CineGeek: DISTRICT 9

Director Neill Blomkamp
Year 2009
Starring Sharlto Copley, Jason Cope, Nathalie Boltt
Rating R
Run Time 112min
Age Policy

18 and up; Children 6 and up will be allowed only with a parent guardian. No children under the age of 6 will be allowed.

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DISTRICT 9 nails it on all aspects: brilliant acting (from a then total unknown non-actor), wicked writing (with much of the dialogue loosely scripted and improved by Neill Blomkamp's muse Sharlto Copley), emotional drama (by a cast dominated by lifelike CGI creatures), and one of the most meticulous and deeply thought-out alien backstories we've seen in recent memory. All those things at a fraction of the budget of your typical Hollywood blockbuster.

It is one of the most impressive directorial debuts in recent decades, helping to usher in a new era of smart sci-fi.

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