Curtie is hired by a businessman to kill the Thai sex traffickers responsible for killing his daughter which seems easy enough. But soon, he finds himself in the middle of a gang war and it is almost impossible to tell who the bad guys are.
Djimon Hounsou (Curtie), Kevin Bacon (Jimmy), Jirantanin Pitakporntrakul (Mae), Weeraprawat Wongpuapan (Boss Katha), Abhijata Jusakul (Bhun), Suteerush Channukool (2), Sahajak Boonthanakit (Rajahdon).
Elephant White starts off looking like a decent crima drama before taking a few strange turns that leave us wondering exactly what is going on. After injecting some background information so we can finally get up to speed the film starts moving again with a better sense of purpose. Finishing pretty much as expected this one expires rather than ends, leaving us glad that things are over.
Acting was something of a confusing mess. Hounsou started off a bit flat but finally found his pace about half way through the film. Bacon came in strong then seemed to lose focus for a while before finding his groove again. The remainder of the supporting cast was okay but could have used a bit more shine.
Camera work, sets, and backgrounds were pretty good and felt realistic enough for the most part. Action scenes were fairly well done though nothing spectacular. Dialogue had a few rough spots but got the work done while sound and soundtrack were pretty good.
Overall Elephant White feels like a mildly disjointed crime thriller that could have been much better with some focus and direction. Action & Adventure, and Crime Thriller fans will enjoy this the most while others will find it seriously lacking.
With plenty of violence, foul language, sexual content, nudity, and drug use save this one for the oldest teens and above.
Elephant White is no longer showing in any Littleton Colorado movie theatres.
Star rating: 2 out of 5
copyright ©2011 Dave Riedel
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