Too unsubstantial to be a great movie. Pretty much two couples in one room arguing about a physical fight their sons got into. I believe it is adapted from a play. As such it feels unnatural and strained that they all stay in the room, annoyed as they are at each other.
Carnage is a razor sharp, biting comedy centered on parental differences. After two boys duke it out on a playground, the parents of the "victim" invite the parents of the "bully" over to work out the... read more
Directed by: Roman Polanski
Release Date: December 16, 2011
DVD Release Date: March 20, 2012
Stats: 2,031 reviews
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October 9, 2013
May 15, 2013
I guess I am not a Roman Polanski fan...I'm still looking for the dark humor, or any humor, for that matter...
November 2, 2012
This is based on a play, and that's essentially how it comes off, only filmed.
The plot here focuses on the aftermath of a fight between two kids on a playground. The parents of the 'victim' invite the parents of the 'bully' over to their home for a discussion of how to handle ...
September 5, 2012
With very good actings by Foster and Winslet, Polanski's picture it's a exhausting and darkly funny film.
August 7, 2012
The reputation of Roman Polanski's classic work leads you to expect nothing but the very best from him. Even with the occasional stumble, such as Pirates or The Ninth Gate, you still enter into any new film he makes with high expectations, and even in his recent work he has deliv...
August 3, 2012
Carnage isn't half as witty or clever as it thinks it is. It's melodramatic, White 50 something (was going to say 40 something but they know better) middle-class rubbish. It's mildly amusing but the 'it's funny cos it's true' aspect doesn't work here at all because it's not that ...
July 26, 2012
Roman Polanski's Carnage is a film about the cruel and deviously disguised 'politeness' that exists in white middle class society. Two pairs of parents are brought together after one of their sons hits the other with a stick. We join them just as they are writing up the incident ...
July 10, 2012
The only information I knew about this film is the all star cast. After finally watching it; I concluded that it was better than expected and I enjoyed it. The main flaw is the relatively slow pace the film creates. However, overcoming this will make the film easier to enjoy. One...
July 6, 2012
Comedies are not my thing but this provided funny laughs under the circumstances.
May 24, 2012fb619846742
A dialogue-driven bash in the face of parenthood and the facade of interacting with other parents, especially when it is due to a dispute that leaves one couple's son physically injured after the other couple's boy attacks him, which leads to a verbal session in a nice New York a...
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