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District 9

Twenty-eight years ago, aliens landed on Earth. To keep the Human population safe, the refugees were confined to an area in South Africa know as District 9. This segregation has caused controversy in the past, but it appears now that the volatile problem may be about to explode. Get the movie review and more. »


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Run Time: 113
Theater Release: 14 Aug 2009
Video Release: 22 Dec 2009
MPAA Rating: R
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Why Is District 9 Rated R?

This additional information about the movie’s content is taken from the notes of various Canadian Film Classification boards:


- Frequent and prolonged depictions of explicit violence, including shootings, mutilation and dismemberment

- Frequent gun, weapons, and hand-to-hand violence (detailed portrayals of blood and gore).

- Detailed depictions of medical procedures (blood shown).

- Brief graphic portrayals of torture.

- Disturbing scenes and grotesque images.

Sexual Content:

- Use of crude sexual language and references.

- Infrequent portrayals of crude bodily functions.


- Pervasive use of the sexual expletive and variations in non-sexual contexts.

- Frequent use of profanities, including scatological slang and vulgar expressions.

- Frequent use of ethno-cultural slurs.

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