• Dustin Gilstrap II

    ★★★★ Watched by Dustin Gilstrap II 01 Aug, 2015

    Not really even sure what to say.


  • Elliot Fane

    ★★★★½ Watched by Elliot Fane 30 Jul, 2015

    Not only is the film mostly very realistic, with characters that feel real and a story with some interesting themes despite a lot of the film not having that much going on. But the other excellent trick up the film's sleeve is the incredible amount of thought and effort put into the direction and cinematography.

    Not really a film made for everyone, but it deserves to be experienced!


  • Jeff Gallashaw

    ★★★★★ Added by Jeff Gallashaw

    A day in the lives of a group of average teenage high school students. The film follows every character and shows their daily routines. However two of the students plan to do something that the student body won't forget.

    Based on Columbine and other school Shootings of the time

    Based on a short story written by friend of Gus Van Sant and fellow writer/director Harmony Korine.
    Much of the film was improvised.

    The original script draft was written by Laura…


  • alexbhades

    ★★★★★ Watched by alexbhades 31 Mar, 2013

    Para mi una obra maestra, sin tapujos, explicando porque el cine es el septimo arte.
    La confección del film, alejado de una historia compuesta por las reglas del cine, te sumerge en un viaje (o paseo) del que con seguridad no saldrás indemne (o te pondrá la carne de gallina o la odiaras a muerte).
    Como tiene que ser el arte, la innovación, provocar experiencias nuevas y que reacciones ante ellas (para bien o para mal).


  • Steven Wolf

    Added by Steven Wolf

    Strongest when it's documenting the average days of its ordinary people. The structure is fascinating, as plot points replay from various points of view. Weakest when it's trying to give motives to the shooters. The group of three girls in the film come of as caricature while everyone else is afforded a deeper characterization.


  • David Meleán

    ★★★½ Watched by David Meleán 11 Jul, 2015

    Reto Cinéfilo 2015
    Un film ambientado en la secundaria/el instituto


  • DannyGloverJr

    ★★★★★ Added by DannyGloverJr

    Need to re-watch. 5/5 for now


  • Antonio Sánchez

    ★★★★½ Watched by Antonio Sánchez 08 Jul, 2015

    Tan corta pero tan llena de complejidades sin mediar apenas palabra haciendo gala de unos planos secuencia muy bien filmados así como una historia impactante y crítica sobre el mal que puede surgir de la violencia.

    Un crímen pasional a causa de unas críticas homofobas harán que una pareja de adolescentes homosexuales con armas acaben con toda persona que se les ponga por delante para vengarse por todo. Una historia terriblemente realista que saca a la luz el porqué tanta…


  • Arthur Azir

    ★★★★★ Added by Arthur Azir

    A pequena obra-prima de Gus van Sant não procura analisar os motivos do massacre, nem demonizar os jovens (sejam estes os 'bullyies' ou os responsáveis pelo atentado). Uma sábia decisão que separa o filme dos demais.

    Outra sábia decisão do diretor, roteirista e montador, é a forma como apresenta a narrativa: com uma estrutura atípica, mas fascinante, os diferentes pontos de vista do mesmo momento, a não-linearidade e a forma como ocorrem os cortes criam uma experiência peculiar.

    A cinematografia…


  • Cipo

    ★★★★½ Watched by Cipo 28 Jun, 2015

    E' un film che fa pensare, in genere apprezzo molto questo tipo di film, soprattutto quando quando è abbinato a soluzioni registiche interessanti, intriganti che mi fanno scappare un sorriso, forse perchè riesci ad entrare in sintonia con l'idea del regista e da solo non ci saresti arrivato difficilmente.


  • Iturbide

    ★★★½ Watched by Iturbide 27 Jun, 2015

    I've always wanted to see a film that asserts that violence is a form of expression for those that find extreme difficulty in asserting their feelings. The long shots that make an exhibit out of kids playing football or dancing or developing photos makes me believe this film might be the aforementioned. Frankly, I don't know yet. I know that there's much more here, especially considering that Van Sant appears to be making such good use of the medium. The…


  • Ed Glendenning

    ★★★½ Watched by Ed Glendenning 22 Jun, 2015

    Watching Elephant, has continued my growing appreciation of Gus Van Sant's work. I would no longer dream of branding him overrated.