From producer Peter Jackson and director Neill Blomkamp comes a startlingly original science-fiction thriller where alien refugees, stranded on Earth, are exiled to a slum on the fringes of Johannesburg.
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Sci-fi stunner is smart but gory; way too violent for kids.
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Fresh: You don't feel bamboozled, fooled, or patronized by District 9, as you did by most of the summer blockbusters. You feel winded, shaken, and shamed.
- Anthony Lane, New Yorker, Monday, September 7, 2009
The first 10 minutes seemed laughably ridiculous. Endure the initial "wtf" and find action, imagination, and all the elements of an entertaining science-fiction classic, while its deeper notions touch segregation, racism and conflicts of power. Creatively intelligent.
- jagfire, Saturday, November 13, 2010
An original science fiction movie! A bunch of aliens are stranded on earth and forced to live in a slum in Johannesburg. An accident happens and a government agent starts to turn into an alien. Since the alien weapon technology is much better than earth's, a dustup occurs between the bad guys and our government agent hero half earthling/half alien.
- Redlats, Friday, November 5, 2010
Smart and Original.Thats exactly how a brainy action should be.Brilliant visual effect and cinematography.It has enough exciting action scenes and thats what we want to see in an action movie.Plot development is perfect.Creating Wikus character,portraying him with such funny accent,appearance and moustache as a hero in a hollywood movie was the most original characteristic of Blomkamp's movie
- Alireza64ir, Sunday, September 12, 2010