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District 9

Rated R for bloody violence and pervasive language.

R In Theaters 08/14/2009 , 112min.
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Critic score based on 36 reviews

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August 10, 2013
I walked out and demanded my money back -like several other people. Worst movie I've ever seen.
February 25, 2013
Terrible. Completely overrated. Basically said humanity is incapable of empathy unless you become what you fear. No representation of an opposing opinion, makes every human being look shallow. \"If they were from another country, we'd understand. But they're from another planet, so no.\" Direct quote.
August 29, 2011
Terrible movie!
January 20, 2011
Wow! Where to start? A thinly veiled political statement: "20+ years after aparteid it just isn't working. No matter how we try they can't take care of themselves". Substitute indigenous peoples for the "Prawns" and there you have it. Another "I can't believe someone actually paid to make this" trash bin
November 25, 2010
As majority of movies describing homosexual are not ?homosexuality? but ?love?, majority of SF movies are not describing ?alien? or ?something unknown? but describing ?humans and the reality?. I believe ?District 9? is also one of the ?humans and the reality? movies

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Washington Post
A sci-fi-fueled indictment of man's inhumanity to man -- and the non-human -- District 9 is all horribly familiar, and transfixing. Full Review
A.O. Scott
The New York Times
In the best B-movie tradition, the filmmakers embed their ideas in an ingenious, propulsive and suspenseful genre entertainment, one that respects your intelligence even as it makes your eyes pop (and, once in a while, your stomach turn). Full Review
Amy Biancolli
San Francisco Chronicle
Every now and then, a film comes along that both defies and compels description. District 9 is one such movie: a science-fiction action vehicle so brilliantly and fully imagined that real life, when it resumes after the credits, arrives with a new sense of dread. Full Review
Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
District 9 is very smart sci-fi, but that's just the beginning; it's also a scathing social satire hidden inside a terrific action thriller teeming with gross aliens and regrettable inter-species conflict. And it's a blast. . . . Full Review
Claudia Puig
USA Today
With its clever faux documentary style, this is the most imaginative science-fiction movie to come along in years. Full Review
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