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Release Date: August 9th, 2013

DVD Release Date: December 17th, 2013

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: Drama, Action, Science fiction

Production Co: QED International, Kinberg Genre, Alphacore

Distributors: Sony Pictures Entertainment

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  • 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

  • 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

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