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'District 9': Alienatednew

District 9 works as a pure sci-fi thriller as well an allegory for large-scale human rights violations.
Eugene Weekly  |  Jason Blair  |  09-11-2009  |  Reviews

'District 9' is Absolutely Grippingnew

The fact that Neill Blomkamp pulled off a successful, effects-laden action film for $30 million is praiseworthy. But that he succeeds in simultaneously making a film that will stick with you for longer than it takes to digest your grease-covered popcorn is far more impressive.
Tucson Weekly  |  James DiGiovanna  |  08-28-2009  |  Reviews

The Alien Nation of 'District 9'new

District 9 is a wrenching, riveting, occasionally violent, often heartbreaking, socially conscious science fiction film, and, best of all, a love story.
Austin Chronicle  |  Marc Savlov  |  08-14-2009  |  Reviews

'District 9' Uses Alien Invasion as Apartheid Metaphornew

With its corrugated tin sheds and abject poverty, District 9 stands in for the township settlements where more than a million South African blacks still live without basic human services, two decades after the end of apartheid.
L.A. Weekly  |  Scott Foundas  |  08-14-2009  |  Reviews

The Smart, Timely 'District 9' Livens a Dull Summer Movie Seasonnew

The standard action plot demotes District 9 from a potential game-changer to simply a very good film. But considering the painful summer movie season we've endured thus far, you can't ask for much more than that.
Orlando Weekly  |  Justin Strout  |  08-13-2009  |  Reviews

The Aliens in 'District 9' Aren't Very Sharp ... the Director Thinks You Aren't, Eithernew

I have faith that Neill Blomkamp will one day make a film that's a marvel from beginning to end. The question is whether he can muster the necessary faith in us. We're smart enough for you, Blomkamp. Take your best shot.
Willamette Week  |  Chris Stamm  |  08-12-2009  |  Reviews

'District 9' is the Summer Sci-Fi Movie You've Been Waiting Fornew

The movie is exactly what you want in a big Hollywood movie: a solid, intricate story that's not too over-plotted to follow, good acting, terrific special effects, solid humor and even a message to digest. Perhaps that's why Hollywood had very little to do with it.
San Diego CityBeat  |  Anders Wright  |  08-12-2009  |  Reviews

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