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Baby Driver (2017)

Published in B
Thursday, 06 July 2017 08:34
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong violence.

  • The pitch

    Yeah, Baby!

  • Starring

    Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, Lily James, Jon Hamm, Eiza González, Jamie Foxx, Micah Howard, Jon Bernthal, Flea, CJ Jones, Brogan Hall

  • Directed by

    Edgar Wright

  • Running time

    112 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot, punched, carjacked, tackled, pursued, threatened, pistol-whipped, impaled, head-slammed, shirt-grabbed/slammed up against truck, shoved, hit by car, run over, hit with objects (trolley/crowbar), throat-grabbed. A man falls from a high ledge (fatal). A gun is fired near a man's ears to cause deafness. Armed robberies/heists (bank/armoured truck/post office); men in masks. Reckless driving, car chases, carjacking, hot-wiring cars, car crashes, rollovers, tyres spiked, windows smashed, vehicles rammed/rear-ended/t-boned, supermarket trolleys hit, car lodged under moving truck, car crushed, car falls from high ledge, explosions. Flashback scenes show a fatal car accident, parents arguing, a man pulling a woman's hair then pushing her against a door jamb. A woman asks her partner how many men he has stabbed/killed for her because they offended her. A TV briefly shows bullfighting featuring a heavily speared bull. An elderly man's flat is trashed/his wheelchair stolen. A man says he will "break your legs and kill everyone you love" to a colleague. Objects thrown, slapped off face, crushed underfoot, shot. An arms dealer called The Butcher describes his weapons as cuts of pig. Cache of grenades, shot guns, rifles, handguns, etc seen. Arguing, yelling, screaming. Blood/gore: Corpses on ground. Bloody head, face, forehead, mouth, nose, ear, hand, corpses, bullet wounds, clothing, scratches, grazes; pooled blood on ground, blood spatter. Body disposal (industrial car crusher; implied). Scars, bruising, bandage on arm. A news report shows a man with a bandaged head in hospital.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing, ogling. Cleavage, skimpy dresses, exposed midriff. Lap dancer mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Drugs (smoking marijuana implied). Alcohol (sip of wine, beer bottle in background, glass of [implied] spirits). Smoking (cigarette). Drug habit, do drugs mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    A handful of f-words, s-words, a-words, balls, p*ss. Name-calling (retarded, mute, totem pole, cute, hero, idiot, whore, looney, crook, cripple, fool, pigs, child, mental, slow, etc). Religious exclamations (devil behind the wheel, what the hell, for god's sakes, goddamn, Jesus Christ, etc).

  • THEMES

    Driving, heists, music, crime, tinnitus, disability, debt, music mixing, killer tracks, traumatic childhood incidents, loss, romance, coping mechanisms, getaway cars, one more job.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead mother, dead parents mentioned. Prison, court settings. Barking dogs, helicopter. Some sign language (subtitled). Inspired by Mint Royale Blue Song video.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Spectacular, stylish, music-heavy, fast-paced, high-concept, infectious, ambitious, exuberant, elegant, thrilling, exhilarating, entertaining, original, contemporary, distinctive, timeless, romantic, riveting, sweet, inventive, clever, genre-bending, frenetic. Excellent/charismatic/top-shelf cast, theatrical dialogue, snappy script, show-stopping/operatic/impressive/satisfying action sequences, unforgiving gore, breakthrough/star-making performance by Ansel Elgort, palpable chemistry between leads, breathless/exhilarating/propulsive/dazzling opening scene, impressive first hour, clever/intuitive editing, quirky reveals, clever transitions, awesome/lively/expert/diegetic soundtrack, clever cameo by Walter Hill.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Frustrating. Contrived complications, underdeveloped female characters, caricatured baddies, low-key visual style, conventional/jagged/unfocused/jarring/formulaic second half, uninspire/drab final shootout, too-tidy/whimpering finish, aware of its own genius.

Insurgent

Published in I
Saturday, 21 March 2015 10:08
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  • Rating

    M: Science fiction themes and violence.

  • The pitch

    Go, with happiness.

