"...Ricardo Darin gives a seductively low-key performance....NINE QUEENS leaves you feeling tense and terrific..."
"...The movie combines Hitchcock's winking tongue-in-cheek vision of a paranoid universe where everyone may be part of an elaborate conspiracy with Mr. Mamet's obsession with the finer points of gamesmanship and con artistry..."
New York Times
"...A deliciously funny and fiendishly clever con-man comedy that begins on a note of ingenuity that it then sustains with the tension of a high-wire act..."
Los Angeles Times
"...It's propulsive enough to take you for a ride, but with a political undercut to give it ballast..."
"...Ingenious....Bielinsky delights in pulling the carpet from under the audience's feet..."
Sight and Sound
"...As one layer after another reveals a different reality beneath, we watch in bemused admiration..."
"...Splendid....NINE QUEENS is a caper movie with an implicit, despairing vision of Argentina, yet its ambience of authority works on pure edge-of-the-moment dramatic terms as well..."
"[A]n entertaining Spanish-language debut feature by Fabian Bielinsky....[With] a Mamet-like house of mirrors..."Wall Street Journal