• Francisco Zambrano

    ★★ Watched by Francisco Zambrano 23 Nov, 2014

    A parte de la escena final y otras a lo largo de la pelìcula, este film va directo al baùl de pelìculas borradas de tu memoria fàcilmente. : No hay rutina ni mundanidad en una tragedia. Un minimalismo (o "realismo") muy forzado.

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  • Chris Drake

    ★★ Added by Chris Drake

    I think that Gus Van Sant wanted me to know that only gay, internet-knowledgeable, piano- / game-playing, nerdy, bullied, autistic kids commit school shootings—that vapid, ignorant, dolled-up, bulimic, party girls can't hear gunshots and screaming—that a circle of philo-masturbating people won't notice someone being shot with a shotgun for at least thirty seconds—that the only black person in Oregon has zero fear and is self-sacrificial, just in case you didn't know that black people were people too; all in all…

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  • Kyle

    ★★ Watched by Kyle 21 Nov, 2014 3

    I'm not really sure what to say about this movie. I just didn't like it very much. I didn't like the long takes of continuos walking that just felt like filler, I didn't like the treatment of some of the main characters by the film makers, I just didn't like how it was put together. I get some of the movie was purposeful in its design especially as it pertains to the monotony but I just think it worked against itself.

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  • AJ44

    ★★★★ Added by AJ44

    This is one of the prettiest, most-emotive films I've ever watched, although I'm the first to admit its slow, repetitive pace is not for everyone. But I find it to be a pretty accurate depiction of high-school everyday life, and with great use of the revealing and extensive long-shots on the (few) characters. I've watched it three times, and certainly will do it again in the future. What a lovely film.

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  • Blain Granado

    ★★★★½ Watched by Blain Granado 17 Nov, 2014

    Chilling with a side helping of melancholy. This is not a film that is trying to mine some universal truth. This is a film that simply is. Do with that what you will. You always fear what you don't understand...

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  • Nick C

    ★★★★ Added by Nick C 2

    Elephant is a tough one. If you "like" this film, you probably missed the point. It's almost impossible to like it. That being said, it's one of the best representations of pure and senseless evil that I have ever seen on the screen. This Palme d'Or winning film follows various students around a school throughout a seemingly ordinary day. Throughout the film we see glimpses of two students planning an attack on the school. It is based on the Columbine…

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  • nikae

    ★★★ Added by nikae

    Not much about to say the other things but the way using sound was so brilliant.

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  • Kirenia

    ★★★½ Watched by Kirenia 08 Nov, 2014

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

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  • Yanni Bouziotas

    ★★★★½ Watched by Yanni Bouziotas 09 Nov, 2014

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

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  • jaxblazer

    ★★★★ Added by jaxblazer

    Dream-like, mundane yet surreal, simple but highly choreographed.

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  • Sarah_Young

    ★★★ Watched by Sarah_Young 05 Nov, 2014

    A film I think I need to watch over again to truly understand. It's an 80 minute feature and 20 minutes of it were shots of the sky. I understand Van Sant's choices, but I didn't necessarily like them.

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  • cnb

    ★★★★ Watched by cnb 31 Oct, 2014

    I can appreciate the difficulty of making a film about an event like this. One doesn't want to celebrate, even inadvertently, the violence, and one doesn't want to sentimentalize the suffering. It's no small feat to thread one's way between these perils. Van Sant's approach is to keep a cool distance, but to allow those who suffered to be themselves, letting us get to know them a little without forcing our hand. For me, it worked.

    The film was let…

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