  • Starring

    Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Kate Winslet, Miles Teller, Ansel Elgort, Jai Courtney, Naomi Watts, Mekhi Phifer, Daniel Dae Kim, Octavia Spencer, Zoë Kravitz, Ashley Judd

  • Directed by

    Robert Schwentke

  • Running time

    119 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Suicide (jumping), gun pointed at child. People are shot, tackled, maimed (implied), swiped at, held at knife-point, knocked over, hit with objects, butt-whipped, head-slammed, body-slammed, arm-snapped, thrown from a moving train, near-stabbed, near-choked, kicked, headbutted, held at gunpoint, bound, tested, dragged, sedated, tackled, thrown through the air, thrown/dangled from great heights. People fall down stairs, fall to their death (suicide). Fist fights, stealing. Burning objects/buildings, crumbled city, smashed glass. Toxic surroundings, poisoning, abusive father, killing, suicide mentioned. Screaming, yelling, arguing. Blood/gore: Corpses, broken body, body on stretcher. Injections. Bloody necks, face, side, mouth, hand, nose, objects, smear, fingers, scratch. Nose bleeds, bleeding ear, convulsing. Bandaged hand, stitching, neural imaging. Scars.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Couple in bed (sex implied). Kissing, undressing. Cleavage, exposed midriff, shirtless couple. Sheer nightwear. Female in shower (no genitals seen).

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (wine). Truth serum administered. People are shot with sleeping/mind control pellets, sedated.

  • LANGUAGE

    Partial f-word, s-word. Name-calling. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Humanity, civilisation, society, factions, peace, conformity, nightmares, pacifism, forgiveness, train-hopping, secrets, alliance, justice, mind control, suicide, simulators, inner demons, sequels, rebels, grief, guilt, civil war, dystopia.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased friend, deceased mother. Dead parents mentioned. Crows/blackbirds, horses, welding sparks. Sweeping aerial cinematography. Based on the novel by Veronica Roth.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Cohesive, involving, action-packed. Strong cast, impressive supporting cast, slick direction, impressive/imaginative/eye-catching/dazzling effects, vividly rendered, extraordinary hallucinatory visuals, breathless chases, tough/vulnerable/relatable performance from Shailene Woodley, pulsing score.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Heavy-handed, derivative, listless, muddled, jargon-heavy, clunky, plodding, insufferable. Oppressive self-serious, thuddingly obvious dialogue, nonsensical premise, one-note plot, suffers from mid-chapteritis, 3D is mostly pointless.

Men, Women & Children

Published in M
Friday, 14 November 2014 08:30
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  • Rating

    M: Mature themes, sexual references, coarse language and nudity.

  • The pitch

    Everybody does it.

  • Starring

    Adam Sandler, Jennifer Garner, Rosemarie DeWitt, Judy Greer, Dean Norris, Emma Thompson, Timothée Chalamet, Olivia Crocicchia, Kaitlyn Dever, Ansel Elgort, Katherine C. Hughes

  • Directed by

    Jason Reitman

  • Running time

    119 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Suicide attempt (pills). People are hit with object, tackled, punched repeatedly, slapped, threatened. Violent video game played. Baby dying from dehydration, 9/11 mentioned. Arguing, yelling. Blood/gore: Patient in hospital bed, tubes around body, IV drip. Bloody nose/face/thighs. Collapsed girl. Blood spray emoticon.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Underage sex. Sex scenes. Kissing, masturbation, undressing, flirting, rubbing against each other, caressing. Girl in underwear strips, fondles herself. Groaning, sexting. Internet pornography, infidelity websites, online escort service site seen. Underage boys (ages 15, 10) view pornographic websites. Topless women, shirtless males, nude bottom, revealing clothing, cleavage. Picture of underage girl performing oral sex/older men offering underage girl money to see her in underwear mentioned. Mother encourages daughter to post semi-nude photos on internet. References to having sex (including with an object), sexual-themed discussion, crude sexual references.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (wine, spirits, cocktails, beer). Pills (prescribed).

