Written June 29, 2016
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.)
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.
Written May 07, 2015
In two words - it stunk! To waste good actors like Matt Damon and Jody Foster on this silly ridiculous movie that you forget about two seconds after you leave the theatre is a great shame. I really havent seen one good movie this year and I go to the movies every week. Cant they come up with something that makes sense?
Written November 25, 2015
Very good movie. The story while set in the future with a space twist is not all that different from life today, the growing difference between wealth and poor divides and drives the story in this film. Damon is excellent as a man driven to make huge changes.
Written July 25, 2016
There's a lot more to this film than meets the eye. Great cinematography and special effects....but the sociology and technological points of view presented could be a stark preview of coming societal phenomena. The dystopian atmosphere was not presented
in such a way that it would be inappropriate for younger viewers.
Sci-fi at its best. The acting was believable, the story was imaginative, the directing was superb...this guy knows what he's doing.