• Released
  • August 9, 2013
  • R , 1 hr 49 min
  • Action/Adventure
    Drama
  • 7,218 Fan Ratings
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Synopsis: In 2159, the wealthy live on a luxurious space station, while the poor scrape by in Earth's ruins.

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Critic Ratings

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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Richard Roeper
Damon’s everyman workhorse is tragically sympathetic, plodding ahead against all odds. Copley is brilliant as the sadistic villain. Foster...
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83

The Playlist

By Kevin Jagernauth
With Elysium, Blomkamp has made good on the promise of "District 9" and proven that working on a bigger canvas doesn't mean compromising on...
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80

Empire

By Kim Newman
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...
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80

The New Yorker

By Anthony Lane
At last, a good big film. The legacy of the summer, thus far, has been jetsam: moribund movies that lie there, bloated and beached, gasping...
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80

Variety

By Scott Foundas
Even working within a more conventional framework, Blomkamp again proves to be a superb storyteller. He has a master’s sense of pacing,...
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Like District 9, an allegory of apartheid that took four Oscar nods and put Blomkamp on the map, Elysium delivers sci-fi without dumbing it...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The film provides an intelligently imagined future world.
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75

Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
Elysium, the second movie from writer-director Neill Blomkamp, isn’t quite as inventive or fresh as his knockout debut, 2009’s "District...
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Decidedly more thought-provoking than most big-studio summer fare.
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75

indieWIRE

By Eric Kohn
If Elysium is the brainiest Hollywood movie of the summer, it's also the most conflicted one.
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Exactly like oblivion

By poohbearspunk
This movie is terrible I suggest you don't see it....

More Info

Rated R | For Strong bloody violence and language throughout
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 15 & under Dazzling but heavy-handed sci-fi has violence, language.
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