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Trolls (2016)

Published in T
Saturday, 19 November 2016 10:07
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  • Rating

    G: Very mild crude humour, some scenes may scare very young children.

  • The pitch

    Hair we go.

  • Starring

    (voices of): Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake, Zooey Deschanel, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Christine Baranski, Russell Brand, Gwen Stefani, John Cleese, James Corden

  • Directed by

    Walt Dohrn, Mike Mitchell

  • Running time

    92 minutes

  • Rated

    G (Australia), U (UK), PG (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters are eaten, grabbed, pursued, hit with objects, kidnapped, kicked, blasted through the air, wedgied, hair-pulled, whipped with hair, ridiculed, slimed, banished, slapped, caged, squirted in the eye with lemon juice, throat-grabbed. A character knocks over objects (cakes, tables, coffin) in flashback. Many creatures eat other creatures. A character stomps on a party invite. A guitar is thrown into a campfire. Glitter explosions, fireball, burning cart. A character says that his uncle broke his neck while tap-dancing. Characters crash through a window, knock over a vase etc. Growling, roaring. Blood/gore: A dead clown falls out of a coffin. Defibrillation. In a storybook collage, a character's head is pulled off, salted and eaten. A creature is burned (skeleton seen), charred into ashes then sucked up by another creature. Allergic reaction (rash/swelling). Giant eyeballs, stomach acid, dead cartoon characters in a giant's stomach, uvula. A character is seen lying in own grave and covering himself with dirt.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Nude Trolls (rear view), many Troll bottoms. Troll in underwear, Bergen in underwear. Flirting, hugging, hand-holding, a character kisses a face in a magazine.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    A character is seen chugging an unknown liquid in a drinking contest.

  • LANGUAGE

    Name-calling (party pooper, dumpy diapers, greedy pig, etc). Oh my god. Characters fart glitter sprinkles. A character poops out cupcakes. Rain (resembling urine) falls from a cloud-shaped character.

  • THEMES

    Trolls, Bergens, happiness, community, positivity, survivalists, scrapbooking, singing, banishment, misery, betrayal, rescue, crushes, tradition, makeovers.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead grandmother. Scary/ugly Bergens with crooked teeth and scary yellow and red eyes. Creatures that resemble crocodiles, spiders, bugs, beetles, caterpillars, butterflies, worms, llamas, dodo birds, fish, flies, snake. Fireworks, thunder, lightning, full moon, rainbows. Mid-credits scene.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Delightful, well-paced, funny, happy, kiddy, flashy, colourful, pure, enchanting, psychedelic, touching, light, fun, peppy, silly, snarky, bonkers, lovable, giddy, infectious, upbeat, trippy, cute. Superb casting/vocal performances, eye-popping visuals, tactile/crafty animation, candy-coloured/glitter-infused action, catchy/eclectic musical numbers.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Basic plot/premise, underused supporting cast. Might be disposable/annoying for older viewers.

The Accountant (2016)

Published in T
Tuesday, 18 October 2016 07:22
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong violence.

  • The pitch

    It's all in the trailer.

  • Starring

    Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick, J.K. Simmons, Jon Bernthal, Jeffrey Tambor, Cynthia Addai-Robinson, John Lithgow, Jean Smart, Robert C. Treveiler

