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District 9 (2009) - Movie Details

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Action Sci-Fi Drama
113 min.
Release Date
August 14, 2009
DVD Release Date
December 29, 2009 (Buy on Amazon)
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Running Time
113 minutes
MPAA Rating
Rated R for bloody violence and pervasive language

More than 20 years ago, aliens made first contact with Earth. Humans waited for the hostile attack, or the giant advances in technology. Neither came. Instead, the aliens were refugees, the last survivors of their home world. The creatures were set up in a makeshift home in South Africa's District 9 as the world's nations argued over what to do with them. Now, patience over the alien situation has run out. Control over the aliens... Full synopsis »

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Late summer is typically dumping grounds for forgettable blockbuster wannabes and never-weres (see: G.I. Joe), but this August is a bit different. With A Perfect Getaway working surprisingly well last week and Inglorious Basterds coming soon, audiences have a variety of quality choices to choose from. But it's District 9 that will likely emerge as the out-of-left-field winner, a slick sci-fi action-drama out of South Africa with few recognizable actors and a budget of only $30 million. Full movie review »

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