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  • Rating

    M: Supernatural themes and violence.

  • The pitch

    There's something in the water.

  • Starring

    Johnny Depp, Javier Bardem, Geoffrey Rush, Brenton Thwaites, Kaya Scodelario, Kevin McNally, Golshifteh Farahani, David Wenham, Stephen Graham, Angus Barnett, Martin Klebba, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley

  • Directed by

    Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg

  • Running time

    129 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    (Most of the violence is bloodless/implied/off-screen/in shadow.) Characters are shot, run through, stabbed, sliced, thrown overboard/down stairs/from a horse/off a roof/into burning water/through the air, pushed aside, pursued, punched, flipped, tackled, held at gunpoint, held at knifepoint/swordpoint, impaled, imprisoned, throat-grabbed, neck-snapped, knocked to the ground, dragged, tied up, gagged, chained/shackled, shoved against a wall, handcuffed, near-executed (woman with noose around neck, man in guillotine), blasted with water, slapped, near-eaten by a shark, caught in a net, beaten, hung upside down and speared, hit with objects, squished between two boats, possessed, drowned (implied). Sword seen piercing through chests, explosions seen blasting through people's chests. Survivors wading in water during a sea battle are ordered to be shot. A boy throws himself overboad while tied to a bundle of rocks (possible drowning implied). Ships are attacked with cannonfire; explosions, burning ships, sinking ships, burning flag. A ship opens up like a spider/skeleton and "eats" other ships. A ship teeters on the edge of a waterfall (tense). Part of a boat is eaten by a shark. A village is near-destroyed during a robbery (buildings/overpass damaged, falling debris, mass panic). A rat is thrown into a boiling cauldron, a shark is hit with an oar. Smashed bottle, broken glass. Bank robbery, lock-picking, bribery. Yelling, arguing, screaming, hissing. Painful cries and yelps heard as sailors are killed (implied); slashing/slicing sounds heard. A character is known as "the butcher of the sea", an area of land is called Hangman's Bay. Objects/people fall over, people fall from high up. Swordfights, fist fights. Beating, execution, hanging, disembowelment, firing squad, guillotine, stoning, tortured and killed, we will beat your captain to death, mutiny mentioned. Blood/gore: Decapitated/bloody heads in basket. Dead bodies on deck, floating in the sea. Ghostly resurrected sailors have white/scaly/cracked skin, missing limbs and body parts, exposed skeletons/bones, ash flying around them, decay, husky/wheezing voices, dark eyes, missing heads/faces/torsos, black goo oozing from mouths, bloodshot eyes, the ability to walk on water. Bloody cuts, cheek, lip, mouth, hands, palm, bullet wound, slash on arm, clothing, floor, compass; dripping blood, blood moon. Characters disappear into a cloud of dust and die. People try and tear a man's toenail off. Scars, peg leg, stitches on head. Walls are filled with skulls on shelves, furniture and railings are made from skeletons/bones. Faces covered in barnacles, people covered in mud, people with dirty faces, sunburned skin. Patients in hospital beds. Skull and crossbones insignia seen. Hanging described (eyes bulging, tongue lagging, breaking neck, etc). Cart loaded with coffins. Scabies mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing, hugging, hand-holding, flirting, ogling, undressing. Skimpy clothing, cleavage. Couple seen in bed together (asleep/clothed). Infidelity implied (a clothed woman is found with a man who is not her husband). Sexual-themed euphemisms ("no woman has ever handled my Herschel", "18lb balls - that's why he walked funny", "I'm not paying you for that", "shacking up with sister", "she's a horologist you know - my mum was a horologist (ie prostitute", etc).

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (rum). Intoxication. Pub setting. A witch drinks a potion (resembles runny petroleum jelly).

