Critic Review - New York Press

District 9 represents the sloppiest and dopiest pop cinema -- the kind that comes from a second-rate film culture.

August 12, 2009 Full Review Source: New York Press | Comments (578)
New York Press

Comments

David S.

David Steele

this guy cant get it up with out the excitement of giving obviously backward reviews

Aug 13 - 11:03 AM

Contactsport1

M Cryderman

Brilliant! His performance eval will read, "how much internet traffic did you drum up?" More than most government sex scandels... A Contract renewed.

At this moment, using comments on this site and his reviews host site, he's besting the pack in comments by site members by a 4 to 1 margin. That's everyone vs. him mind you (450 Armond the great vs 114 everyone else). He's got 34 pages on the New York Press site. Absolutely crazy-brilliant!

Aug 13 - 11:11 AM

Marco G.

Marco Gold

True story no jokin. Last night my brother told me that Dist.9 had one bad review. I asked him is it the black guy from NY. He responded suprised yes it is.

Aug 13 - 11:17 AM

scifimark

scifi mark

oh man that was a good laugh. Everyone needs to embrace the armond!!!!

A couple of points. It would be ok if he could actually write which he cant. Its like he just writes whatever pops in his head and then reaches for a thesaraus. Also ive never even seem him actually review a movie. He basically just insults people including his readers. Like the peter jackson is intellectually juvenile part. That is Armond 101.

Also by actually reading his review and going to their website is making the problem worse if you want to get him banned. Personally i can care less. He is a sad pathetic man who lacks the self confidence to write a real review because he is afraid he wont get enough hits

Aug 13 - 11:21 AM

Ted Laserdisc

Ted Chalfen

this really in all seriousness may have prevented this film from getting a 100. we'll see what happens but it might have.

Aug 13 - 11:44 AM

Heffe

Jeff Collins

Seriously... The Wrestler a bad review but Dance Flick a good review. Wow what a ***!

Aug 13 - 11:50 AM

The NewHampshire Database

Kirk McCarty

Jen is even dumber than Armond.

Aug 13 - 12:00 PM

scoville

Doug Redway

Jen, you're completely missing the point. I would agree with all of your points if they were actually responding to our complaints. But unfortunately, just like Armond's "review", these are all strawmen used to attack those of us who disagree. Your points do not address the main topic presented here.

Aug 13 - 12:02 PM

The NewHampshire Database

Kirk McCarty

Oh, and she basically said we're all idiots, and that RT is an internet traffic whore.

Great job, Jen.

Aug 13 - 12:02 PM

Michael S.

Michael Smithey

I respect and understand freedom of speech but this guy is a complete deuche. I'd kill myself if I was related to him.

Aug 13 - 12:05 PM

LogicalCooper

Luke Cooper

@ Jen Yamato

No, his job is to review movies. And he does that very poorly. Please, please stop defending him. And we're not disagreeing with his views on this movie alone--this one just pushed many of us over the edge.

I'm not leaving RT for Metacritic (it currently rates D-9 lower than here), and I really do love this site. It's just frustrating to hear you rationalize his obviously biased views.

P.S. Look for another rotten review coming from Michael Sragow.

Aug 13 - 12:06 PM

Tony 18

Michael Lis-Sette

"Regardless of your feelings about his opinions, if you think that Armond White is a bad writer, then it's because you are not an intelligent person. Dismissing his work as rambling or saying he beefs it up with a thesaurus is another way of saying "I'm not smart enough to understand what he's saying, and he should write dumber so idiots like me can understand it." There are any number of approaches that are valid in terms of reviewing films, be it formal prose, blog-style first person, or some hybrid of the two, but White is a thoughtful and articulate writer whose voice is distinctive and unique."

Jen, that is quite possibly one of the most elitist things I've ever read. Have you ever even stopped to consider there is no objective standard of good writing, and that the majority of people find White's style ineffective and dull? Your decleration that anyone who doesn't like it is "unintelligent" is simply WRONG.

Aug 13 - 12:09 PM

Diesel a.

Diesel armond

can the moderators of the site ban this ****ing ****** PLEASE

Aug 13 - 12:10 PM

RT-Ryan

RT-Ryan .

Everyone, the message that was left here under Jen's name was not written by her. We are in the process of pulling it down, so disregard its contents.

Aug 13 - 12:11 PM

Red M.

Red Mundus

I kind of figured that was the case. It seemed odd that an admin would try to stop a flamewar by dousing it with gasoline.

hope you get it worked out. :)

Aug 13 - 12:13 PM

Tony 18

Michael Lis-Sette

That is good to know.

Aug 13 - 12:14 PM

Buju

syed hussaini

You should take down White's review instead.

Aug 13 - 12:17 PM

Justin P.

Justin P

*** If in fact the words I responded to were not Jen's, I take my response back. You should address this as many people are angry at Jen for these words.

-JP-


Aug 13 - 10:02 PM

Diesel a.

Diesel armond

Aug 13 - 12:11 PM

Tony 18

Michael Lis-Sette

For God's sake, don't do that. It's simply wrong, and doesn't help anything.

Aug 13 - 12:13 PM

Diesel a.

Diesel armond

Aug 13 - 12:12 PM

Diesel a.

Diesel armond

Aug 13 - 12:13 PM

Needles K.

Needles Kane

Armond White is not a credible reviewer. This isn't about banning a guy who has different opinions. His reasons are not valid, just nonsensical. He's a racist moron with bad taste in movies, nothing more.

Aug 13 - 12:15 PM

Diesel a.

Diesel armond

Aug 13 - 12:17 PM

RT-Ryan

RT-Ryan .

Again: Everyone, the message that was left here under Jen's name was not written by her. We are in the process of pulling it down, so disregard its contents.

Aug 13 - 12:21 PM

Diesel a.

Diesel armond

take down this ******s review instead

Aug 13 - 12:22 PM

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