• 2011
  • France / Germany / Poland / Spain
  • 1h 19min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Roman Polanski
  • Cast: Jodie Foster, Kate Winslet, Christoph Waltz, John C Reilly
  • UK release: 3 February 2012
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A playground spat between two boys causes their parents to try to settle their differences. There's little attempt to disguise the film's theatrical origins, but it plays out at such a blistering pace and boasts such exuberant performances that it's hard not to give in to it. Fast, funny and filthy.

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24 Jan 20124 stars

Polanski's comedy of upper-middle class savagery is fast, funny and filthy

(15) 79mins Roman Polanski’s adaptation of Yasmina Reza’s play Gods of Carnage opens with a playground spat. Set over the opening credits, it’s this innocuous bust-up that drives the bitterly funny four-hander, as the parents of both children try to…

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