Has the atmosphere/feel of a theatre play (which it's based on). Great performances by a strong cast. Carnage is kinda like an "adult" version of Lord of the Flys...good intentioned meeting between a pair of parents of two teens who had a fight devolves into suspenseful chaos over the course of a just a few hours. If you like dialogue based theatre, you will probably like Carnage. If action flicks are your thing, this flick ain't for you.