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REVIEW: Robert Pattinson “immensely likeable and keeping the viewer invested in all his highs and lows”

ComingSoon.net gives Water for Elephants and 8 out of 10 with high praises for all: By Edward Douglas Analysis: Even without reading Sara Gruen’s bestsellling novel but knowing the story and why women love it, few would be shocked it … Continue reading

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REVIEW: MovieFone “Six Second Review” on Water for Elephants

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REVIEW: Water for Elephants is a “reminder that the appeal of a good love story is always timeless”

Metromix (New York) gives Water for Elephants 4.5/5 stars: By Geoff Berkshire The verdict: A tenderly drawn romance that wears its old-fashioned qualities like a badge of honor, “Elephants” transports the audience to an era of big tops and railways … Continue reading

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REVIEW: High praise for Water for Elephants cinematographer, Rodrigo Prieto

Movie Line excerpt from their Water for Elephants review: By Stephanie Zacharek Attempted with less skill and integrity, that delicate balancing act might have made Water for Elephants seem insincere: Is it historically responsible to make such a gorgeous-looking movie … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Water for Elephants is “wishes coming true” for “old-school love stories”

Mercury News (San Jose, CA) reviews Water for Elephants: By Randy Myers For a long time now, romantics have been hankering for Hollywood to make more old-school love stories. This spring, with “Jane Eyre” and the new “Water for Elephants,” … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Chicago Tribune talks “tastefully smoldering romance” in Water for Elphants

The Chicago Tribune weighs in on Water for Elephants: By Michael Phillips Like “The Notebook,” but with an elephant, the unexpectedly good film version of “Water for Elephants” elevates pure corn to a completely satisfying realm of romantic melodrama. This … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Moviehole “Michael predicts Water for Elephants one of 2011’s best films”

From Moviehole.net: Life, as anyone will tell you, is a constant reminder that even the best laid plans don’t always work out. Take Jacob (Pattinson). One day he’s off to college, about to get his veterinary degree and make love … Continue reading

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REVIEW: The Hollywood Reporter: “Pattinson is entirely convincing as Jacob”

Yeah, he is! Excerpts from The Hollywood Reporter: Films about traveling circuses, and the often daring and dodgy people who worked in them, used to be relatively commonplace in American movies and it could be that the novelty of seeing … Continue reading

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SCANS: ‘Water for Elephants’ cast interviews, plus film review in Total Film

Total Film feature on Water for Elephants, including interviews with Robert Pattinson, Reese Witherspoon, Christoph Waltz and the film’s director, Francis Lawrence. Tai’s trainer, Gary Johnson, also answers some questions. The last two scans contain Total Film’s review of Water … Continue reading

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REVIEW: From FilmsActu “Good news for fans of romantic movies”

Thank you Alexandra1016 for the translation. From JeuxActu.com:  Another Water for Elephants review, this one from @FilmsActu: “Good news for fans of romantic movies, Water for Elephants respects the rules of the genre perfectly. A simple hero, a femme fatale … Continue reading

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