Displaying items by tag: Crime Tuesday, 22 October 2019

Sweet Country (2017)

Published in S
Wednesday, 20 December 2017 22:18
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong violence.

  • The pitch

    Revenge is Sweet.

  • Starring

    Hamilton Morris, Bryan Brown, Sam Neill, Tremayne Doolan, Trevon Doolan, Anni Finsterer

  • Directed by

    Warwick Thornton

  • Running time

    110 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are raped, shot, beaten, chained, grabbed, hit with objects, pushed, handcuffed, hit, threatened (I'll skin him and then I'll skin you and then I'll tie up that young one/I'll cut your f*cking hands off/I'll shoot you for desertion/not until that murdering bastard is swinging by his neck), speared, punched, knocked to the ground, bitten (scorpion), stomped on, pursued, pistol-whipped, imprisoned, sprayed with blood spatter. A woman is knocked to the ground and held there (potential rape implied). Door/house shot up with occupants inside. A scorpion is crushed underfoot. A man who "just came back from the [Western] Front" appears to suffer from PTSD. A bull's testicles are castrated/fried/eaten. A man raises his gun/fists toward his wife. Theft. Object thrown. Yelling, shouting. Blood/gore: Bloody corpses. Bloody faces, mouths, heads, neck, forehead, shirt, knife, bullet wounds, clothing, open gash; blood spatter, spurting blood, gurgling blood. Chunks of gore around bloody bullet wounds/fatal head gash. Swollen black eye. Funeral.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A woman is raped (offscreen/noises heard). Unwanted pregnancy. A man says he was hoping to have sex with a young girl. Couple in bed together (sex implied). Ogling, flirting. Nude man (genitals obscured). Shirtless men. Infertility mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (spirits, beer). Intoxication, alcoholism. Smoking (pipe, cigarettes; spitting tobacco). Pub setting.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, p*ss. Name-calling (idiot, black bastard, wanker, blackfellas, black stock, little thief, mad, bloody dog, whitefella, mild breed, prisoner, cheeky, miserable, murderer, not right in the head, dolt, d*ckhead, cowards, etc). Religious references (reading from the Bible, prayer) and exclamations (in the eyes of the Lord, the Christian thing to do, what the hell, Jesus Christ, etc).

  • THEMES

    Arrernte people, Australia, indigenous history, racism, inequality, sexual abuse, alcoholism, tracking, murder, injustice, revenge, mercy, surrender, grief, death, self-defense, guilt, oppression, prejudice.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Funeral, court, prison cell, pub settings. A hangman's noose is tied. Horses, dog, cows, bulls, scorpion, flies. Vomiting, lightning, thunder, rainbow. Roast chicken eating. Some subtitles. Inspired by a true story.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Harsh, beautiful, lyrical, beautiful, angry, poetic, vivid, phenomenal, intelligent, stark, lean, splendid, solemn, muscular, quiet, urgent, tragic, subtle, clear-eyed, full-hearted. Excellent/stunning performances, richly drawn characters, sparse/moving dialogue, understated costume/production design, measured/unhurried/beautiful pace, layered/lithe/soaring storytelling, riveting second half, ravishing/striking/magnificent/scorched landscapes, arresting/accomplished/handsome/expressive/breathtaking/stunning/epic/panoramic cinematography, music-free soundtrack.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Some characters are less satisfying drawn/some flavourless dialogue.

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)

Published in T
Saturday, 09 December 2017 10:57
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong themes and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Welcome to Ebbing, Missouri.

  • Starring

    Frances McDormand, Sam Rockwell, Woody Harrelson, Caleb Landry Jones, Kerry Condon, Abbie Cornish, Lucas Hedges, Sandy Martin, Peter Dinklage, John Hawkes, Samara Weaving