  • Directed by

    Gavin O'Connor

  • Running time

    128 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot (often point-blank to face/head), punched, kicked, wrestled, slammed against walls/objects, grabbed, dragged out of a car, taken hostage, held at gunpoint, strangled/neck-snapped, throat-grabbed, restrained, elbowed, pursued, shot with a nail-gun, tortured, tied up, thrown over a balcony, flipped, used as a grenade shield. Home invasion. A house is badly shot up. Archival vision is seen several times of men being stabbed (blood spatter seen). A man is blackmailed into suicide (drug-overdose; death not seen). Children engage in a street brawl. A man hits himself with an object. Objects thrown, smashed, kicked, snapped in half, shot, kicked in, rammed. Target shooting, hand-to-hand combat training. Arguing. A story is heard of a girl losing her legs in a car bomb. A story is heard of a woman giving a drug dealer cocaine then locking him in the trunk of a car. Flashback vision shows how a man was tortured to death. A story is heard of a man breaking a prison guard's skull. Weapons charges, assault and battery, attempted murder, Taliban, Al Qaeda, drug cartels, arms brokers, killing/violating your wife mentioned. Blood/gore: Corpses. Bruised/burned corpse in body bag. Corpse in coffin. Bloody heads, noses, mouths, teeth, knees, legs, cuts, grazes, walls, bullet wounds, clothing; pools of blood, blood spatter. Bruising. Neck-snap heard. Nail shot into man's hand. People with missing limbs/body parts. Man on EMT stretcher.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Flirting. Shirtless man, shirtless boy.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Zoloft tablets consumed. Vials of insulin seen. Fatal drug overdose (discussed). Opium pipeline, drug cartels, cocaine, dogs playing poker, blackjack, card counting, drug use, possession, quitting drinking mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, cr*p, p*ss, sonofab*tch, fart. Name-calling. Obscene finger gesture. Religious references (goddam, Christ, oh God, Jesus, Mary and Joseph).

  • THEMES

    Forensic accounting, fraud, neuroscience, high-functioning autism, stimming, prosthetics, mathematicians, brothers, crime families, conspiracy, strict military fathers, priceless goods/artworks, social cues.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead father, dead mother, estranged mother, dead best friend. Prison setting. Bacon eaten. Strobe lighting. Brief subtitles (French and Japanese).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Unusual, oddball, engaging, ludicrous, layered. Intriguing/ attention-grabbing/well-choreographed action, intense violence, fresh concept/premise, nice chemistry between leads, fantastic cast, memorable performance by Jon Bernthal, subtle/mischevioius performance by Ben Affleck.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Uneven, unthrilling, goofy, frustrating, overcomplicated, style-less, formulaic, tone-deaf, dumb. Unclear/unconvincing/mundane/clichéd/ridiculous/derivative plot devices, uninterestingly written support roles, lousy title, lugubrious script, sterile visuals, takes a long time to get going.

Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates

Published in M
Wednesday, 06 July 2016 02:38
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong sexual references, drug use and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    A wedding gets Stangled.

  • Starring

    Zac Efron, Adam Devine, Anna Kendrick, Aubrey Plaza, Stephen Root, Stephanie Faracy, Sugar Lyn Beard, Sam Richardson, Alice Wetterlund, Lavell Crawford, Mary Holland

  • Directed by

    Jake Szymanski

  • Running time

    98 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are punched, tackled, hit in the crotch, hit by moving vehicles, headbutted, thrown through the air, body-slammed, dragged by a bolting horse. Burning vehicle. Fare-dodging, theft (implied). Smashed glass/television. Drawings of characters with weapons (eg worm with gun). Arguing, yelling, screaming. Steal little girls, trying to poison cousin, cutting schoolgirl's hair off then wearing it mentioned. Blood/gore: Bloody/burned face, red eye. Bloody scratches, noses, lips. Bruising, bandages. A man appears to suffer a heart attack. Patient on EMT stretcher. Dying from cancer, AIDS, plane crash mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A sex scene in a stable shows the female assuming a male position. An erection is seen beneath a man's shorts. Erotic massage, orgasm, a female masturbates another female, girls watch porn together. Full female nudity (front and rear). Full male nudity (genitals obscured), drawing of male genitalia. Propositioning (m-m; f-m). Prostitutes. Kissing, flirting, ear-biting, crotch-grabbing, twerking, cross-dressing, undressing, oiling body. Shirtless males, exposed breasts, people in swimwear, cleavage, skimpy clothing, posters of women in bikinis. Sexual-themed hand gesturing. Sexual slang, references to sex/bondage/homosexuality/unwanted sex. Chlamydia, masturbating, push pop mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    People swallow ecstasy pills, smoke a joint; tripping, intoxication. Drug paraphenalia seen. Alcohol (spirits, shots, wine, champagne, beer, depth charges, cocktails). MDMA, vodka pot brownies, peyote, got high mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, b*tch. Name-calling. Slang terms for genitals, bodily fluids. Jokes abour race, culture, genitals, sexuality. Religious exclamations (what the hell, goddamit, god).

