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ELEPHANT

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Elephant

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
runtime:
81 minutes
Wide Release Date:
10/24/03
performer:
Timothy Bottoms, Matt Malloy, Alex Frost, John Robinson
director:
Gus Van Sant
distributor:
Fine Line Features
author:
Gus Van Sant
genre:
Drama

We gave it a B

Gus Van Sant’s maddeningly passive ode to high school innocence and all-American, Columbine-era, inexplicable evil, in which visual beauty competes with psychological vacuity. Vacuity (and teen-flick carnage in the classroom) wins out.