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R| 1 hr. 49 min.

Plot Summary
In the year 2159, humanity is sharply divided between two classes of people: The ultrarich live aboard a luxurious space station called Elysium, and the rest live a hardscrabble existence in Earth's ruins. His life hanging in the balance, a man named Max (Matt Damon) agrees to undertake a dangerous mission that could bring equality to the population, but Secretary Delacourt (Jodie Foster) vows to preserve the pampered lifestyle of Elysium's citizens, no matter what the cost.

Cast: Matt Damon , Jodie Foster , Sharlto Copley , Alice Braga , Diego Luna , Wagner Moura , William Fichtner , Brandon Auret

Director: Neill Blomkamp

Genres: Science fiction, Drama, Action

Distributor: Sony Pictures Entertainment

Elysium (2013)

Release Date: August 9th, 2013|1 hr. 49 min.

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  • Like District 9, an allegory of apartheid that took four Oscar nods and put Blomkamp on the map, Elysium delivers sci-fi without dumbing it down. It's a hell-raiser with a social conscience. show more

  • Mr. Damon brings both a weary optimism and convincing physicality to Max, who is no revolutionary. He just wants to live, and is willing to don an exoskeletal combat suit and fight robots to do it. show more

  • Among the slew of recent futuristic hell-in-a-handbasket spectacles, Elysium takes the cake. show more

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  • December 25, 2013 jackd1207
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    Lame story added to lame acting = painfully bad movie.

  • December 18, 2013 pi00000000176317
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    the story had potential .. however looks like a low budget... poor implementation, again most of the movie are fights and battle ...

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Neill Blomkamp's 'Chappie' Is a Go: 'Elysium' Director Lines Up Next Sci-Fi Film

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Katie Roberts on August 13, 2013

Frazer Harrison/Getty Neill Blomkamp is having a good week. His latest movie, "Elysium," opened at the top of the box office, and now his next film, "Chappie," has gotten the green light from Son...

Weekend Box Office: 'Elysium' Nabs $30.5M, 'Millers' Not Far Behind

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The Associated Press on August 11, 2013

Sony NEW YORK (AP) - The dystopian science fiction thriller "Elysium" topped the weekend box office with $30.5 million, according to studio estimates Sunday, enough to beat three newcomers, includin...

Weekend Movies: 'Elysium,' 'Planes,' 'We're the Millers,' 'Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters' (VIDEO)

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Dana Taddeo on August 9, 2013

Sony/Kimberley French August usually marks the beginning of a flood of not-so-hotly-anticipated summer movies, but, so far, 2013 is flipping that idea on its head. With a sci-fi action epic starr...

Matt Damon: 15 Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About the 'Elysium' Star

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Dana Taddeo on August 9, 2013

Getty Matt Damon is probably one of the most normal people in Hollywood. There are never any salacious tabloid stories about him, he married a former bartender, and he walks his daughters to scho...

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