Critic scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.
It's ludicrous, but it's fun. Besson is a filmmaker so in love with his own daffy excesses that he's able to pull us, laughing, right into his world of loony pop. [9 May 1997] Read full review
What an attempt, and what a work of the imagination. The Fifth Element' will change the look of science fiction and will probably be imitated for years. Read full review
I would not have missed seeing this film, and I recommend it for its richness of imagery. But at 127 minutes, which seems a reasonable length, it plays long. Read full review
The future-shock details are witty, the sets and skyscapes spectacular. Besson may not be a good director, exactly, but he's a wizard at retrofitting cliches. Read full review
The movie unreels like a depressive in a manic phase, a frenzy of lightning-fast cuts, cuts, cuts. Read full review
It's all densely imagined and more than a little goofy -- perhaps too goofy for the average American viewer. Read full review
This is a prodigious something. It's just difficult to say whether that something is good or evil. Read full review
The action is fast, furious, and as wacky as science fantasy gets. Read full review
But for all the fancy-schmancy effects (budget: $90 million-plus), the vision of a hypercongested metropolis is not much more sophisticated than an episode of "The Jetsons." [9 May 1997] Read full review
Besson may have misfired with The Fifth Element, but at least he does it with flair and a sense of humor. Read full review
Fandango, the ultimate movie ticketing destination, is your source for movie tickets and movie times. Know before you go to the theater, watch HD movie trailers and videos in the highest quality available. Find movie reviews, theater listings, and detailed information about new and upcoming films. If you're interested in DVDs, visit our DVD section for reviews, movie photos, trailers, and more.
Copyright © 2013 Fandango. All rights reserved. Your Personal Box Office