  • Directed by

    Martin McDonagh

  • Running time

    115 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Suicide (gunshot). People are thrown through a second-storey window, drilled with a dental drill, spat on, shirt-grabbed, punched, threatened, flicked with cereal, throat-grabbed, held up against a wall, pistol-whipped, kicked, accidentally set alight, scratched. A woman frequently discusses her daughters abduction/rape/murder. Crime scene photos of burned body. Molotov cocktails thrown into building/set alight; explosion. A son holds a knife to his abusive parent's throat. Bar fight. A man overhears another man describing a possible rape and murder. A youth throws a can of soda at a car windshield. Several mentions of a policeman torturing a black male while in custody. Table knocked over, window/glass door smashed, furniture thrown, object thrown/smashed, burning objects. "Killing faggots", dead kids mentioned. Characters say "torturing black dudes", "then kill 'em","shoot up a place or stab a guy", "kick your Momma's teeth in", "Dad beat the shit out of me", "I'll blow your goddamn head off", "I hope you get raped". Yelling, screaming, door slam, arguing. Blood/gore: Corpse on ground (suicide). Burned/scarred face. Crime scene photos of burned victim. Chunk of skin removed from beneath fingernail. A character coughs blood over another person. Drawing blood. Vial full of blood thrown against wall (blood and gore seen on wall). Bloody hole seen in thumbnail. Bloody chin, head, body, face, nose, clothing, scratches, mouth, hand. A character's gum is injected with novocaine (dental surgery). Man on stretcher, bandaged head, arm and leg in plaster cast, people in hospital beds. Pancreatic cancer mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Cleavage, flirting. A man leads his wife into the bushes (sex implied). A husband kisses his wife. Frequent discussions about a girl who was abducted/murdered and "raped while dying". A character says "f*cking an altar boy" to a priest. A woman's ex-husband is in a relationship with a much younger woman.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Novocaine injection (dental). Alcohol (beer, spirits, wine, shots). Intoxication. Vials of pills seen on table. Smoking. Bar setting. Smoking pot, possession of two marijuana cigarettes, marijuana violations, drinking problem mentioned. Grown up children confront a parent about driving drunk when they were younger. A child asks, "Is Mommy drunk?"

  • LANGUAGE

    C-words, f-words, s-words, p*ss, anus, crap, pee, c*ck, balls. Name-calling (retards, a**hole, punk, genius, idiot, midget, snotty little child, communist, faggot, smarta**, stupid, fat boy, n*gger, fags, ex-wifebeater, b*tch, hypocrite, crazy lady, Fruit Loop boy, f*ckhead, fat little Mexican boy, pigs, lazy b*tch, scumbags, dipsh*t, sh*tgirl, dwarf, etc). Religious references and exclamations (what the hell, goddamn, Jesus, God, Heaven, oh my God, for Christ sake, etc).

  • THEMES

    Justice, grief, suicide, advertising, small-town America, rape, crime, culpability, terminal illness, police investigations, bigotry, revenge, built, forgiveness, community.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead husband/father. Dead daughter/sister discussed. Dead father mentioned. Job loss. A character is treated for cancer. Suicide notes. Horses, deer, turtle, fishing, beetle. Spitting, vomiting.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Bold, showboating, uproarious, robust, violent, freewheeling, soaring, satisfying, gut-twisting, cinder-black, multi-layered, rewarding, accomplished, nihilistic, compassionate, funny, grim, unpredictable, corrosive, original, ballsy, quirky. Commanding/powerhouse/impressive/cranky/nuanced/heartbreaking/profane/scorching performance by Frances McDormand, blistering/delightful/affecting performances from supporting cast, rich/brassy/virtuosic/ingenious screenwriting, gallows humour, shop cinematography, unfussy production design, flavourful/distinctly American score, super song choices, bold ending.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Uneven tone may frustrate some viewers.

The Commuter (2018)

Published in T
Saturday, 09 December 2017 10:35
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  • Rating

    M: Mature themes, violence and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    What kind of person are you?

