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Elysium

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Overall 6
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Audio 6
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Extras 6
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Elysium Blu-ray Review

DoBlu
13 January 2014
  • Excerpt: Sociopolitical issues ignite a blitzkrieg of parables in Elysium , created by dynamically composed capitalism fears in the technology driven year of 2156. Matt Damon hoists up guns to shoot flying Roombas for his “have nots,” in what might be the most American film ever made by a foreign immigrant. Science fiction explicitly divulges our problems under the guise of visual effects and spacey splendor. Our best hide symbolism with a symposium of voices; Elysium has one.
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Overall 6
6.0

Elysium

ComingSoon
17 October 2013
  • Excerpt: Fans and creators of sci-fi love to talk about the power of the genre being in its ability to use analogy to depict our current, using its fantastic backdrop to push modern mores and conventional wisdom to extremes in order to test how accurate or worthwhile they really are. When done well it does work, but the problem with a message built on going to extremes is that extremes are very hard to make believable and very easy to get away from a storyteller for just that...
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Overall 5
5.0

Elysium Movie Review

BigPictureBigSound
10 August 2013
  • Summary: Sure "Elysium" is a mashup of tropes, but with great acting, a high production value and good editing, it's fun to watch.
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Overall 5
5.5

Elysium

AV Club
6 August 2013
  • Excerpt: In the bleak dystopian future of Elysium , mankind has been cleanly segregated by altitude. While most of the population still lives on the surface of the planet, now a crime-infested and pollution-choked hellhole, the fabulously wealthy have retreated to space-station paradise Elysium—a kind of orbiting gated community, where the 1 percent enjoys access to magical “medpods” that instantly mend broken bones and clear cancer-ridden bodies of disease.
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Overall 6
6.0

Elysium

totalfilm.com
23 December 2013
Overall 6
6.0

Elysium

totalfilm.com
6 August 2013
Overall 6
6.0

Elysium

russin
9 January 2014
  • Excerpt: Än en gång har vi sett framtiden. Och den är inte vacker. Åtminstone inte för de flesta… Året är den här gången 2154 och livet på jorden representeras av dammiga kåkstäder, osande av misär. Det kontrasteras mot de högre klassernas lyxliv på en artificiell himlakropp i hjulform som svävar hägrande i skyn ovanför de stackars satarna som fått stanna kvar på en alltmer utmärglad, utarmad jord.
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Overall 6
6.0

Elysium

Fantascienza.com
22 August 2013
  • Excerpt: Mai una sola parola è stata tanto calzante per una pellicola: deludente. Ma, del tipo che a District 9 non gli lustra nemmeno le scarpe.
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Overall 5
5.0

Action som saknar idémässig dynamik

svd.se
9 August 2013
  • Excerpt: 3Egentligen var det ju tänkt att det var massorna som skulle göra revolt. I stället blev det eliten. Åtminstone i denna science fiction-dystopi, fylld av patos och vrede, som utspelar sig år 2154. Nu har klassklyftorna vidgats rejält. De rika lever livets glada dagar uppe i en gigantisk rymdstation, som befinner sig i evig omloppsbana kring den förorenade och allmänt obehagliga jorden, som man utan saknad har överlämnat åt riff-raffet.
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