  • LANGUAGE

    Possible f-word (muffled), bugger, p*ss. Name-calling (pathetic bilge rats, disturbed, stupid, devil, witch, wench, wicked lass, trollop, filthy, pirate, worthless braggard, swine, coward, evil spawn, cursed eunuch, common, dimwitted, scum, stupid, it, filthy beast, etc). A woman is mocked for being fat and ugly. Religious references (crucifix on wall, confession heard, etc) and exclamations (my God, Devil's triangle, etc).

  • THEMES

    Trident of Poseiden, curses, pirates, estranged fathers, father-son relationships, orphans, battles at sea, bank robbery, treason, execution, revenge, sacrifice, astronomy.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead father, dead captain, dead shipmates. Kill her brother, estranged fathers, cursed father, widowed sister mentioned. Hospital, pub, underwater, wedding settings. Thunder, lightning, earthquaking, parting of the sea. Resurrected brids, fish and sharks (skeletons/missing body parts), horses, donkeys, pigs, rats, ocean fish, flies, monkey, bird poo. Giant skeleton character. Spitting. Bedwetting mentioned. Post-credits scene.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Rollicking, enjoyable, swashbuckling, emotional, romantic, entertaining, surprising, diverting, fun, admirable, playful, absorbing, fresh. Impressive opening sequence, well-staged/thrilling action, memorable set pieces, beautiful locations, colourful cinematography, some spectacular CGI, easy-to-follow narrative, delightful/funny cameo by Sir Paul McCartney, satisfying/neat finale, captures some of the essence/charm of the original Gore Verbinski film.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Overengineered, unnecessary, nonsensical. A little overstuffed/incoherent/messy, slim character evolution, few new ideas, some long stretches of fruitless exposition, panto-ish performance by Johnny Depp, some jokes fall flat.

Gods of Egypt

Published in G
Thursday, 25 February 2016 05:37
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Fantasy themes and violence.

  • The pitch

    Death is not the end.

  • Starring

    Gerard Butler, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Brenton Thwaites, Elodie Yung, Abbey Lee, Courtney Eaton, Geoffrey Rush, Rufus Sewell, Chadwick Boseman, Emma Booth, Bruce Spence, Bryan Brown, Goran D. Kleut

  • Directed by

    Alex Proyas

  • Running time

    127 minutes

  • Rated

    M (Australia), NR (UK), PG-13 (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters are stabbed, impaled, run through, punched, kicked, hit with objects, knocked down, thrown through the air, slammed against objects, singed, stomped on, shot (arrow), throat-grabbed, slashed, dragged, beheaded, crushed (implied), near-eaten, pursued, headbutted, caged/trapped, taunted. People fall over, hit their heads, fall from high ledges, have their eyes plucked out/wings cut off, limbs removed. Objects knocked over, smashed, destroyed, thrown. Destroyed buildings, temples, structures. Fireballs, explosions, lightning beams. Stealing. Billowing smoke (burning village implied). Yelling, arguing, mass panic. Feed them to the jackals, I'll snap your neck mentioned. Blood/gore: Eyes are removed/inserted. Wings/leg/head cut off. Brain, heart removed. Some characters bleed golden blood (on faces, heads, clothing, ground, objects). Bloody wound, face, mouth. Hanging lion (corpse), burning animal. Some characters have dead-looking faces with missing noses and exposed/decayed bone and skin. Human skulls, sarcophagi. Dead animals, body cut into pieces, liquified brain mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A man goes to bed with his mistress (sex and full nudity implied). Kissing, flirting, ogling, massaging. Shirtless men, women in very skimpy clothing, bare-backed woman, cleavage. Dressing. Statues of creatures with exposed breasts. Fornicating mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    People lie comatose (intoxication implied). People hold goblets of unknown liquid (wine assumed). Wine mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    S-words, a-words. Name-calling. Slang for genitals. Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Egyptian gods and goddesses, love, power, masculinity, family, offerings, fratricide, revenge, betrayal, slavery, exile, demons, creation, reincarnation, knowledge, lying.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead brother/father, dead girlfriend. Dead mother (suicide) mentioned. Flocks of birds, horses, underworld creatures that resemble animals (snakes, rams, dog, horse, eagle, scarabs, giant wormlike creature with many teeth/Apophis), skeletal creatures, beasts with tentacles, elephants, scorpions, woman with forked tongue. Waterfalls. Feathers, leather worn. Spitting. Some sweeping/dizzying camera angles, bright strobe flashes of light.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Surreal, effects-driven, extravagant. Busy visuals, corny humour, audience-friendly cast, ornate costumes, passable chemistry between leads, serviceable performances, the opening isn't terrible.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Overlong, silly, tedious, repetitive, uninvolving, cliched, puzzling, whitewashed, ersatz, dreadful, chintzy, self-indulgent, interminable, overstuffed, wilted, bloated, shoddy, flat, bonkers, ridiculous, cheesy. Baffling characters, numbing/unimaginative action, unresolved conflicts, superficial imagery, unengaging narrative, over-emphasised aesthetics, weird accents, nervous editing, shlocky/unimpressive CGI.

