- Director: Roman Polanski
- Release Date: November 2011
- Writers: Yasmina Reza, Roman Polanski
- Run Time: 79
- Genre: Comedy, Drama
Review: Carnage is the latest film from director Roman Polanski, a film with a minimalistic plot, two sets of parents decide to meet after their sons get into a fight, that relies on a sharp script and actor power in order to tell a story. Although the concept in not entirely new and you might tell from the first minutes how the events are going to unfold, the film has a good pace and provides the viewer with some decent laughs being quite entertaining for a flick that is mostly based on dialogue.
The acting is what you would expect from a movie that features such big names, Christoph Waltz and Kate Winslet being particularly good here. Carnage reminded me of the times when you only needed some talented actors and a good script in order to make a good movie, there was no need for flashy special effects or over the top action scenes.
If you liked films like Whos afraid of Virginia Woolf? or Glengarry Glen Ross where the actors and the story are the ones who really matter, you might want to give Carnage a try as well. Although it may not reach the standards set by those movies, Polanskis film manages to be enjoyable, well paced and offers a satisfying movie experience.