  • THEMES

    Brothers, weddings, social media, family gatherings, being left at the altar, viral posts, cousins, ATVs, wholesale liquor sales, graphic novels, screw-ups.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead grandfather, relationship breakup, dead ex-boyfriend, fear of heights mentioned. Wedding, bar settings. Fireworks, sparklers, plane. Dog, horses, roast pig on the spit, sushi. Very loosely based on a true story.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Fun, raunchy, nutty, spirited, loose, scruffy, pervy, surprising. Droll/cut-throat/film-stealing performance by Aubrey Plaza, game cast, amusing premise, slick slo-mo opening credits sequence, lovely resort setting, female characters get to behave as badly as the males, hilarious/athletic massage scene.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Dumb, clichéd, broad, crass, desperate, frustrating, empty, unimaginative, button-pushing, juvenile. Some long/unfunny stretches, repetitive/frat-boy humour, looks cheap, syrupy score, lame ad-libbing, Anna Kendrick doesn't convince as a bimbo, DeVine tries to hard.

Mr. Right

Published in M
Tuesday, 14 June 2016 06:56
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong violence and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    That was fun-ish.

  • Starring

    Sam Rockwell, Anna Kendrick, Tim Roth, James Ransone, Anson Mount, Michael Eklund, RZA

  • Directed by

    Paco Cabezas

  • Running time

    95 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot, tasered, kicked, punched, stabbed, handcuffed, dragged, kidnapped, hit with objects, bludgeoned, roundhouse kicked, bumped into, spat on, arm-snapped, shoved, elbowed, smacked, slapped, head-rammed, kneed, bound/gagged, pursued, bitten, throat-grabbed, tackled, handcuffed, rammed against a wall. A man falls down stairs. Objects thrown, shot, knocked over. Story heard of bullying kid, crushing a small animal. Fistfighting, Mexican standoffs. Roaring, screaming. Killing husband, scratch face off, choke a goat, waterboarding, cut head off, Serbian war zone, World War II, duck hunting, blew up a building, suicide mentioned. Blood/gore: Dead bodies. Victim wrapped in plastic/thrown from a bridge. Bloody faces/chest/heads/arm/noses/lips/clothing/cuts/scratches/grazes/objects/wounds. Blood spatter, spitting blood, pooled/smeared blood. Scar, bruising, bandage. Knives seen protruding from throat/bottom/foot areas. Cancer, brain damage mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A cheating couple are caught during foreplay. Couple in bed together (sex implied), couple in shower together. Kissing, flirting, caressing, leg-squeezing. Woman in lingerie, skimpy clothing. Infidelity. Rack of condoms. Threesome proposed. Fisting, showing boobs/bodies, fake pregnancy claim, being naked, casual sex, gays, homophobia, pervert mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    A character rolls a marijuana joint. Alcohol (wine, spirits, beer, cocktails). Bar, club settings. Intoxication. Drugs, heroin, crackheads, cokehead, dose you up mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    C-word, f-words, s-words, a-words, b*tch. Name-calling. Slang for genitals and bodily functions. Derogatory terms for women. [Being] racist mentioned. Religious exclamations (Jesus Christ, what the hell?, God etc).

