We Need to Talk About Kevin Reviews

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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.
June 19, 2013
It becomes a film about her [Swinton] scattered mind. That produces wonders from Swinton, but it ignores the plea in the title. What about Kevin? Kevin deserves so much more attention-indeed, he deserves being played by Tilda Swinton.
March 9, 2012
Fragmented, dreamlike, a whir of memories and misery, We Need to Talk About Kevin is unsettling, but also somehow unnecessary.
March 9, 2012
"We Need to Talk About Kevin" is confrontational cinema that will leave you speechless.
March 9, 2012
Director Ramsay makes Kevin's impact all the more felt by coming at it from all angles.
March 8, 2012
Some movies punish you, but you take it because you're getting something out of the bargain: an insight, a performance, art, adrenaline. Then there are the movies that punish you for the heck of it.
March 2, 2012
Ramsay may be aiming for a character study of Kevin, but she ends up merely listing the ingredients needed to make a murderer.
March 2, 2012
Lynne Ramsay's thoughtful, unnerving film works its strange power over viewers who are likely to find themselves as compelled as repelled by its fatally flawed key players.
March 1, 2012
The narrative strategy amounts to little more than film-school strenuousness, and in the end it can't conceal the movie's essential crudeness - its coarse, artless dialogue, blank character writing and intellectual vacuity.
March 1, 2012
Ramsay, filming in lurid reds and unblinking close-ups, lets no one off the hook here; this is truly a domestic horror story, with no easy answers and nobody blameless.
March 1, 2012
Tilda Swinton is the star of We Need to Talk About Kevin, and her performance is so complex and volcanic and transfixing that all of the film's flaws melt away.
February 9, 2012
There's no equivocating ... over the excellence of the acting by Swinton and casting find Ezra Miller
February 3, 2012
We Need To Talk About Kevin is a modern American horror story, and one that in the wake of Columbine and other apparently random teen atrocities, strikes me as tremendously brave.
January 27, 2012
Nothing seared my consciousness like the stunning work from Tilda Swinton in "We Need to Talk About Kevin."
January 26, 2012
The boy (played by a trio of child actors) is so unremittingly evil that the movie begins to feel like a grotesque remake of that old John Ritter comedy Problem Child.
January 26, 2012
Swinton is astounding.
January 26, 2012
That the film works so brilliantly is a tribute in large part to the actors.
January 23, 2012
Kevin is an extraordinary work from Ramsay, a filmmaker with an uncommon gift for getting at the inner psychology of her characters through striking visuals.
January 20, 2012
To say that this is not an easy film to watch is putting it mildly. No one would deny Tilda Swinton's superior performance, but people were sharply divided when We Need to Talk About Kevin screened at the Telluride Film Festival last fall.
January 13, 2012
It's a creepy and disturbing movie, but there's not a lot going on behind people's eyes. The soullessness lacks soul.
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