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We Need to Talk About Kevin

Tilda Swinton stars as a mother coming to grips with the fact that her son was born an evil, manipulative, possibly murderous asshole. The film tries hard to mount a nature vs. nurture argument, but writer-director Lynne Ramsay (Ratcatcher, Morvern Callar) is constantly undoing her narrative and thematic ambitions with a lot of overly arty construction. The mood is dark and tense, but the bottom-line premise is as preposterous as any other evil child flick—from The Bad Seed to Orphan. 112 minutes R.