Carnage Reviews

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March 27, 2019
Roman Polanski's major coup is not just in telling us such a universally resonant tale, but in gathering such a brilliant group of actors in a one space, and letting them loose at each other.
February 8, 2019
It's like being realistically stuck in a room with four increasingly unpleasant people, listening to an argument that we can neither empathize with nor enter ourselves.
January 8, 2019
Carnage" visually never feels stagey, expertly capturing the diametrically opposed emotions of dueling characters within a scene often in a single frame.
January 4, 2019
As painful as it was for the two couples in this story to meet and spend, it seems, 80 minutes together, it was even more brutal for the audience.
December 13, 2018
Smart, dark, uncomfortable yet somehow endlessly watchable.
August 31, 2018
I'm not convinced it's particularly deep or insightful, but there is some enjoyment to be had from watching four actors at the top of their game get to where they do get to.
August 6, 2018
Carnage is,... worth seeing for Jodie Foster's first major performance in years. As a woman utterly convinced of her own superiority and righteousness, Foster gives us a very welcome reminder of her talent and her fearlessness.
March 3, 2018
It plays like Edward Albee's classic "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" rewritten by the staff of "Frasier" into something a little less threatening.
November 16, 2017
Roman Polanski, adapting a play by Yasmina Reza into a Brooklyn kammerspiel, turns Buñuel's "The Exterminating Angel" into a non-fantastic comedic farce of banal bourgeois pettiness.
September 18, 2017
I doubt whether anyone will recognize elements of themselves within these characters, and without that, one can't identify enough with any of the protagonists to bring about the kind of discomfort that comes with the self-recognition of human failing.
October 7, 2015
"Carnage" is just another in a long line of improbable movie depictions of New York as seen in "Sex and the City" and other such drivel.
May 3, 2015
The funniest movie I saw last year. A short, tart, altogether delectable slice of misanthropy.
February 4, 2015
The acting marathon is adroitly blocked and paced by Polanski and impeccably shot by Pawel Edelman.
September 14, 2014
While the film, at a staggering and quick 80 minute runtime, plays exceedingly well off the energy of the performers, the downfall ultimately lies in a "loss of steam" vigor that is evident by picture's end.
June 12, 2014
Few recent movies have been this perceptive about such immediate human conflicts, much less this funny.
September 25, 2013
Running a mere 80 minutes, "Carnage" still feels longer than it should.
September 8, 2013
Statically filmed by Polanski the film version lacks punch and zest.
July 1, 2013
A veteran of stage-to-screen adaptations, the filmmaker in exile turns to Yasmina Reza's God of Carnage for his latest and shortest feature, but on this occasion, the translation harvests little from its perhaps meager source.
June 30, 2013
An intriguingly verbose film about adult arguments, which aren't that different from playground jousts.
April 21, 2013
This is an actors' movie, although it's not always pleasant. Waltz has the most fun, and is the most enjoyable to watch. He also exchanges dialogue with Winslet that best sums up the story's absurdist nature: "Why are we still in this house?"
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