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In this hilarious crime comedy, a gifted 12-year-old boy and three elderly men plan a bank robbery in order to seek revenge on the institution for cheating the youngster after the death of his father.
Occasionally Hunting Elephants lumbers in sentimental directions, which hardly square with its Benny Hill-style sensibilities.
A little gem.
... despite the best efforts of its cast, Hunting Elephants is a tame comedic excursion into a flimsy world of social lechery and geriatric dysfunction, albeit one that garnered seven Israeli Film Academy Awards nominations.
"Hunting Elephants" will not go down in the annals of comedy history, but at the least it will probably be the best screwball comedy heist movie mostly spoken in Hebrew in theaters this year.
A comedy caper full of incorrigible old geezers that's as broad as barn door.
Decorated with whippy one-liners, Hunting Elephants gets mired in old-fashioned vaudevillian leering.
The tired caper flick can't crack a smile, never mind a bank vault.
Hunting Elephants can't even be enjoyed ironically; believe me, I tried.
A few laughs, mostly provided by Patrick Stewart. An edgy Israeli comedy that plays it too safe.
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