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We Need to Talk About Kevin Reviews

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Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
May 3, 2015
We're not supposed to talk about a lot of the ugly feelings Kevin stirs up, but maybe we need to.
Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger
June 2, 2013
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 | Original Score: B
Tom Glasson
Concrete Playground
March 4, 2013
A high school killing spree leads to a captivating examination of parenthood and the 'nature vs nurture' debate.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
December 31, 2012
A real-world horror movie -- for parents.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jeff Beck
September 17, 2012
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 | Original Score: 3.5/4
Will Chadwick
We Got This Covered
September 15, 2012
We Need To Talk About Kevin is a brooding, unnerving but wholly rewarding film.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
September 15, 2012
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 | Original Score: 3.5/4
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
August 14, 2012
One of the most chilling films of 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total
May 20, 2012
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 | Original Score: 3/5
Robert Denerstein
Movie Habit
April 15, 2012
A powerful look inside a mother's torment
Michael Gallucci
Orlando Weekly
April 4, 2012
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 | Original Score: 3/5
Rick Kisonak
Seven Days
April 4, 2012
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.
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
March 23, 2012
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 | Original Score: 3/4
Shawn Levy
March 22, 2012
Watching it isn't easy, but it is definitely worth having waited for.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
March 22, 2012
A meaty, full-fat, marrow-rich, extra-pulp vision of the nightmare side of motherhood, given realism by a pair of all-too believable performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Mike Scott
March 16, 2012
An unconventionally structured but thoroughly riveting indie drama, propelled by a searing performance from Tilda Swinton.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
March 12, 2012
Swinton fans will take poor Eva to their bosoms without a second thought. Everyone else: Medicate before use.
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
March 9, 2012
...this is not an easy story to tell and the filmmakers do it well.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Top Critic
Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
March 9, 2012
"We Need to Talk About Kevin" is confrontational cinema that will leave you speechless.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Top Critic
Tom Long
Detroit News
March 9, 2012
Director Ramsay makes Kevin's impact all the more felt by coming at it from all angles.
Full Review | Original Score: A

Sight and Sound
June 18, 2012
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