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, b*tch. Name-calling. Slang for genitalia. Derogatory language/threats. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Technology, social media, sex, teenage sex, suicide, body image, body dimorphic, ectopic pregnancy, pornography, gaming, online chat, celebrity, depression, unhappiness, abandonment, eating disorders, adultery, irresponsibility, electronic monitoring, loneliness, addiction.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Estranged mother, eating disorder, abusive parenting, miscarriage, attempted suicide. Hospital setting. Abortion (natural), unwanted pregnancy mentioned. Vomit emoticon. Urination.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Perceptive, moving, keen, analytical, hypnotic, ambitious, forthright, clever. Outstanding cast, excellent performances, strong writing, diverse storylines, cool tone, darkly comic, promising start.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Preachy, scolding, clinical, familiar, one-sided, excruciating, ignorant, smug, hypocritical, on-the-nose, obvious, overdone, melodramatic, blunt, obnoxious. Condescending narration, clumsy/clueless script.

The Fault in Our Stars

Published in T
Saturday, 07 June 2014 12:20
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  • Rating

    M: Mature themes and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Demands to be felt.

  • Starring

    Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Nat Wolff, Laura Dern, Sam Trammell, Willem Dafoe, Lotte Verbeek

  • Directed by

    Josh Boone

  • Running time

    125 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People accidentally run into things. Violent video game (guns/shooting). Objects kicked, punched, broken, egged. Dangerous driving. Video footage of World War II. Grenade mentioned (metaphoric). Blood/gore: Skeleton (artistic). Needle inserted in skin. Surgical removal of eye mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A teen couple have bedroom sex. Couple seen in bed together, people in baths, woman in towel, women in robes, self-examination. Bra removed. Kissing, hugging, breast-grabbing, hand-holding, flirting. Virginity, sexual activity discussed. Herpes mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (wine, champagne, spirits). Joking about drinking, smoking pot. Cigarettes (not smoked). Alcoholism. Prescription medication consumed.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, b*tch, bastard. Name-calling. Slang and actual terms for genitalia, slang for bodily functions. Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Terminal illness, testicular cancer, love, romance, losing virginity, depression, blindness, hair loss, radiation, chemotherapy, amputation, Amsterdam, authors.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Divorce, ICU deaths, deceased daughter (child) mentioned. Hospital, cemetery, funeral settings. Fear of flying. Based on John Green's bestselling novel. Medical references: Children/teens with cancer. Oxygen tank, injection, amputee, emergency room trips, fluid in lungs, tube in chest.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Realistic, lovely, truthful, starry-eyed, affecting, wise, tearjerker, well-written, well-acted, acerbic, funny, near-flawless, literate, exuberant, ambitious, layered, tuned-in, wry. Memorable performance from Shailene Woodley, first-rate pacing/music/editing, excellent casting, naturalistic dialogue, faithful to John Green's novel.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Overlong, contrived, manipulative, unoriginal, sentimental, cloying, sermonising. Strains credulity at times.

Divergent

Published in D
Tuesday, 01 April 2014 03:59
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  • Rating

    M: Science fiction themes and violence.

  • The pitch

    Fear less.

  • Starring

    Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Ashley Judd, Jai Courtney, Ray Stevenson, Zoë Kravitz, Miles Teller, Tony Goldwyn, Ansel Elgort, Maggie Q, Mekhi Phifer, Kate Winslet

  • Directed by

    Neil Burger

  • Running time

    139 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People get shot, drugged, punched, hit, elbowed, smacked, thrown, kicked, pushed from a high ledge, attacked by animals, stuck in quicksand, near-drowned, mobbed, hit with objects, bound, slapped, stabbed, near-choked, held/threatened at gunpoint/knife-point, slashed (knife). A youth commits suicide, people are herded into trains. Weapons, combat training. Shootout, shattered glass, burning undergrowth, home invasions. War mentioned, domestic violence (father beating son) implied. Blood/gore: Corpses. Youths slice their hands with a knife. Dripping blood, bloody knuckles, bloody noses, bloody ear, bruising, scars. Object protruding from skin. Needles injected into necks (frequent).

