The Fifth Element

  • PG
  • Luc Besson (1997)
  • Fr
  • 121 min
The Fifth Element
Film Review
Reviewed By
4 out of 5

Ancient evil returns to destroy the galaxy in this ultra-hip, socially conscious and clever science-fiction action adventure from director Luc Besson. Bruce Willis's laconic former government agent is forced to save the universe when the secret key to preventing its destruction literally falls into his cab in 23rd-century New York. This superb flight of imagination soars into original terrain for an inventive rollercoaster ride and is a stunning achievement that delivers on all levels. The satire is slick, the visuals unusual and the thrills futuristic, and if the Big Apple special effects don't amaze, the camp trip to the resort planet of Fhloston Paradise certainly will. Gary Oldman's villainous Zorg is haute-couture corruption personified.

Plot Summary

Science-fiction action adventure set in 23rd-century New York, starring Bruce Willis and Gary Oldman. When a mysterious female humanoid crash-lands in Korben Dallas's cab, he becomes drawn into a race to save Earth from an approaching evil force.

Cast and crew

Cast

Korben Dallas
Bruce Willis
Zorg
Gary Oldman
Cornelius
Ian Holm
Leeloo
Milla Jovovich
Ruby Rhod
Chris Tucker
Billy
Luke Perry
General Munro
Brion James
President Lindberg
Tom "Tiny" Lister Jr
Fog
Lee Evans
David
Charlie Creed-Miles
Right Arm
Tricky
General Staedert
John Neville
Professor Pacoli
John Bluthal
Mugger
Mathieu Kassovitz
Mactilburgh
Christopher Fairbank
Major Iceborg
Julie T Wallace

Crew

Director
Luc Besson

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Guild Pathe Cinema
Guidance: 
Edited for language and nudity.
Available on video, DVD and BluRay
Certificate PG
Categories
Drama

Add new comment