District 9 is, by a wide margin, the best movie I have seen this year.
Do yourself a favor: don't read anything about it, don't listen to what anyone says about it, just stop doing whatever you're doing right now and go to see it. I'm serious. It's absolutely flabbergasting.
How good is it? This is how good it is: while I was watching the movie, every ten minutes or so I had to remember to force myself to blink -- I didn't want to miss a second.
Anyone who would like to discuss the movie below the fold is invited to do so, so if you haven't seen it, be warned: comments may contain spoilers.