District 9 Image

Universal acclaim - based on 36 Critics

User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 1149 Ratings

Summary: In 1982, a massive star ship bearing a bedraggled alien population, nicknamed "The Prawns," appeared over Johannesburg, South Africa. Twenty-eight years later, the initial welcome by the human population has faded. The refugee camp where the aliens were located has deteriorated into a militarized ghetto called District 9, where they are confined and exploited in squalor. In 2010, the munitions corporation, Multi-National United, is contracted to forcibly evict the population with operative Wikus van der Merwe in charge. In this operation, Wikus is exposed to a strange alien chemical and must rely on the help of his only two new 'Prawn' friends.
Runtime: 112 min
Rating: Rated R for bloody violence and pervasive language.
Production: WingNut Films
Genres: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Countries: USA, New Zealand
Languages: English, Nyanja, Afrikaans, Xhosa, Zulu, Sotho
Home Release Date: Dec 22, 2009
Director Credit
Neill Blomkamp Director
Peter Robert Gerber Director
Simon Hansen Director
Writer Credit
Neill Blomkamp Written By
Terri Tatchell Written By
Principal Cast Credit
Jason Cope Grey Bradnam - UKNR Chief Correspondent
Sharlto Copley Wikus Van De Merwe
Cast Credit
Barry Strydom Interviewee
Elizabeth Mkandawie Interviewee
Greg Melvill-Smith Interviewer
Jed Brophy James Hope - Police Officer
John Sumner Les Feldman - MIL Engineer
Louis Minnaar Piet Smit
Morena Busa Sesatsa Interviewee
Mzwandile Nqoba Interviewee
Nathalie Boltt Sarah Livingstone - Sociologist
Nick Blake Francois Moraneu - CIV Engineer Team
Sylvaine Strike Dr Katrina McKenzie
Themba Nkosi Interviewee
William Allen Young Dirk Michaels
Producer Credit
Bill Block Executive Producer
Carolynne Cunningham Producer
Elliot Ferwerda Co-Executive Producer
Ken Kamins Executive Producer
Michael S. Murphey Supervising Producer
Mpho Gift Twala Producer: Documentary Unit
Paul Hanson Co-Executive Producer
Peter Jackson Producer
Philippa Boyens Co-Producer
Tracey Brown Producer: Park Road Post
Trishia Downie Line Producer
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