  • Starring

    Liam Neeson, Vera Farmiga, Sam Neill, Patrick Wilson, Jonathan Banks, Elizabeth McGovern, Killian Scott, Florence Pugh, Roland Møller, Dean-Charles Chapman, Clara Lago, Andy Nyman

  • Directed by

    Jaume Collet-Serra

  • Running time

    104 minutes

  • Rated

    M (Australia), 15 (UK), PG-13 (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot, stabbed, hit by a bus, punched, smacked, elbowed, head-butted, slammed against objects, headlocked, hit, shoulder-charged, kicked, kneed, pepper-sprayed, shirt-grabbed, thrown from a train, near-crushed by a moving train, wrestled, thrown around the carriage, pickpocketed, held hostage. Train derailment, emergency brake pulled, train speeding out of control, train collision. Television and newspaper reports discuss a man's suicide (jumping from building). A character describes witnessing a murder at gunpoint. Bag filled with fake IDs. A man says "they always kill the kid" (Lord of the Flies reference). Blood/gore: Corpse on ground in front of bus, dead bodies on train. Bloody heads, faces, noses, lips, hands, knuckles, cuts, scratches, grazes, objects. Bone-cracking sound heard. Wound-dressing. Man on stretcher, bandages, sling, IV drip.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    (None) A young female argues as her boyfriend tried to forcibly kiss her. Flirting.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer/pub setting). Gambling (poker).

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, butt, pee. Name-calling (a**hole, suit, prick, scumbag, sonofab*tch, bastard, etc). Religious exclamations (goddam, Jesus, oh my God, what the hell, Jesus Christ, Jeez, my God, I swear to God, etc). Obscene finger gesture.

  • THEMES

    Survival, mystery, train travel, commuting, job loss, desperation, observation, clues, responsibility, police corruption.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Job loss/redundancy. Dead father, divorce mentioned.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Fast, noisy, breathless, whooshing, whiplash-inducing, enjoyable, over-the-top, diverting, stylish, zippy, pulpy. Classy/solid cast, slick/showy technical credits, superb/character-defining opening sequence; an amusingly ridiculous ride.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Senseless, forgettable, silly. Illogical storytelling, daft set pieces, tone-deaf dialogue.

Murder on the Orient Express (2017)

Published in M
Saturday, 25 November 2017 12:12
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  • Rating

    M: Mature themes.

  • The pitch

    Not exactly killer.

  • Starring

    Kenneth Branagh, Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Judi Dench, Olivia Colman, Willem Dafoe, Derek Jacobi, Josh Gad, Penélope Cruz, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Leslie Odom, Jr., Daisy Ridley, Lucy Boynton, Sergei Polunin

  • Directed by

    Kenneth Branagh

  • Running time

    114 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Suicide (gunshot). People are stabbed repeatedly (off-screen/obscured), shot, throat-grabbed, slapped, kicked, gagged, punched, pushed, hit with objects, head-slammed, pistol-whipped. A story is told of a child abducted then found dead. People fall down through a series of platforms, fall out of bed, receive threatening letters, bangs fists, held at gunpoint. A train is derailed, a door is broken open. Theft. Camera smashed. Theft of a precious item discussed. Fake money, fraud, gangsters, dirty money, forgeries, escaped from prison, innocent woman killed herself mentioned. Armed soldiers seen. Screaming. Blood/gore: Corpse with bloody stab wounds/clothing/sheet. Bloody knife, bloody hand, bloody handkerchief. Knife protruding from shoulder. Corpse on stretcher. Scars. Multiple stab wounds, toothache, thyroid cancer mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    (None): Flirting, hand-kissing, hugging. Prostitute. Cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (champagne, hip flask). Drugs (Vials of Barbital; pills consumed). Smoking. Prohibition, aspirin mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    Name-calling (crude, demanding, insulting, funny-looking, etc). Religious references and exclamations (what the hell, devil, goddamn, in God's hands, Lucifer, good God, my God, damn, God rest his soul, God bless, etc). Derogatory terms and comments towards non-whites.

  • THEMES

    Hercule Poirot, detective work, the Orient Express, mystery, murder, revenge, clues, evidence, suspects, abduction, blame, racism, segregation, murder plots, loss of a child, fears, lies, alibis, guilt.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead employer, dead wife/mother, dead baby, dead friend, death during childbirth. Donkey, goats, dogs, pig, hanging rabbit carcases. A man stands in manure. Fur worn, full moon, thunder, lightning, avalanche. Spitting. Brief subtitles (various languages).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Polished, frisky, handsome, old-fashioned, spiffy, snappy, well-told, enjoyable, entertaining, respectable, stately. Glittery/star-studded/impressive/international/accomplished ensemble cast, fearless/penetrating/amusing/exemplary performance by Kenneth Branagh, larger-than-life characterisation, clever tale, elegant cinematography, playful wardrobe, impeccable styling, some nice/fresh new touches, tense conclusion; has an epic feel.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Unnecessary, frustrating, pedestrian, inert, uninvolving, far-fetched, undercooked, creaky, dusty. Caricatured performance by Johnny Depp, creaky dialogue, half-hearted action scenes, feels like The Polar Express at times.