Ruben Guthrie

Published in R
Wednesday, 08 July 2015 11:38
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong coarse language and sex scenes.

  • The pitch

    Ruben gets smashed.

  • Starring

    Patrick Brammall, Alex Dimitriades, Abbey Lee, Harriet Dyer, Jeremy Sims, Brenton Thwaites, Robyn Nevin, Jack Thompson, Aaron Bertram

  • Directed by

    Brendan Cowell

  • Running time

    93 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are punched, pinned down, pushed against a wall, throat-grabbed. A man jumps from a high ledge (injury/near-drowning). Objects thrown/dropped/smashed. References to suicide (jumping, slitting, dead friend). Reference to incestual sexual molestation of a child. Rape mentioned. Yelling, arguing. People play a boxing video game. Blood/gore: Sound of bone snapping. Arm in sling. Cast removed. Dropped kid on head mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A couple has sex in the shower, bedroom. Oral sex/orgy (male), masturbation. Kissing (male-male; male-female), ogling, caressing, bum-grabbing. Half-exposed breast, people in underwear, swimwear, skimpy clothing, cleavage. Bra unclipped. Fingering, infidelity with boss, object inserted inside a girl/molestation mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Drugs inhaled. Bags of white powder, crack pipe. Rock, ice, cocaine, stoned teenager, e, heroin, smack addict mentioned. Alcohol (beer, champagne, wine, spirits, cocktails, shots). Intoxication. Bar, club, house party settings. Getting smashed/drunk, drinking nail polish remover, drinking problem mentioned. Smoking. Gambling (horse racing).

  • LANGUAGE

    C-words, f-words, s-words, a-words. Name-calling, derogatory terms for women and homosexuals. Slang and actual terms for genitals and bodily fluids. Cultural, racial, gender stereotypes. Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Alcoholism, relationships, recovery, Alcoholics Anonymous, advertising, parent-son relationships, kayaking, Sydney, sobriety, best mates.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Gravely ill father (pancreatitis), relationship breakups, estranged parents. Friend committed suicide, dead mother, lost license mentioned. Vomiting, eating disorder, depression mentioned. Cats, fish. Cooking sausages.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    tbc

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    tbc

That Sugar Film

Published in T
Saturday, 07 March 2015 04:35
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    PG: Mild themes, coarse language and naturalistic nudity.

  • The pitch

    Okay Mrs Right, no more chocolate.

