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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Nachtreich's rating of the film Elephant Boy

  2. Superfrog's rating of the film Elephant Boy

    Great film ? No. But deeply enjoyable in the genre with interesting scenes, setups that would just be impossible to film again and some great acting in parts.

  3. captainfez's rating of the film Elephant Boy

    Frolicking baby elephants! Also, blackface.

  4. P Teddy Sawyer's rating of the film Elephant Boy

    This film requires a little loving empathy. Forgive the imperial context to share the human life within and discover a tantalising dimension of mystical innocent love. As a child this was my favourite film, and Sabu my avatar. It formed the bedrock of my dreams for the rest of my life. Elephant boy finds the perfect escape and redemption from the cruelty, deception, abuse, crime and delusion of the adult world.

  5. FISCHER's rating of the film Elephant Boy

    Malgré quelques dissensions mineures entre les deux cinéastes, Zoltan Korda et Robert J. Flaherty, finalement non préjudiciables à l'ensemble de la réalisation, cette œuvre universelle et limpide reste un intangible classique du film exotique britannique destiné à un public de tous horizons qui permit la découverte d'un talentueux jeune acteur d'une spontanéité et d'un naturel époustouflants... www.cinefiches.com

  6. AKFilmFan's rating of the film Elephant Boy

    This lighthearted docu-drama is a nicely done film that not only blends Flaherty's documentary realism with Korda's British narrative but also has Sabu's joyous screen debut.

  7. Cineclectic's rating of the film Elephant Boy

    This, The Drum, and The Four Feathers make somewhat of a Korda trilogy of sorts and as such need a proper box set from Criterion.

  8. Adam Suraf's rating of the film Elephant Boy

    Korda production with Zoltan handling the studio/location work with jungle imagery by Robert Flaherty interspersed. It's an interesting mix, especially the hordes of elephants Flaherty photographs, and 11-year-old Sabu, in his first movie, is charming and effective as the mascot of the colonialist hunting story.