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May 19, 2012
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
March 25, 2012
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.
January 28, 2012
I liked this movie a lot even though it didn't really go anywhere, and was suddenly over. No, it wasn't actually a comedy, but it was funny.
January 24, 2012
Saw this movie last night, primarily because I am a HUGE Jodie fan! Different, compelling, interesting. Reminded me a lot of \"Who's Afraid of Virgina Wolf\" back in the sixties. I thought that all of the actors did a great job, but not a movie I would recommend for everyone. If you are like me, and really like Jodie Foster or Kate Winslet, then see it! Funny, diverse, entertaining.
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In the final stage of the film's programmatic chaos, Alan announces that he believes in the god of carnage and cops to the pleasure he gets from watching people deviate from social convention and tear one another apart. You'd have to agree with him in order to embrace this film - there's nothing else to see here. Full Review
The New York Times
As a portrait of anxious, status-conscious Brooklyn parents living in a chiaroscuro of self-righteousness and guilt, Carnage misses its mark badly. Full Review
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. Full Review
The New Yorker
The performances are lusty and concerted, but they remain just that - performances, of the sort that may make you feel you should stagger to your feet at the end and applaud. If so, resist. Full Review
But it does mean you're always aware that you're watching filmed theater - a scripted pressure-cooker where playability is being allowed to trump plausibility as theoretically cultivated adults morph into savages - going from civility to carnage in 80 minutes flat. Full Review