District 9 Cheeky apartheid allegory or ripsnorting sci- fi action flick? Why not both? Peter Jackson protégé Neill Blomkamp sets his delirious directorial debut District 9 in…
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District 9

District 9 | DISTRICT 9 You really don't want to mess with Sharlto Copley
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DISTRICT 9 You really don't want to mess with Sharlto Copley

Cheeky apartheid allegory or ripsnorting sci-
fi action flick? Why not both? Peter Jackson protégé Neill Blomkamp sets his delirious directorial debut District 9 in his native Johannesburg, where prawnlike aliens are penned into slums and an antsy company man (Copley) finds out what it's like to be one of them. Don't miss the terrific making-of doc on the EXTRAS. A-

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Originally posted Dec 09, 2009 Published in issue #1081 Dec 18, 2009 Order article reprints