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Rated R · 79 minutes · 2011

Comedy drama
Four frequently great performers are put in a room together, and not surprisingly, the results are worth watching in the latest from director Roman Polanski. Jodie Foster, Kate Winslet, John C. Reilly and Christoph Waltz all deliver good work in this somewhat predictable but ultimately enjoyable adaptation of the Yasmina Reza play, God of Carnage. Foster and Reilly play Penelope and Michael Longstreet, parents of a young boy who takes a stick to the face in a scuffle with a classmate. Winslet and Waltz play Nancy and Alan Cowan, the parents of the kid who did the swinging. The four parents come together to have a discussion—and the talk unravels in a maelstrom of cell-phone interruptions, hamster-abandonment stories, alcohol consumption and generally childish human dysfunction.


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An impeccable cast creates characters you won't soon forget in Roman Polanski's 'Carnage' »

Official Site: www.sonyclassics.com/carnage
Director: Roman Polanski
Producer: Saïd Ben Saïd
Cast: Jodie Foster, Kate Winslet, Christoph Waltz and John C. Reilly

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Portland Mercury Parents Behaving Badly A schoolyard brawl pits parent against parent in Roman Polanski's Carnage. by Alison Hallett 01/12/2012
Pittsburgh City Paper Carnage When adults can't play nice together by Al Hoff 01/11/2012
Boise Weekly The Projector: Movies Opening Friday, Jan. 13 Queen Latifah squares off with Dolly Parton and Meryl Streep just can't make The Iron Lady worthwhile. 01/11/2012
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Colorado Springs Independent Opening this week Carnage, Contraband, The Iron Lady and film events around town. 01/12/2012
NUVO Review: 'Carnage' Propelled by juicy performances, Roman Polanski's brisk drama offers a fine opportunity to wallow in excess and feel superior afterward. by Ed Johnson-Ott 01/13/2012
Indy Week Characters can't leave the room in Polanski's latest, Carnage For God's sake, why don't the Cowans just leave? The answer lies in the fact that, for his whole career, Roman Polanski has been interested in domestic interiors and how they take hold of his characters. by Nathan Gelgud 01/11/2012
The Coast Halifax Carnage a wreck Roman Polanski's play adaptation no fun at all by Carsten Knox 01/12/2012
Creative Loafing Atlanta Carnage belongs on stage but draws more blood on screen Pitting the Alliance's stage version against Polanski's screen adaptation by Curt Holman 01/20/2012

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