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CDF

I honestly don't see what's so great about this film. I know the message is important, but it's not like we haven't heard it all before.
14 years 2 months ago
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Joker of Gotham

This movie donĀ“t made me cry. Great story I can't believe this is a biography movie
3.75/5
11 years 2 months ago
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Typically Thomas

The film takes a fair amount of creative liberty around the abuses Joseph Merrick faced after his admission to the hospital, but it doesn't matter. The core message is clear to all, and that's the most important thing
1 year 6 months ago
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Siskoid

David Lynch's John Merrick biopic, The Elephant Man, is very much shot like Gothic horror films, in lush black and white, creating suspense until the "monster" is revealed, but of course, the sideshow freak who captured Victorian society's imagination was nothing of the sort. So if this is a monster tale, the monsters are those who seek to exploit him (and there's an interesting scene in which his doctor - played by Anthony Hopkins - examines his own soul and motives). Through his stylistic conceit, Lynch puts us in the mind of those revolted by deformity who habitually came to gawp at Merrick, and taps into the more tragic of Universal's monster films. It's hard to keep one's composure, empathy for the man under the monstrous body drawing moistness from one's eyes at various points in the film. This may be Lynch's most straightforward film, but that's why it's so emotionally affecting.
6 years 1 month ago
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eumer

First part of the movie was like a horror but the second part turned into drama.

I enjoyed every moment it's a must seen movie
12 years 9 months ago
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jakepython

Very enjoyable and very watchable for a David Lynch film. Great make-up effects and the cinematography is absolutely spot-on. Unfortunately the film hits the same chords that Frankenstein did decades earlier and it really feels like you've seen the movie before, however the scenes hit harder emotionally which makes it much more of a "must-see" film than its predecessor.
12 years 9 months ago
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RosePlantQueen

Not my favorite Lynch film, but it's easily one of his most accessible.
12 years 11 months ago
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Scratch47

Heartbreaking. A tough watch.
13 years 2 months ago
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akuma587

Phenomenal film. Interesting Lynch film too, as it is quite a bit different than most of his films.
13 years 6 months ago
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jktomas

Karl Pilkinton's favorite movie. That says a lot.
13 years 9 months ago
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Dorothy Valens

"I'm not an animal!"

Another great David Lynch flick. Not as mysterious or suspensful but still powerful, and the makeupi effects were brilliant.
14 years ago
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katybliss

Moving and powerful. Watched it with my girlfriends and we were all silent the whole time. Cried at the end.
14 years 3 months ago
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Atsjonas

Great and powerfull movie!
14 years 4 months ago
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KloVero

To those saying this is Lynch most accessible film ; I'm pretty sure you have not seen ''The straight story''.

Anyway, ''The Elephant Man'' is a wonderful film, a real piece of art and a very touching one that will haunts me for many days. After ''Eraserhead'', the expectation was really high for Lynch but his second film did not deceive.
9 years 7 months ago
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B. Fink

Favorite movie. Ever.
10 years 8 months ago

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