  • Starring

    Damon Gameau, Stephen Fry, Isabel Lucas, Jessica Marais, Brenton Thwaites, Hugh Jackman, John Yudkin, David Gillespie, Sharon Johnston, Dr Debbie Herbst, Michael Moss, Zoe Tuckwell-Smith

  • Directed by

    Damon Gameau

  • Running time

    90 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Dental procedures (examination, cleaning, injection). Medical procedures (FMRI, blood extraction/vials of blood), body scan images, medical scan equipment. Grubs eaten. Animal carcass (kangaroo). Rotten teeth. Bloody teeth/gums. Amputated limbs mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Full-frontal male and female nudity (culturally appropriate). People in underwear. Bare bellies, cleavage. Woman in bikini. Making love to an object, sex mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Cocaine, dopamine, opioids, beta-endorphins, nicotine mentioned. Smoking (photo), tobacco advertising.

  • LANGUAGE

    Religious exclamation.

  • THEMES

    Sugar, diet, low-fat foods, hidden ingredients, fructose, lactose, glucose, sucrose, dental hygiene, healthy eating, consumerism, sand-drawing, visceral fat, nutrition, Mai Wiru, bliss point, miracle berries, motivation, addiction, calorie counting, cravings, obesity, Damon Gameau, parenting, pregnancy, documentary.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Images of Aboriginal persons who may be deceased. Cemetery setting. Sound of helicopter rotors. Heart disease, heart attack, diabetes, gout, hypertension, metabolic disease, dialysis, cirrhosis mentioned. Cooking sausage, bacon, grubs, kangaroo. Images of cow, bee, chicken, toilet, full moon. Plane, dogs, buzzing insects, camels, rat, horses. Vomiting. Brief Aboriginal language (subtitles).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Playful, palatable, upbeat, digestible, engaging, illuminating, entertaining, educational, information-packed, fascinating, effective. Playful visual style, composed with enthusiasm and flair, catchy closing number.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    One-sided, ingratiating. Resorts to child-like reinforcement tactics, annoying/pointless closing number, some skewed facts.

Son of a Gun

Published in S
Wednesday, 08 October 2014 03:37
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong themes, violence and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    There's some gold in here somewhere.

  • Starring

    Brenton Thwaites, Ewan McGregor, Alicia Vikander, Matt Nable, Jacek Koman, Nash Edgerton, Eddie Baroo, Tom Budge

  • Directed by

    Julius Avery

  • Running time

    108 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are raped (implied), shot at, wrestled, punched, thrown off a balcony, headbutted, threatened (gunpoint, blade-point), kidnapped, tied up, tormented, near-frozen, butt-whipped, beaten, throat-grabbed, shoved, tasered, hooded, kicked, hit with objects, near-garroted, scalded, slammed against wall/objects, hit by a car, arrested. Suicide (stabbing). Vehicle pursuit/rollover/collisions, burning vehicle. Theft, hijacking, break-and-enter. Shooting practice/objects shot. Convicted rape, bestiality, kitchen fire (fatal), drowning mentioned. Blood/gore: Puncture wounds (stabbing), gunshot wounds, exposed organs. Bleeding, pooling blood, bloody cuts/scratches, smashed faces, broken nose, bloody knuckles. Bruising.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Implied rape (male-male). A couple has sex in the ocean. Kissing. Topless women, nude men, shirtless men, swimwear/bikinis, people in underwear. Strip-club setting. Posters/pictures of semi-nude women. Bestiality mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    People consume ecstasy pills, snort powder. Alcohol (beer, spirits, shots, cocktails). Bar/club setting. Smoking.

  • LANGUAGE

    C-words, f-words, a-words. Name-calling. Slang for genitalia. Ethnic/gender/prison/racial stereotypes. Religious references.

  • THEMES

    Prison, crime, theft, gangsters, chess, betrayal, trust, aquaphobia, drowning, hostages, gold mining, rape, smelting, destroying evidence, protection.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased friend. Prison, cemetery, airport settings. Helicopter, buzzing flies. Cooking meat (lamb's fry).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Gritty, menacing, twisty, propulsive, entertaining, stylish, slick, diverting, watchable, engaging, well-paced, handsome, flashy, fast, furious. Strong performances, stellar cast, tight narrative, grand/outlandish/thrilling prison break, anxious/low-humming score, some thrilling/unsettling moments, solid technical credits; an admirable/strong film debut.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Over-plotted, predictable, messy, conventional, wonky, muddled, clichéd, by-the-numbers, hackneyed, superficial. Strained/uninspired metaphors, inconsistent tone, far-fetched action, stock dialogue, heavy-handed signposting, clumsy third-act plotting.

