Elysium 2013

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In the year 2154, two classes of people exist: the very wealthy, who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined Earth. Secretary Delacourt (Jodie Foster) will stop at nothing to preserve the luxurious lifestyle of the citizens of Elysium - but that doesn't stop the people of Earth from trying to get in by any means they can.

Starring:
Matt Damon, Jodie Foster
Runtime:
1 hour 49 minutes

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Elysium

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Product Details

Genres Action & Adventure
Director Neill Blomkamp
Starring Matt Damon, Jodie Foster
Supporting actors Sharlto Copley, Alice Braga, Diego Luna, Wagner Moura, William Fichtner, Brandon Auret, Josh Blacker, Emma Tremblay, Jose Pablo Cantillo, Maxwell Perry Cotton, Faran Tahir
Studio TriStar Pictures
BBFC rating Suitable for 15 years and over
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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

3.6 out of 5 stars

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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Solar Fox on 6 May 2014
Format: DVD
Starts off promising with good pace and visual immersion. An impressive hi-jacking scene and clever use of futuristic weaponry. Then half way through the film it goes stale rather quickly as the death toll goes manic and pointless for shock factor. It isn't shocking and the immersion evaporates right up to the cringe inducing ending. And it started off so well.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By The Movie Guy TOP 500 REVIEWER on 27 Aug 2013
Format: Blu-ray
Elysium is the name of an orbiting satellite. It has a controlled environment and is where the rich and powerful live. The United States has been reduced to a land on illegals in an extension of class warfare. Health care is different for the rich than the poor. The "illegals" attempt to go to Elysium to get health care. The film also is an extension of surveillance drones, automated robots, and how computers run the world.

In an unusual role Jodi Foster plays Delacourt, the emotionless Secretary of Defense who protects Elysium. At times she is similar to Jack Nicholson in "A Few Good Men" and really needed to be more like him. It was not a good role for her. Matt Damon plays Max in his usual man against the system. After an industrial accident, Max has 5 days to live and opts to join the resistance against the powers of Elysium.

There are massive parallels to today's society which bogged down this morality film by their overtness.

Good looking graphics. Good ending. Fair plot. Dialogue needed to be lighter. Politically to the left.

Parental Guide: F-bombs. No sex or nudity.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Corby on 21 Aug 2014
Format: DVD
Good scifi idea script seems a bit clunky Matt Damon and Jodie Foster both seem underused in this movie the idea of the film needed more working as the dialouge seems poor,the film focus is mainly on visuals, the main highlights revolve around action scenes and special effects,Jodie Foster as the baddie makes a change,so thats an intresting angle but apart from that similar in style to Disrict 9 but not as good.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Matt on 27 Aug 2014
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I went into this with high hopes having loved District 9, i was mildly disappointed as it cannot stand up to that masterpiece, however as a standalone entertaining film i did enjoy Elysium a fair amount.
Matt Damon is ok in his role of poor everyman who has to undertake a hugely risky mission due to external circumstances, but the film is stolen by Sharlto Copley as a bounty hunter called Kruger who works for the rich society but is shunned by them for doing the dirty work.
The action sequences are good, and the special effects are breathtaking for the budget involved, Jodie Foster is totally wasted in a pointless role, and the reasons for the divide in society are not really given any depth, which makes the political message very obvious and distracting, but at heart this is a solid Sci-Fi Action film with gunplay, an intriguing central idea, and some good performances.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By W. Sargent on 8 Aug 2014
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I am quite a lenient reviwer, and I like stuff that's so bad it's good, but here's a real stinker. Reasonable effects; truly awful, awful script. Every other word is 'f-this' 's-that' - it's as if it was created for kids who had only ever played Call of Duty and never read a book. Dumb, dumb, dumb by the numbers claptrap. Also, jodie foster's dodgy english/south US accent sounds like it's been dubbed here there and everywhere, often not synching with her lips on screen. Even sci-fi fans can avoid this.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By CatrionaW on 25 July 2014
Format: Blu-ray
Expected a fast paced action sci-fi here - was disappointed. Just did not deliver leaving us feeling disappointed. Jodie Foster's performance was lacking conviction - most surprising. Matt Damon did his best with a weak interpretation into film of what should have been a great story line and plot.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jimmy on 29 Dec 2013
Format: DVD
Starts well with some heart and good ideas but soon goes down the brainless action route which would be ok if it was entertaining but fails to hit the mark, Matt Damon is solid if not spectacle as usual, Jodie Foster is wooden as a plank for once and has a broken French/English accent at least that's what i think it was?, There is very little shown of the space city Elysium or the people on it and the CGI was average at best.
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19 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Mr A Spiers on 2 Feb 2014
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Enjoyable way to waste a couple of hours of your life but don't expect a classic . Like going fishing and not catching anything.
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