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"He can save us all."
  • R
  • 2013
  • 1 hr 49 min
  • 6.6  (468,311)
  • 61

In 2154, the world has become an overpopulated and polluted place where the wealthy live on a luxurious space station called Elysium, while the poor live in slums on Earth. Max (Matt Damon) is a former thief who works at a factory, receives a lethal dose of radiation at work and is given only five days to live. He decides to undertake a dangerous mission to Elysium where they have the medical technology to cure his illness.

Jodie Foster plays Delacourt, the hardline Secretary of Defense on Elysium, who will stop at nothing to preserve the utopia's way of life. She orders her agent Kruger (Sharlto Copley) to take aggressive action to stop illegal immigrants from Earth by all means necessary.

When Max discovers that he can be cured on Elysium, he agrees to help a group of rebels led by Frey (Alice Braga) to steal confidential information that could allow access to Elysium. The information is implanted in his brain, and he must fight against Kruger and his men to reach Elysium and transfer the data before it becomes too late.

The film is directed by Neill Blomkamp, best known for his acclaimed debut feature, District 9. Much like in that movie, Elysium blends sci-fi spectacle with sociopolitical commentary. The film explores themes such as immigration, health care, and wealth inequality in a way that is both relevant and thought-provoking.

Matt Damon delivers a compelling performance as Max, who is driven by a sense of desperation and a desire to help those he cares about. He has a great chemistry with Alice Braga, who portrays Frey as a tough but caring mother who is willing to risk everything to save her daughter's life.

Jodie Foster's portrayal of Delacourt is a standout, as she brings a chilling intensity to the role of the ruthless government official who will stop at nothing to maintain her power.

Sharlto Copley is also a standout as Kruger, who serves as Delacourt's muscle. He brings a creepy intensity to the role of the sadistic agent who takes pleasure in inflicting pain on others.

Visually, the film is stunning. The Earth is portrayed as a hellish landscape, while Elysium is a beautiful and pristine paradise. The action scenes are well-choreographed, with plenty of thrills and explosions.

Overall, Elysium is a thrilling and socially conscious sci-fi film that will leave audiences thinking about its themes long after the credits roll. It's a great showcase for the talents of its cast and director, and a worthy addition to the sci-fi canon.

Elysium is a 2013 science fiction movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 49 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.6 and a MetaScore of 61.

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