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've seen alien invasion flicks before, and you've seen more than your share of summer blockbusters. But you've never seen anything quite like District 9.
- Adam Graham, Detroit News, Friday, August 14, 2009
Fresh: Every now and then, a film comes along that both defies and compels description.
- Amy Biancolli, San Francisco Chronicle, Friday, August 14, 2009
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