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District 9

sci-fi & fantasy, thrillers


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.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    90%
  • Audience Score
    82%

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

  • Tomatometer®

    90%
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  • Audience

    82%

Top Critic Reviews

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

Audience Reviews

4 stars

A gory sci fi smorgasbord with an amazing message.

- jmanard52, Friday, December 25, 2009

4 stars

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

3 stars

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