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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23 of 24 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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2 of 2 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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3 of 3 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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3 of 3 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 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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A great masterpiece that has your mind on the go, Cast are terrific and storyline is just as good so where can you go wrong. We have the rich and the underdogs so one has got nothing to lose by trying everything and everyway getting to what they want. The only thing is you have a slight problem and that is you need to have a space craft to achieve your goal, make the flight or die trying is the motto.The effects are fantastic that will make you sit up with envy to that I rated this an A grade plus for continuing action every which way that you wont move for fear of missing something. Now telling more will spoil it so I will let you plunder on that and think but not for to long as we don't want you to get a headache. Fast and delivering exploding ideas that you will be wrapped up so much once you start watching you'll forget everything else so I suggest you collect the popcorn run to the lounge put your feet up ready for a fabulous night of entertainment you wont regret and than you can pass on what you think to others. Enjoy!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By E. Cameron on 19 Nov 2014
Format: Blu-ray
Very promising start and and good casting with Matt Damon who never disappoints. Was really enjoying it and gripped by the story. However, as other reviewers have said, it went downhill about half way through with a very tame ending. Still worth a watch but not as good as I thought it would be.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By angel on 29 Aug 2014
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I couldn't wait to see this film as I missed it at the Cinema and it did seem to look really good. It was really good however not a film that I would want to keep and watch it again later. Once I saw this I wouldn't want to see it again.
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