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June 24, 2017
Would have liked to see what happend after elyisum reebooted a little more. WE NEED A SEQUEL. Came out of watching this movie and gave it a 90 because stakes always remained high and didn't get bored for a second but then I forgot about the impact this movie originally had on me and dropped it two points.,,°~,
NVM fam its back to 90 but I don't think I will remember this movie for long

1 month later
yeah forgettable cant beleive this is 4 and a half stars a Wonder Woman 4. tskkk ok this is prob still better than Logan who knows I just dont think bout it much
June 10, 2017
Elysium has some very cool SCI-FI elements and is visually fantastic, but the lack of compelling characters and plot do bring it down.
½ June 10, 2017
Elysium has the positives of strong direction from Neil Blomkamp, excellent effects and some strong action sequences. The movie is able to balance the brilliant lived in universe and also contain lots of cool sci-fi technology. The acting is pretty good, especially from Sharlto Copley who gives a wonderfully hammy performance that steals the show. While Jodie Foster does a bizarre mix of English and French. It's far from being great as the message is way too obvious, the pacing is all over the place and the film can't help but squander it's brilliant potential. A good film but far from being anything special. B
June 9, 2017
After District 9, Elysium is a brilliant and engaging Sci-Fi film that secures Blomkamp as a talented director who can craft something truly memorable ! The performances of Matt Damon and Jodie Foster are incredible ! Highly recommended !
June 1, 2017
It's not the brilliant Shakespearean sci-fi epic that 'District 9' was, and it's not without its frustrating plot holes, but 'Elysium' still boasts some impeccable visuals and brutal violence, both of which help to create an incredibly immersive motion picture.
May 30, 2017
Elysium is a disappointment...neither deep enough to affect or action-filled enough to munch popcorn to.
May 28, 2017
While I'm sure the technical levels of the film are not as good some would hope, this film delivers an excellent tale of a tragic hero. It hints at destiny without making it cheesy.
May 28, 2017
I really liked the world that was built, the story was good and the action was just the right amount.
½ May 19, 2017
The best from Neill Blomkamp surely is not Elysium, because District 9 is far far ahead. But that's also to be said that, compared to what came after, the result is still of high profile. Although the idea is not that intriguing like the one of District 9 in fact, the realization is good enough to be more than appreciated. Especially the scenarios, the contrasts between a dusty an unhospitable Earth and an amazing and welcome Space Colony called Elysium. are very vivid and real, while the special effects and some of the arms (like the magnetic shield used by Kruger) are the top that can be offered. Considering everything, Neill Blomkamp is also able to avoid the "Transformer's Effect", and the controlled chaos he manages to give to the movie is surely a plus. I am still confident that Neill is the future of Sci-Fi, for his talent and imagination, but the first to be convinced of it must be him. Please Neill, we need you at your best (or nearly there)!
May 12, 2017
Great movie! Professional Critics are trash !
April 23, 2017
Elysium was an ok action film about a dystopian future and some cool spaceship elements. It was not particularly original but it was entertaining enough.
April 5, 2017
Elysium, is from the creator of a beloved S-F movie District 9. However, this film is a different approach of his on this genre. Elysium is a bit of a comedown for director Neil Blomkamp. But on the film's own terms it succeeds successfully with an amazing performance from Matt Damon and Sharlto Copley. A very interesting and innovative camera work with well filmed intensity of action. It does lead to a straight up action flick, but handles this clutch professionally. Like in District 9, it still has some social commentary included which makes it thoughtful and lifts it's level up rather than following the path of typical action flick. Also, the film has a strong sense of grounded realism and a character to have a sympathy of succeeding. Overall, Elysium finds director Neil Blomkamp able to be working on different types of genres but also making a very realistic grounded and thoughtful film than one might expect.
Super Reviewer
½ April 1, 2017
astoundingly well filmed, the action comparable with michael bay sequences. it has a heart though and a message. while it's no district 9 it's still full of energy, good acting and maximum sci-fi atmosphere. in some ways it's like district 9 but on a larger scale. we've progressed from apartheid to worldwide segregation irrespective of race and discriminate of all the have nots.
½ March 29, 2017
Neill Blomkamp was always going to find it hard to live up to the high expectations he set with District 9. If it wasn't for that film most people would have been well pleased with this above average sci-fi drama.
March 16, 2017
I like the picture it was well done , good topic, and great actors
½ March 4, 2017
In spite of being a little novel plot, in which the resources of the classic heroic-action film are repetitive, resulting in an ambitious narrative, visuals are well worked and the general idea is interesting and even provocative. 70/100
½ February 26, 2017
The movie setup is disaster. There is no logic behind at all.
½ February 19, 2017
Blomkamp's vision is strong, science fiction that comments about current affairs, political and social, but his story about an everyman up against the Man (here portrayed by the surprising casting choice of Jodie Foster) needs development and has only a makeshift finish. The story's the reason that this'll fail the memory test. Nonetheless interesting if finally flawed.
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