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The Magnificent Seven (2016)

Published in T
Wednesday, 21 September 2016 23:05
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  • Rating

    M: Violence.

  • The pitch

    An Irishman, a Chinaman, a Mexican, an Indian, a bounty hunter, a scalp collector, and an angel of death walk into a bar...

  • Starring

    Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D'Onofrio, Byung-hun Lee, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Martin Sensmeier, Haley Bennett, Peter Sarsgaard

  • Directed by

    Antoine Fuqua

  • Running time

    132 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    A man sacrifices himself (suicide mission). People are shot (arrows/bullets; many), stabbed (some repeatedly), exploded in dynamite blasts, stomped on, trampled, pushed, wrestled, knocked to the ground, punched, kicked, pistol-whipped, robbed, lassoed, slashed with blades, tackled, thrown through windows, hit/flicked with objects, thrown from horses, pushed/thrown from high landings, choked. Animals (horses) assumed killed in explosions/gunfire. Buildings badly destroyed by gunfire. Burning objects, burning building (church). Explosions. Yelling, arguing, screaming. People boast about the number of people they have killed. An empty noose is seen hanging. Killed at the Alamo, mauled, smashed a boulder over a man's head, collecting scalps, slaughter, raped mother, murdered sisters mentioned. Blood/gore: Many corpses. Man on fire. A dead animal is sliced open/bloody organ removed and eaten raw. Ear shot off (pieces of flesh seen on ground). Bloody faces, heads, hands, nose, eye sockets, bullet/arrow wounds, clothing, bandage, objects; blood smear on wall. Scars, empty eye sockets, arm in sling, eye patch, missing teeth, skulls (animal/human), objects protruding from bodies. Cemetery with freshly dug graves, coffins. Smell of blood mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Shirtless men, cleavage. Prostitutes (no sex/nudity seen). Sexual innuendo (poking). Whores, raped mother mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (spirits, ale, hip flask); intoxication. Smoking. Gambling (cards).

  • LANGUAGE

    S-words, a-words, sonofabitch, balls, p*ss. Name-calling. Frequent religious references and exclamations (God, the Lord, what the hell, goddam, Jesus wept, by God, God bless you; prayer).

  • THEMES

    Bounty hunters, warrant officers, mercenaries, outlaws, revenge, good guys v bad guys, prayer, religion, death, shootouts, magic card tricks, panic attacks (PTSD), legends, capitalism.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Husbands/brothers murdered in front of families. Raped mother, murdered sisters mentioned. Church, cemetery settings. Horses, goats, sheep, chickens, buzzing flies, cows, donkeys. Spitting. Fur/skins worn. Brief Comanche language (subtitles).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Fun, fresh, timely, funny, diverse, satisfactory, competent, cheeky. Great chemistry between impressive/diverse/revisionist cast, dedicated performances, crisp action, enormous/well-staged shootouts, stylish genre callbacks (eg nod to Elmer Bernstein's score on the soundtrack), reasonably engaging.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Familiar, unsatisfying, lacklustre, disappointing, square, hollow, uninspiring, sluggish. Long dull patches, Chris Pratt's Faraday character (while entertaining) seems to belong to an entirely different movie, pointless damsel-in-distress moment from an otherwise strong female character (Haley Bennett's Emma), Peter Sarsgaard overdoes the villain character (Bartholomew Bogue).

Terminator Genisys

Published in T
Sunday, 28 June 2015 01:23
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  • Rating

    M: Science fiction violence and infrequent coarse language.

  • The pitch

    John Connor has an axel to grind.

  • Starring

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Clarke, Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney, J.K. Simmons, Dayo Okeniyi, Matt Smith, Courtney B. Vance, Byung-hun Lee, Michael Gladis, Sandrine Holt, Wayne Bastrup, Gregory Alan Williams

  • Directed by

    Alan Taylor

  • Running time

    126 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters are shot, punched, kicked, wrestled, burned, grabbed, hit with objects, slammed into poles/fences/objects, thrown through the air/against objects, handcuffed, hit by vehicles, speared, tripped, decapitated, acid-burned, tasered, hog-tied, near-choked, head-butted, magnetised, dangled precariously, stabbed, elbowed. Nuclear blasts, explosions, missiles fired. Train, bus, motorbike, helicopter, aircraft crashes/rollovers. Major landmarks damaged, extensive property destruction/devastation, smashed windows/glass/windscreen. Military vehicles/personnel, weapons bunker. Nuclear fire, burnt eyebrows, exploded cabin mentioned. Arguing, screaming. Blood/gore: Exposed skin/insides/bones; severed limb. Bloody face/head/hand/clothing/skin/knuckles/bullet wounds/holes/slashes/gashes/arm/objects. Pooling blood, melting flesh. Skulls, scars, bubbled skin, butterfly bandages, staples. Ash-covered objects. Corpse in bodybag. Three billion peope dead mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Nude males (rear/side views), nude female (shadow), shirtless men, man in underwear. Kissing, undressing. Swimwear, skimpy clothing, cleavage. References to mating/pregnancy.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer, champagne). Smoking (cigar). Healing spray applied. Moonshine mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, sonofab*tch. Name-calling. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Humanity, time travel, father figures, technology, trust, hope, identity, choices, self-awareness, artificial intelligence, apps.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Hospital setting. Plane, lightning, dogs. Mid-credits scene.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Entertaining, clever, retro, expensive, decent-looking, diverting, cheeky, self-conscious, enjoyable. Superb/praise-worthy production design, frantic script, flashback feel, welcome inclusion of J.K. Simmons.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Flimsy, messy, uninspiring, lumbering, nervy, silly, misguided, humourless, ludicrous, depressing, kid-friendly. One-note Sarah Connor, confusing story, serviceable performances, perfunctory/diluted fight scenes, staged violence, rote/unimaginative time-travel scenes, exposition-soaked dialogue scenes.

