5.1/10
10,245
49 user 30 critic

Elephant White (2011)

Trailer
1:42 | Trailer
An assassin is hired by a businessman to avenge the murder of his daughter by white slave traders in Thailand.

Director:

Prachya Pinkaew

Writer:

Kevin Bernhardt
Reviews

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Sniper: Legacy (Video 2014)
Action | Thriller | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A rogue assassin is taking out military leaders, and Brandon gets word that his father is one. He tries to track down the killer, finds out that his father isn't dead and realizes that his superior officers are using him as bait to track the killer.

Director: Don Michael Paul
Stars: Tom Berenger, Chad Michael Collins, Doug Allen
Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Director: Prachya Pinkaew
Stars: Benjaphol Choey-arun, Thanon Jumroen, Nawapol Lumpoon
The Contractor (Video 2007)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Ex-C.I.A. Agent James Dial (Wesley Snipes) is asked to take out terrorist Ali Mahmud Jahar (Nikolai Sotirov), only to realize he's been set up by his former employer, Jeremy Collins (Ralph Brown).

Director: Josef Rusnak
Stars: Wesley Snipes, Eliza Bennett, Lena Headey
Tough Day (2014)
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Directors: James Lester, Jae Song
Stars: Kevin Bacon, Bruce Yang
The Hit List (2011)
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A disgruntled man creates a hit list with a stranger during a drunken night out and must then race to try to save those he marked for extermination as the bodies begin to pile up and all fingers point to him.

Director: William Kaufman
Stars: Cuba Gooding Jr., Cole Hauser, Jonathan LaPaglia
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

WEST AFRICA 1869 - Slave trade is illegal. There is a revolt on a slave ship - twenty four men fight for their lives. Out-gunned, the revolt fails but a second uprising is planned.

Director: Joel B. Marsden
Stars: Djimon Hounsou, Akosua Busia, De'aundre Bonds
The 4th Floor (1999)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A woman inherits a rent-controlled apartment and is terrorized by a neighbor.

Director: Josh Klausner
Stars: Juliette Lewis, William Hurt, Shelley Duvall
Rails & Ties (2007)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A deadly collision between a train and car lead to an unlikely bond between the train engineer and a young boy who escapes the carnage.

Director: Alison Eastwood
Stars: Kevin Bacon, Marcia Gay Harden, Miles Heizer
Sniper (1993)
Action | Thriller | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A US Marine sniper is partnered with a SWAT member to take out rebel leaders in the jungles of Panama.

Director: Luis Llosa
Stars: Tom Berenger, Billy Zane, J.T. Walsh
Scorched I (2003)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

By chance 3 employees rob their bank the same weekend.

Director: Gavin Grazer
Stars: Alicia Silverstone, Rachael Leigh Cook, Woody Harrelson
Action | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A French journalist in Afghanistan is kidnapped by the Taliban.

Director: Stéphane Rybojad
Stars: Diane Kruger, Djimon Hounsou, Benoît Magimel
Redemption I (2013)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A damaged ex-special forces soldier navigating London's criminal underworld seizes an opportunity to assume another man's identity.

Director: Steven Knight
Stars: Jason Statham, Agata Buzek, Vicky McClure
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Djimon Hounsou ... Curtie Church
Markus Waldow Markus Waldow ... The Man with the Stopwatch
Kevin Bacon ... Jimmy
Jirantanin Pitakporntrakul Jirantanin Pitakporntrakul ... Mae
Weeraprawat Wongpuapan Weeraprawat Wongpuapan ... Boss Katha
Apichart Chusakul Apichart Chusakul ... Advisor Bhun (as Abhijati Jusakul)
Suteerush Channukool Suteerush Channukool ... Number Two
Sahajak Boonthanakit ... Rajahdon
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gigi Velicitat ... The Drunk Man
Edit

Storyline

In Bangkok, the assassin Curtie Church (Djimon Hounsou) is hired by a businessman to kill six men. Job done, the employer proposes another contract to Curtie to kill the lord of the traffickers that had addicted, prostituted and murdered his daughter. Curtie seeks out the Englishman Jimmy that is an arm dealer and he rents heavy weapons. Then Curtie provokes a war between gangs to eliminate the greatest number of white slave traders. Meanwhile, the young prostitute Mae meets Church and helps him to release other girls. When Mae vanishes, Curtie seeks her out and finds the truth about Mae. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, language, sexual content, some nudity and drug material | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 May 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ojo por ojo See more »

Filming Locations:

Bangkok, Thailand

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Djimon Hounsou and Kevin Bacon also appeared in Beauty Shop (2005). See more »

Goofs

When Curtie is talking to Mae, he pulls out a bag of .50 caliber rifle bullets and starts sharpening the tips of them with a file. While that looks very sinister, it is something a serious shooter would never do. A hand filed tip on a bullet could dramatically alter the flight path and make it highly inaccurate. A filed down bullet would also have a negative impact on the air pressure over the projectile and would compromise the expansion and/or overall penetration. It looked very cool, but a pro would never do that. See more »

Quotes

Curtie Church: We make our own luck.
See more »

Soundtracks

Prelude, Op. 28, 'Raindrop'
Written by Frédéric Chopin
Arranged by Dave Greendale (BMI)
Arrangement published by Freeplaymusic (BMI)
Courtesy of The Freeplay Music
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A mixed bag
5 May 2011 | by esseff_UKSee all my reviews

Kevin Bacon is probably the best thing about this, although his supposed British accent keeps going 'down under' into Australian. It also looked like it had to be over-dubbed afterwards as he clearly doesn't do accents well.

Djimon Hounsou is very believable, and the action scenes where he partakes in hand-to-hand combat are realistic and well executed. The dialogue is a bit patchy and the Thai characters are mostly your typical one-dimensional China/South East Asian stereotypes. I'm not familiar with the Thai director and I dare say in other hands the film might've been very different, but then access to Thailand may have been more restrictive, so swings and roundabouts.

Kevin bacon's small part is interesting but Djimon Hounsou makes this worth watching, for the integrity of the action if nothing else, but it's perhaps better suited to a home viewing rather than a ticket at the cinema.


7 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 49 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed