Fifth Element, The

Lists: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller, HPR Selects, Space journey

Brief Synopsis: "It’s the year 2257 and a taxi driver has been unintentionally given the task of saving a young girl who is part of the key that will ensure the survival of humanity. The Fifth Element is filmed in a futuristic metropolitan city and in a French comic book asthetic by a controversial British, French and American lineup."

Overall Ranking: 1341 (Rank from 1997: # 22)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 25%
Regular 62.5%
Half-Popped 12.5%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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  • Luc Besson Science Fiction Action Films

  • Reviewer Rating Review
    Dave Examines Movies87(full review)
    Rob from GuysFilmQuest85
    CinemaVisitor Erik80
    Jeff Beck80(full review)
    That Movie Guy Dion Wyn Hughes78(full review)
    Dan O'Neill70 - The overall look, pacing, and feel of this movie has you laughing and having a good time, but The Fifth Element fails to go that full mile when it’s script starts to fall apart by the last act.
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    Gorgon Reviews70
    Chris Turner60
    David Baruffi16

    People Involved

  • Bruce Willis (Korben Dallas)
  • Milla Jovovich (Leeloo)
  • Gary Oldman (Jean-Baptiste Emmanuel Zorg)
  • Ian Holm (Father Vito Cornelius)
  • Chris Tucker (Ruby Rhod)
  • Luke Perry (Billy)
  • Brion James (General Munro)
  • Tommy Tiny Lister (President Lindberg)
  • Lee Evans (Fog)
  • Charlie Creed-Miles (David)
  • John Bluthal (Professor Pacoli)
  • Mathieu Kassovitz (Mugger)
  • Christopher Fairbank (Mactilburgh)
  • Kim Chan (Mr. Kim)
  • Tricky (Right Arm)
  • Indra Ové (VIP Stewardess)
  • John Neville (General Staedert)
  • Maïwenn Le Besco (Diva Plavalaguna)
  • Luc Besson (Director)
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