Sight and Sound - 07/01/1997
"...Besson's comic irreverence is welcome..."
New York Times - 05/09/1997
"...Mr. Besson directs with ceaseless flamboyance and with an obvious enthusiasm for his film's comic book conceits..."
Entertainment Weekly - 05/16/1997
"...Luc Besson's kick-ass sci-fi jamboree works as hard as any movie can to ensure that we're completely, maximally entertained..."
Los Angeles Times - 05/09/1997
"There's no doubt about it, when it comes to saving the world, Bruce Willis is your man. He does it with smarts and style, humor and courage..."
Total Film - 12/01/2003
"...Besson's future world is stuffed silly with visual pizzazz..."
Uncut - 12/01/2003
"Bruce Willis' taciturn hero and Milla Jovovich's super-femme still hold firm at the heart."
A visual feast combining ancient mysticism, cyberpunk sensibilities, flamboyant entertainment personalities, and gun-toting alien mercenaries. In the 23rd century, Korben Dallas (Bruce Willis), an ex-special forces agent who now practices as a down-and-out cabbie, finds himself caught in a struggle to defy a prophesied Evil from destroying the Earth when a mysterious woman (Milla Jovovich) falls into the back seat of his cab. Pursued by both the government and a powerful magnate enlisted by the forces of Evil (Gary Oldman), the woman is the key to Earth's salvation, known only as the Fifth Element. This was French auteur Besson's first offering with Hollywood backing. Academy Award Nomination: Best Sound Effects Editing.
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