109 mins
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Matt Damon and Jodie Foster star in Neill Blomkamp's (District 9) second film about a futuristic battle raging between the... More

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Elysium | Ratings & Reviews

"Elysium doesn't quite build on the dazzling potential of District 9, but it doesn't fail the previous film either. Blomkamp has crafted another superior sci-fi action thriller that demands emotional investment – I felt every moment here, and I can't wait to do so again, over and over."

Flicks, Dominic CorryFlicks

"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."


"This perfectly alright actioner will entertain newcomers, while leaving Blomkamp fans in a holding pattern until his next project."

Total FilmTotal Film

"Hollywood loves these apocalypse-soon stories, however, because they function as blank canvases for ruin porn, and if nothing else, Neill Blomkamp’s Elysium gives us the realistically trashed tomorrow we suspect we deserve."

Time OutTime Out

"A conceptually bold, sporadically engaging but ultimately bland blockbuster."

Time OutTime Out

"Damon's performance helps keep the movie from sinking under the weight of its artfully constructed horrors."

The New York TimesThe New York Times

"For all its simple politics, clanging dialogue, and underwritten roles—only Damon’s natural, and deepening, ability to suggest unspoken disappointment gives his character dimension—Elysium works, though never as well as it should."

The DissolveThe Dissolve

"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."

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

"Not perfect, but a much more satisfying Earth-in-ruins film than Oblivion or After Earth. It is a little more conventional than District 9 (what isn’t?), but confirms Blomkamp as one of the potential science-fiction greats of this decade."

Empire MagazineEmpire Magazine

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