'We Need to Talk About Kevin' -- 2 stars

<b>R; 1:52 running time</b><br><br>
Or do we? "We Need to Talk About Kevin"is artfully visualized but, at heart, little more than "The Bad Seed and How!" Director and co-writer Lynne Ramsay's adaptation of the Lionel Shriver novel complicates Shriver's story structure while simplifying Shriver's meanings, along with her provocative, mixed-up explorations of parental guilt.

All the movie has, really, is Tilda Swinton acting up a storm, which is more than enough for some. For me, given what's up with the rest of the picture, it's not quite. -- Michael Phillips<br><br>Read the full <a href=http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/movies/sc-mov-0125-need-to-talk-about-kevin-20120126,0,3973229.column>"We Need to Talk About Kevin" movie review</a>

R; 1:52 running time

Or do we? "We Need to Talk About Kevin"is artfully visualized but, at heart, little more than "The Bad Seed and How!" Director and co-writer Lynne Ramsay's adaptation of the Lionel Shriver novel complicates Shriver's story structure while simplifying Shriver's meanings, along with her provocative, mixed-up explorations of parental guilt. All the movie has, really, is Tilda Swinton acting up a storm, which is more than enough for some. For me, given what's up with the rest of the picture, it's not quite. -- Michael Phillips

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