Reviewed Apr 28, 2012
Silent J’s review:
I'm probably going to piss a few people off with this one but I really disliked this film. It just felt like a pretentious style over substance film that uses that "art house" feel in order to say "You don't get it because it's art house. This is actually amazing." It uses stunning (which sometimes look laughably cheesy) visuals to hide a bad, underdeveloped, and piss poor script. It uses music to...well I don't even know. The music is all over the place. Happy uplifting music is played over a sad scene or a shocking revelation. Why? To confuse peopl into thinking "This film is absolutely brilliant! I don't get it and was confused through half of it, but it's art house! Wonderful art house!" This is just a mess of a film. Aside from Tilda Swinton's fantastic performance which arguably might be the best performance of 2011, We Need To Talk About Kevin was just dull crap in my eyes.