The Snowman (2017)

Published in T
Saturday, 28 October 2017 03:32
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong themes and violence.

  • The pitch

    Let it go.

  • Starring

    Michael Fassbender, Rebecca Ferguson, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jonas Karlsson, Michael Yates, Ronan Vibert, J.K. Simmons, Val Kilmer, David Dencik, Toby Jones, Chloë Sevigny, James D'Arcy, Genevieve O'Reilly

  • Directed by

    Tomas Alfredson

  • Running time

    119 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are slapped, pushed, hit with objects, stalked, garrotted, kicked, thrown to the ground, held/pinned down, grabbed, maimed (finger cut off), bound, gagged, shot, stabbed with a fork. A woman deliberately drowns herself, a man falls through ice and drowns. A woman beheads a chicken (graphic). Flashback re-enactment of man shooting himself in face. A dog is shot at, a man fires a gun to frighten birds. Door kicked, pills thrown, break and enter. Yelling, screaming. Blood/gore: Decapitated corpse, decapitated head, bloodied corpse, detached finger. Birds/chickens feeding on human corpses. Syringes in necks. Bloody feathers, blood spray (decapitation), bloody graze, bloody gash, stab wound. Photo of corpse with decapitated limbs/blood on snow and clothing. Photo of alleged shooting suicide victim (missing face/blood spray on wall/bloody objects). Collapsed man. Frozen limbs. Blood tests mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Couple in bed together (man appears to be masturbating). A woman straddles a man on the floor (kissing, caressing, foreplay). A man takes a photo of a woman's breasts. A man makes a masturbation/orgasm gesture. Exposed breasts. Nude statues. Woman in nightwear, man in underwear, man in bath. A woman cautions a man "You're not going to try and sleep with me?" Affairs, infidelity, unwanted/illegitimate pregnancies, paternity, infertility mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Drugs (a victim is injected in the neck with an unknown sedative; Diazepam, Valzetat). Alcohol (spirits, wine, champagne). Smoking. Reference to underage drinking. Detected drugs, addict mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, balls. Name-calling (drunk, halfwit, pr*ck, idiot, suicidal maniac, creep, drunk, etc). Religious exclamations (Jesus Christ, how the hell, Jesus, etc).

  • THEMES

    Murder, serial killing, paternity, illegitimacy, police detective work, missing persons, father figures, abortion, family values, drowning.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Missing mother, dead father, dead women. Dead uncle, dead child, estranged wife, estranged fathers mentioned. Horses, birds, tank fish, chickens. A child wears a creepy donkey mask. Fur worn. Full moon. Fireworks. Based on the novel by Jo Nesbø.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Serviceable, watchable, chilly, classy, polished. High-caliber international talent, excellent supporting cast, magnificent landscapes, gruesome images.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Laughable, dreary, lifeless, ponderous, cold, pedestrian, turgid, humourless, flaccid, choppy, damp, bleak, uninteresting, clichéd, nonsensical. Countless plot holes/contrivances/inadequacies, silly/unwieldy/unfeasible EviSync machine, wayward/bizarro/dubbed performance by Val Kilmer, zero on-screen chemistry, clunky dialogue, perfunctory characterisation, wearily familiar plot, increasingly silly red herrings, weird non-sex sex scene, methodical/yawnsome direction, anticlimactic ending, lacking tension; release is unfortunately timed amid the Weinstein debacle.

Small Town Killers (Dræberne fra Nibe)(2017)

Published in S
Wednesday, 16 August 2017 11:39
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Divorce can get messy.

