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 their issues. A polite discussion of childrearing soon escalates into verbal warfare, with all four parents revealing their true colors. None of them will escape the carnage.
- Roman Polanski
- Jodie Foster, Kate Winslet, Christoph Waltz, John C. Reilly
In real life, hyper-controlling metropolitan parents would not waste this much time on people they loathe.Amy Biancolli, San Francisco Chronicle, 01.12.2012
Foster is particularly impressive in a stridently unattractive role, as the pinched, angry liberal who's orchestrated the meeting but doesn't get quite the apology she wants.J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader, 01.12.2012
Skillfully acted by Jodie Foster, John C. Reilly, Christoph Waltz and Kate Winslet, [it's a] compact verbal slugfest.Chris Vognar, Dallas Morning News, 01.12.2012
Roman Polanski's sharp, short and stagily-shot adaptation of the Olivier Award-winning play God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza.Robbie Collin, Daily Telegraph, 02.02.2012