Elephant Song

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A doctor interviews a mental patient whose doctor vanished, despite a nurse's warning that he is being drawn into a diabolical trap.


Bruce Greenwood
as Dr. Toby Green
Xavier Dolan
as Michael Aleen
Catherine Keener
as Nurse Susan Peterson
Colm Feore
as Lawrence
Gianna Corbisiero
as Florence Da Costa
Mark Donker
as Jakobus Aleen (as Marc Donker)
Larry Day
as Sergent Taylor
Melody Godin
as Cormier -Amy
Guy Nadon
as Dr. Craig Jones
Colin Feore
as Lawrence
Cindy Sampson
as Christelle
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Critic Reviews for Elephant Song

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (3) | Fresh (5) | Rotten (4)

  • There's an attractive air of menace hanging over the proceedings, but otherwise the movie feels stagey and stilted.

    Feb 27, 2015 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

    Liz Braun

    Toronto Sun
    Top Critic
  • A good workout for a talented cast ...

    Feb 27, 2015 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • There's no small pleasure in watching Dolan and Greenwood square off against each other ...

    Feb 27, 2015 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Elephant Song may be small in scope but it is big in its vision. It is a film that will keep your curiosity piqued, delivering on it premise to complete satisfaction.

    Apr 5, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • ... brims with unmotivated camera dips, lifts and pans to impose momentum, all of which is unnecessary since there's more than enough going on in any one scene to hold our attention...

    Oct 12, 2017 | Full Review…
  • Greenwood is convincing as a professional teetering on the edge of desperation, but Dolan's twitchy, mannered turn gives him almost nothing to play against.

    Dec 18, 2015 | Rating: 2/5

Audience Reviews for Elephant Song

  • Sep 20, 2014
    Xavier Dolan as an actor is just as much commendable as Dolan the director. "Elephant Song" exhibits that. It's also a steady and suspenseful mind game played on the characters in the film and the audience alike. Bruce Greenwood and Catherine Keener were excellent in their roles, adding just as much intrigue to the plot as does Dolan's character and circumstances.
    Chihoe H Super Reviewer

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