  • Starring

    Ulrich Thomsen, Nicolas Bro, Mia Lyhne, Lene Maria Christensen, Marcin Dorocinski, Gwen Taylor, Søren Malling, Birthe Neumann

  • Directed by

    Ole Bornedal

  • Running time

    90 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot, hit with objects (light/shovel/bottle), slapped, bound, gagged, stabbed (off-screen), held at gunpoint, poisoned (Cyanide). Drink-driving. A man is manhandled/wrestled by airport security. People say "I curse you and your family and hope you burn in hell", "I'm going to pull out your intestines through your filthy throat and hang you in the nearest tree", "I'm going to kill you", etc. A man describes how he stabs himself when a woman he loves is in pain; a man describes some of the people he has killed. A man has a tattoo with imprints representing the many men he has killed. A potion is said to cause severe bleeding before one's eyes pop out of their head, a potion causes hair/teeth/skin to fall off. Suitcase filled with killing tools. Arguing. Terrorists, lethal weapons, raw liver with a nice bottle of Chianti, slow death, killing spouses, mother hitting father mentioned. Blood/gore: Corpses. Grave-digging. Body bags buried in pit, body built into brick wall (implied). Object protruding from ear, knife protruding from chest, gash on neck, veins showing on neck. Bloody ear/neck/shirt/nose/forehead; dripping blood. Skull and crossbones logo. Euthanasia, cancer, chemo mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Oral sex (implied). Kissing, flirting, ogling, crotch-grabbing. Shirtless man in bed, man in underwear, women in underwear, skimpy dancewear, cleavage. Men dress up in drag. Frequent discussions about sex thoughts, erection, intercourse, getting laid, sex, orgasm, desire, gay sex, anal sex, sperm quality, divorce, wanting to not/have kids. Men grab a table with both hands and imitate having sex. Slang for genitals. Infidelity, sensuality, online sex, 72 virgins, ovaries, nuchal folds, 3 horny midgets, woman with the big d*ck, make love, penis size, ovulation, clitoris, licking mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (wine, beer, spirits). Intoxication, drink-driving. Many empty bottles on counter (excessive drinking implied). Smoking. Room filled with gambling machines (pokies/fruit machines). Champagne, hard drugs mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    C-word, f-words, s-word, a-words, crap, b*tches, bastards, p*ss. Name-calling (Laurel and Hardy, Dumb and Dumber, pathetic, spazz, sissy, idiot, sick in the head, infidel, Godless pig eater, drunk, foolish dog, Taliban bastard, son of a b*tch, sh*t-for-brains, filthy, crazy bastard, Taliban monkey, oddball, barmy, useless, nuts, Taliban swine, buster, frigid, soft, chicken, perverted psychos, hookers, trannies, stupid, etc). A disabled character is called Spazzy Bent. Slang for genitals (wiener, d*ck, p*ssy, t*ts, etc). Religious references and exclamations (what the devil, goddam, hell, godless, damn, burn in hell, damn you, good god, Christ, etc). Derogatory comments about gender, cultural stereotypes, homosexuals, disabled people.

  • THEMES

    Marriage, sex, divorce, hitmen, relationships, equality, undeclared income, salsa dancing, therapy, moonlighting, builders, bribery.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Divorce, alimony, dead budgie mentioned. Airport, watch house, church settings. Dog. Spitting, urination, belching, vomiting. Puke, peed my pants, pee, diarrhoea, pooh-pooh in pants mentioned. Danish language (subtitles).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    (tbc)

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    (tbc)

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.

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

Published in J
Saturday, 06 May 2017 03:39
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong violence.

  • The pitch

    It's Wick-ed.

  • Starring

    Keanu Reeves, Riccardo Scamarcio, Ian McShane, Ruby Rose, Common, Claudia Gerini, Lance Reddick, Laurence Fishburne, Tobias Segal, John Leguizamo

