By Matt Singer | Criticwire March 2, 2012 at 2:34PM
And now, it's time for another installment of Weird Pull Quote Theater!
From: The Village Voice, Vol. LVII No. 8
Movie: "We Need to Talk About Kevin"
Pull Quote: "So many great things happening."
Original Quote, in Context: "Indeed, there are so many great things happening on almost every level of this movie, from Swinton’s haunting, magnetic and tremendously vulnerable performance, which is absolutely free of condescension to the suburban American wife-ness of her character, to the many unsettling individual moments."
Why It's Weird: The original line in O'Hehir's review refers to the film's meticulous craftsmanship. But cutting the quote off before "on almost every level of this movie" renders it almost as unsettling as its title character's behavior. Yes, there's so many great things happening in this movie! Like a child killing members of his own family with a bow and arrow! Isn't that great? So many great things!
This has been Weird Pull Quote Theater!