Genre:  Action/Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Running Time:  109 min.
Release Date: August 9, 2013
DVD: December 17, 2013

Current rating: Rating: 3.99
based on 332 votes and 133 reviews
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Cast: Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley, Alice Braga, Diego Luna, Wagner Moura, William Fichtner


In the year 2154, two classes of people exist. The first are the very wealthy who live on Elysium, a pristine man-made space station built by the Armadyne Corporation. The rest live on an overpopulated, ruined Earth.

Secretary Rhodes (Jodie Foster), a hard-nosed government official, will stop at nothing to enforce anti-immigration laws and preserve the luxurious lifestyle of the citizens of Elysium. That does not stop the people of Earth from trying to get in, by any means they can. When unlucky ex-con Max (Matt Damon) is backed into a corner, he agrees to take on a daunting mission that if successful will not only save his life, but could bring equality to these polarized worlds.

Director: Neill Blomkamp
Studio: Columbia Pictures
Producer(s): Simon Kinberg, Bill Block, Neill Blomkamp
Screenplay: Neill Blomkamp
Official Site: ItsBetterUpThere.com

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  • 4 stars "Cool movie from dystopic future. The factory where workers can only go to the toilet 1X in the shift and are forced to enter into the dangerous machines was a "nice" touch because this is totally normal where I live (Czechia). Which tells a lot about our society."
  • 3 stars "good...average action movie with a cool concept. COuld have been so much better."
  • 3 stars "Matt Damon is always interesting to watch. Not as "action-packed" as it seemed it was going to be. The supporting cast made it worthwhile to watch overall."