The Elephant King
The Elephant King (2006)

Seth Grossman's psychological drama The Elephant King concerns two brothers who have very different outlooks on life. Jake Hunt is a scientist working in Thailand who, dissatisfied with much of his life, does little work and lives his… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 20, 2009
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Critic Score: 18% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times

erhaps a bit of star power, or at least less generic actors in the leads, might have given these underdeveloped siblings more credence or appeal.

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Stephen Garrett
Time Out New York

Na´vetÚ drives the characters and the filmmaking -- a lethal combination for a movie that's desperate to come across as world-weary and wise.

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Luke Y. Thompson
OC Weekly

Seth Grossman's second feature as a director is beautiful to look at, solidly acted, unpredictable and sexy as hell.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

Director-writer Seth Grossman provides a lazy narrative, with stereotypical characters and plot. You just know what's going to happen, although the statuesque Faivre might take your mind off the shortcomings.

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Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice

Equivalent to a crummy band with a monster of a drummer who convinces you to stay for the whole show anyways.

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Mark Keizer
Boxoffice Magazine

Had writer/director Seth Grossman's The Elephant King not been shot on location in the seedy bars and brothels of Thailand, it would be stripped of its most intriguing component.

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Nathan Lee
New York Times

There is in fact an elephant in The Elephant King, but his keepers are far from royal.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...ultimately unable to live up to the relatively promising nature of its setup.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A depressing and bleak drama about two brothers in Thailand.

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