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We Need to Talk About Kevin Reviews

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David Thomson
The New Republic
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It becomes a film about her [Swinton] scattered mind. That produces wonders from Swinton, but it ignores the plea in the title. What about Kevin? Kevin deserves so much more attention-indeed, he deserves being played by Tilda Swinton.

Full Review Source: The New Republic

June 19, 2013
Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger

As a psychological study of a shattered mother struggling to make sense of a heinous crime carried out by her teenage son, it's endlessly fascinating.

Full Review Source: The Patriot Ledger | Original Score: B

June 2, 2013
Tom Glasson
Concrete Playground

A high school killing spree leads to a captivating examination of parenthood and the 'nature vs nurture' debate.

Full Review Source: Concrete Playground | Original Score: 3.5/5

March 4, 2013
Roger Moore
McClatchy-Tribune News Service

A real-world horror movie -- for parents.

Full Review Source: McClatchy-Tribune News Service | Original Score: 3/4

December 31, 2012
Jeff Beck

It may not be a crowd-pleaser, but it's not every day we get an emotional powerhouse of a film done this well.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3.5/4

September 17, 2012
Will Chadwick
We Got This Covered

We Need To Talk About Kevin is a brooding, unnerving but wholly rewarding film.

Full Review Source: We Got This Covered | Original Score: 10/10

September 15, 2012
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight

It would be easy to say that the film would be nothing without Tilda Swinton. It wouldn't, but the narrative is quite engaging and Swinton's isn't the only terrific performance.

Full Review Source: Cinema Sight | Original Score: 3.5/4

September 15, 2012

There's an infinitely more impactful movie to be made that deals with the same subject but doesn't take things to an unrealistic extreme. A son that's not the very spawn of the devil is a solid place to start.

Full Review Source: NECN | Original Score: C-

August 27, 2012
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

One of the most chilling films of 2011

Full Review Source: 7M Pictures | Original Score: 5/5

August 14, 2012
Dan Jardine

The best horror penetrates beyond external vibe to internal thought-process and the film never truly takes us within the mother's head.

Full Review Source: Cinemania | Original Score: 63/100

July 31, 2012
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total

Un drama psicológico tenso y abrumador, en algún punto quizás insoportable. Al final, nadie espera que se entienda por qué pasó lo que pasó, pero sí al menos que se tenga una aproximación a lo que es vivir con una pesadilla a cuestas.

Full Review Source: Uruguay Total | Original Score: 3/5

May 20, 2012
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Whatever you think of the philosophical weight of Ramsay's film - I find it ... less nuanced than David Foster Wallace's one liner that Hobbes was simply "Rousseau in a dark mirror" - there's a fierce integrity in Swinton's performance.

Full Review Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | Original Score: 83/100

April 29, 2012
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit

Irony clashes with disturbing drama

Full Review Source: Movie Habit | Original Score: 2.5/4

April 15, 2012
Robert Denerstein
Movie Habit

A powerful look inside a mother's torment

Full Review Source: Movie Habit

April 15, 2012
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

A pretentious, unpleasant, woolly headed movie that's nothing more than a cheesy horror picture for people who wouldn't be caught dead going to a cheesy horror picture.

Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC) | Original Score: 2.5/5

April 10, 2012
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

Smug but fascinating: The movie is a woman's cry of anguish for an unjust world that enables men at all levels of age and power to get away with cruelty, brutality, murder and even war because, well, 'that's what boys DO.'

Full Review Source: Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN) | Original Score: 2.5/4

April 9, 2012
Michael Gallucci
Orlando Weekly

Swinton doesn't say much; she doesn't have to. Her tear-stained eyes and anguished face carry all her emotions. In a career filled with so many terrific, subtle performances, this is clearly one of her best.

Full Review Source: Orlando Weekly | Original Score: 3/5

April 4, 2012
Rick Kisonak
Film Threat

Rock Duer's a shoo-in if they ever make Satan: The Toddler Years and Jasper Newell manages to project an aura of pure evil even in pull-ups, but it's Ezra Miller as the adolescent Kevin who makes you believe you're in the presence of an American monster.

Full Review Source: Film Threat

April 4, 2012
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

Of all the nomination flubs made this past January by the Academy of Harvey Weinstein Arts and Sciences, the most egregious mistake was arguably the lack of a Best Actress nod for Tilda Swinton.

Full Review Source: Creative Loafing | Original Score: 3/4

March 23, 2012
Shawn Levy

Watching it isn't easy, but it is definitely worth having waited for.

Full Review Source: Oregonian | Original Score: A-

March 22, 2012
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