Carnage Reviews

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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?"
September 17, 2012
[Polanski] has crafted a bizarre little film that runs only about 75 minutes, uses one location, and only four characters who spend most of the film sitting/standing around talking or shouting at each other, yet the film is engaging and entertaining.
September 13, 2012
Carnage is ... very accessible, really enjoyable and, thanks mostly to a brilliant cast with an undeniable talent for comedy, really rather funny.
June 30, 2012
Given the powerhouse performers involved, this thing should have gone off like a powder keg, but [director Roman] Polanski apparently directed the film by text...A terrible film.
April 26, 2012
Carnage is neatly directly, sharply scripted and outstandingly performed drama. It's voyeuristic, it's relevant and it's hilarious.
April 12, 2012
A delightfully uncivilised car-crash of a meeting.
March 21, 2012
I thought the highlight of the film was after the guests eat Foster's homemade fruit cobbler, Winslet vomits over hubby and Foster's precious coffee table books.
March 11, 2012
Carnage is ... more of a curiosity than a major experience - but it's fun and funny, and sometimes that's enough.
March 8, 2012
Parents and married couples, especially, will get a lot out of the biting commentary in Carnage. Not a cinematic triumph but a good way to flex the frontal lobe of your brain for a bit.
March 7, 2012
March 5, 2012
Each character seems to be rushing through their arguments and it's as if every single word has been over thought.
March 3, 2012
The only thing worse than watching good actors turn in bad performances is witnessing a good director go with the motions, which is exactly what Polanski does here.
March 2, 2012
Although the play isn't quite as successful or penetrating on screen, it works as an entertainingly vicious doubles tennis match between two pairs of terrific actors.
February 26, 2012
Polanski hasn't had this much fun in years and neither, by the looks of things, has his cast. A wickedly dark delight.
February 25, 2012
The screenplay develops beautifully as layer after layer of civilised behaviour is pared back. The awkward interaction of parents about their boys switches gear to become a hostile interaction of couples about their inner demons and relationship struggles
February 25, 2012
It's fascinating, confronting and often extremely funny in the way only real life situations can be
February 21, 2012
Foster and Winslet have to endure total mental breakdowns and disintegrate their characters' closely guarded personas. Although it hardly needs to be said at this point in their decorated careers, they're fantastic.
February 17, 2012
full review at Movies for the Masses
February 7, 2012
The characters' all-round unpleasantness, and the film's merciless mirth-making with their failings, keeps things buoyantly, bleakly funny.
February 5, 2012
The work of a master, this wickedly funny film is beautifully orchestrated and controlled.
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