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A man forces himself on a teen girl. Kissing, caressing, hand-holding. Shirtless men, girl in bra. Skimpy clothing, cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    People are drugged. Unknown serums consumed, injected.

  • LANGUAGE

    A-word, b*tch. Name-calling. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Class sorting, choice, factions, outliers, testing, dystopian future, war, train-hopping, free will, tattooing, acrophobia, flying fox, bravery, fears, secrets, conformity, suicide, claustrophobia, hallucination, mind control, betrayal, family.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Parents killed. Tattooing scene. Dogs, flock of birds. Slab of raw meat. Hamburger eaten. Some sweeping, high aerial cinematography. Based on Veronica Roth's bestselling novel.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Intriguing, unpleasant, diverting. Excellent chemistry between leads, perfect casting, brutal violence, solid performances, good pacing, impressive CGI, rousing score, lean first half, artfully captures essence of the novel, don't need to have read the novel to enjoy.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Overlong, overwrought, uneven, convoluted, over-plotted, weak, formulaic, dumb, bland, unimaginative, clunky, grim, derivative. Familiar/ridiculous premise, countless plot-holes, under-developed world, excessive voice-over, lackluster direction, dramatically flat, stultifying script, too intent on setting up for sequels, drawn-out second half, lazy/loose/weak storytelling, unconvincing setting.

Carrie (2013)

Published in C
Tuesday, 22 October 2013 00:03
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong horror violence.

  • The pitch

    Bloody good.

  • Starring

    Chloë Grace Moretz, Judy Greer, Portia Doubleday, Alex Russell, Gabriella Wilde, Julianne Moore, Ansel Elgort, Barry Shabaka Henley, Zoë Belkin, Samantha Weinstein, Karissa Strain, Katie Strain

  • Directed by

    Kimberly Peirce

  • Running time

    100 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are electrocuted, crushed, trampled, burned, slapped, stabbed, hit with objects, locked up, shaken, near-choked, near-strangled, tormented, ridiculed, mistreated, thrown. An animal is bludgeoned, throat-slit. Self-mutilation, domestic abuse, break and enter, mass panic. Burning building, sparks, explosion, earthquake, vehicle collision, building collapse. Attempted filicide, matricide. A baby is near-stabbed, a boy falls off his bicycle, a mother says terrible things to her daughter. Smashed objects, broken glass, flying objects. Headbanging, screaming, pleading. Kicking a kid, being beaten, suicide mentioned. Blood/gore: Animal corpse, high body count. Seam ripper inserted in  leg, arm in sling. Woman, baby covered in blood/gore, a head is slammed through a windscreen. Blood splatter, blood on objects, bloody statue, blood on ground, blood on hands, bloody handprint, bloody scratches, bloody cuts, bucket of blood, bloody scars, bleeding.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A teen couple have sex in a car. Kissing. Swimwear, teen girls in underwear, teen girl in shower/bath, teen girls in towels, shirtless teen male, skimpy clothing, cleavage. Oral sex simulated, references to sexual activity, sexual-themed banter. Lustful thoughts mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer), teenage drinking. Drink-spiking mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    C-word, f-words, s-words, a-word. Name-calling, mocking, ridiculing. Heavy religious references, religious exclamation. Gender, teen stereotypes.

  • THEMES

    Telekinesis, levitation, menstruation, high school, childbirth, religious fanaticism, prom, graduation, resent, sin, bitchiness, social media, outcasts, freaks, bullying, humiliation, indignity, self-confidence, self-harm, dressmaking, mother-daughter relationships.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Cemetery setting. Childbirth scene. Lightning, thunder, pigs. Vomiting. Cancer mentioned. School suspension, detention mentioned. Based on Stephen King's bestselling novel, Carrie.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Satisfying, tragic, effective, entertaining, grounded, bloody, compelling. Expert direction, despairing tone, respectable remake, strong performances, magnificent finale, tasteful staging, well paced, looks polished, lush score, talented cast.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Listless, unnecessary, pointless, flat, average. Not as good as the original, too much departure from novel, a little too self-serious, unconvincing gore, uninspired closing shot, cheap-looking CGI.