We Need to Talk About Kevin

Follow
Released 2012

USER EDITOR

No Editor

User Score: 0

7.0
out of 10
User Rating
3 votes

SHOW REVIEWS
By TV.com Users

Write A Review

Movie Summary

Director:
Lynne Ramsay
Released:
2012
Rating:
R
A suspenseful and gripping psychological thriller, Lynne Ramsay's WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN explores the fractious relationship between a mother and her evil son. Tilda Swinton, in a bracing, tour-de-force performance, plays the mother, Eva, as she contends for years with the increasing malevolence of her first-born child, Kevin (Ezra Miller). Based on the best-selling novel of the same name, WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN explores nature vs. nurture on a whole new level as Eva's own culpability is measured against Kevin's innate evilness. Ramsay's masterful storytelling simultaneously combines a provocative moral ambiguity with a satisfying and compelling narrative, which builds to a chilling, unforgettable climax.

Trailer

Metacritic Score

  • 100

    Los Angeles Times Kenneth Turan

    It's a domestic horror story that literally gets to us where we live, a disturbing tale told with uncompromising emotionality and great skill by filmmaker Lynne Ramsay.

  • 90

    Variety Leslie Felperin

    An exquisitely realized adaptation of Lionel Shriver's bestselling novel. In a rigorously subtle performance as a woman coping with the horrific damage wrought by her psychopathic ...

  • 80

    The New York Times A.O. Scott

    Ms. Ramsay, with ruthless ingenuity, creates a deeper dread and a more acute feeling of anticipation by allowing us to think we know what is coming and then shocking us with the ex...

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

FILTER BY TYPE

More Info About This Movie

Themes

Thrillers