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District 9


Aug 14, 2009

Latest Home Video

Dec 22, 2009

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Neill Blomkamp


Sharlto Copley
David James
Jason Cope


2009 Sony Pictures Entertainment

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We do not have a full review for this movie because it is rated R in the US and we usually only review G, PG, and PG-13 movies. However we do have details about the content you can expect to see in this movie in the "Content Details" section below.


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.

Content Details

Why Is District 9 Rated R?

District 9 is rated R for bloody violence and pervasive language.

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Here is additional information on sex, violence and profanity in District 9...

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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Canadian Movie Ratings

18A Explicit Violence.
AB 18A Gory Violence.
MB 14A Not Recommended For Children, Brutal Violence, Gory Scenes, Coarse Language.
ON 14A Coarse Language, Violence, Gory Scenes.
QC 13+ Violence, Vulgar Language.

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Details on home video releases of District 9...

DIstrict 9 releases to DVD and Blu-ray on December 29, 2009.

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RicMI says: Aug. 14, 2009

I thought the movie was pretty good and the plot was original.  Kind of nice to see a movie were the aliens aren’t the evil ones.  I wouldn’t recommend for younger kids since there is a lot of use of the “F”, although in the South African dialect it doesn’t sound like the actual word - more like “Book” with an F instead of a B.  Lotsa blood and guts but no nudity.

Gab&Dad; says: Aug. 17, 2009

This is an excellent film, but not appropriate for youth.  There are complex social/moral themes at play, and lots of gore and violence.  Beware, because this is the ‘cool’ movie right now, so tweens/teens (especially boys) will have heightened interest in it!  Not suitable for under age 16.  See my review at:

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