Written August 10, 2013
Great scifi! Plenty of action and suspense. Great special effects. Great story and solid casting. Good to see Alice Braga, Diego Luna and Wagner Moura - hope to see more of them.
Written August 22, 2013
Bad choice to see a movie trying to preach to me about the bad bad rich people when all I wanted was a good sci fi flick. disappointed
Written August 12, 2013
My husband and I went with a friend. We really enjoyed the movie ... very good premise of how the world could be viewed in the future if we're not careful now ...
The language was a little more rough but hey that's one of the reasons it was an R.
Written August 01, 2014
The review said it was a thinking person's movie. I couldn't disagree more. On the other hand, it I had been thinking, I would have just walked out when it repeated the same thing over and over again. It is very frustrating because there don't seem to be ANY movies folks who aren't 12 years old can enjoy. Shame on you Hollywood!
Written August 16, 2013
The plot summary and combination of Jodie Foster and Matt Damon drew my interest toward Elysium; yet, there was something lacking in the movie. I was expecting a little more depth to the story. While there was great promise considering the background of government corruption, abandoning selfishness for the greater good,utopian and elitist society, everything seemed too predictable. A good plot twist or two might have this better for me. The action scenes are intense, so a mature audience is appropriate. Half way through the movie, I was thinking "I want off this planet!" The battle scenes went on way too long, and the main character seemed way over-powered much of the time. The acting was decent, but not the caliber of what the stars are capable of providing. I really wanted to like this film.