Critic Review - PopMatters

In District 9, racism provides the white guy with a very special growth experience.

August 14, 2009 Full Review Source: PopMatters | Comments (31)


John F.

John Fissinger

Perfect name!!! Exactly what you did to your credibility.

Aug 16 - 07:33 AM

Rich C.

Rich Caporali

I honestly laughed when i saw this review.....Ms Fuchs, newsflash, EVERYONE is racist in some matter how much they think they arent.

Movies are about entertainment, they are supposed to be an escape from the real world......get off your high horse, pull the stick out of your ***, and try to enjoy a movie for what it is.

Aug 16 - 11:46 AM


Pam benton

The story line is very slow. The photography is poor. We walked out of the movie 15 minutes after it started. Others that went to see it had the same opinion. Way overrated.

Aug 16 - 04:55 PM

Ottawa Fred

Fred Maack

Agreed. White man is racist but at the end of the day the white middle-class patriarch saves the day again. Yawn.

Aug 31 - 01:45 AM

Angela M.

Angela Meyer

Well I am a white South African and very very proud of this movie ... pity the rest of the world still has to throw the racism card into the mix and just mess it all up !!! Shame on you Ms.Fuchs!!!

Sep 3 - 01:03 PM

Leisure M.

Leisure Muffin

The prejudice cast on the "Prawns" by the humans later reveals itself to be ignorant and unwarranted. Therefore the racism you saw was only because you wanted to see it. I thought the same thing in the beginning, but then had to reverse my thinking due to the fact that they filmmakers were purposely setting it up that way. Did you walk out halfway through or something? An "intellectually superior" person like you should have easily been able to decipher the satire. Or maybe I'm giving you too much credit.

Sep 30 - 07:48 AM


Mike Sullivan

Look this movie is absolute crap without needing some hippie to complain about race. This isn't a cleaver look into social issues. Get over it. It is Africa and it isn't going to change. Now movies like this need to be changed immediately or I fear that I will cut out my eyes and put salt in the holes.

Jan 12 - 11:54 AM

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