Reviews of District Nine

To prepare  for your writing assessment you need to read the material I have prepared for you but also look elsewhere for a discussion on the film. District Nine has received a great deal of attention and there are a large number of reviews out there, many of them positive.

At Rotten Tomatoes 94% of critics gave the film a positive review, writing that the film is, “Technically brilliant and emotionally wrenching, District 9 has action, imagination, and all the elements of a thoroughly entertaining science-fiction classic.”At Metacritic, the film has received a score of 81 based on 36 reviews, indicating “Universal Acclaim”. Sara Vilkomerson of The New York Observer writes, “District 9 is the most exciting science fiction movie to come along in ages; definitely the most thrilling film of the summer; and quite possibly the best film I’ve seen all year.” Christy Lemire from the Associated Press was impressed by the plot and thematic content, claiming that “District 9 has the aesthetic trappings of science fiction but it’s really more of a character drama, an examination of how a man responds when he’s forced to confront his identity during extraordinary circumstances.” Entertainment Weekly‘s Lisa Schwarzbaum described it as “… madly original, cheekily political, [and] altogether exciting …”

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