The Fifth Element

The Fifth Element

The Fifth Element

The survival of humanity is at stake in Luc Besson’s 1997 sci-fi, set in a futuristic neon metropolis and starring Bruce Willis as a taxi driver who unwittingly becomes the central figure in the hunt for a cosmic weapon. Features Milla Jovovich, Gary Oldman, Chris Tucker and BAFTA-winning special effects.

Best Special Effects, BAFTA Awards 1998.
1997Rating: PG, Medium level violence, Sexual references, Low level coarse language126 minsFrance
ActionAdventureScience Fiction

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The New York Times

The New York Times

The tone of The Fifth Element is often terribly shrill...

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BBC

BBC

You'll delight in the ride, but you won't care too much about the outcome.

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Time Out

Time Out

Besson's futuristic fable is flawed by a messy narrative...

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Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune

The Fifth Element has enough eye-appeal for two good movies.

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Salon

Salon

Colossally stupid, overbearingly pompous...

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

The Fifth Element has to be the most creative visualisation since Tim Burton's first Batman in 1989.

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Variety

Variety

A hodgepodge of elements that don't comfortably coalesce.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Narratively challenged, visually monotonous and aurally overpowering...

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