The Elephant Man

1980 "I am not an animal! I am a human being! I … am … a man!"
8.1| 2h4m| PG| en| More Info
Released: 02 October 1980 Released
Producted By: Paramount
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A Victorian surgeon rescues a heavily disfigured man being mistreated by his "owner" as a side-show freak. Behind his monstrous façade, there is revealed a person of great intelligence and sensitivity. Based on the true story of Joseph Merrick (called John Merrick in the film), a severely deformed man in 19th century London.

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GamerTab That was an excellent one.
Marketic It's no definitive masterpiece but it's damn close.
Intcatinfo A Masterpiece!
Glucedee It's hard to see any effort in the film. There's no comedy to speak of, no real drama and, worst of all.
adonis98-743-186503 A Victorian surgeon rescues a heavily disfigured man who is mistreated while scraping a living as a side-show freak. Behind his monstrous facade, there is revealed a person of intelligence and sensitivity. The Elephant Man is a film that showcases true potential that is a fact and the Elephant Man make up was a bit too realistic perhaps? It's a very hard movie to watch but also a movie that i'm afraid doesn't hold the test of time or just as a movie in general cause i was expecting perhaps a little bit too much from it? Or a little bit more.. (3.0/10)
travisbickle86 A biopic truly worthy of young Joseph Merrick. From the opening frames it is clear to see this marvel of a film, is the work of true cinematic artists, with Mr Lynch at the helm, of course. As beautiful and poignant, as it is harrowing and melancholic; The Elephant Man maxes out on every aspect of filmmaking. From the cinematography, production design, screen-writing, direction, sound. Capped by superb performances by it's stars: John Hurt and Anthony Hopkins. Thank you, David. God bless you, Joseph.
preparefives I recommend this movie to people who have empathy and who can think sensibly. Maybe it can be watched by teens from 15-16. It's story about human, who wants be like normal people. Merrics ( the main character) hasn't got a family, because his mother was trampled by elephant, when he was in her stomach. This human was ugly and suffered from humiliation of public, because he worked on circus of freaks, where people was mistake for their. One day a young doctor Trivz, saw him and took for carrying. But Merrics can't live a usual life of normal people and his owner Baits is disappointed, when Merrics goes away with his savior. The film was directed by David Linch. In leading roles: Anthony Hopkins, John Hurt, Ann Bencrot. It's good and strong drama, which will make you think about the attitude of the people and no tears anywhere, because in the plot you can't find a laugh's moments.
martin-fennell Beautifully made film. A movie not to be missed, even if it does not stick to the facts. The opening sequence is pure brilliance. Special mention on the acting side for John Hurts tremendous performance in the lead role, and for Freddie Jone's excellent support. On the other side of the camera, we must be thankful for the direction, photography, and makeup. 10. fav?