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District 9 Reviews

Anthony Lane
New Yorker
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You don't feel bamboozled, fooled, or patronized by District 9, as you did by most of the summer blockbusters. You feel winded, shaken, and shamed.

Full Review Source: New Yorker

September 7, 2009
Tom Huddlestone
Time Out
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Perhaps we're witnessing a new dawn for politically engaged sci-fi and horror, with Blomkamp as a latter-day George Romero. Either way, this is a stunningly impressive debut.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 4/5

September 4, 2009
David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture
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To call this the best shrimp-from-outer-space South African apartheid allegory ever made does not begin to do it justice. But it's a start.

Full Review Source: New York Magazine/Vulture

August 17, 2009
Ben Mankiewicz
At the Movies
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This is a great movie.

Full Review Source: At the Movies

August 17, 2009
Ben Lyons
At the Movies
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What an achievement in filmmaking.

Full Review Source: At the Movies

August 17, 2009
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
Richard Roeper
Richard Roeper.com
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A bloody good time. One of the most original movies of the summer.

Full Review Source: Richard Roeper.com | Original Score: 4/5

August 14, 2009
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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In this summer of gargantuan mediocrities, a modestly budgeted project with an actual idea in its head, and the wiles to manifest it onscreen, exploding heads and all -- that's something.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

August 14, 2009
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
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A memorable, monstrous fable that's consistently gripping.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 4/5

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
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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The wildest science-fiction film to come out all year.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 3/4

August 14, 2009
Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
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In a good summer, there's usually a movie that will come out of nowhere and completely wow us. This is a good summer, and that movie is District 9.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 4/5

August 14, 2009
Amy Biancolli
San Francisco Chronicle
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Every now and then, a film comes along that both defies and compels description.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 4/4

August 14, 2009
Tom Keogh
Seattle Times
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The film all but gets away from [the director] as battles take over and opportunities to explore the story as more than the sum of its weapons disappears.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 14, 2009
Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
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The fresh premise over, the stale action returns.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2/4

August 14, 2009
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
Adam Graham
Detroit News
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You've seen alien invasion flicks before, and you've seen more than your share of summer blockbusters. But you've never seen anything quite like District 9.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: A-

August 14, 2009
Cary Darling
Dallas Morning News
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This might go down as the year that science-fiction cinema, despite the deafening crash and clangor of sparring robots, began to rediscover its brains, heart and soul.

| Original Score: 4.5/5

August 14, 2009
Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
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A thinking man's, or man-boy's, Transformers.

Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor | Original Score: B+

August 14, 2009
Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
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If you're looking for the late-summer special-effects action fantasy with big franchise potential, forget about G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra. (You already forgot? Fine.) Instead, proceed directly to District 9.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

August 14, 2009
Christopher Orr
The New Republic
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District 9 succeeds brilliantly as an exercise in style, but the style promises a level of substance the film never quite delivers.

Full Review Source: The New Republic

August 14, 2009
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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In a summer where toy robots and action heroes have rocked the box office and killed brain cells, it's nice to see a movie where some serious thought has been put into reviving a stale genre.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 3.5/4

August 14, 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
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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District 9 proves that sci-fi thrillers don't have to be star-studded or mega-budgeted to be visually compelling and thoroughly entertaining.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 3.5/4

August 14, 2009
John Anderson
Washington Post
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A sci-fi-fueled indictment of man's inhumanity to man -- and the non-human -- District 9 is all horribly familiar, and transfixing.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

August 14, 2009
A.O. Scott
New York Times
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In the midst of it all you almost take for granted the carefully rendered details of the setting, the tightness of the editing and the inventiveness of the special effects.

| Original Score: 4/5

August 14, 2009
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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This baby has the stuff to end the movie summer on a note of dazzle and distinction.

Full Review Source: Rolling Stone | Original Score: 3.5/4

August 13, 2009
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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What is absolutely impressive are the visual effects: the hordes of aliens, the mother ship, the seamless blending of the real with the fantastic.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 13, 2009
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Socked in with the whiplash action and over-the-top gore is a story that's shockingly funny, clever and emotionally resonant. District 9 is that rarest kind of film, magnificent trash.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 4/4

August 13, 2009
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
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In an ideal world, every Hollywood studio suit would be forced to sit through District 9 as part of a curriculum titled "How to Make a Summer Movie That Delivers."

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 3.5/4

August 13, 2009
Scott Tobias
AV Club
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District 9 fuses science fiction mayhem and biting social commentary as well as any film since Starship Troopers. It's the rare alien invasion story that has the aliens running scared.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: B+

August 13, 2009
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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It's an outsider blockbuster, a juicy, bravura piece of moviemaking pulp, and its hellacious style almost -- but not quite -- disguises its shortcomings as a story.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 3/4

August 13, 2009
Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
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It's a grimy, consistently surprising and fundamentally human-centric science-fiction yarn, reminiscent of the dystopian, semi-realistic 1970s tradition.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

August 13, 2009
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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I, for one, hope the inhabitants of Earth never encounter visitors from another planet because the reality of how we might interact with them could be close to what is depicted here, and that's a depressing thought.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 3.5/4

August 13, 2009
James Rocchi
MSN Movies
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A great example of how fresh science fiction can be when it's not just handed over to the special effects team and then the marketing division. "District 9" is far from perfect, but every frame in it drips with ambition, energy and vision.

Full Review Source: MSN Movies | Original Score: 4/5

August 13, 2009
Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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The reason District 9 reverberates so loudly is because its moral indignation is cranked to 11.

Full Review Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Original Score: 3.5/4

August 13, 2009
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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District 9 does a lot of things right, including giving us aliens to remind us not everyone who comes in a spaceship need be angelic, octopod or stainless steel.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3/4

August 13, 2009
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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District 9 proves that there's intelligent alien life in the movie universe this summer.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: A

August 12, 2009
Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out New York
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District 9 has too many gory vaporizations to qualify as a serious statement on race relations, but it does outclank Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen by a wide margin, and you thrill to the cleanly cut action sequences.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 4/5

August 12, 2009
Kerry Lengel
Arizona Republic
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For science-fiction fans looking for a bit more brainpower than Transformers has to offer, District 9 points the way toward redemption for a movie genre that could use an infusion of artistic ambition.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 3/5

August 12, 2009
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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As straight sci-fi action, it packs a punch, once you get past the ick factor.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 4/5

August 12, 2009
Christy Lemire
Associated Press
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This is one intense, intelligent, well-crafted action movie - one that dazzles the eye with seamless special effects but also makes you think without preaching.

August 12, 2009
Sara Vilkomerson
New York Observer
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District 9 is the most exciting science fiction movie to come along in ages; definitely the most thrilling film of the summer; and quite possibly the best film I've seen all year.

Full Review Source: New York Observer

August 12, 2009
Scott Foundas
Village Voice
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Even in the movie's most conventional stretches, Blomkamp puts things across with terrific verve, using action and computer effects to enhance rather than trump story and character.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

August 11, 2009
Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
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A genuinely original science fiction film that grabs you immediately, not letting go until the final shot.

July 30, 2009
Justin Chang
Variety
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This grossly engrossing speculative fiction bears Jackson's blood-splattered fingerprints but also heralds first-time feature director Neill Blomkamp as a nimble talent to watch.

Full Review Source: Variety

July 30, 2009
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