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Our Kind of Traitor

Published in O
Thursday, 30 June 2016 05:11
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    15 (UK): Very strong language, strong sex, violence, drug use, sexual violence.

  • The pitch

    A game of hide and seek.

  • Starring

    Ewan McGregor, Stellan Skarsgård, Naomie Harris, Damian Lewis, Khalid Abdalla, Marek Oravec, Pawel Szajda, Velibor Topic, Grigoriy Dobrygin, Dolya Gavanski, Mariya Fomina

  • Directed by

    Susanna White

  • Running time

    107 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are raped, shot, punched, pushed, slammed against walls/objects, smacked, headbutted, stabbed, near-choked, kicked, beaten, hit with objects, scalded with hot tea, slapped, thumped. A dog is stabbed to death (yelp heard/corpse seen). Helicopter crash, explosion. Arguing, screaming. Stories heard of father hitting son for child playing with gun, a hero being executed, a woman being slapped during sex, a man shot during a violent sexual encounter with the gunman's mother. A man fears his family will be killed. Money laundering, traitor, corruption, son in jail, hunting, female trafficking, shoot myself mentioned. Blood/gore: Corpses (human/animal). Bloody faces, heads, cheek, hands, noses, objects, cut; blood spatter, wiping blood. Head with open bullet wound. Bruising, bandage, arm in sling.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A woman screams/cries as a man takes her from behind. Couples have sex in bedrooms/in public against a wall. Kissing (m-f; f-f), hugging. Full male nudity (front and rear views), full female nudity (rear view), exposed breast, shirtless men, cleavage. Skimpy dancewear, clothing. A man is reminded of his infidelity (sleeping with a student). A teen girl claims she is pregnant.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Drugs (snorting cocaine, smoking a joint). Alcohol (champagne, wine, spirits, shots). Smoking. A room full of people appear to be intoxicated/stoned. Selling drugs, heroin mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    C-word, f-words, s-words, a-words, bastard, w*nking, bloody. Name-calling. A child says the f-word; children are called a**holes. Slang for genitals.

  • THEMES

    Informants, corruption, conspiracy, British intelligence, chance encounters, Russian mafia, tennis, family, relationships, suspicion, trust, surveillance, honour, betrayal.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Family killed. Dead father/husband. Dead parents mentioned. Dogs, camel, birds, goats, deer, horses. Fireworks, helicopter, light aircraft. Some foreign languages (some subtitles). Based on the novel by John le Carré.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Smart, globetrotting, brisk, energetic, lingering, sleek, upscale, contemporary, well-intentioned, solid. Wild/funny/boisterous/colourful/alive/dynamic/flamboyant performance by Stellan Skarsgård, exotic locations, some rich characterisation, gorgeous/stylish/handsome/lush/inventive visuals, alluring set design, exemplary technical credits, visually engrossing, stunning cameo by Carlos Acosta, fun cameo by John le Carré.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Implausible, schematic, generic, unlucky-feeling. Straighforward plot, questionable casting, lacks the energy/pace of other le Carré thrillers.

Queen of the Desert

Published in Q
Thursday, 16 June 2016 23:29
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Mature themes.

  • The pitch

    Mine eyes are wet.

  • Starring

    Nicole Kidman, James Franco, Robert Pattinson, Damian Lewis, Jenny Agutter, Holly Earl, Beth Goddard, Mark Lewis Jones, Christopher Fulford, Jay Abdo

  • Directed by

    Werner Herzog

  • Running time

    128 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot in the arm (non-life threatening), held against their will, knocked over. Shots fired into the air. Armed men. A glass is dropped/smashed. Shooting animals, hunting party, they kill every man/woman/child they encounter, stealing, falsed credentials, murder, assassination, rather put a bullet in my head than live without you, suicide threats, re-enlistment, war, Gallipoli mentioned. Forged documents. Raised voices. Blood/gore: Bloody wound/clothing. Animal bones/carrion. Animals hanging/cooking in bazaar. Animal head offering. Arm in sling. Broken ankle, drops of blood, 30000 men lost at Gallipoli mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing, flirting. Woman bathing (outline of breasts/nipples seen beneath clothing). Cleavage. Infidelity. Fornication proposed. Elope, drunken orgies, eunuchs, harem mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (wine, champagne, spirits). Smoking (cigar, cigarettes). Camel racing.

  • LANGUAGE

    A-word, bastard, b*tch, bloody, pee, fart. Name-calling. Religious references and exclamations (dear God, Lord Almighty, prayer, etc). Misogyny (period chauvinism). Derogatory comments about Jews, Arabs, French, Germans, women.

  • THEMES

    Gertrude Lowthian Bell, exploration, love, heartbreak, tribal politics, Bedouin, the British Empire, society, intelligence, World War I, travel, writing, cartography, archeology, conviction, rejection, poetry, grief, diary-keeping, infidelity.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead lovers. Marriage proposal. Camels, horses, sheep, hawks, falcons, vulture, caged chicken, deer, swans, lion cubs, goats, donkeys. Animal carcasses/heads hanging (bazaar). Fear of horses, riding on goatskins, widow mentioned. Some written Farsi (translated). Some Arabic.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Compelling, long-overdue, pretty, watchable, grown-up, respectable, historical, competent. Charming performance by James Franco, delicate/determined/expressive performance by Nicole Kidman, giddy/old-fashioned kissing scene, extravagant/magnificent locations, valorizing widescreen cinematography, hagiographic/orchestral/swelling score.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Episodic, syrupy, cringe-inducing, banal, solemn, disappointing, plodding, literal, flat, passionless, prosaic, pedestrian, starchy, un-Werner Herzog. Underpowered/understated narrative, long/dry passages, regrettable dialogue, odd/cheesy accents, some historical inaccuracy, lacks dramatic conflict/psychiatric intensity, Robert Pattison is hysterically miscast, Kidman is too Hollwood-perfect, dishonours Bell's rule-disregarding nature by focusing on her love life.