• Tawarien

    ★★★ Watched by Tawarien 12 Apr, 2012

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

    Ein normaler Tag an einer nicht näher benannten Schule in Portland. John wird von seinem betrunkenen Vater zur Schule gefahren und er muss sich darum kümmern, dass dieser von seinem Bruder abgeholt wird und kommt deswegen zu spät in den Unterricht, was ihm Nachsitzen einbringt. Elias ist Hobbyfotograph mit einer Vorliebe für Portraits. Er läuft über das Gelände auf der Suche nach neuen Motiven und entwickelt diese dann direkt in der schuleigenen Dunkelkammer. Der Sportler Nathan, der vielen Mädchen…


  • Panta Oz

    ★★★½ Added by Panta Oz

    Gus Van Sant is still searching in this movie - and you can feel it - the ways to explore a difficult subject are very innovative but at some parts too slow. He is a great director but having a reflection in the camera lens for almost 20% of the time while doing the hallway scenes was annoying (at least)... Great movie to see because of the Best Director Palme D'Or at Cannes 2003... and good teenager actors.


  • dyvetz

    Added by dyvetz

    The sound work really made it.


  • Carnaval

    ★★½ Watched by Carnaval 20 Aug, 2015


    I understand what it says. It's something. Elephant tries to transmit "a normal day" and, as a -so questionable- resource, Gus Van Sant makes strange stuff with the camera, like long takes, as a way to show normality. Technically (literally) has worked well, and impress rythm, bute come on, would anyone say, excited, or very shocked: "Oh, what a normal day was at that time!"? I don't think so.
    One of the goals of cinema is to make from…


  • 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

    ★★★½ Watched by David 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…