CarnageWhen some roughhousing between two 11-year-old boys named Zachary and Ethan erupts into real violence, Ethan loses two teeth. Their parents hold a cordial meeting, though as their time together progresses, increasingly childish behavior throws the discussion into chaos.
Actors of "Carnage"
Characters of "Carnage"
Directors of "Carnage"
Roman PolanskiBirthdate: 18 August 1933, Paris, France
Creators of "Carnage"
Yasmina RezaBirthdate: 1 May 1959, Paris, France
Critic Reviews of "Carnage"
San Diego ReaderFebruary 04, 2015
The acting marathon is adroitly blocked and paced by Polanski and impeccably shot by Pawel Edelman.
Time OutJanuary 31, 2012
Brief, brutal and barmy.
The AtlanticJanuary 13, 2012
Where previously we felt as trapped in Polanski's apartments as his characters, in Carnage we only ever peek in through the window.
Detroit NewsJanuary 13, 2012
The actors seem to have fun, particularly Foster, working against type as the thoroughly unlikable Penelope. But "Carnage" isn't nearly as bloody as it thinks it is.
Washington PostJanuary 13, 2012
What are supposed to be transgressive observations about the holy state of parenthood and matrimony instead come across as self-satisfied and shallow as the pieties Reza intends to puncture.
St. Louis Post-DispatchJanuary 13, 2012
If we grant that "Carnage" is a low-impact exercise in stripping away the social veneer, it's nonetheless brisk and enjoyable.
Critic's NotebookOctober 07, 2015
"Carnage" is just another in a long line of improbable movie depictions of New York as seen in "Sex and the City" and other such drivel.
Philadelphia WeeklyMay 03, 2015
The funniest movie I saw last year. A short, tart, altogether delectable slice of misanthropy.
AwardsCircuit.comSeptember 14, 2014
While the film, at a staggering and quick 80 minute runtime, plays exceedingly well off the energy of the performers, the downfall ultimately lies in a "loss of steam" vigor that is evident by picture's end.
Cinemaphile.orgJune 12, 2014
Few recent movies have been this perceptive about such immediate human conflicts, much less this funny.
FoxNews.comSeptember 25, 2013
Running a mere 80 minutes, "Carnage" still feels longer than it should.
TrespassSeptember 08, 2013
Statically filmed by Polanski the film version lacks punch and zest.
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