  • Directed by

    Chad Stahelski

  • Running time

    122 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Suicide (wrist-slitting/thumb pressed to vein near open wound to accelerate bleeding). People are shot (many), punched, kicked, flipped, stabbed, hit by vehicles, pursued, face-grabbed, smacked, garrotted, choked, thrown through the air/against objects, smacked down, head-slammed, pile-driven, elbowed, tackled, thrown down stairs, arm-snapped, finger-snapped, thrown through windows (shattered glass), neck-snapped, hit with an object. Body falls onto mirrored floor/head smashes glass. Object rammed into ear cavity. Motorbike/car crashes, vehicles rammed, smashed windscreen, cars shot. Explosion, burning house, burned-out house. Mexican standoff, men in balaclavas. Killed a dog, stole a car, killed my nephew/my brother, kill my sister, pressing knives to throats/blades were meant for their children mentioned. Screaming, panic. Painting of bloody battle (bayonets, soldiers, etc). Weapons rooms. Blood/gore: Wrist-slitting, bloodletting. Bloody face, forehead, nose, knuckles, hands, wrists, cuts, scratches, clothing, wounds, thumbprints, ground, objects; blood and gore on pencil. Blood/gore spatter, pooling blood, bloody water, smeared blood. Bone-snapping sounds. Pencil into ear, knife into chest, knife through hand. Scars, bruising, bandage, limping. People on hospital gurneys, IV drips, flatlining (flashback). High body count. Skull motifs.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Nude woman in bath (undressing, rear view, side view). A man is crotch-grabbed/bum-grabbed. Nude statues (art gallery). Cleavage. Kissing/caressing (brief flashback scene).

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Bags of white powder, suitcases of gold and cash. Alcohol (spirits, wine, champagne). Smoking (cigar, cigarettes). Club/bar settings.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words. Name-calling (boogeyman, etc). Religious references (Jesus saves poster, sign of the cross, crucifix, etc) and exclamations (what the hell, damnation, the devil, damn, descent into hell, etc). Obscene finger gesture.

  • THEMES

    Contract killing, revenge, suicide, fratricide, assassins, secret/underground orders, dog lovers, grief.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead wife, dead dog, dead nephew, dead brother mentioned. Cremation implied. Dog. Very brief Russian, Italian, Hebrew, sign languages (subtitles). Strobe lighting (nightclub scene).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Brutal, bruising, relentless, exaggerated, confident, satisfying, snazzy, visceral, gratuitous, crunchy, action-packed, enjoyable, ridiculous, entertaining, gloomy, vicious, kinetic, poetic. Relatable/focused/rootable/cool/intense/panther-like performance by Keanu Reeves, elaborate/frenetic/impressive/dizzying sequences, exuberant style, gorgeous/inspired/energetic/neon-lit/lovely visuals, elegant/exquisite fight choreography, dizzying climax.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Some tiresome/uninteresting parts, some unnecessary plot details/world-building.

Free Fire (2016)

Published in F
Wednesday, 26 April 2017 02:08
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong violence and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Check out the merch.

  • Starring

    Enzo Cilenti, Sam Riley, Michael Smiley, Brie Larson, Cillian Murphy, Armie Hammer, Sharlto Copley, Babou Ceesay, Noah Taylor, Jack Reynor

  • Directed by

    Ben Wheatley

  • Running time

    90 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Most of the movie is one continuous shootout. People are shot, slapped, punched, kicked, wrestled, choked, hit with objects/weapons, head-butted, thrown down stairs, bitten (hand/neck), set on fire, stabbed, run over, threatened, blasted through the air. People fall down, fall from ceiling height, smash glass underfoot. Crowbar shoved into mouth. Explosions, fire. Threat to kill/stack/set fire to bodies of children. Poking someone in the eye to check if they're dead mentioned. Yelling. Blood/gore: A face explodes when shot, a head bursts when run over by car. Bloody faces, mouths, bullet wounds, hands, cuts, knuckles, lip, clothes; bleeding, pooling blood, blood spatter, exposed brains. Needle inserted into palm, sewing needle used to stitch wound. Black eye, burned/blackened hands. Crying over a coffin. Dying of infection mentioned. Very high body count.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Flirting, hand-kissing. References to sex, masturbation, sexual harrassment of a minor leading to violence. Sexual innuendo: loaded weapons, insinuations that women can only make a living with a man or as prostitutes. Hooking up, oral sex, lube, man stripping down to his y-fronts mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Drugs (cocaine, marijuana; person gets stuck with needle). Alcohol (beer, recovering alcoholic). Smoking (cigarettes). Smack, junkie mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words (lots), s-words, a-words, b*tch, bastard. Name-calling. Derogatory terms for homosexuals, women and disabled people. Homophobic and misogynistic language/slurs. Slang for genitalia. Sexual innuendo and references. Ageist jokes.

