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One Lucky Elephant Reviews

August 18, 2011
Simple enough to delight a child and complex enough to baffle a philosopher.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 23, 2011
How affected are these animals by the physical pain of being trained or by childhood trauma? Can they suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder? What can trigger that if they can? All these questions are raised and, quite appropriately, left open.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
June 22, 2011
What begins as a simple man-and-his-pachyderm love story ends up encompassing unexpected levels of trauma and sacrifice.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
June 12, 2011
Both illuminates the bond that can form between humans and animals and also reminds us that we can never quite leap over the gulf of comprehension that lies between us and other species.
Top Critic
June 9, 2011
While its story is inherently bittersweet, the movie has many charming moments. After all, it's about one smart elephant.
June 9, 2011
One Lucky Elephant is a poignant documentary whose simple premise masks a substantial emotional wallop...
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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 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
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
Next time you go to the circus or zoo, think of sweet Flora.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 7, 2011
Admirably, and gently, raises questions about the folly and hubris of a relationship that may only ever be one-sided.