• The budget’s bigger and the special effects are slicker, but this is a blockbuster with a brain. Best enjoyed with a big helping of popcorn.

  • Rashid Irani
    Rashid Irani
    Hindustan Times


    His debut feature, District 9 (2009), was one the more dynamic sci-fi epics in recent years. Embracing a similarly dazzling visual style, Neill Blomkamp envisions another dystopian future in this follow-up fantasy set in 2154 when Earth has become a gigantic ghetto.

  • Renuka Vyavahare
    Renuka Vyavahare
    Times Of India


    No matter how gripping, Elysium is no match for Blomkamp’s hard-hitting District 9. Scenes of the protagonist Max running around, trying to get help from the thugs featured here, become repetitive.

  • Elysium is a big gun that aims and fires but misses its target by a mile.

  • Sachin Chatte
    Sachin Chatte
    The Navhind Times


    Visually, Elysium looks stunning, the science fiction elements and the futuristic designs are innovative.While there is plenty of action, towards the end the film gravitates towards being a Hollywood actioner but the foundation laid earlier, gives it an edge. It is that ‘extra’ which Elysium has to offer in terms of socio-political issues that it raises which makes it a cut about the rest.

  • If you can ignore the three-four instances of inelegant preaching, Elysium is a blast from start to finish. There’s not a dull moment here thanks to the gravelly editing. The production design is incredible, from all the gleaming futuristic hardware of the first world to the rusty crapware of the third world.

  • Shadab Hasnain
    Shadab Hasnain


    All those who love the sci-fi genre will find the film entertaining, yet they will leave the theater with a sense of dissatisfaction as we haven’t seen a classic piece of work in that genre for a long time. In terms of comparison with previous movies released this year, it is one of the best so far, but genuinely could have been better if Elysium would have manged to escape the constraints of convention.

  • This is a simplified and 21st century version of John Milton’s Paradise Lost, wrapped in a very attractive pop sensibility.