Top Five Saturday, 28 March 2020

Top Five

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    MA15+: Strong sex scenes, nudity and coarse language.

  • The pitch:

    It's Hammy time.

  • Starring:

    Chris Rock, Rosario Dawson, J.B. Smoove, Gabrielle Union, Romany Malco, Hayley Marie Norman, Anders Holm, Cedric the Entertainer, Karlie Redd

  • Directed by:

    Chris Rock

  • Running time:

    102 minutes

  • Rated:

    MA15+ (Australia), 15 (UK), R (USA)


    People are punched, arrested. Actors on film sets fight, stab, fire weapons, run with machetes, jump on other actors' backs. Accusation of rape; jail sentence implied. Harassing police officer, objects thrown/smashed, car accident, stealing. Rape, killing yourself, hitting women, white people dying mentioned. Screaming, shouting, arguing. Blood/gore: Blood-smeared shirts. Bandage. Sound of someone being cut with a knife (theatrical). Beheading mentioned.


    People have sex in bedrooms, a public bathroom, a nightclub. Foursome/orgy (2 x males, 2 x females), oral sex, hand job, objects/fingers inserted up rectum, kissing, fondling, semen. Nude man, near-nude women, glimpse of penis, breasts, bums, shirtless man, women in lingerie, skimpy clothing, cleavage, swimwear. Pimp, prostitution, homosexuality. Infidelity, naked pictures, lesbian sex mentioned. Sexual gestures, sexual-themed banter. Strip-club setting, pole-dancing, erotic/suggestive dancing.


    Trays of marijuana, rolling/smoking joints. Alcohol (beer, wine, spirits, shots, champagne), alcoholism. Smoking (cigarettes, cigarillo). Benadryl, acid, meth, cocaine, heroin, crack, weed, crank, sobriety, taking pills mentioned.


    F-words, s-words, a-words, b*tches. Name-calling, children swearing. Slang for genitals. Derogatory terms for women, African Americans. Slurs against race, weight, sexuality, culture, class. Religious exclamations.


    Alcoholism, addiction, sobriety, standup comedy, false accusations (rape), racism, discrimination, film critics, honesty, forgiveness, engagement, entertainment industry, Hollywood, jail, wealth, celebrity, manipulation, betrayal, reality television, love, sex, rumours, family, homosexuality, peer pressure.


    Jail, nightclub, strip club settings.


    Hilarious, uproarious, winning, entertaining, smart, rich, mature, exuberant, wondrous, fast, bawdy, lively, polished, satiric. Terrific performances, well-written characters, hard-hitting humour, riotous cameos, effective structure, strong writing, pitch-perfect editing, upbeat score, real chemistry between leads, zippy one-liners.


    Predictable, contrived. Some plot twists strain credibility, unlikely third act twist.

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