  • THEMES

    Weapons trading, IRA, misunderstandings, shootouts, insults, last man standing.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Hilarious, bloody, crazy, chaotic, adrenalised, zany, absurd, entertaining, pulpy, authentic, accessible, short, unhinged, unrelenting, memorable, quippy, riotous, , bruising, effective, big, magnificent, noisy, over-the-top, comic, lively, committed, stylish, audacious. Cheeky/wry dialogue, relentless violence, talented/eccentric/impressive cast, hilarious/creative injuries, tight script, sharp direction, inspired/dizzying choreography, intricate sound design.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Gimmicky, low-stakes, shallow, messy, unoriginal, scattershot, monotonous, single-minded. Action can get confusing/cartoonish/repetitive, some overused elements (orange/teal colour grade, ironic music choices), some clunky dialogue.

Going in Style (2017)

Published in G
Wednesday, 19 April 2017 06:02
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  • Rating

    M: Coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Gets the job done.

  • Starring

    Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, Alan Arkin, Christopher Lloyd, Ann-Margret, Matt Dillon, Joey King, Peter Serafinowicz, Maria Dizzia, John Ortiz, Siobhan Fallon Hogan, Kenan Thompson, Josh Pais

  • Directed by

    Zach Braff

  • Running time

    96 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot at, pursued, hit with flour, bitten by a puppy. Bank robberies (machine-gun fire/people wearing masks/yelling/fear). A window is shot (broken glass). Shoplifting, stolen vehicles, a motorised scooter almost crashes into a bus. A driver hits a shopping trolley with his car. Target practice (shooting range). A man explains how he found a puppy abandoned in a drainage ditch. People watch a movie (Dog Day Afternoon) about a botched bank robbery (man kicks door/gets surrounded by police). A man says his grandmother got locked up. World War II, Vietnam War mentioned. Yelling, screaming. Blood/gore: Hospital setting. Needle injected into skin, IV drips, breathing tube. Men are prepped for surgery (kidney donation/transplant). A man collapses several times. Spot of blood on finger (puppy bite). Dialysis, arthritis, gout, shingles, anxiety, pain, seizures, stress, cancer, renal failure, kidney transplant, stomach issue, diverticulitis, stroke, removing part of a colon, lactose intolerance mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Couple in bed together after sex (implied). Cleavage. Someone is described as a walking venereal disease. A man is told to close his mouth while gawking at a female. A woman says suggestively that (chicken) breasts are better than thighs. Flirting, bum-squeezing.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    People get stoned (marijuana joint), bags/jars of marijuana and drug paraphenalia seen. A woman covered in flour is likened to a Colombian drug mule. A man jokes about putting cocaine in candy floss/cotton candy. Alcohol (beer, champagne, wine, spirits). Intoxication. Vials of prescription pills. Bar setting. Junkies, drugs mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-word, s-words, a-words, crap, p*ss, bloody. Name-calling (old timer, Einstein, man-whore, thugs, bad b*tch, lowlifes, deadbeats, stupid, selfish bastard, dummy, etc). Religious exclamations (oh my God, for God's sake, Jesus Christ, whenever the hell I want, goddam, did he find Jesus?, thank God etc). Jokes about ageing, death, World War II.

  • THEMES

    Ageing, bank robbery, home foreclosure, banks, corporate greed, friends, renal failure, dissolved pension, family, grandchildren, shoplifting, organ donation, marriage, happy endings.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Hospital, wedding, bar settings. Foreclosure notices, job loss. Divorce mentioned. A man wets his pants, urinal, urination. Animals in cages, tank fish, puppy, cat, turtle. Helicopter.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Agreeable, short, snappy, low-key, easygoing, genial, warmheated, enjoyable, feel-good, slick. Breezy/fun chemistry between leads, impressive cast, solid premise, some funny moments.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Predictable, safe, formulaic, forgettable, mushy, geriatric, tacky, crass, stupid, broad, underdeveloped, weightless. Forced slapstick/cheap laughs, feeble script, lacking in satire/bite, simple direction, annoying score.