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: April 1, 2006
DVD Release Date: October 20, 2009
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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

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.

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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