"Stunningly directed and brilliantly written, this is a haunting, provocative and emotionally devastating drama with an Oscar-worthy central performance from Tilda Swinton."
Matthew Turner, ViewLondon
We Need to Talk About Kevin scoops top prize at London Film Festival
"Lynne Ramsay's drama starring Tilda Swinton fights off opposition from a strong shortlist to win best film at ceremony"
Mark Brown, The Guardian
"In the hands of fearless director Lynne Ramsay, a controversial novel has become an upsetting, dramatically heightened cinematic experience"
Donald Clarke, Irish Times
Talk About Kevin wins London Film Festival prize...
"We Need To Talk About Kevin, a film about a mother's troubled relationship with her son, has won best movie at the BFI London Film Festival awards."
We Need to Talk About Kevin named best picture at BFI London Film Festival
"The BFI London Film Festival honoured Lynne Ramsay's visceral adaptation of Lionel Shriver's bestseller, We Need to Talk About Kevin."
"Lionel Shriver's award-winning novel has become a superb film, with director Lynne Ramsay putting her finger on unpalatable truths about parenting."
Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
"‘We Need to Talk about Kevin’ is thought-provoking, confident and fearless. It’s experimental but never alienating and horrific in all the right ways. It’s great to have Ramsay back behind the camera after too long an absence. Bring on the next one "
Dave Calhoun, Time Out
"A magnificently powerful adaptation of Lionel Shriver's acclaimed bestseller with Tilda Swinton...beautifully filmed, controversial, gripping and haunting."
(The Sunday Mirror)
"Tilda Swinton's remarkable performance as the shattered, bruised Eva has tipped her for an Oscar. But the movie gets much of its power from the uber-creepy Kevin, played by 18-year-old Ezra Miller "
Lucy Quick and Hannah Marriott, Grazia.
"A British made drama with genuine awards buzz"
"Blessed with an artist's eye and well served by terrific actors, Ramsay transforms Shriver's epistolary-novel of dysfunctional parenting in a suburban US into a bleakly beautiful tone poem"
Colin Kennedy, Metro.
"Tilda Swinton is mesmerising in a vital, visceral adaptation of Lionel Shriver's bestseller , We Need to Talk About Kevin."
Robbie Collin, Daily Telegraph
"This may be one of the most disquieting films ever made about a parent-and-child relationship, and also one of the most mysterious."
Antony Quinn, The Independent
"Lynne Ramsay's superb version of the Lionel Shriver novel tackles the mess left behind for the mother of a teenage killer"
Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
"We Need To Talk About Kevin' is thought-provoking, confident and fearless. It's experimental but never alienating. It's great to have Ramsay back behind the camera after an absence of far too long. Bring on the next one"
Dave Calhoun - Time Out
The Irish Times
"Stunning...A brilliant adaptation of my novel"
Lionel Shriver, Author
"Tilda Swinton gives the best performance of her career"