L'apoteosi del luogo comune. I protagonisti rappresentano due tipologie standard di vita coniugale, mentre si passano la palla tramite dialoghi calzanti lo stereotipo del loro personaggio. Le battute sono da risata facile, quelle che funzionano, ma puzzano pur sempre un po' di vecchio, anche se il buon Polanski qualche sorpresa positiva ce l'ha messa.
Acho que nunca ri tanto a ver uma fita, o que é especialmente notável tendo em conta que à mistura me senti frustrada, desconfortável e claustrofóbica o tempo todo, sem sequer simpatizar com ninguém o suficiente para sentir empatia. Um bocadinho patético, o filme - plástico e irrealista.
One of the underrated movie from director Roman Polanski. Adapted from the play "God of Carnage" by Yasmina Reza. It contained some A-list casts. Such as Jodie Foster, Kate Winslet, Christoph Waltz, and John C. Reilly. It's a minimalist drama and a satire. Set in one place, an apartment. Each actors and actresses gave a solid performance. There's nothing special in Mr. Polanski's direction. Still, it's worth to watch
2nd viewing. Didn't like it as much as the first time. Something was missing. Foster was best in show with Waltz as a close runner-up, I know a lot of people would disagree with me but I really enjoyed his line readings. Reilly was okay, he's an actor I usually don't care about, and Winslet was disapointing, an actress I generally love, thi time-around her acting seemed forced and obvious.
Quatre acteurs formidables qui déclinent avec un plaisir évident toute la gamme acidulée de la médiocrité humaine, avec une Jodie Foster acrimonieuse et pincée à souhait, une Kate Winslet, collet monté et coincée dans son fragile égo, un Christophe Waltz greffé à son téléphone portable et un John C. Reilly lourdement phobique et faussement débonnaire. Vomitif, venimeux et succulent à la fois. www.cinefiches.com
Underappreciated little gem of a movie, which daringly attempts to adapt a perfectly suited theatrical piece to a celluloid. Amazingly well balanced and inexplicably entertaining it did, however, come close to falling apart when political implications became flat and acting went over-the-top (I'm looking at you, Jodie).