The Giver

Published in T
Thursday, 18 September 2014 02:30
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Mature themes and violence.

  • The pitch

    Well received.

  • Starring

    Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Brenton Thwaites,Alexander Skarsgård, Katie Holmes, Odeya Rush, Cameron Monaghan, Taylor Swift, Emma Tremblay

  • Directed by

    Phillip Noyce

  • Running time

    97 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    A baby is killed (lethal injection). People are tasered, kidnapped (baby), pursued, stung (bee), hit with an object. A cyclist and baby ride over a cliff edge. Animal is shot (poaching). Property damage, vehicle theft. War/violence images seen (guns firing, man shot, explosions, repeated firing into bodies, Tiananmen Square, protests, Berlin Wall, Vietnam War, riot police, brute force). Starving children, famine mentioned. Blood/gore: Corpses (baby, animal). Bloody bullet wound. Injection. Cut lip, sunburn, windburn, bruising. Babies covered in blood and placenta (child/animal).

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (wine). Medicinal injections (frequent).

  • LANGUAGE

    Name-calling. Religious references.

  • THEMES

    Conformity, rules, community, government, humanity, race, colour, religion, asexuality, poaching, death, birth, curfews, social engineering, euthanasia, memories, base-jumping.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Death of girl implied, baby kidnapped, babies killed. Hospital, futuristic settings. Birth scenes (child, animal). Based on the novel by Lois Lowry.

Maleficent

Published in M
Sunday, 08 June 2014 09:19
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Fantasy themes and violence.

  • The pitch

    Very cheeky.

  • Starring

    Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley, Lesley Manville, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple, Sam Riley, Brenton Thwaites, Kenneth Cranham, Isobelle Molloy

  • Directed by

    Robert Stromberg

  • Running time

    97 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Battle scene: characters are thrown through the air, clubbed, hit, stomped, choked. Characters are mutilated (off-screen), threatened (knife), drugged, cursed, slapped, chained, dragged, punched, thrown from a high ledge. A character pricks her finger, a toddler falls from a cliff. Objects thrown, stolen. Burning forest/building, shattering glass, property damage. Killing people mentioned. Yelling, roaring, howling, screaming. Blood/gore: Corpse. Blood on objects, bloody hands, bloody finger.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing, hand-holding. Shirtless man, cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    People are drugged.

  • LANGUAGE

    Name-calling.

  • THEMES

    Power, greed, friendship, magic, betrayal, forgiveness, true love, revenge, orphans, curses, fairy godmothers, mutilation, legends, heroes, villains, eternal slumber.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Flock of birds, fairies, sprites, winged creatures, deer, aquatic creatures, horses, warthog beasts, underworld creatures, wood creatures, fire-breathing dragon, eel-like creature, raven, dogs, butterflies, goat, wolf-like beast, trolls, flying fish, elephant-like creature, mermaids. Shape-shifting, levitation, full moon, waterfall, lightning, thunder. Fur, snakeskin worn. Fast-moving aerial cinematography.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Dark, dazzling, psychological, nuanced, revisionist, female-driven, magical, magnificent, mature, satisfying, successful, enchanting, imaginative, sweet, funny, exciting, touching. Exquisitely designed, emotionally absorbing, astonishing/strange/beautiful world, striking cinematography, brisk pace, Angelina Jolie is wicked.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Laborious, flavourless. Somewhat belaboured, some annoying characters, clunky narration, clumsy music, some artificial special effects, chaotic/cluttered/unfocused third act, nonsensical plot points, some poor characterisation.