Miss Sloane (2016) Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Miss Sloane (2016)

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    M: Coarse language and sex scene.

  • The pitch:

    Hit and Miss.

  • Starring:

    Jessica Chastain, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, John Lithgow, Michael Stuhlbarg, Mark Strong, Alison Pill, Jake Lacy, Sam Waterston

  • Directed by:

    John Madden

  • Running time:

    132 minutes

  • Rated:

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    A person is held at gunpoint, shots fired into the air, person shot and killed. Many references to gun-related crimes and deaths, massacres, school shootings, terrorism, death threats, hate mail, prison, black market weapons trade. Mother on news crying over shooting death of daughter. Folders etc pushed off table. "Guts you like a trout and strangles you with its entreails", prison shanking, being killed by job mentioned. Yelling. Blood/gore: None.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    Blurry sex scene with a gigolo (seen from shoulders up). Undressing (sex implied), kissing. Sexual joke about a priest and a nun. Reference to dildos. Male sex worker/escort. Woman in shower (no nudity seen), shirtless man, cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    Pills consumed (benzodiazepines, psycho-stimulants). Alcohol (wine, cocktail, spirits, beer). Smoking (cigarettes). Inebriation reference.

  • LANGUAGE:

    F-words, s-words, a-words, crapper, p*ss, d*cks. Name-calling (retarded, dog, etc). Misogynistic comments (she pees standing up, she doesn't do the kissy-kissy stuff most women do, etc). Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES:

    Gun control, power broking, lobbyists, governance, ethical violations, insomnia, spying, surveillance, blackmail, redemption, prostitution, protests.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Prison setting. Destruction from palm oil manufacture discussed.

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Smart, solid, topical, cutting, corrosive, high-stakes, tart, bracing, distinctive, talky, tense, twisty, electrifying, lively. Smashing/powerful/forceful performance by Jessica Chastain, intriguing characters, terrific cast, crackling script.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Soapy, overlong, shallow. Dumb/silly/implausible/ludicrous/contrived ending, one ludicrously contrived gun scene, a few too many plot twists, overstuffed script, some weak/underwritten characters.

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