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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

'Sleep Dealer' Hits Some High Notes Despite its Micro Budgetnew

There are glitches in Sleep Dealer (cheap effects, wobbly acting, an ending that's far more emotionally rewarding than logically satisfying), but most of them are the charming flaws of a homegrown work of art.
Weekly Alibi  |  Devin D. O'Leary  |  08-18-2009  |  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

'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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