We Need To Talk About Kevin (2011) Movie Review

In “We Need To Talk About Kevin” a mother struggles to raise her child, Kevin, despite the increasingly vicious things he says and does as he grows up. But Kevin is just getting started, and his final act will be beyond anything anyone imagined.

This Movie Stars: Tilda Swinton as: Eva, John C. Reilly as: Franklin, and Ezra Miller as Kevin (Teenager)


I was very interested in seeing this movie because it dealt with a subject I myself am very interested in, Psychology and how a psychopath comes to be, similar to the Halloween remake (which I very much enjoyed), except this movie doesn’t turn into a slasher movie half-way through. After seeing this movie, I thought it was extremely well made, and I really liked it, but some scenes in the movie were not fully explained enough. This movie is based on a book, so maybe they were better explained in the book, but I rented this movie to watch a movie, not to watch a movie and read a book so know what certain scenes were about. Let’s get to the positives of the movie, because I just sounded pretty negative. Tilda Swinton gave a bone-chilling performance as Eva, and she was most certainly snubbed at the Oscars. Ezra Miller also gave a fantastic performance as Kevin (teenager). He had some surprisingly philosophical lines in the movie; he was also sarcastic and pretty funny at times, but he still remained a dark and demented character. The only really weak link in the movie is John C. Reilly. I really like John C. Reilly as an actor but he didn’t do much in this movie, and he didn’t do or say anything to make him stand out like Tilda Swinton and Ezra Miller. John C. Reilly wasn't bad in the movie, just compared to the other actors he fell a little short. I was shocked at some of the directions this movie took in the story perspective. This movie is very dark and very upsetting, it is not really a movie you watch for a good time, so be warned. Lynne Ramsay did an excellent job directing this movie; there was a lot of symbolic imagery which was very interesting. She also left the ending of the movie up to the viewer’s decision, I can’t really say what the decision is or else it will spoil the movie. Insanely well made movie, with some unexplained scenes; this movie was definitely snubbed at the Oscars. You should check this movie out if you are into psychology. 8.2/10