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Occasionally Hunting Elephants lumbers in sentimental directions, which hardly square with its Benny Hill-style sensibilities.
"Hunting Elephants" will not go down in the annals of comedy history, but at the least it will probably be the best screwball comedy heist movie mostly spoken in Hebrew in theaters this year.
The tired caper flick can't crack a smile, never mind a bank vault.
A little gem.
A comedy caper full of incorrigible old geezers that's as broad as barn door.
Levi, who made Lost Islands, a melodrama that was quite popular here a few years ago, is an accomplished showman and has made an entertaining comedy.
Hunting Elephants can't even be enjoyed ironically; believe me, I tried.
... despite the best efforts of its cast, Hunting Elephants is a tame comedic excursion into a flimsy world of social lechery and geriatric dysfunction, albeit one that garnered seven Israeli Film Academy Awards nominations.
Decorated with whippy one-liners, Hunting Elephants gets mired in old-fashioned vaudevillian leering.
A few laughs, mostly provided by Patrick Stewart. An edgy Israeli comedy that plays it too safe.
Mostly settles for old-people jokes (now I know the Hebrew for Viagra: it's Viagra) and making Patrick Stewart look like an imbecile.
Reshef Levi's Hunting Elephants was a box-office smash in its native Israel, but much of the humour is clearly the kind that gets lost in translation.
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