Roy Rogers

Review: 'Tribes' will be heard — and felt

Review: 'Tribes' will be heard — and felt

In the intellectually raucous British household of Nina Raine's "Tribes," family members don't so much talk as assault each other with monologues.

The dinner table cacophony consists of scraps of debate, ironic jabs, aesthetic proclamations, academic gobbledygook, politically incorrect polemics and insults both sophisticated and juvenile.

With everyone boisterously holding forth as though the fate of the Western world rested upon their tongue, it's no surprise that listening is a negligible activity — an elective course no one has bothered to sign up for.

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