Critic Review - Newsday

Ramsay may be aiming for a character study of Kevin, but she ends up merely listing the ingredients needed to make a murderer.

March 2, 2012 Full Review Source: Newsday | Comments (7)
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Jillian Berry

Jillian Berry

To what ingredients do you refer? The fluidity of the film is far from reminiscent of a list. Your critique is drastically off the mark. This is a character study of Eva personified by her son. Through Kevin we are able to take a self-righteous leer, while Eva must view her apathy and listlessness alive in her own sinister reflection.

Mar 13 - 01:45 PM

Jonathan Prostak

Jonathan Prostak

Nice.

Jun 11 - 01:31 PM

David Modica

David Modica

Amatuer critic.

Mar 21 - 07:41 AM

Ciara Hicks

Ciara Hicks

Fluidity? Please, don't be so pretentious. It had no 'fluidity'. It was just bad. It wasn't clever, it wasn't entertaining, there was no revolutionary insight into the 'nature vs nurture' debate. It was a case of watching some little sociopath asshole turn into a bigger, murderous sociopath asshole. This movie was so bad it makes me quite angry.

Jun 3 - 09:09 PM

Jonathan Prostak

Jonathan Prostak

However, before Kevin was a sociopath asshole, he was a crying baby that his mom did not want. If you watch those early scenes, even when trying to soothe him, she doesn't embrace him. When ever he's behaving "sociopathic" she tries to talk him out of it rather than true discipline.
I'm not saying the kid was normal, but if supernanny raised him, I think his life would have ended up much different.

Jun 11 - 01:38 PM

Shaun Harnack

Shaun Harnack

Idiot

Jun 17 - 11:16 AM

Carri Harte

Carri Harte

Am I the only one who didn't care about ANY of the characters? Not even the little sister...it was horrible! So, the kid kills the gerbil and they still have him baby sit his sister? WTF? Dad, mom, kids, just a walking family of zombies - but that's an insult to zombies. UGH

Jun 25 - 01:06 PM

Ryan Hibbett

Ryan Hibbett

Strange for a top critic to not understand that the film was about Eva and not Kevin. Ramsay wasn't trying to paint a portrait of a kid who was a killer, but a mom who raised the kid who became a killer.

Jun 28 - 08:42 AM

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