Louis himself is miraculously alive but deep in a coma. In order to reveal the strange circumstances surrounding the young boy's accident - Dr. Allan Pascal (Jamie Dornan) is drawn into a thrilling mystery, testing the boundaries of fantasy and reality.

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With its clever structure and pacing, its range of emotional notes, and its remarkable use of magic realism, The 9th Life of Louis Drax makes for an absorbing and memorable myst...
61d ago
In “The 9th Life of Louis Drax,” what we see is not necessarily what we can believe.
61d ago
C+/A+
The whole is constantly tinted this way, its twists and turns shown with an air of artifice that would play brilliantly with a younger audience.
61d ago
66/100
“Louis Drax” is a curious melding of sensibilities, as eager to show off its mysteries as it is to neatly resolve them. It’s a pleasant enough reverie, but one from which you wo...
61d ago
C/A+
The 9th Life Of Louis Drax is a pitch-black psychological drama disguised as a romantic melodrama and shot like a family-friendly fantasy film.
61d ago
“The 9th Life of Louis Drax” is a twisty, Hitchcockian thriller mixed with trippy moments of magical realism.
61d ago
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