Elephant (2003)

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Avg Rating: 3.3 / 5. Voted: 51

No one cared thus far. Do you?


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Directed by: Gus Van Sant
Starring: Alex Frost (Alex), Eric Deulen (Eric), John Robinson (John), Elias McConnell (Elias), Nathan Tyson (Nathan), Carrie Finklea (Carrie), Kristen Hicks (Michelle, nerdy girl), Matt Malloy (Mr. Luce), Timothy Bottoms (John’s father)
Country: Effed Up American Films
Language: English (Optional Eng Subs)
Runtime: 01:21:21

Plot – Spoilers:
Winner of the Palme d’Or and based on the Columbine High School massacre, Elephant doesn’t dwell on or care about motives. Instead, we literally follow the principal characters around school in the leadup to the climactic moments. And when it does arrive, it’s devoid of excitement, adrenaline or any rush. At most you could say the killers looked like they had about as much fun as two friends playing a game casually at home, would.

Elephant might feeling boring at times, but that’s how a regular day at school would feel if you recorded every instance of it. This is a normal day, with an extraordinary ending.

Genres: Based on a True Story, Mass Killings, Teenagers

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Zed Man
Zed Man
November 26, 2021 9:29 pm

I’m hoping to watch this someday. I never actually watch the movies on here. I thought the comment section here was not to talk about the movie in question but was sort of like a lonely hearts club – dating/friendship area. Sort of like Facebook. Someone mentioned that the comment section was made so people who actually watch the movies could make comments that would inspire people to watch or maybe not watch the film, based on their opinion. That concept never occurred to me. Well, it’s half past the monkey’s ass – quarter to his balls, so I have to run. Bye for now.

Sito
Sito
November 26, 2021 10:16 pm

This shit was crazy

Eevie
Eevie
November 27, 2021 2:31 am

Not being from America, please forgive my ignorance.. The actual killers that this is based on.. did they have a homosexual relationship? I quite honestly have no recollection of hearing that other than when people were trying to insult them. (Ave Satanas that we have moved past “gay” being an insult… again, not from America 😉 )
So was this a shitty 2000s jab at the killer’s? I am very curious.

Heidi
Heidi
November 27, 2021 3:27 am

“Climactic”, not “climatic” (which refers to climate).

Mitch
Mitch
November 27, 2021 3:35 pm

It was alright. As someone mentioned, anticlimactic. Zero Day is so much better.

Porușniuc Adina
Porușniuc Adina
November 27, 2021 6:55 pm

Hello! The final was alright!And wow ..this story was real.A decent movie based on true events.

dillweed
dillweed
November 27, 2021 9:22 pm

acting wasnt great but it shows how nonchalant the killers were when committing horrible crimes

Rottingbrit
Rottingbrit
November 28, 2021 3:36 am

holy shit, some of these student where complete NPC acting when the bullets started flying.

tonyelmono
tonyelmono
November 28, 2021 6:51 am

Interesting that this was based on a true story, but didn’t bother with accuracy. I guess that’s what you call artistic lisence. Only succeeded in boring me. Couldn’t follow the timeline or the character hopping; mostly couldn’t care. Seems like they missed an opportunity to enlighten.

matt drury
matt drury
December 5, 2021 1:48 pm

good movie but have u got the one with the actual footage of the school dnt no wot the movie is called but it the true life version of columbine

Synesthete
Synesthete
December 7, 2021 9:19 am

If you thought either of them were “gay,” you’re unenlightened as Hell.

Sito
Sito
December 21, 2021 8:15 pm

Zero day was better all around imo but this movie did a way better job with the shooting scene — obv harder to do when doing a strictly found footage movie, but Van Sant had the liberty to more of a cinematic touch to it

The Benny character was incredible btw

Knotty B.
Knotty B.
December 24, 2021 4:49 am

I loved the suspense. This one was hard to watch.

bunnyhotel
bunnyhotel
March 4, 2022 6:01 pm

mom can we have zero day (2002)?
mom: we have zero day at home
zero day at home:

erotica
erotica
June 5, 2022 12:25 pm

amazing film! thanks mods!

Snatch
Snatch
June 13, 2022 10:41 am

A film called ‘The Dirties’ (2013) Isn’t a bad watch either. When two best friends team up to film a comedy about getting revenge on high school bullies, the exercise takes a devastating turn.

The Blackest Eyes
The Blackest Eyes
January 28, 2023 3:54 pm

Over hyped! I would have started the mass shooting scene like Terminator 2, someone just walking down a hallway, slow motion shot of the killers turn the corner, then BOOM! 40 minutes of non stop carnage and much gorier
2/5