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District 9 Reviews

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Tom Charity
CNN.com
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It's a brashly confident debut, full of sharp, inventive detail (the prawns are crazy for cat food) and rooted in a couple of Big Ideas. Well worth the time, if not all of it.

Full Review Source: CNN.com

August 25, 2014
Margot Harrison
Seven Days

For a movie rife with violence and disturbing imagery, District 9 has a guiding spirit that's surprisingly sweet and even hokey. But that's part of its charm.

Full Review Source: Seven Days | Original Score: 4/5

August 25, 2014
Mal Vincent
The Virginian-Pilot

Phone home, E.T., and while you're at it, you might ask for extraterrestrial help for the persecuted aliens being evacuated from District 9.

Full Review Source: The Virginian-Pilot

August 25, 2014
Kirk Baird
Toledo Blade

A smart sci-fi about a group of alien refugees who come to Earth and are imprisoned in an internment camp.

Full Review Source: Toledo Blade

August 25, 2014
Michael Smith
Tulsa World

District 9 made me think, and it made me jump. This cool science-fiction thriller pumps up the tension to wow-factor levels.

Full Review Source: Tulsa World

August 25, 2014
Daniel Barnes
Sacramento News & Review

It's too uneven and juvenile to deliver on its ambitions, and could easily be 20 minutes shorter (a dozen fewer shots of CGI goo hitting the lens would have sufficed), but it's ultimately too blazingly unique to not recommend.

Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review | Original Score: 4/5

August 25, 2014
Alan Frank
Daily Star

This extraordinary science-fiction thriller doesn't settle into a standard Tinseltown orbit. Instead, it sets its astonishing thrills and action in South Africa.

Full Review Source: Daily Star

August 25, 2014
Roz Laws
Birmingham Post

District 9 is a brave attempt by first-time director Blomkamp and well worth a look.

Full Review Source: Birmingham Post | Original Score: 4/5

August 25, 2014
John Serba
MLive.com

Blomkamp seems to want to invoke the memory of South African apartheid into the confusion, but he doesn't know how. Thus it remains largely a noisy action picture, barely different from all the stuff Hollywood keeps churning out.

Full Review Source: MLive.com

August 25, 2014
Robert Fure
Film School Rejects

I applauded the splattergore moments and felt oddly touched by the emotional connection created to the prawns. Go see this movie.

Full Review Source: Film School Rejects | Original Score: A

August 25, 2014
Catherine Jones
Liverpool Echo

It's remarkable for a first-time feature film director to keep a tight rein on all these elements and meld them with such dynamism and style.

Full Review Source: Liverpool Echo

August 25, 2014
Trevor Johnston
Radio Times

This remains a textbook example of fantasy cinema's ability to tackle thorny moral issues while splattering the screen with gloopy creature effects.

Full Review Source: Radio Times | Original Score: 4/5

August 25, 2014
Norman Wilner
NOW Toronto

District 9 has so much potential and seems ready to engage with so many ideas that it's disappointing when it turns out to be nothing more than a decent action movie.

Full Review Source: NOW Toronto | Original Score: 3/5

August 25, 2014
Katherine Monk
Canada.com

One of the sharpest pieces of sci-fi since Star Trek kicked off the season.

Full Review Source: Canada.com

August 25, 2014
Ben Kenigsberg
Time Out Chicago

If the basic idea is provocative, District 9 never lives up to the promise of its allegorical freight.

Full Review Source: Time Out Chicago

August 4, 2013
Chris Stamm
Willamette Week

District 9's skid into rote convention is matched by a retreat from the documentary conceit that so expertly delivered us into this strange world in the first place.

Full Review Source: Willamette Week

August 4, 2013
Corey Hall
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)

This stunning mindbender of a movie attempts to prove that science fiction can handle the heftiest allegorical payloads, even the appalling shame of apartheid.

Full Review Source: Metro Times (Detroit, MI)

August 4, 2013
Jason Buchanan
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Every once in a great while -- perhaps only a handful of times each decade -- that rare film comes completely out of left field to let us know that there are still some original ideas out there, and that cinema can still be fresh and exciting.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 4/4

August 4, 2013
David Keyes
Cinemaphile.org

Ghee whiz, how abusive can you get with a movie camera?

Full Review Source: Cinemaphile.org | Original Score: 2/4

June 29, 2013
Will Leitch
Deadspin

This is an excellent idea searching for a film worthy of it. This ain't it.

Full Review Source: Deadspin | Original Score: C+

June 22, 2013
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