• District 9 (2009)

District 9

Release Date: August 14th, 2009

DVD Release Date: December 22nd, 2009

R |1 hr 51 min

Plot Summary

Thirty years ago, aliens arrive on Earth -- not to conquer or give aid, but -- to find refuge from their dying planet. Separated from humans in a South African area called District 9, the aliens are managed by Multi-National United, which is unconcerned with the aliens' welfare but will do anything to master their advanced technology. When a company field agent (Sharlto Copley) contracts a mysterious virus that begins to alter his DNA, there is only one place he can hide: District 9.

Cast: Sharlto Copley, Jason Cope, David James, Vanessa Haywood, Mandla Gaduka, Kenneth Nkosi, Eugene Khumbanyiwa, Louis Minnaar

Director: Neill Blomkamp

Genres: Science Fiction

Production Co: WingNut Films

Distributors: Sony Pictures Entertainment, Screen Gems

Keywords: 1980s, Quest, Love interest, 2000s, Escape, Hospital, Creative

Ratings & Reviews

  • 90
    NPR

    Grabs you by the eyeballs from the very first frame. show more

  • 100
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    No true fan of science fiction -- or, for that matter, cinema -- can help but thrill to the action, high stakes and suspense built around a very original chase movie. show more

  • 100
    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. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

Similar Movies

The Day the Earth Stood Still
The Day the Earth Stood Still

When a UFO lands in Washington, D.C., bearing a message for Earth's leaders, all of humanity stands still. Klaatu (Michael Rennie) has come on behalf of alien life who have been watching Cold War-era...

Stream Online
Independence Day
Independence Day

In the epic adventure film "Independence Day," strange phenomena surface around the globe. The skies ignite. Terror races through the world's major cities. As these extraordinary events unfold, it bec...

Stream Online

Awards

Nominated Director
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2010)
Nominated Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
Nominated Sound
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2010)
Nominated Visual Effects
Nominated Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Nominated Film Editing
Nominated Editing
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2010)
Nominated Production Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2010)
Nominated Special Visual Effects
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2010)
Nominated Best Picture
Nominated Cinematography
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2010)
Nominated Adapted Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2010)