We Need to Talk About Kevin Reviews
March 31, 2020
Whether you are a parent or not, the film will move you to consider nature versus nurture...
February 13, 2020
A truly unsettling film, Lynne Ramsay returns to the big screen in spectacular fashion with WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN; her directorial vision of this reverse-Oedipal nightmare is a fantastic film...
January 16, 2020
Within the genre of maternal horror, We Need to Talk About Kevin is a doozy. It speaks to the worst human fear imaginable: that evil lurks, not in the outside world, but right at home.
April 13, 2019
I may not have completely liked "We Need to Talk About Kevin," but because of Swinton I certainly won't forget it.
August 31, 2018
It may be one of those pesky films that is awful to watch but is worth watching all the same. Oh, dear.
August 30, 2018
It poses difficult questions, and perhaps has too easy answers. But it's a grueling and fascinating interview process.
August 10, 2018
This nature-vs.-nuture argument is what gives the story its power; and Ms. Swinton does an excellent job portraying a woman ambivalent to the bone about her little boy.
November 6, 2017
Swinton hoists the film from a possibly melodramatic mire to a crushing discussion on the impact of nature vs. nurture.
September 18, 2017
[Ezra] Miller's Kevin should now be considered the gold standard for sociopathic children.
August 30, 2017
Complex, disturbing, even frightening.
January 25, 2017
An acute and profound dissection of the genesis of a small, seemingly harmless being with an alarming potential for evil. I recommend you prepare before you see it. [Full review in Spanish]
May 3, 2015
We're not supposed to talk about a lot of the ugly feelings Kevin stirs up, but maybe we need to.
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.
March 4, 2013
A high school killing spree leads to a captivating examination of parenthood and the 'nature vs nurture' debate.
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.
September 15, 2012
We Need To Talk About Kevin is a brooding, unnerving but wholly rewarding film.
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.