Lists: Sci-Fi

Brief Synopsis: "In the year 2159, two classes of people exist: the very wealthy who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined Earth. Secretary Rhodes (Jodie Foster), a hard line government official, will stop at nothing to enforce anti-immigration laws and preserve the luxurious lifestyle of the citizens of Elysium. That doesn’t stop the people of Earth from trying to get in, by any means they can. When unlucky Max (Matt Damon) is backed into a corner, he agrees to take on a daunting mission that, if successful, will not only save his life, but could bring equality to these polarized worlds."

Overall Ranking: 1860 (Rank from 2013: # 103)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 7.41%
Regular 51.85%
Half-Popped 40.74%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Dave Examines Movies86(full review)
Dan O'Neill85(full review)
CineKatz Vivek82(full review)
Sober Film Critic James Brown80(full review)
Drezzy80 - Damn, damn good movie that has a somewhat anti-climactic and entirely predictable third act. It's a testament to the entire cast that Matt Damon gives one of the weaker performances, and even then he's still really damn good in it. Sharlto Copley, though, stole the show. He was great in District 9 as the bumbling in-over-his-head common man that was forced to be something more, but he's even better here, as Kruger is, hands-down, one of the best film villains I've seen in a very, very long time.
Committed to Celluloid Fernando Rafael80(full review)
Coogs Film Blog80(full review)
Daniel Prinn at Daniel's Film Reviews80(full review)
Gorgon Reviews80(full review)
Bryan Lienesch78 - Sci-fi setting. Class warfare. A protagonist who feels he belongs to both worlds. Does Neil Blomkamp think no one saw 'District 9'?
That Movie Guy Dion Wyn Hughes78(full review)
Tom Little of Digital Shortbread75(full review)
CinemaVisitor Erik75(full review)
Dan Fogarty - Fogs Movie Reviews71(full review)
Angry Vader70(full review)
Nathan Zoebl70(full review)
Sweet Popcorn And Late Nights61 - This is a great premise and some wonderful world-building, but ultimately not much more than a solid action sci-fi.
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David Baruffi61(full review)
FilmHamster61(full review)
Maurice of Movie Mixology60(full review)
Mesh The Movie Freak60(full review)
MandF Reviews60(full review)
Fast Film Reviews Mark Hobin52(full review)
Chris of This Is Madness50(full review)
Ryan from Ten Stars Or Less50(full review)
Nathan Adams and the Temple Of Reviews43(full review)
Patrick Devitt40

People Involved

  • Matt Damon ()
  • Jodie Foster ()
  • William Fichtner ()
  • Alice Braga ()
  • Glenn Foerster (Director)
  • Hania Robledo (Director)
  • Neill Blomkamp (Director)