Red 2

Published in R
Thursday, 08 August 2013 02:54
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  • Rating

    M: Violence and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Russian REDolution.

  • Starring

    Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Mary-Louise Parker, Helen Mirren, Neal McDonough, Anthony Hopkins, Byung-hun Lee, Catherine Zeta-Jones, David Thewlis, Brian Cox, Philip Arditti

  • Directed by

    Dean Parisot

  • Running time

    116 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Many people shot (handguns, machine guns, rifles, snipers, submachine guns). People are punched, kicked, stabbed (paper, syringe), tasered, headbutted, hit with objects, stomped, slapped, near-choked, threatened, bound, gagged, dragged, restrained, taken hostage. Guns pointed, grenade, dynamite, military, military vehicles, firing squad. Objects shot, debris, property damage, broken glass. Domestic violence, theft, reckless driving, vehicle collisions, vehicle rollovers. Vehicle explosions, building explosions, nuclear explosion, aircraft explosion, helicopter crash, fireballs. Mass killing, murders, domestic terrorism, torture, Cold War, nuclear weapons, neutron bombs, nerve gas, particle beam weapons, car bomb, WMDs mentioned. Yelling, arguing. Blood/gore: Corpses (fresh, in coffin, burning). Pin inserted into skin, object removed from skin. Skinning people alive mentioned. Acid is poured on a corpse. Blood on head, bloody scratches, bloody grazes. Injections (needles seen in skin).

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing. Flirting, caressing. Sexual banter, innuendo.Shirtless men. Skimpy dancewear, cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (wine, champagne, spirits, shots). People are sedated, drugged. Drug-induced behaviour. LSD dosing, lethal poisoning mentioned. Suicide pills, nerve gas.

  • LANGUAGE

    S-words, a-word, bastard. Derogatory terms for women, slang for genitalia and bodily functions, name-calling. Religious references and exclamations. Cultural, gender, mental illness stereotyping.

  • THEMES

    Relationships, espionage, retirement, security, contract killing, leaked documents, counter-intelligence, operatives, MI6, London, Paris, genius, assassination, disarmament.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Funeral, asylum, underground tunnel settings. Spiders, planes, helicopters, helicopter crash, plane crash, toilets, sewage. Rats, ants, frog mentioned. Brief Russian and Arabic languages (subtitled).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Funny, action-packed, light, entertaining, passable. Snappy dialogue, zippy pace, stellar cast. Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren are terrific.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Dull, bland, far-fetched. Meandering storyline, flimsy premise, fizzles out, terrible female characterisation, jarring editing, forced comedy.

GI Joe: Retaliation

Published in G
Wednesday, 03 April 2013 06:24
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Action violence.

  • The pitch

    When GI Joes have a blast, it's nuclear.

  • Starring

    Dwayne Johnson, Bruce Willis, Jonathan Pryce, Byung-hun Lee, Elodie Yung, Ray Stevenson, Adrianne Palicki, Channing Tatum, Ray Park, DJ Cotrona, RZA

  • Directed by

    Jon M Chu

  • Running time

    110 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot/attacked with handguns, shotguns, submachine guns, machine guns, rifles, rocket launchers, chain guns and mortars. Things get blown up, smashed. Debris from buildings, objects and vehicles scatters, burns. Video game shooting is seen. Water boarding, killing is mentioned. An assassination is heard on a news report; footage seen. A man slices his face with a blade. A man is restrained on a chair with his hands tied behind his back. Large explosions. Air/sea raids. People jump down a well. Man is restrained by bars attached to a metal collar. People are kept submerged in canisters (alive but unable to move). Fighting with swords, knives, a sai, throwing stars, objects, hand-to-hand combat, kicking, punching, martial arts, choking. A man is drowned. Electrocution. A man receives severe burns. A man is drugged and kidnapped. People fall long distances to their deaths. A man is hit by a car. Weapons are fired from guns, motorbikes, tanks, aircraft, satellites. Nuclear missiles launched. Famous city is obliterated. Blood/gore: Dead bodies seen. Cuts, bruising, scratches, disfigurement. Blood on faces, heads, hands, clothing. Burnt/charred flesh. A model of a human skeleton is seen. A man is zipped into a body bag.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Flirting. A woman undresses (seen in reflection). A woman is seen in her underwear. A woman wears skimpy exercise clothing.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    People are drugged using a synthetic neurochemical. A man is immobilised by a sedative (amobarbital). Gambling (poker is mentioned). Alcohol (beer is mentioned).

  • LANGUAGE

    A-words, name-calling, gender stereotypes, obscene finger gestures, religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Covert operations, nuclear warfare, US military, national security, POTUS, family, microtechnology, forensics, invasion, world power/domination, gangs, imposters, disguise.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    North Korean DMZ setting. Brief Korean language with no subtitles. Loud tone heard (indicating hearing damage). Flashes have mild strobe effect. A roasted fish is seen. Death of a friend/colleague. Prison setting. Alternative medicine. Desert setting. Flatlining. Bag of dogtags (representing slain soldiers). High aerial camera shots over mountainous terrain. Rock-climbing, abseiling, free falling, flying-fox aerobatics. Avalanche. Retina scan. Hypodermic needle.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Weapons. Impressive action choreography. Satisfyingly blockbuster. Touches of humour.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Cartoonish script. Dim dialogue. Action is difficult to follow in 3D. One-dimensional characters.