The Fifth Element Synopsis
A New York City cabdriver tries to save 2259 Earth from impact with an onrushing anti-life force.
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
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...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Stack
What an attempt, and what a work of the imagination. The Fifth Element' will change the look of science fiction and will probably be...
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
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...
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
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...
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63

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
The movie unreels like a depressive in a manic phase, a frenzy of lightning-fast cuts, cuts, cuts.
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50

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
It's all densely imagined and more than a little goofy -- perhaps too goofy for the average American viewer.
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50

San Francisco Examiner

This is a prodigious something. It's just difficult to say whether that something is good or evil.
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50

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
The action is fast, furious, and as wacky as science fantasy gets.
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50

USA Today

By Susan Wloszczyna
But for all the fancy-schmancy effects (budget: $90 million-plus), the vision of a hypercongested metropolis is not much more sophisticated...
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50

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Besson may have misfired with The Fifth Element, but at least he does it with flair and a sense of humor.
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Great movie

By bigtimersrymers
Always watch this movie! Even now a days!...

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By efhill
perfect balance of sci-fi drama and comedy. one of my favorite movies ever...

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Super Green!

By rahsa1978
This is one of my favorite movies. From the action sequences to the emotional, heartfelt scenes, this movie gives it to you from beginning to end. The visual effects, the plot, and all of the humor...

Definitely a Top 3 Favorite Movie of All Time

By studiopyro
I have seen The Fifth Element a million times and can practically quote the entire movie by heart but I had never seen this in theaters when it first came out. So I was thrilled to be able to see it...

Wonderful!

By ssmalin
Loved the visuals, the satire, the laughs, the tender moments and most of all, the bottom line: Why does man create things only to destroy them?...

The Fith Element

By lobo77
Great Movie!!!...

Amazing space opera

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Rated PG-13 | For Brief Nudity, Some Sexuality and Intense Sci-Fi Violence
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 14+ Futuristic comic book spectacle fun, but riddled with guns.
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