Shop now Learn more Shop now Shop Cyber Monday Deals Week in Fashion Cloud Drive Photos Amazon Fire TV Shop now DIYED Shop now Shop Fire Kids Edition Shop Kindle Voyage Listen in Prime Shop now Shop now

Elysium 2013 Subtitles

Amazon Video

(642) IMDb 6.6/10
Watch Trailer

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.

Matt Damon, Jodie Foster
1 hour, 49 minutes

Available to watch on supported devices.

By placing your order, you agree to our Terms of Use. Sold by Amazon Video.

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, Adrian Holmes, Jared Keeso, Carly Pope, Ona Grauer, Michael Shanks, Christina Cox, Terry Chen
Studio TriStar Pictures
BBFC rating Suitable for 15 years and over
Captions and subtitles English Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mr. R. D. Wardrop on 30 Oct. 2015
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Amazed that this has so many good reviews as it is awful!

Excellent special effects but the plot is often so unbelievable...

Some examples of this -
1) Matt's character gets irradiated when he goes inside his "work-shop" room to un-stick the automatic door - it is obvious that the door would close and he'd be trapped inside.
2) His character gets clothed in an "exo-skeleton metal suit" by some shady characters who worked for a crime boos he knows. This requires surgery and "connecting" it to his brain. These people don't seem skilled and the room is dirty and totally unhygienic - no way that this could be done without injury or infection.
3) He gets stabbed in the stomach yet is able to walk to his nurse-former-girlfriend, who just happens to meet him on leaving the hospital where she works. Afterb taking him to her home and "treating" him over-night, he is totally back to normal - people can die from such wound.
4) On leaving her house, a drone that was searching in the air for him just happens to be outside - the whole of LA to cover and it just happens to be their.

There are so many other examples.

It got so bad that I turned it off before the end.

Un-watchable if you like a good story and plot.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By TheCritic101 on 26 Nov. 2015
Format: DVD
Quite possibly the biggest letdown of the summer. Incoherent, rushed, messy, and lacking any real structure to keep it together, Elysium falls completely flat on its face - that's if it even has one. And the really sad thing is that the idea had so much promise and potential, in sheer abundance - 'Elysium' being a heavenly man-made space-station where only the wealthy are allowed to live, whilst Earth is left in ruins, overpopulated and ravaged, to the poor. It sounds so interesting, and there's so much to play with, however we hardly even see 'Elysium' or its society and how it operates; nor is there much made of the 'poor' living on Earth. Instead, we are given a very vague story which is taken up mostly by Matt Damon's lead character continually running and battling a set of South African bounty-hunters - on Earth! There are some interesting themes in the film, such as overpopulation, social injustice, failing capitalism, growing (immoral) corporations, but the film doesn't really draw upon any of it, instead opting for a really uninteresting boring cat-and-mouse action-film. The characters aren't interesting either, and the holes in the plot become so large it's surprising the film hasn't been retitled 'The Black Hole'. With the futuristic weapons and the imagery of the film, it'll no doubt please the avid 'gamers' out there (large parts are very reminiscent of the Halo franchise), but there really is no direction or point to this film, which is such a massive (massive) disappointment considering the concept, that it needs to be judged harshly.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By The Movie Guy 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.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
35 of 41 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.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
By Jules TOP 500 REVIEWER on 1 Jan. 2014
Format: DVD
In 2154 the Earth is a devastated place full of disease, where the poor reside & are policed by a robot army of law enforcement. While up in the sky overlooking Earth is a space station or habitat, Elysium, where the rich & powerful live in an idyllic representation of what Earth used to be, and have access to life saving medical technology. A tempting target for refugees or those with illness who will pay to be smuggled in. Which is where one day, Max Da Costa (Damon), finds himself, terminally ill, he will do anything to live & undertakes a deadly job for smuggler, Spider (Moura), who wants him to steal the data from the head of a powerful conglomerate, John Carlyle (Fichtner) , which unknown to him, is the key to Elysium, and they are not the only ones who are after it.

The film is visually stunning with great props & some nice ideas, futuristic special effects & really nice cinematography. Elysium itself has a great futuristic appearance, with the replication of rich Earth homes/villas etc.. looking idealistic, while feeling sterile & fake in this floating station. The scenes on Earth are visually very identical to director/writer, Neill Blomkamp's, breakthrough work in District 9, and emotionally similar with D9's race issue being replaced with socialism. Along with this, it does borrow it's Sci-Fi ideas heavily from all over the place, Johnny Mnemonic & Total Recall for example. And as a result the film does have that feeling of being a collective of popular ideas thrown together in the hope it will work.

Despite the promising early premise with two kids in love, Max & Frey (Braga), who looked like they would change the World.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse