Elysium

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 330 votes and 132 reviews
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Cast: Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley, Alice Braga, Diego Luna, Wagner Moura, William Fichtner

Synopsis

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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  • 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."
  • 3 stars "good movie. would watch again. but wouldn't buy."