Carnage (2002)

Carnage, an example of what the French call un film chorale, tells several intertwining stories. In the central tale, a young second-generation bullfighter, Victor (Julien Lescarret), is gored, and is rushed to the hospital in critical… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: November 13, 2002
DVD Release Date: March 1, 2004
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Marta Barber
Miami Herald

Despite its fleshy title, Gleize's film is a feast for the mind.

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Robert K. Elder
Chicago Tribune

Confidently directed and tightly constructed, Carnage announces the presence of a fresh, powerful directorial mind with each frame.

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MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher

Delphine Gleize achieves a mastery of the visual, the metaphoric, and the dramatic that few other veteran filmmakers could pull off.

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

Carnage has some narrative messiness. But the beautiful thing here - besides Gleize's fabulous eye - is that not a single one of her solutions for the healing that takes place in her characters' lives is predictable.

Manohla Dargis
Los Angeles Times

With Carnage, a pungent tale of love and sacrifice, French filmmaker Delphine Gleize has fashioned a modest epic about our ridiculous human comedy.

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Kent Turner

[Director] Gleize has nevertheless written an imaginative and loopy script where the twisting storylines, each with its own distinct tone, eventually connect.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

The sort of film whose makers would be pleased to hear it called 'unclassifiable.' A more accurate description is 'unfathomable.'

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Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly

A vitally assured first feature.

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Christopher Null

there are far better movies that don't try your patience like Carnage does

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