• Elysium (2013)

Elysium

Release Date: August 9th, 2013

DVD Release Date: December 17th, 2013

R |1 hr 49 min

Plot Summary

In the year 2154, 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: Drama , Science Fiction , Action

Production Co: QED International, Kinberg Genre, Alphacore

Distributors: Sony Pictures Entertainment

Keywords: Underdog, Rivalry, Intense

Ratings & Reviews

  • 59
    William GossFilm.com

    Frankly, Elysium is a bit of a liberal’s wet dream: the good guys want accessible healthcare, while the bad guys want to do away with undocumented immigrants. show more

  • 40
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    All the interest and good will built up by the sharply conceived preliminaries is washed away in a succession of scenes that feel crushingly routine and generic, not to mentioned guided by ideological urges. show more

  • 88
    Richard RoeperChicago Sun-Times

    Damon’s everyman workhorse is tragically sympathetic, plodding ahead against all odds. Copley is brilliant as the sadistic villain. Foster is … well, you gotta see it to believe it. In the meantime, you’ll be treated to one of the most entertaining action films of the year. show more

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