A.V. Club - Carnage Review

A.V. Club - The fragile twine of banal niceties and white lies holding polite society together frays, then gives way completely, in Carnage, Roman Polanski’s agreeably, then gratuitously, nasty adaptation of Yasmina Reza’s play God Of Carnage. As is generally the case in plays about the underlying viciousness of the human condition, it doesn’t take much to make society break down. Here, all it requires is a physical altercation on a schoolyard between a pair of 11-year-old boys to reveal the fault lines in their parents’ troubled marriages and the inherent weaknesses of the stifling, appearance-obsessed world they inhabit.

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