  • THEMES

    Romance, hitmen, infidelity, relationship rebounds, reflexes, dancing, New Orleans, anger management, redemption, brothers, contract killing, fratricide, normality.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Relationship breakup. Cats. Nose-picking, spitting. Lightning (opening titles), bright camera flashes. Frying fish, eating hot dogs, roasted animals/drying fish seen in marketplace. Animal skull on wall, animal skin rug on sofa, stuffed animal on desk. Urination mentioned.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Screwball, violent, funny, crowd-pleasing, fizzy, cute, bouncy, quirky, oddball, bloody, high-danger, diverting, bright, fast-paced, fun. Wonderful/delightful/adorable chemistry between leads, efficient cast, clever banter, bouyant pop tunes, flashy editing, wacky costume design, has some amusing charm, RZA gets the best line.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Thin, dumb, forgettable, peculiar, broad, one-dimensional, lazy, sloppy, hackneyed. Forced cleverness, silly story, cheesy dialogue, garish/desperate action, some mind-numbing/nonsensical sequences, uneven sound mixing, Tim Roth has a terrible southern accent, plays like a watered down Leonard/Demme/Tarantino film, mildly offensive.

Pitch Perfect 2

Published in P
Monday, 04 May 2015 06:15
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  • Rating

    M: Sexual references.

  • The pitch

    Groovy like a drive-in movie.

  • Starring

    Anna Kendrick, Hailee Steinfeld, Elizabeth Banks, Rebel Wilson, Alexis Knapp, Brittany Snow, Katey Sagal, Anna Camp, Hana Mae Lee, Skylar Astin, Adam DeVine, John Michael Higgins

  • Directed by

    Elizabeth Banks

  • Running time

    115 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are caught in nets, caught alight (hair). Arguing. Being kidnapped, rescued, lost at sea, war, faking own death, mother in choke hold mentioned. Blood/gore: Bandage.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Bare bottom, cleavage, skimpy clothing. Kissing, boob-grabbing, bum-slapping, nose-licking, suggestive dancing/grinding, pole-dancing, pillow-fighting. References to parents having sex, a couple having (implied) sex, erection, exposed vagina.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (cocktails, spirits).

  • LANGUAGE

    Frikkin', s-word, a-words, b*tch, fart. Real and slang terms for genitals. Name-calling. Derogatory terms for women. Cultural, racial, gender, weight, poo, homosexuality jokes. Religious references and exclamations. Obscene finger gesture.

  • THEMES

    A capella, friends, college, internships, career, teamwork, identity, competition, rivalry, redemption, cover songs, remixes, mashups, original music, magic, relationships, legacy, expectation, disappointment, reputation, team-building retreats, bonding, wardrobe malfunction.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Relationship breakup. Piglet, fireworks. Brief German language (no subtitles). Mid-credits scene.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Upbeat, infectious, undemanding, fun, entertaining, spirited, feel-good. Rollicking start, Anna Kendrick is terrific, politically incorrect, sly humour, unexpected song choices, expansive soundtrack.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Lazy, artifical, predictable, univentive, unimaginative, dull. Recycled ideas, weak characterisation, tepid/banal humour, overused product placement, broad/familiar storytelling, technically unimpressive, the fat jokes wear thin.

Into The Woods

Published in I
Wednesday, 07 January 2015 21:47
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    PG: Mild themes, violence and infrequent coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Sincerely charming.

  • Starring

    Anna Kendrick, Daniel Huttlestone, James Corden, Emily Blunt, Christine Baranski, Tammy Blanchard, Lucy Punch, Tracey Ullman, Lilla Crawford, Meryl Streep, Simon Russell Beale, Johnny Depp, Mackenzie Mauzy

