The Fifth Element

1997 • 126 minutes
4.5
398 reviews
71%
Tomatometer
PG
Rating
Eligible
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Set in the 23rd century, Luc Besson's The Fifth Element takes us to a world vastly different from that which we know today.

For ex-Marine Korben Dallas (Bruce Willis), life has become tediously repetitive: he drives a flying cab for a living, and eats take away from the same Chinese restaurant, which delivers directly to his window, every day. But little does Korben know, a great extra-terrestrial Evil has teamed up with Zorg (Gary Oldman), and threatens to destroy the Earth, an event which can only be prevented by combining the four Earthly elements with an alien "Fifth" element. Soon, Korben finds himself a pivotal figure in saving the Earth when a beautiful alien, Leeloo (Milla Jovovich), falls through the roof of his cab, and turns out to be the elusive fifth element.

In the ultimate battle of good versus evil, only Korben and Leeloo control the key to humanity's survival. And the clock is ticking... 1997 Gaumont
Rating
PG
4.5
398 reviews
Jayme Reynolds
June 29, 2016
My favourite movie of all time. From the clothes, to the music, to the art style I love it all. Everything in this movie to me is perfection. I love the melting pot of cultures and religions used in the film. I even loved Ruby Rhod, which most people I noticed disliked, but I like Jar Jar Binks as well so I guess I like those annoying characters not many others can stand. I can watch this movie over and over again every day for the rest of my life and it wouldn't be sick of it.
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Andrew McDonald
March 3, 2013
This film features a human society different enough to maybe represent our future, a range of exotic aliens that are different enough to be plausibly alien and everything from love and duty to greed and pure evil. Set in a lavish future with many of the same human problems as our own, the Fifth Element reminds us about what is good and bad in our own time.
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john garin
November 27, 2020
One of my Top 20 of all time any genre, My Darling & I saw it 1st release Odeon Hollaway Rd, with their new sound system installed, Absolutely well worth the 2nd visit & I've seen it, in full, 9 times since then.. Every character played to perfection, DJ Rock is Brilliant, every scene pure entertainment.
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