Elysium

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TriStar Pictures Released 2013

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Director:
Neill Blomkamp
Released:
2013
Rating:
Not rated

In this dystopian thriller set in 2159, the wealthiest humans move to a fabulous private space station, while life on Earth grows ever more grim. With no other options, an ex-con agrees to join a risky mission to bring balance to the two worlds.

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  • 63

    Slant Magazine Chris Cabin

    A cheekily gruesome and genuinely urgent entertainment, Blomkamp's latest nevertheless can't help but beg the question: Where's Snake Plissken when you need him?

  • 59

    Film.com William Goss

    Frankly, Elysium is a bit of a liberal's wet dream: the good guys want accessible healthcare, while the bad guys want to do away with undocumented immigrants.

  • 40

    The Hollywood Reporter Todd McCarthy

    All the interest and good will built up by the sharply conceived preliminaries is washed away in a succession of scenes that feel crushingly routine and generic, not to mentioned g...

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      • Production budget - $115,000,000
        Domestic gross - $93,050,117 (36th)
        Worldwide gross - $286,140,700 (27th)

      • Other production companies:
        Media Rights Capital
        QED International
        Alpha Core
        Simon Kinberg Productions
        Sony Pictures Entertainment

      • Filming locations:
        Bear Creek Park, Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
        Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
        Punta de Mita, Nayarit, Mexico
        Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

      • Music:
        Ghosst
        Written by Marcos Ortega
        Performed by Lorn
        The Pining Pt2
        Written by Chris Clark
        Performed by Clark with Martina Topley-Bird
        Metropolis (Dan Le Sac Remix)
        Written by Alexander Lloyd
        Performed by PRDCTV
        Suite For Solo Cello No.1 BWV 1007
        Written by Johann Sebastian Bach
        Twitch (It Grows and It Grows)
        Written by Benjamin Stefanski
        Performed by Raffertie
        Bio Techno
        Written and performed by Audio Android
        New World Disorder
        Written by Yoann Hebert
        Performed by Arkasia
        Stjernekiggeri
        Written and performed by Mike Sheridan
        Robot Eater
        Written by Patrick McKay
        Performed by Gambit
        We Got More (Kilon TeK Remix)
        Written by Brendan Angelides
        Performed by Eskmo
        Piano Concerto No. 8 in C minor 'Pathetique' - Adagio Cantabile
        Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
        Kou Kou
        Written by Roderick Jackson
        Performed by Palms Down Percussion
        Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major - Rondo Vivace
        Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
        Loner
        Written by William Bevan
        Performed by Burial
        Six Degrees
        Written by Brett Bigden and Simon Shreeve
        Performed by Kryptic Minds
        Sierra Leone
        Written by Simon Attwell, Peter Cohen, Jesse Cooper, Neil John Francis Hawks, Zolani Mahola, Julio Sigauque, Kyla-Rose Smith, and Aron Turest-Swartz
        Performed by Mt Eden

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