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We Need to Talk About Kevin Reviews

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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
Mathew DeKinder
Suburban Journals of St. Louis

We Need to Talk About Kevin is basically emotional torture porn as the camera lingers on Eva as she repeatedly suffers inhuman amounts of psychological distress while the audience wonders how much more she, and we, can take.

Full Review Source: Suburban Journals of St. Louis | Original Score: 2/5

March 9, 2012
Rob Hunter
Film School Rejects

Full Review Source: Film School Rejects | Original Score: C

December 10, 2011
Jeff Meyers
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)

Stylized to the point of absurdity, We Need to Talk About Kevin is little more than a blank, tarted-up cartoon, where Ramsey's hyperbolic efforts seem orchestrated to camouflage the fact that she has nothing to say.

Full Review Source: Metro Times (Detroit, MI) | Original Score: C

March 19, 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
Alonso Duralde
TheWrap
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When Ramsay bombards us with editing tricks and an excess of visual style, it feels like dazzle camouflage designed to cover up the fact that she ultimately doesn't seem to have much to say on the subject.

Full Review Source: TheWrap

December 13, 2011
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express

Atmospheric and beautifully shot but ultimately empty and meaningless...

Full Review Source: Daily Express | Original Score: 2/5

October 19, 2011
Karina Longworth
Village Voice
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By treating Kevin's evil as a mystery to be solved, Ramsay only succeeds in making what was once allusive banal.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

December 6, 2011
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile

The result ... is a missed opportunity to explore the darkest corners of the human condition: the mother of evil

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

November 12, 2011
Matthew Sorrento
Film International

[F]eels like sleeptime indigestion finally cooling off.

Full Review Source: Film International | Original Score: 5/10

March 3, 2012
Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com

Elements of threat are established, yet everything in the picture is frustratingly ephemeral, unwilling to foster menace in a manner that reflects Kevin's own growing evil.

Full Review Source: BrianOrndorf.com | Original Score: C

December 30, 2011
Richard Brody
New Yorker
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The actors are uniformly skillful (and Reilly's voice is one of the current cinema's charms), but Ramsay gives them little but prefabricated attitudes to work with.

Full Review Source: New Yorker

December 5, 2011
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

[VIDEO] Forced, stultifying, and artificial, "We Need to Talk About Kevin" is director Lynne Ramsay's off-key treatment of Lionel Shriver's novel...

Full Review Source: ColeSmithey.com | Original Score: D

November 27, 2011
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

As a horror film, it's cheap and obvious. As a message movie it's heavy-handed. And as both combined, it's appalling.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 2/4

December 9, 2011
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times

What I saw was two hours of posturing brutalism, naff expressionism and the destruction of credibility by grand guignol.

Full Review Source: Financial Times

May 16, 2011
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

An irritating, morbid, and unfocused picture...

Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed

December 4, 2011
Peter Sobczynski
eFilmCritic.com

You will emerge from the theater with a need for a drink and a shower, a possible recalibration on your views regarding birth control and a burning desire to never see it again for as long as you live

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 2/5

January 26, 2012
Matt Pais
RedEye

How was that not obvious a long time ago?

Full Review Source: RedEye | Original Score: 2/4

January 26, 2012
Susan Granger
SSG Syndicate

Ponderously sinister and savage, it's difficult to endure and primarily notable for Tilda Swinton's agonized performance.

Full Review Source: SSG Syndicate | Original Score: 6/10

January 6, 2012
Dan Jardine
Cinemania

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

Sight and Sound
June 18, 2012
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