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One Lucky Elephant Reviews

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June 17, 2011
You might be left to wonder just how "lucky" Flora the African elephant is, while watching Lisa Leeman's documentary about the fate of said orphaned pachyderm.
Full Review | Original Score: C
August 18, 2011
Simple enough to delight a child and complex enough to baffle a philosopher.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 9, 2011
One Lucky Elephant is a poignant documentary whose simple premise masks a substantial emotional wallop...
Read More | Original Score: A-
June 8, 2011
An often captivating documentary that will tug at your heartstrings, especially if you're an animal lover
Full Review | Original Score: 7.2521/10
June 7, 2011
One Lucky Elephant effortlessly shuttles between unlikely love story, wildlife documentary, and character portraiture.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 8, 2011
Happily, while this movie's head may not always be in the right place, its heart is...
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
June 4, 2011
It is a statement on the relationship of humans and animals.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
May 29, 2011
Flora the elephant is quite a crowd pleaser. So is this delightful documentary!
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 9, 2011
reveals how the psyche consequentially rationalizes and copes with the dissolution of domesticated hierarchy
| Original Score: 4/5
June 21, 2011
A heartwarming and thought-provoking documentary, spanning almost a full decade, that tacitly asks tough questions about whether wild animals can ever be expected to be truly content in captivity.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
April 21, 2012
An extraordinary movie about inter-species relationships, and the beauty, enrichment and, ultimately, constraints of those bonds.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
June 8, 2011
A documentary about Flora a retired circus elephant that turns into a complex and compelling meditation on interspecies relationships; one of the Best Films of 2011.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
June 11, 2011
Illustrating the dangers of anthropomorphizing wild animals, it shows the perils of adopting, separating and letting go - for both parent and pet.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
June 8, 2011
It's really just the story of two friends - one with a black top hat, and the other with a long gray trunk.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 8, 2011
We hear fascinating testimonies about whether the animals are more emotional or instinctive creatures.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 8, 2011
This gentle documentary should open a much-needed debate on animal welfare and the treatment of exotic animals within a domestic setting.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
June 10, 2011
Flora is a gorgeous creature, truly gorgeous, and it is something to behold the affectionate relationship between the elephant and her keeper.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
June 7, 2011
Admirably, and gently, raises questions about the folly and hubris of a relationship that may only ever be one-sided.
June 8, 2011
Next time you go to the circus or zoo, think of sweet Flora.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 9, 2011
This superbly informative, affecting documentary about an undying bond between man and beast may well be the most moving film of 2011.
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