Winter's Tale (A New York Winter's Tale) Tuesday, 07 July 2020

Winter's Tale (A New York Winter's Tale)

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    M: Violence and sex scene.

  • The pitch:

    A timeless romance.

  • Starring:

    Colin Farrell, Jessica Brown Findlay, Jennifer Connelly, Matt Bomer, Lucy Griffiths, Michael Patrick Crane, Brian Hutchison, Kevin Corrigan, Alan Doyle, Russell Crowe, William Hurt, McKayla Twiggs, Eva Marie Saint, Will Smith

  • Directed by:

    Akiva Goldsman

  • Running time:

    118 minutes

  • Rated:

    M (Australia), 12A (UK), PG-13 (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    People are pursued (gang), thrown, punched, kicked, stabbed, throat-slit, grabbed, killed, threatened, shot, knocked down, headbutted, thrown from a bridge, near-choked. People/vehicles fall beneath icy river. Fighting with pikes, swords, bolas. Smashed glass, break-and-enter, stealing, bribery. Killing, arson (church) discussed. Blood/gore: Corpses. Scars, deformities. Bloody cuts.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    A couple has sex beneath the sheets. Kissing, flirting, undressing, hand-holding. Full female nudity (silhouetted) and side nudity. Man in towel, naked (assumed) female in bed, man in underwear, woman in sheer nightwear.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    Alcohol (beer). Drinking wine mentioned. Hallucinating. An elixir is consumed.

  • LANGUAGE:

    S-words, sonofab*tch. Taunting. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES:

    Reincarnation, death, magic, angels, consumption, visions, the supernatural, miracles, the afterlife, rules, debts, longevity, mortality, stealing, amnesia, cancer, good and evil, burglary, time travel.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Baby set adrift, child with cancer, medical examination, orphan. Cemetery setting. Murdered grandfather, death, seizures mentioned. Horse, demon, Lucifer, angels. Fur worn. Also known as A New York Winter's Tale. Based on the novel by Mark Helprin.

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Heartwarming, magical. Picturesque cinematography, solid production design.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    (tbc)

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