District 9 Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 349

Average Rating: 3/4

# of Ratings: 666

Theatrical Release Date: 08/14/2009

Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 12/29/2009

Language: English

Genre: Sci-Fi

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Neill Blomkamp

Actors: William Allen Young, Robert Hobbs, Jason Cope, Sharlto Copley, Kenneth Nkosi, Vanessa Haywood

Plot: A refugee camp in Africa is home to extraterrestrials living in slum-like conditions that only want be treated with respect and get back to their home.

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Rating of
4/4

Matthew Brady - wrote on 07/24/2014

A stunning Sci-Fi movie with a strong story.

Rating of
4/4

FSUNoles27TS - wrote on 11/30/2012

This movie was intense throughout. The effects were amazing and so were all the characters. With social commentar throughout, this movie provided, action, suspense, sadness, happiness, and all around craziness. Strangely believable on so many levels. This movie is a MUST see for all. This is not your average Sci-Fi Movie.

Rating of
3.5/4

mitchellyoung - wrote on 11/07/2012

Although the thinly veiled allegory for apartheid is at times preachy, the sci-fi post-apocalyptic world crafted here is unique and richly realized. First-time actor Sharlto Copley is impressive and the film manages to remain exciting, while, at the same time, touching on interesting themes not often found in the sci-fi genre.

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memento_mori
memento_mori
Producer

Rating of
2/4

The action movie you haven't been waiting for.

memento_mori - wrote on 10/08/2013

Quick tip: Don't eat anything before or during this movie. You will regret it.

I decided to give D9 another watch, since I didn't enjoy it the first time.
Now I enjoy it even less.
First and foremost, Wikus is an idiot. He's like a South African Peter Griffin, and that's bad marketing for the country.

I'm most likely in the minority that thinks this: I think Neill Blomkamp is a terrible director.
By now, I'm pretty sure he lenses his films through an iPod.
His shaky cam, half-documentary half-science fiction style is a clash of tones that doesn't fit.
Everything in this movie is ugly, almost disgusting. It made me feel nauseous watching it.
That may have been the look they were going for, I just didn't think it was appealing or at all interesting, it just took me out of the …

KingInTheNorth
KingInTheNorth
Producer

Rating of
4/4

Yes

KingInTheNorth - wrote on 08/15/2013

It was the marketing coup of the young century: When in January 2008 "Cloverfield" launched in theaters worldwide, the film was already on everyone's lips. The "Cloverfield" strategists at producer J.J. Abrams had without the pull of big stars get along and there was no popular literary model. In addition, the budget of just $ 25 million was far removed from the usual blockbuster for comparable magnitude. But Abrams followed a clever tactic: A little teaser that really made ​​exceptionally curious, deliberately scattered over the Internet video and images, and appetizers to a strict confidentiality policy stoked the interest of the growing and influential online community.

This strategy was for The Lord of the Rings (Peter Jackson) unmistakably pattern for his sci-fi …

worleyjamers
worleyjamers
Producer

Rating of
3.5/4

District 9

worleyjamers - wrote on 06/30/2013

This film really surprised me. I had high expectations, but I did not know this would be great. This film is brilliant!

The thing that caught my attention right away was the documentary sections. I did not think it could be so appealing, but the mockumentary strategy really sets this film apart from every other lame alien movie. It makes the entire story feel so real. Brilliant filmmaking! For a relatively low budget, indie film, I was surprised by how great the special effects were. The action scenes were awesome, as were the aliens. I also really liked the gory parts of the film, it works. I was also very surprised by the acting, particularly by first time actor, Sharlto Copley. He gives a very strong and emotional performance that really carried the film and added a great level of …

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Crozzer
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Crozzer - wrote on 2009-11-21 18:31

I don't know how you guys don't think this movie wasn't completely class. Been awhile since I seen it but know at the time went in on purpose not knowing really anything about it and came out really happy. yer right about it being one of those films that you keep thinking about hours after you seen it,love that feeling! Hope its as good the second time its watched,one of my top films of 09!

PolRock
PolRock
Aspiring Actor

PolRock - wrote on 2009-11-10 17:10

It was surprisingly fantastic!  It does a great job blending documentary with action.  Surprised to hear that most of the dialogue was improvised.  Also, the effects look completely real!

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davidsto
davidsto
Movie Star

davidsto - wrote on 2009-08-26 16:39

I left the theater feeling I had been a bit ripped off , but found myself 8 hours later still thinking about this film..  was it a well done, blair witch project styled science fiction film ?  The special effects never seemed to get in the way of the plot driven film. The film is told mainly from the perspective of a single individual, Van de Merwe, and the greed of MNU officials.  Although the aliens are quite well crafted, their appearance was never foremost in the film's …

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