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Rated PG for thematic material including some disturbing situations, mild language and smoking.

PG In Theaters 04/1/2011 , 103min.
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Viewer score based on 2 ratings
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Critic score based on 11 reviews

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February 07, 2012
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Not worth all these prizes
January 29, 2012
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ONCE THERE WAS AN ELEPHANT IN MY LIVING ROOM HE WEAIGHD OVER 9 HUNDERD LB'S HIS NAME WAS SPARKY HE DIDN'T LIKE ANIMAL FOOD NO HE LOVED FOOD LKIE DOUGHNUTS GLAZED ONES SALAD'S NACHOS PIZZA SO BASICLY THIS NEW FILM IS ABOUT JASON WOODY'S NEWES'T FILM ALL ABOUT SPARKY JASON'S PET ELEPHANT AND SO HOW IT END'S IS HOW SPARKY FIND'S HIS LOVE CRISTLE A 33 LB ELEPLANT AND HAVE BABIES

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Village Voice
The film ultimately serves as an edifying (who knew Ohio's Amish were big into exotic-animal auctions?) and unsensational (excepting one horrifying scene involving Brumfield's beloved male lion) look into a peculiar corner of American acquisitiveness. Full Review
Barbara Goslawski
Boxoffice Magazine
The result is a lively mix of informative and enlightening storytelling, with a healthy dash of poignancy. Full Review
J.R. Jones
Chicago Reader
Partly funded by the Humane Society, this gripping documentary by Michael Webber rips the lid off a scandal that periodically turns up on local newscasts but then disappears from public consciousness. Full Review
Jeannette Catsoulis
The New York Times
Fair to a fault, "Elephant" omits what could be considered crucial voices - like lawmakers, the Humane Society (which helped finance the film) and mental-health professionals - in its attempt to understand those who believe their particular beast is as harmless as a kitten. At least until it rips someone's face off. Full Review
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
This impeccably made film is chock-full of enlightening and sometimes bizarre moments. Full Review

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