Written July 28, 2016
Matt Damon was good and it had an okay story line, but three fourths of the way through there was a bunch of worthless fights and explosions.
Written August 22, 2013
The movie displays all the superb technical qualities that ONLY Hollywood can produce. The South African director Neill Blomkamp showed promise in District 9, an uneven but hightly original SciFi movie. So what happened?
If Matt Damon and Jody Foster had been given 30 minutes of real acting time, this might have been an very good movie. Instead the movie feels like somebody pushed the fast foward button and forgot to turn it off.
You may find this movie an entertaining mindless summer flick. But all I can see is a sizable investment in money and talent flushed down the toilet.
Written August 29, 2016
Why would you do a liberal left wing movie about Obamacare. Those rich French speaking (Jodie Foster horrible French) people of Elysium living like GODS and Jesus (Max) played poorly by Matt Damon giving the lowly earthlings good health care that they never get on earth but Gods of Elysium have as routine in their heavenly Elysium. The rich (haves) don't care about the poor (havenots) and don't mind killing the poor earthlings for their self interest and godly healthcare. Jesus-Max gives up his life and suffers for 5 days of radiation poisoning (on the cross) before he dies for his people, praise be the Lord (Max) and his little people now have healthcare.
Written April 30, 2016
I thouroughly enjoyed the movie. The plot was interesting without being too complicated. There was plenty of action without being too gory. The actors were believable as was the premiss. Yes, a lot of the ideas came straight out of science fiction books, but presented in such a believable way that you'll leave the theater thinking how a few generations on are going to cope with the ultimate class separation & ways to prevent the gap from getting that huge.
Written May 28, 2016
This director, just as in Distcict 9, makes you thoroughly believe you are in a realistic, plausible future! Great special effects, good action, good story, and pure entertainment the whole 2 hours!
Worth seeing in IMAX and definitely worth seeing on the theater versus waiting for Blu-ray!