  • Directed by

    Rob Marshall

  • Running time

    125 minutes

  • Rated

    PG (Australia), PG (UK), PG (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters are whacked, smacked, stalked, pushed, foot-stamped, locked in a tower, stabbed/cut open, ear-grabbed, hair-pulled, tackled, tripped, near-trampled, thrown from a moving vehicle/horse, smacked against a wall, bird-swooped, banished, hit with objects, sucked into the ground, cheek-pinched, belittled. Door blown off hinges, theft. Earthquake, tumbling towers/trees. People fall down (tower, embankment/cliff). Howling, growling, screaming, arguing, yelling. Being robbed, raped mentioned. Blood/gore: Toe, heel cut off (off-screen). Blood/scratches on eyes/face; blood on object. Animals/characters die. Eating people, skinning animal, slashing someone, killing beasts/animals, grinding bones mentioned. Bandages, blindness.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Rape mentioned (metaphoric). Kissing, flirting. Short skirts, cleavage. Princes rip shirts open to reveal bare chests. Infidelity mentioned. Mild innuendo.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Being drunk mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    Name-calling, belittling. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Fairy tales, deception, dishonest negotiation, lying, stealing, childlessness, Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk, Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, stepmothers, poverty, magic, curses, resurrection, blindness, beauty, sacrifice, resilience, maturation, musicals, mashups.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased mothers, grandmothers, blindness mentioned. Wolf-man, giants, witch, ghosts/apparitions, mice, cow, ravens, snakes, horses, birds. Thunder, lightning, full moon, dark woods.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Twisty, enchanting, dark, captivating, witty, classy, entertaining, charming, humorous, poignant, touching, wonderful, wintry, solid, satsifying, glorious, modern. All-star ensemble, delightful/mostly perfect cast, old-fashioned storytelling, sharp character portraits, sly humour, strong first half, great/sophisticated score, memorable songs, vigorous fun, intelligent/economical CGI, ravishing cinematography, handsome production design, clever wordplay, demanding compositions, extraordinary source material.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Claustrophobic, messy. Some mis-casting, weaker second half (jumbled ideas, convoluted metaphors), some pacing problems, sagging finale.

Drinking Buddies

Published in D
Monday, 26 August 2013 11:15
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  • Rating

    M: Coarse language.

  • The pitch

    An ale-ing drama.

  • Starring

    Olivia Wilde, Jake Johnson, Anna Kendrick, Ron Livingstone, Ti West, Jason Sudeikis, Mike Brune, Frank V Ross

  • Directed by

    Joe Swanberg

  • Running time

    90 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Aggressive behaviour, wrestling, yelling, arguing. Object kicked. Stolen item. Getting ears cut off mentioned (comic). Blood/gore: Bleeding, sliced hand. Blood on objects. Bruising.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Nude woman, woman in underwear, shirtless man. Swimwear, skimpy clothing. Cleavage. Kissing, undressing, flirting, caressing. Sex, one-night stand mentioned. Innuendo. Infidelity.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer, wine, spirits, shots), intoxication, brewing. Gambling (blackjack). Smoking. Cocaine mentioned (song lyric).

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, name-calling. Slang for genitalia. Religious references.

  • THEMES

    Beer, brewing, event planning, relationships, co-workers, flirting, platonic friendships, insecurity, hiking, romantic chemistry, sexual tension, skinny-dipping, moving house, rejection, disappointment, mumblecore.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Relationship breakup. Brewery, bar settings. Campfire. Armpit sniffing, spitting, dirty underfeet. Pig, snakes mentioned.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Observational, honest, unassuming, affecting, improvisational, awkward, low key, engaging, accessible, watchable, relatable. Solid production values, strong performances, great cast, melodic soundtrack, character-driven.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Won't be everyone's cup of stout. Contrived, unconvincing, ambling. Whiny characters overstay their welcome. More focus on microbrewing setting would've added depth.

Rapture-Palooza

Published in R
Saturday, 15 June 2013 02:37
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong crude humour and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Beastly.

