We Need To Talk About Kevin

We Need To Talk About Kevin

We Need To Talk About Kevin

Critically acclaimed British dramatic-thriller starring Tilda Swinton (Michael Clayton) and John C. Reilly (Magnolia) as parents struggling to cope with their deeply disturbed, vicious son.

Eva (Swinton) can't find the balance between her successful writing career and the attention her newborn son needs, despite her husband’s (John C. Reilly) enthusiasm for their new suburban life. Worsening her post-natal depression, Eva becomes increasingly aware that she doesn't like her son, and he doesn't like her. The effects culminate in Kevin’s teenage years (played by Ezra Miller) when he goes on a Columbine-style high-school killing spree. 

Radiohead’s Johnny Greenwood provides the musical backdrop, continuing the growing trend of musicians-gone-movie-score-composers. Based on the prizewinning 2003 novel by Lionel Shriver).

Best Director at the British Independent Film Awards 2011. Best Actress (Swinton) at the European Film Awards 2011.
2011112 minsUK, USA
DramaThriller
Director:
Lynne Ramsay ('Ratcatcher', 'Morvern Caller')
Writer:
Lynne RamsayRory Kinnear
Cast:
Tilda SwintonEzra MillerJohn C. Reilly

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We Need To Talk About Kevin / Reviews

USA Today

USA Today

An arty horror movie set within the context of a dysfunctional family.

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Total Film

Total Film

Like The Omen without the supernatural guff, Kevin plays on all our worst fears about pare

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Time Magazine

Time Magazine

Doesn't just bring you to the outskirts of a parent's worst nightmare; this fever dream of guilt and loss takes you straight inside.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

The courageously uningratiating Tilda Swinton has never been better.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

Acting doesn't get much better than the subtly brilliant display put on by Tilda Swinton

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

That the film works so brilliantly is a tribute in large part to the actors.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

A disturbing tale told with uncompromising emotionality and great skill.

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IndieWire

IndieWire

I can only be honest in describing my reaction: watching this movie was sheer torture.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

This is, in a way, a real horror film about everyday things and a disconnected family.

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

The movie is creepy, but it has no texture or depth

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Guaranteed to haunt you for days, and possibly prompt a rethink on your position on parenthood.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

Feels kind of meaningless, aside from the masterful style—which, honestly, is meaning enough most of the time.

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