Elephant Gus Van Sant's maddeningly passive ode to high school innocence and all-American, Columbine-era, inexplicable evil, in which visual beauty competes with psychological vacuity. Vacuity (and… Elephant Gus Van Sant's maddeningly passive ode to high school innocence and all-American, Columbine-era, inexplicable evil, in which visual beauty competes with psychological vacuity. Vacuity (and… 2003-10-24 PT81M Drama Timothy Bottoms Matt Malloy Alex Frost John Robinson Fine Line Features
Movie Review

ELEPHANT (2003)

EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Oct 24, 2003; Length: 81 Minutes; Genre: Drama; With: Timothy Bottoms and Matt Malloy; Distributor: Fine Line Features

Gus Van Sant's maddeningly passive ode to high school innocence and all-American, Columbine-era, inexplicable evil, in which visual beauty competes with psychological vacuity. Vacuity (and teen-flick carnage in the classroom) wins out.

Originally posted Nov 07, 2003 Published in issue #736 Nov 07, 2003 Order article reprints