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R| 1 hr. 19 min.

Plot Summary
When some roughhousing between two 11-year-old boys named Zachary and Ethan erupts into real violence, Ethan loses two teeth. Zachary's parents, Alan and Nancy Cowen (Kate Winslet, Christoph Waltz), meet with Ethan's parents, Penelope and Michael Longstreet (Jodie Foster, John C. Reilly), to try to smooth things over. However, what starts as a polite meeting among adults descends into finger-pointing, tantrums and insults. Based on the play "God of Carnage" by Yasmina Reza.

Cast: Jodie Foster , Kate Winslet , Christoph Waltz , John C. Reilly , Elvis Polanski , Eliot Berger , Joe Rezwin , Nathan Rippy

Director: Roman Polanski

Genres: Comedy drama

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Carnage (2011)

Release Date: December 16th, 2011|1 hr. 19 min.

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    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    The film version of Carnage hasn't just lost God from its title, it's lost the laughs from the play that brought it life. show more

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    Amy Biancolli San Francisco Chronicle

    The film isn't half as deep as intended, but parts of it are very funny - someone actually barfs onto a stack of art books - and the parts that aren't may as well be. show more

  • 63
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    While the talented quartet play these hypocritical sorts with finesse, the story grows tiresome, its cynical point made early and often. show more

  • May 19, 2012 mrrbi4u
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    This film is a treat, especially if you view it several times. It\'s funny, the dialogue is snappy, and it makes us reflect on our own behavior and relationships. John C. Riley is a particular standout here, but the rest of the cast rises to the occasion, and they look like they must have had a blast. Would love to see the out takes!

  • April 10, 2012 tj00000000118738
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  • March 25, 2012 qb00000000117785
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    A combination of boring and weird and extremely unrealistic that Left me more annoyed with every passing Minute. The only reason I finished the movie to the end is Because I thought SURELY there must be some kind of Awesome ending that made it worth the while.. Nope.

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