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Allied (2016)

Published in A
Thursday, 01 December 2016 20:15
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  • Rating

    M: Mature themes, violence, sex, coarse language, nudity and drug use.

  • The pitch

    Resistance is futile.

  • Starring

    Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard, Jared Harris, Lizzy Caplan, Vincent Ebrahim, Xavier De Guillebon, Camille Cottin, Vincent Latorre, August Diehl

  • Directed by

    Robert Zemeckis

  • Running time

    124 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Suicide (gunshot). People are shot, choked to death (staged to look like a suicide), killed in aircraft accidents/by hand grenade, threatened at gunpoint, grabbed around throat/face. Air raid sirens/air battles/anti-aircraft fire/planes shot down. Explosions, burning car/plane/truck. Mass panic. Target practice, bombs being loaded onto planes, break-and-enter. Chair kicked over. Threat of execution/hanging. Burning down a barn mentioned. Plane wreckage, bombed buildings. Military vehicles, personnel, weapons, aircraft, gas masks, Nazi officers/symbols. Blood/gore: Torn/bloodied bodies seen after explosion. Blood spatter on walls/floors from gunshots. Head wound. Bloody baby (birth). Pin inserted in arm to draw blood/blood donation. People walking over broken glass. Bandages, eye patch, people in wheelchair, scars, missing limb. Person with scarred face and semi-caved in skull (right eye shot out, left retina detached, blindness - "my own son screamed when he saw me").

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Sex scenes, implied oral sex. Kissing (m-f/f-f), hugging, flirting, groping. Undressed people fall out of a cupboard at a party, rhythmic thumping heard through floorboards. Discussion of sex lives. Exposed breasts, nude back/sideboob, shirtless man. Women in nightgowns, underwear. Man running hand up woman's thigh. Mistress mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Drugs (snorting cocaine). Alcohol (champagne, wine, beer, spirits, cocktails, beer), intoxication. Smoking. Gambling (reference to poker, high card draw). Pilots taking amphetamines and barbituates to stay awake mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, bloody. Religious references and exclamation.

  • THEMES

    Romance, espionage, World War II, 1940s Africa, French Resistance, relationships, war, missions, marriage, deception, identity, childbirth, trust, betrayal, paranoia, innocence.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    A woman gives birth during an air raid. Wedding, pub settings. Planes. Vomiting. Some subtitles.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Old-fashioned, romantic, thrilling, glamorous, moving, well-told, engaging. Vivid/involving/beautiful performances, palpable/crackling chemistry between leads, marvellous cameo by Simon McBurney, ravishing visuals, gorgeous costumes, superb screenplay, historically convincing sets, memorable opening scene, deliberate/quiet direction.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Claustrophobic, plodding, pedestrian, undemanding, uneven, lackluster, workmanlike, slow-paced, laborious, dreary, inert. Familiar plot developments, inconsistent tone, thin love story, creaky suspense, underwhelming finale, bloated running time.

Night Train to Lisbon

Published in N
Friday, 01 November 2013 03:26
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  • Rating

    M: Mature themes, violence and brief sex scene.

  • The pitch

    A professor is rocked by Amadeu.

  • Starring

    Jeremy Irons, Mélanie Laurent, Jack Huston, Martina Gedeck, Tom Courtenay, August Diehl, Bruno Ganz, Lena Olin, Marco D'Almeida, Beatriz Batarda, Christopher Lee, Charlotte Rampling, Sarah Bühlmann

  • Directed by

    Bille August

  • Running time

    111 minutes

  • Rated

    M (Australia), 12A (UK), R (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are kicked, beaten, tortured, held at gunpoint, hit with a blunt object. Near-choking, attempted suicide (jumping), bicycle accident. Screaming, arguing, angry mob. Police brutality, dictatorship, fascism, patricide, electrocution, guillotine, blackmail, sabotage, suicide mentioned. Killing discussed. Blood/gore: Bloody cut, bloody hands, blood on objects, mutilated hand. Blade inserted in skin, slit neck, scar.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Nude couple beneath bedsheets. Exposed breast.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    A man is injected with adrenaline. Alcohol (beer, wine), bar settings. Smoking. Fatal pill overdose, painkillers, poisoning mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    Bloody, bastard. Name-calling. Religious references and exclamation. Class, gender, political stereotypes.

  • THEMES

    Portuguese Resistance, António de Oliveira Salazar, eccentricity, philosophy, teaching, chess, literature, mysteries, writing, life, chance, fate, vision, seeing, torture, deformity, secret police, censorship, education, truth, oppression, independent thinking, death, father-son relationships, siblings, The Hippocratic Oath, memory, friendship, loyalty, mortality.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased son/brother. Deceased father, deceased grandfather, estranged wife, arrested father mentioned. Cemetery, funeral, church, prison settings. Medical procedures: sight testing, surgery, needle inserted in skin, CPR, stretcher, tracheotomy, Heimlich maneouvre. Aneurism, emphysema mentioned. Roast meat eaten. Spitting. Flock of birds, pigeon. Based on the bestselling novel, Night Train to Lisbon by Pascal Mercier.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Well-meaning. Decent period reconstruction, solid cast, orchestral soundtrack, Lisbon looks sensational.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Wheezing, lumpy, tedious, plodding, unimaginative, waffling, dull, old-fashioned, clunky. Dreary performances, expository characters, outmoded storytelling, uninteresting cinematography, pedestrian tech values, devoid of tension, stilted dialogue, inexplicable accent and language choices, unconvincing contrivances.