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December 13, 2011

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jbryant

Looks like that link goes to a list of links for other reviews, some of a different CARNAGE entirely.

Glenn Kenny

That might be a glitch on your browser, JB; from where I sit, the link goes to my review, below which there is a Metacritic list, which does quote from some reviews of a different "Carnage." Not quite sure whose issue that is. I'll look into it...

That Fuzzy Bastard

Link wasn't working (for me) when it was first posted, but now is---might have been a delay on MSN's side.

David Ehrenstein

Astute observations, Glenn. I've just been writing about "Carnage" for the book I'm doing on Polanski for Phaidon's "Masters of Cinema" series. He thrives on confined spaces and sharply calibrated performances. This is "filmed theater" at its best, comparable to Hitchcock's "Rope," late perdiod Resnais ( especially "Melo"), Sacha Guitry and Joseph L. Mankiewicz (especially "A Letter To Three Wives")

lipranzer

My co-worker, who is a big theater goer and lover, thought the play was facile - though he liked the performances - and I can see his point. Being funny covers a lot of sins, however, and I thought this was very funny. And while after reading the play, I wondered how Polanski could make a film out of this, he does know how to do a well-orchestrated chamber piece.

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