Based on 2449 votes and 304 reviews
Amid sci-fi flicks, this one really stands out. My favorite character was probably Christopher's young son, but I also found i novel the way Wikus' development as a character was manifested as his physical transforamtion, as the result of poisoning with an alien substance. While there aren't many characters to latch onto, the story is swept along withenough action to keep you engaged for the entire length. Just as The Devil's Advocatewas about the most plausible scenario for Satan taking over the world (with his team of lawyers), this one presents the most likely situation if aliens were to land on earth. It's easy to imagine the maginalization, segregation and exploitation of aliens, since
you got to be kidding me ALIENS DON'T LIKE CATFOOD
plot holes the size of damn volcanos 'nuff said
absolutely brilliant! one of the smartest movies i have ever seen! incredibly creative and well done, not just your typical sci-fi
One of my favourite films of all time.
Man, Was hoping for Independence Day sequel. Lost precious hours I could have spent with my Children! Could have invested that 5 Dollars or bough lottery tickets! Darn!
Fantastic! Great to see someone can still come up with a unique idea & bring it to life. It has that dusty, dirty feel of Africa too. Loved it!!!
My Rating is actually 0. This is not one of the worst movies I have ever seen----It Is the worst movie I have ever seen!!
If I could rate it -0 I would.......horrible -boring-stupid-pathetic. A warning to people that have not seen this one DON'T it's that bad!!
I think it was absolutely the worst movie I have ever seen. The acting was so painfully bad,that you have to wonder where did they find these actors. I think I know -buy an actor get one free.com.The writing must have been by a crack head(during use of course). CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND- this is not. This is a documentary of the worst kind, The movie should be set on fire (literally). If they make a sequel to this one, and it's any indication of this pile of s..t, then burn it as well!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ok movie good special effects
Makes you realise what hostile idiots we are as a human race. Anyone who says the film is rubbish is an idiot and didnt get the true meaning of the film.
Amazing!! I loved it! Must see !
six stars wicked effects
Outstanding movie with a great story. Starts off slow but quickly takes off, awesome specail effects.
This movie is a symbolistic depiction of Apartied, Aids and the degrading of humans in South Africa. MNU represents the world's reluctance to do anything about what happened under Apartied. This in NOT an entertainment movie, it will make you think about humans and how the future could be. If you walk out of the theatre with disappointment then the meaning of the film was lost...I feel sorry for you.
See, a great movie can be made on a low budget. Really interesting to watch, reveals a lot about how we are as humans.
This shocks me on how people can rate this movie more than 1 star, it was maybe one the of the worst movies I have ever seen, and its 2 hrs of my life I will never get back, and for others to say if you don`t rate this 5 stars, (these people are very slow in the head). THE MOVIE TOTALLY SUCKED.
I went to see it 4 times at the theatre. Ingenious piece of satire/allegory. Possesses a style and quality of filming that I have never seen before; makes you feel like you were there. Deserves multiple academy awards. GO AND SEE IT. YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED!
An instant classic. Possibly the best movie of the decade. Anyone who gives it less than 5 stars is either severely attention deficit or has a very low I.Q.
Saw this movie again for the second time. Two things. Once it hits video, i'm owning that bad boy. The other, i can only hope and pray that part 2 is half as good as the first. Absolutly stunning...
What plot, what story? Why does Peter Jackson need to use aliens to describe mankind's inhumanity. Couldn't he have used a wolf/elephant or oh my god other human beings to describe mankind's myopic view of of ma's place in the universe?
Great, great premise. I thought the documentary style narrative was very refreshing, and, unlike most holywood movies. There are so many underlying parallelisms to contemporary culture that the movie, although sci-fi, is really quite pertinent. You can think in this movie or you can just sit back and enjoy the craziness! Good stuff
Great movie!!! God see it!
Amazing - one of the best movies of the year.
very good subject. I like the movie.
First off, this movie is not for everyone. It's long and isn't flashy or over the top like Transformers. What it is, is realistic. It's like most of the film's done by M.Night Shyamalan, it leans heavily towards plot more than action to keep you entertained. Definitely a movie for the thinker. Excellent plot, great acting, leaves you wanting more. 5 stars. Plus, that scene with the exoskeleton kicked ass.
DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME & MONEY.
Loved it...good story.
Best film of the summer - smart, funny weird, edgy satire. Looks like it cost three times its actual budget. Oscar® doesn't care much for SF, but District 9 deserves consideration on a number of fronts.
One of the best movies I've EVER seen. 5/5
Loved it, very different, sets it apart from other si-fi's.
Better then the boom-boom blam-blam Hollywood si-fi crap out there. Unknown cast, unique plot....cool result. 4/5 stars
Great movie! It's a frustrating but accurate account of how humans would deal with the introduction of an alien species. This is why alien phenomana is kept under wraps
Excellent, well done, and a far cry away from the "hollywood-ish" sci-fi's. I liked the cast of largely unknowns, and the different take the movie had on alien-human relations. Interesting, and a realistic look at how governments/humans would react to an alien race being discovered.
Worst movie I have seen in a long time. Worse than Escape from LA. I sat through this long boring piece of garbage hoping it would get better and IT DIDN'T, plus they would not give me a refund! I wish I could get two hours of my life back!
this is very good movie i loved it!!
First movie I have EVER walked out of because I was suffering from motion sickness
By far the best sci-fi movie ive ever seen.
Not bad... but not great either. Pretty good action but plot is kind of weak.
It wasn't what I expected but I really enjoyed it.
Amazing movie. Very unique storyline and the actors did a really good job. A must watch.
Wow! I am a sci-fi fan and this movie was fantastic. It was so sad. The similarities to apartheid was amazingly real. Do not expect a typical sci-fi flick and keep an open mind. You wont be disapointed.
Awesome movie,top 3 sci-fi movies ever made.