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Elephant (2003)


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4.5 out of 10 Different
Ciaran from Dublin, 02 Aug 2008
An excellent movie on several levels. As a study of two boys shooting up their school, this delves deep into their preperations and psyche. Also as a piece of filmaking, this is so well done as to leave any fan of 'arthouse' cinema very impressed. Not so accessible as to be everyone's cuppa, for those who like something different this should not dissapoint.
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4.5 out of 10 Excellent
David from Dublin, 11 Mar 2009
A really really great film. The colour, the movement, the pace, the overlapping time, the ad-lib script, the heightened normality of everything. The best sounding gunshots I've ever heard in a film, really blunt and cold and mundane. All combining to make the film genuinely shocking at a much deeper level than how we're normally supposed to be shocked.
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0.5 out of 10 Nothing Happens.......
Sean T from Dublin, 19 Aug 2009
Utter Rubbish . If you are gay , like computer games & are bullied a bit at school, you are a destined to go mental & shoot up the students & members of staff in the school . and thats not to mention the 30 mins of an 80 min film that NOTHING happens !! and the minor characters that do NOTHING !!
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0.5 out of 10 Waste of time
Philip from Dublin, 27 Sep 2010
Annoying and unbelieveable characters (would anyone walk up to a gun man they know have already shot and killed other people, just to be shot themselves) Terrible movie, avoid.
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4 out of 10 Elephant
Barry from Laois, 22 Jan 2008
really liked the film especially the way it was filmed, delving into diffrent lives and lives overlapping.
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What's it about....
Gus Van Sant's drifty, eloquent, and effortlessly poignant ELEPHANT is loosely based on the massacre at Columbine High School. (On April 20, 1999 in Littleton, Colorado two 17-year-old boys fired semi-automatic weapons on their high school classmates, killing 13, injuring 25, and then taking their own lives.) Van Sant's film is set in Portland, Oregon and uses non-actors chosen from an open casting call of high school students. On a crisp, sunny Autumn day, with colourful...

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