  • Starring

    Anna Kendrick, John Francis Daley, Craig Robinson, Rob Corddry, Ken Jeong, Thomas Lennon, Tyler Labine, Rob Huebel, Paul Scheer, Calum Worthy

  • Directed by

    Paul Middleditch

  • Running time

    85 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People/wraiths/animals are vaporised, crushed by brimstone, hit with objects, punched, kicked, shot, shot at, slapped, threatened, electrocuted. Poisoning, burning buildings and vehicles, smashed glass, debris, missiles fired. Video footage of people fighting, explosions. Killing people, dead people, theft, landmines, stabbing, murder, smiting, spanking, beatings, rapings mentioned. Yelling, arguing, screaming. Blood/gore: Floating corpses, animal corps. Blood rain, blood on clothing, bloody bullet wounds, bruising, bandage. Blood river mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing, flirting. Masturbation, seduction mentioned. Sex proposed and discussed. Sexual banter, slang, innuendo and puns; provocative dancing. Song with lurid lyrics. Cleavage, swimwear. Drawings of naked people (no nudity). Painting of nude woman.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    People/wraiths smoke joints. Pothead, weed, pot, marijuana addiction, PCP mentioned. Spiked drink/food, bag of marijuana, drug paraphernalia. Alcohol (beer, champagne, spirits, cocktails). Smoking (marijuana).

  • LANGUAGE

    Frequent f-words, s-words, a-words, derogatory names for females, slang and actual terms for genitalia. Name-calling, mocking insults, derogatory names for disabled people. Homophobia. Religious references and exclamations. Ethnic, gender, sexual, racial stereotyping. Obscene finger gesture.

  • THEMES

    Religious apocalypse, Revelations, the Anti-Christ, organised religion, condemnation, torment, judgement, salvation, resurrection, evil, relationships, virginity, lust, blasphemy, rejection, atheism, damnation.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Killed father/husband. Marriage proposals. Locust, crows, mouse, bird poo. Crashed plane, lightning, thunder, toilet. Wraiths, the Anti-Christ, defecation mentioned. Based on a true story (okay, maybe not).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Wickedly funny, zippy, endearing, silly. Great premise.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Falls flat, fails to deliver. Deadpan, perfunctory. Slow paced, hackneyed. Mediocre directing and production values.

The Company You Keep

Published in T
Tuesday, 26 March 2013 01:42
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  • Rating

    M: Coarse language.

  • The pitch

    You can't escape your past no matter how far you jog.

  • Starring

    Robert Redford, Shia LaBeouf, Susan Sarandon, Nick Nolte, Julie Christie, Sam Elliott, Jackie Evancho, Terrence Howard, Brendan Gleeson, Richard Jenkins, Anna Kendrick, Brit Marling, Stanley Tucci, Chris Cooper

  • Directed by

    Robert Redford

  • Running time

    125 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Television news footage of Vietnam War (explosions, guns) and Stateside protesting (mob-fighting; people are dragged, beaten with sticks; police brutality). Bomb plots (mentioned). CCTV footage of botched bank robbery where a man is shot and killed. Handguns are pointed at people. Fugitives are handcuffed. Government murder, skulls cracked, kids being murdered by the government, the draft (mentioned). Ransacked apartment. Yelling, raised voices.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A couple are seen in a bedroom with sheets wrapped around them (sex is implied).

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer). Smoking (mentioned). Poker (mentioned). Doing hash (mentioned). Wrapped packages of marijuana are handled. A criminal drug conviction is mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, p*ssed. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Radicalism, Weather Underground, protest, fugitives, abandonment, bribery, corruption, government oppression, single-parenting, family, commitment, extremist groups, the draft, genocide, loyalty, homeland terrorism, innocence, identity.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    A deceased mother/wife is mentioned (car accident). Adoption. Beluga whales. A dead fish is seen in a newspaper picture. Remote woodland/isolated cabin setting.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Big-name cast. Mildly interesting. Moody score. Robust story-telling.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Slow-paced. Flimsy premise. Drab and forgettable. Implausible. Weak ending. Missed opportunities. Talent is underused.