We Need To Talk About Kevin
First screened in October 2011
Director: Lynne Ramsay. Cast: Tilda Swinton, John C. Reilly, Ezra Miller, Jasper Newell, Rock Duer, Ashley Gerasimowich, Siobhan Fallon, Alex Manette, Leslie Lyles, James Chen, Lauren Fox. Screenplay: Lynne Ramsay and Rory Kinnear (based on the novel by Lionel Shriver).

Twitter Capsule: Early formal rigors must buoy increasingly puerile conceptions. Ends up 30% Ramsay, 70% Sam Mendes.

VOR:   More tempting to reward here. Opening acts trust image, sound, montage to tell a story. But choices large and small suggest rickety conception. Shoots for effect but misses real impact. Will it last?



Photo © 2011 BBC Films

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B–


Golden Globe Nominations:
Best Actress (Drama): Tilda Swinton

Other Awards:
National Board of Review: Best Actress (Swinton)
European Film Awards: Best Actress (Swinton)

Permalink Home 2011 ABC Blog E-Mail