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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.

The Counselor (The Counsellor)

Published in T
Tuesday, 29 October 2013 03:25
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong bloody violence and sex scenes.

  • The pitch

    Plenty to cry about.

  • Starring

    Michael Fassbender, Penélope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Javier Bardem, Bruno Ganz, Brad Pitt, Rosie Perez, Sam Spruell, Rubén Blades, Dean Norris, Natalie Dormer,

  • Directed by

    Ridley Scott

  • Running time

    117 minutes

  • Rated

    MA15+ (Australia), 18 (UK), R (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot, shot at, garroted (bolito), decapitated, kidnapped, pursued, murdered, ambushed, hit with objects. Speeding, vehicle collision, motorcycle accident. Shootout, hijacked goods, welding sparks. Snuff films discussed. Screaming. Blood/gore: Corpses (fresh, in barrel). Blood splatter, spurting blood, slit throat, bloody bullet wounds, blood on objects, severed head, severed fingers, bloody knuckles, bruising. Three thousand killed people, ripping out liver, beheadings, mutilations mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Sex with an object (paraphilia). Couple seen beneath the sheets. Kissing, oral sex, masturbation, touching, caressing, dirty talk, orgasm, bum-slapping, undressing. References to sex acts, sexuality. Skimpy clothing, swimwear. Nude woman (towels obscure genitals), shirtless man. Cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    A man smokes marijuana, breathes marijuana on an animal. Barrels of drug packets seen. Hemlock, OxyContin, doing drugs, doing lines mentioned. Drug war, drug dealing mentioned. Alcohol (beer, wine, champagne, spirits, cocktails). Smoking (cigarette, joint). Bar/club settings. Hypodermic needle seen.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, bastard, b*tch. Name-calling, slang for genitals. Religious references and exclamations. Cultural, regional, gender stereotypes. Sexism, racism.

  • THEMES

    Drug dealing, greed, diamonds, relationships, engagement, advice, death, grief, waste disposal, betrayal, hijacking, smuggling, confession, sexualisation, debts, wealth.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Murdered parents, dead loved one, incarcerated son, previous marriage, dead family mentioned. Marriage proposal, deceased son, deceased fiance. Prison, church settings. Cheetahs, horses, dogs, rabbit, flock of birds, buzzing insects, planes. Urination, septic waste, sewage. Animal skulls seen on walls. Some Spanish language (partly subtitled). Brief shaky camerawork.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Sexy, violent, literate, badass, merciless, tense, smart, cool. Outrageous sex scene, brutal violence, strong cast, vivid characters, choice cameos, excellent screenplay, memorable dialogue, striking cinematography.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Overwritten, misogynist, miscalculated, silly, frustrating, wordy, clumsy, messy. Awful costumes and hair, random characters pop up then disappear, lacks dramatic subtext and surprise, inactive protagonist, ridiculous plot, overloaded with product placement, not much fun. Diaz is miscast, wasted talent.