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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: Screen Gems, Sony Pictures Entertainment

Ratings & Reviews

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  • There is a lot of shield-your-eyes ickiness in District 9, a lot of violence and gore. What there is not a lot of, however, is humanity - even in the film's depiction of the inhumanity humans are capable of. show more

  • There's a wonderfully sly, farcical verve to these early moments, but it dissipates when the script, with its strains of "E.T." and "The Fly," moves into high sci-fi gear. show more

  • This baby has the stuff to end the movie summer on a note of dazzle and distinction. show more

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