The Elephant King Reviews

February 4, 2010
...ultimately unable to live up to the relatively promising nature of its setup.
October 24, 2008
erhaps a bit of star power, or at least less generic actors in the leads, might have given these underdeveloped siblings more credence or appeal.
October 17, 2008
Director-writer Seth Grossman provides a lazy narrative, with stereotypical characters and plot. You just know what's going to happen, although the statuesque Faivre might take your mind off the shortcomings.
October 17, 2008
Had writer/director Seth Grossman's The Elephant King not been shot on location in the seedy bars and brothels of Thailand, it would be stripped of its most intriguing component.
October 17, 2008
A depressing and bleak drama about two brothers in Thailand.
October 16, 2008
An indie dud that mistakes lurid sensationalism for cultural exploration.
October 15, 2008
If Grossman had found something more to say about life in Thailand other than that almost any attractive woman there can be had for money, The Elephant King might have more potency.
October 15, 2008
Navet drives the characters and the filmmaking -- a lethal combination for a movie that's desperate to come across as world-weary and wise.
October 15, 2008
Equivalent to a crummy band with a monster of a drummer who convinces you to stay for the whole show anyways.