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Water for Elephants Reviews

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September 20, 2012
"Water for Elephants" is a surprisingly good film that once again shows that first impressions aren't everything.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 3, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
February 18, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: B
January 30, 2012
Effectively hits the right emotional beats with crucially the right amount of restraint.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 29, 2011
I love it when a film surprises me.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
November 13, 2011
The real appeal of this movie is the epic backdrop of the 1930s-era train circus. This is where the special effects and costuming budget went.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 9, 2011
Pattinson and Witherspoon may be the movie's heart, but Christoph Waltz provides the hydropower that drives Water For Elephants to its explosive, destructive conclusion.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 14, 2011
This is sweet, but it's pure candyfloss.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 16, 2011
There's no doubting the luscious detail and feel for the period, but the love triangle that inevitable kicks in is a little too rote, even for those in a forgiving mood.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
June 3, 2011
This is the kind of old-fashioned sweeping romance that would have played the bottom half of a double-bill in the 1940.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 31, 2011
Makes a case as a worthy adaptation of a good novel but the jury is still out on whether Mr. Pattinson can be more than a brooding vampire.
Full Review | Original Score: B
May 19, 2011
Water for Elephants has a distinctly daytime movie feel to it, shot in soft, golden tones with an unchallenging plot.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 16, 2011
It's a fast-paced adventure tale like they used to make 'em, a slice of old-fashioned Hollywood that traverses tragedy, romance and exotic travel.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 14, 2011
Circuses have thankfully changed a lot since 1931 (when this is predominantly set) but it's a fascinating time and place to visit and a lot of the appeal of Water For Elephants comes from its setting.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 12, 2011
I think it's maybe the best circus movie since The Greatest Show on Earth.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 12, 2011
I was totally entranced from the opening moment to the end.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
May 12, 2011
A deceptively enjoyable, very old-fashioned romantic drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 12, 2011
While it's not without its flaws, this atmospheric and largely well-acted adaptation proves stronger than its source material.
May 12, 2011
This was Pattinson's film to lose, and in his first steps to a successful post-Twilight career, he is treading the right path.
May 12, 2011
A new era movie star headlines an old fashion drama to satisfying results in Water for Elephants.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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