District 9 parents guide

District 9

Release date August 14, 2009

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.

Why is District 9 rated R? The MPAA rated District 9 R for bloody violence and pervasive language.

District 9
Rating & Content Info

Please Note: We have not viewed this movie. The information below is a summary based on data gathered from government and industry sponsored film classification agencies in various global regions.

Why is District 9 rated R? District 9 is rated R by the MPAA for bloody violence and pervasive language.

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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District 9
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 18A Explicit Violence.
Alberta 18A Gory Violence.
Manitoba 14A Not Recommended For Children, Brutal Violence, Gory Scenes, Coarse Language.
Ontario 14A Coarse Language, Violence, Gory Scenes.
Quebec 13+ Violence, Vulgar Language.
Martimes 14A
Canadian Home Video

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We do not have a full review for District 9 because it is rated R in the US and we usually only review G, PG, and PG-13 movies. However we do have some information about the content you can expect to see in this movie in the Content Details section.

News About "District 9"

Cast and Crew

District 9 is directed by Neill Blomkamp and stars Sharlto Copley, David James, Jason Cope.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of District 9 movie is December 22, 2009. Here are some details…

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

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