• 2013
  • US
  • 1h 49min
  • Directed by: Neill Blomkamp
  • Cast: Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley
  • UK release: 21 August 2013

Blomkamp's eagerly awaited follow-up to the critically acclaimed District 9 features Damon and Foster on another planet in the distant future.

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Neill Blomkamp admits to Elysium errors

27 Feb 2015

Film gossip

Neill Blomkamp admits significant mistakes were made in making 'Elysium'. The 2013 sci-fi film was released amid huge anticipation but the 35-year-old director has confessed it fell well short of expectations. Speaking specifically about the script…

The Film Formula: Elysium

9 Sep 2013

We analyse the familiar elements in the Matt Damon-starring sci-fi action flick

We'll start with the obvious one: Elysium is the second feature-length film directed by Neill Blomkamp, who previously gave us the rather wonderful District 9. His new movie shares so much DNA with his previous effort, it's almost like a spiritual…


20 Aug 20134 stars

A thrilling blockbuster that marries intelligence with spectacle, starring Matt Damon

Having dazzled with his breathtaking debut District 9, director Neill Blomkamp returns in equally emphatic fashion with Elysium. Bigger and more spectacular, courtesy of the extra budget afforded to him in the wake of the success of his debut, the film…

Edinburgh International Film Festival 2013: Surprise Movie candidates

18 Jun 2013

The EIFF Surprise Movie is a closely guarded secret - here's what we think could be showing

Filth The James McAvoy-starring Irvine Welsh adaptation is a bit of a long shot, considering it isn't scheduled for general release until October. That said, the news broke recently that Filth was coming out in Scotland a week before anywhere else in…

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