Elysium

Elysium (2013)

  • Director: Neill Blomkamp
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  • Genre: Drama, Thriller, Sci-Fi
  • Country: USA
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Plot

In the year 2154, the very wealthy live on a man-made space station while the rest of the population resides on a ruined Earth. A man takes on a mission that could bring equality to the polarized worlds.

Critic Reviews

Liked
Even working within a more conventional framework, Blomkamp again proves to be a superb storyteller. He has a master’s sense of pacing, slowly immersing us into his future world rather than assailing us with nonstop action, and envisioning that world with an architect’s eye for the smallest details.
— Scott Foundas (Variety)
Didn't Like
For a 99 percenter movie, then, Elysium is kind of a head-scratcher. It throws away its best opportunity for drama. It’s as if Han and Leia parked on the Death Star and started asking, “How much is a two-bedroom around here?”
— Kyle Smith (New York Post)