Bastille Day Sunday, 22 September 2019

Bastille Day

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    15 (UK): Strong language, violence.

  • The pitch:

    An American in Paris.

  • Starring:

    Idris Elba, Richard Madden, Kelly Reilly, Charlotte Le Bon, José Garcia, Anatol Yusef, Grégoire Bonnet

  • Directed by:

    James Watkins

  • Running time:

    92 minutes

  • Rated:

    CTC (Australia), 15 (UK), R (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    People are shot, punched, kicked, beaten, hooded, tackled, pick-pocketed, pursued, knocked aside, held at gunpoint, tied up, elbowed, arm-snapped, flipped, thrown down stairs, face-grabbed, thrown through the air/against wall, stabbed, choked, hit with objects, tasered, dragged, blasted (grenade). Gun put in mouth, knife held to throat. People jump/dangle from high ledges. Explosion (bomb), Molotov cocktail, smoke grenade, riots, burning buildings/car, police raid, bar fight. Carjacking, stolen scooter, bag-snatching, planting evidence. Reckless driving, cars rammed/t-boned. Doors kicked in, fist slammed on desk, building stormed by angry mob. People in riot gear, gas masks. Objects dropped, smashed; broken glass. Terrorists, fascists, semtex, crashed car mentioned. Blood/gore: Several injured/bloodied/dead people seen on ground. Hanging corpse, smoking corpse. People on stretchers. Bloody mouth, teeth, scratches, grazes, bullet wound, knuckles; pool of blood. Photos of bloodied corpse. Bruising. Skull motif seen. Paralysed man, spilled blood mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    Full female nudity (front and rear views). Kissing. Skimpy clothing, cleavage. Pornography mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    Glove compartment full of drugs (packets of pills/powder) seen. Alcohol (wine, beer). Smoking. Bar brawl. Get high, crack den, casino pit boss, card sharping mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE:

    F-words, s-words, a-words, b*tch, bastards. Slang for genitals and bodily fluids. Name-calling. Religious references.

  • THEMES:

    CIA operatives, corruption, pick-pocketing, betrayal, homeland security, terrorism, surveillance, social media, anti-police action.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Church, bar settings. Spitting. Flock of birds, horses, helicopter. Some French language (subtitles).

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    tbc

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    tbc

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