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Save your money

By interceptor1750
Written August 11, 2013
Don't bother. Wait for it to come out in the Red Box. The plot sucked. Basically, all the poor Mexicans on Earth are trying to make it to Elysium (USA) to get free medical care. Jodi Foster's acting sucked, but she did a good Hilary Clinton impression. If you are into Si-Fi, you'll like the effects.
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Elysium misses the mark

By Kayakerrich
Written August 12, 2013
Strong premise and stunning CGI but after the opening twenty-minutes the film sags under its own weight. Many unanswered questions about motives and the interrelationships of characters. Also, the technology portrayed for the future seems to fly in the face of what already know about the technology trajectories. (i.e. heavy reliance on laptops.)
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Decent Production of a Lousy Story

By SRGordon007
Written August 23, 2013
The production values for this film were quite good; unfortunately, the story and many of its elements were mediocre at best (though they might appeal more to those of a politically-liberal mindset).
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Bad beyond belief!

By stf
Written August 11, 2013
What a monumental waste of time! The "evil" rich destroy the planet, move off, and usurp the poor (aka 99%) while living a life of luxury on a space station orbiting the decaying planet. Enter our (anti) hero and, at the expense of his own life, saves the 99% from a future more miserable than anyone could imagine. I had hoped the absurd exploding body parts would remain nestled in District 9, but low and behold, arbitrary acts of gratuitous blood and guts yet again were the mainstay of this intellectually idiotic film. Lesson learned.
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High Expectation, Low Delivery

By myannish
Written August 11, 2013
After watching the trailers, I thought it would have a fantastic plot, high adrenaline action, and strong characters.... It did have a great base to become a fantastic story, but it fails miserably on the plot. With Matt Damon, you would expect great character depth and great action, Matt Damon did pretty well on his part, but the character depth and action were too weak. Human /Robot interactions were also very flimsily built! All in all, wasted my time and money!
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