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
Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
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.Ann Hornaday, Washington Post, 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
Carnage is ... more of a curiosity than a major experience - but it's fun and funny, and sometimes that's enough.CJ Johnson, ABC Radio (Australia), 03.11.2012
Brief, brutal and barmy.Dave Calhoun, Time Out, 01.31.2012