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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)

Published in T
Saturday, 09 December 2017 10:57
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong themes and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Welcome to Ebbing, Missouri.

  • Starring

    Frances McDormand, Sam Rockwell, Woody Harrelson, Caleb Landry Jones, Kerry Condon, Abbie Cornish, Lucas Hedges, Sandy Martin, Peter Dinklage, John Hawkes, Samara Weaving

  • Directed by

    Martin McDonagh

  • Running time

    115 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Suicide (gunshot). People are thrown through a second-storey window, drilled with a dental drill, spat on, shirt-grabbed, punched, threatened, flicked with cereal, throat-grabbed, held up against a wall, pistol-whipped, kicked, accidentally set alight, scratched. A woman frequently discusses her daughters abduction/rape/murder. Crime scene photos of burned body. Molotov cocktails thrown into building/set alight; explosion. A son holds a knife to his abusive parent's throat. Bar fight. A man overhears another man describing a possible rape and murder. A youth throws a can of soda at a car windshield. Several mentions of a policeman torturing a black male while in custody. Table knocked over, window/glass door smashed, furniture thrown, object thrown/smashed, burning objects. "Killing faggots", dead kids mentioned. Characters say "torturing black dudes", "then kill 'em","shoot up a place or stab a guy", "kick your Momma's teeth in", "Dad beat the shit out of me", "I'll blow your goddamn head off", "I hope you get raped". Yelling, screaming, door slam, arguing. Blood/gore: Corpse on ground (suicide). Burned/scarred face. Crime scene photos of burned victim. Chunk of skin removed from beneath fingernail. A character coughs blood over another person. Drawing blood. Vial full of blood thrown against wall (blood and gore seen on wall). Bloody hole seen in thumbnail. Bloody chin, head, body, face, nose, clothing, scratches, mouth, hand. A character's gum is injected with novocaine (dental surgery). Man on stretcher, bandaged head, arm and leg in plaster cast, people in hospital beds. Pancreatic cancer mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Cleavage, flirting. A man leads his wife into the bushes (sex implied). A husband kisses his wife. Frequent discussions about a girl who was abducted/murdered and "raped while dying". A character says "f*cking an altar boy" to a priest. A woman's ex-husband is in a relationship with a much younger woman.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Novocaine injection (dental). Alcohol (beer, spirits, wine, shots). Intoxication. Vials of pills seen on table. Smoking. Bar setting. Smoking pot, possession of two marijuana cigarettes, marijuana violations, drinking problem mentioned. Grown up children confront a parent about driving drunk when they were younger. A child asks, "Is Mommy drunk?"

  • LANGUAGE

    C-words, f-words, s-words, p*ss, anus, crap, pee, c*ck, balls. Name-calling (retards, a**hole, punk, genius, idiot, midget, snotty little child, communist, faggot, smarta**, stupid, fat boy, n*gger, fags, ex-wifebeater, b*tch, hypocrite, crazy lady, Fruit Loop boy, f*ckhead, fat little Mexican boy, pigs, lazy b*tch, scumbags, dipsh*t, sh*tgirl, dwarf, etc). Religious references and exclamations (what the hell, goddamn, Jesus, God, Heaven, oh my God, for Christ sake, etc).

  • THEMES

    Justice, grief, suicide, advertising, small-town America, rape, crime, culpability, terminal illness, police investigations, bigotry, revenge, built, forgiveness, community.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead husband/father. Dead daughter/sister discussed. Dead father mentioned. Job loss. A character is treated for cancer. Suicide notes. Horses, deer, turtle, fishing, beetle. Spitting, vomiting.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Bold, showboating, uproarious, robust, violent, freewheeling, soaring, satisfying, gut-twisting, cinder-black, multi-layered, rewarding, accomplished, nihilistic, compassionate, funny, grim, unpredictable, corrosive, original, ballsy, quirky. Commanding/powerhouse/impressive/cranky/nuanced/heartbreaking/profane/scorching performance by Frances McDormand, blistering/delightful/affecting performances from supporting cast, rich/brassy/virtuosic/ingenious screenwriting, gallows humour, shop cinematography, unfussy production design, flavourful/distinctly American score, super song choices, bold ending.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Uneven tone may frustrate some viewers.

Robocop (2014)

Published in R
Saturday, 22 February 2014 20:27
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Science fiction themes and violence.

  • The pitch

    The tin man has no heart.

  • Starring

    Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Abbie Cornish, Jackie Earle Haley, Michael K. Williams, Jennifer Ehle, Jay Baruchel, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Samuel L. Jackson

  • Directed by

    José Padilha

  • Running time

    117 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot (military weapons, handguns), thrown through the air, severely burned, near-choked, maimed, pushed, tasered. Shootouts, explosions, military ambush, gunfire, suicide bombers, car bomb, grenade. Broken glass, property damage, buildings destroyed. Military setting (Tehran). Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan mentioned. Rape, arson, murder, domestic violence, loss of American lives mentioned. Screaming, arguing, shouting. Blood/gore: Bloody clothing, bleeding, blood splatter, bloody face. Decapitated head (robot), corpses, dismemberment. Severed spine, 4th degree burns, paralysis mentioned. Damaged red eye (close-up), exposed brain, lungs, exposed body parts, diagrams of human exoskeleton.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing, undressing. Woman in bra, cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Drug deal, drug lab, bags of white powder seen. Alcohol (wine, spirits, beer). Totally stoned mentioned. Dopamine, antidepressants mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-word (bleeped), s-words, a-words, b*tch, crap. Name-calling. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Robotics, drones, cyborgs, technology, safety, law enforcement, war, Middle East, weapons dealing, rehabilitation, dirty cops, free will, protocol, family, jingoism, security, criminals, justice, trauma, disability, greed.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased child (shot). Military jets/aircraft, helicopters, officer down. Hospital setting. Patients with missing limbs (photos), patients in hospital beds, patients hooked up to tubes, brain surgery, medical examinations. Divorce mentioned. Spitting. Some Farsi (subtitles). Some shaky camerawork.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Timely, satirical, creative, compelling, exciting, pacy, thoughtful, grounded, kinder, gentler, updated, rearranged, slick, solid. Cool CGI, stylistically retro, character-based, brisk direction, competent execution, well cast, low-key finale, pitch-perfect tone, big ideas, smarter than expected. Fight scenes are effectively choreographed.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Shallow, misguided, creaky, deafening, boring, heavy-handed, witless, cheap-looking, muddle-brained, illogical, tedious, overwrought, plodding, lifeless, frenetic, dull, flat-footed, humourless. Underdeveloped subplots, some dull action sequences, melodramatic storyline, murky cinematography, poorly paced.