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District 9 Reviews

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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
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
Daniel Engber
Slate
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As an allegory of racial conflict and mass immigration, District 9 never really goes anywhere: The appealing premise fades into the background before 20 minutes have elapsed.

Full Review Source: Slate

August 14, 2009
Shaula Clark
Boston Phoenix

Bounds from one contrivance to the next.

Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 14, 2009
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

Intriguing but ultimately jejune space-bug yarn

Full Review Source: CinePassion

September 4, 2009
Clay Cane
BET.com

Overall, with aliens that look like a crossbreed of roaches and lobsters, District 9 is a bad episode of Star Trek meets an insipid Apartheid mini-series. This was one disappointing sci-fi spectacle.

Full Review Source: BET.com | Original Score: D

August 13, 2009
Chris Barsanti
Filmcritic.com

The film threads enough thoughtful commentary into its whirligig media-fractured action plot to mostly make up for its lapses into cliché.

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 3/5

August 13, 2009
Gary Wolcott
Tri-City Herald

...A fascinating opening hooks you completely....And then, [director Neil] Blomkamp and his cohort[co-writer Terri Tatchel] run out of original ideas.

Full Review Source: Tri-City Herald | Original Score: 3/5

August 16, 2009
Prairie Miller
NewsBlaze

Artsy vertigo, racial profiling from outer space, black on prawn violence, Nigerian gangsters into cannibalistic health food diets, and inter-species creature sex for sale. And no, I did not have sex with that alien.

Full Review Source: NewsBlaze

August 14, 2009
Kyle Smith
New York Post
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The movie falls into the same uneasy category as Eight Legged Freaks: too tongue-in-cheek to be thrilling, not funny enough to be a comedy.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 2/4

August 14, 2009
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

It has some terrific thrills and it's probably worth a video rental, but overall it's yet another case of action over ideas and messages over emotions.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 20, 2009
Joanne Kaufman
Wall Street Journal
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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.

Full Review Source: Wall Street Journal

August 14, 2009
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

District 9's City of God meets War of the Worlds hybrid proves overbearing and under-convincing.

Full Review Source: Groucho Reviews | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 14, 2009
Jake Wilson
The Age (Australia)

As an action director, Blomkamp is no John Carpenter. Parts of the story are not dramatised but narrated direct-to-camera by supposed interview subjects -- a lazy device that reduces immediacy and momentum.

Full Review Source: The Age (Australia) | Original Score: 2.5/5

August 14, 2009
Jackie K. Cooper
jackiekcooper.com

Has some original moments but overall it fails to impress.

Full Review Source: jackiekcooper.com | Original Score: 5/10

August 17, 2009
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
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
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The backstory beats the hell out of the present-tense plot, a routine affair in which a well-meaning doofus working for the Man is infected with a virus, starts turning into an alien himself, and falls in with the oppressed creatures.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

August 14, 2009
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve

Is there anyone--prawn or human--that we in the audience are prompted to care about?

Full Review Source: Compuserve | Original Score: C

August 14, 2009
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
Mark Dujsik
Mark Reviews Movies

Its early allegory may be blunt, but its second half begs for something even as heavy-handed as that to keep it involving.

Full Review Source: Mark Reviews Movies | Original Score: 2/4

August 13, 2009
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