Loud, long, and overwhelming...
| Original Score: 2/4
Stylish and very violent sci-fi action flick.
| Original Score: 3/5
Pure eye-candy and a rollicking good-time.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
A hodgepodge of elements that don't comfortably coalesce.
It's a triumph of form over content, but it's a stunning triumph.
| Original Score: 4/5
I knew where it was going at all times, but the ride was excellent.
| Original Score: 3/4
Besson's futuristic fable is flawed by a messy narrative which strains to incorporate far too many grotesque and eccentric characters.
The story is such a cut-rate kid's sci-fi fairy tale that at one point Evil actually calls Gary Oldman on the phone (and it isn't played for laughs).
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Besson has done a solid, if not outstanding, job in bringing his story, written as a teenager, to the big screen.
| Original Score: B+
A motion picture with the body of a mainstream blockbuster but the spirit of a trendy cult flick.
The special effects provided Besson with the tools to provide the movie with the spectacular images, displaying the eagerness of a child in a candy store.
| Original Score: 6/10
| Original Score: B
Everything from the visual effects to the costume design seems to shout out like a precocious child: "Look at me!"
The best-looking science fiction movie to come out in years, with fabulous sets, costumes and special effects, but its plot doesn't quite measure up to its appearance.
Fifth Element doesn't reach the level of great sci-fi to which it clearly aspires because it has too many characters doing too many things for too few reasons. Still, it's a lot of fun.
don't mind the one-dimensional characters and the sci-fi nonsense, but I really could have done without the unfunny, very French humor.
Slam-dunk sci-fi extravaganza.
The Fifth Element has to be the most creative visualization since Tim Burton's first Batman in 1989. On top of that, it's a whole lot of fun.
The film's most basic conceit -- that there is an anti-life that, despite its nature, can have a desire and can operate physically in this universe, using its elements -- is not only never explained, it can't be.
The pace is perfect, the combination of international casting superb and the cinematography sublime.