The Elephant Man
Drama • PG • 1980 • 2 hr 4 min
Heartfelt and masterfully made. Perhaps my favorite Lynch film sans Fire Walk With Me
The black and white cinematography fit this movie so well
Powerful, a deeply moving tale about a man who just wants to be like everyone else. And the monsters who take advantage of people like that.
heartbreaking classic. anthony hopkins is an amazing actor
Downright lighthearted for a David Lynch film. Historically inaccurate, but touching and heartwarming at times.
Highly recommend this movie starring John Hurt as the elephant man and a fantastic performance by Hopkins a moving and heartbreaking watch
One of Lynch’s finest cinematic endeavours, so deeply affecting.
Emotional experience that leaves a mark in your heart
It really comes through in act 3 with an uncomfortable yet emotionally resonant watch that explores the best and worst parts of humanity.
Is the film relevant with our focus on looks, narcissism, superheroes? Merrick may be the most heroic. And Lynch may be the bravest director
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