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Byzantium

Published in B
Monday, 23 September 2013 00:21
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong supernatural themes, violence and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Beyond the pale.

  • Starring

    Saoirse Ronan, Gemma Arterton, Sam Riley, Daniel Mays, Jonny Lee Miller, Caleb Landry Jones, Kate Ashfield

  • Directed by

    Neil Jordan

  • Running time

    118 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are raped (implied), shot, beaten, stabbed, kicked, grabbed, pursued, punched, bitten, garrotted, beheaded, glassed, blood-let, knocked over, near-choked, murdered, hit by a car, trapped, bound. A girl is forced into prostitution, bicycle accident, arson, stealing. People fall through a skylight, jump from a high cliff ledge, fall down an elevator shaft. Skin is pierced; blood drawn. Smothering baby mentioned. Screaming, yelling, arguing. A movie scene shows a woman being restrained, exorcised, stabbed with a wooden stake. Blood/gore: Corpses drained of blood. Charred human remains, skull. Bloody face, slit throat, bloody wrist, bloody material, sliced wrist, uncontrolled bleeding, blood spray, bloody water, blood on objects, bloody incisions, coughing blood, smeared blood, dripping blood, bandage. Drinking blood.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Prostitutes have sex with various men. Propositioning, stripping, lap-dancing, flirting, kissing, bondage, spanking. STDs mentioned. NUDITY: Exposed breast, sketch of half-nude female. Skimpy clothing, lingerie. Man in underwear, shirtless man. Cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer, wine). Smoking.Anticoagulants mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    C-words, f-words, s-words, bastard. Name-calling. Derogatory terms for women, prostitutes, elderly people. Slang terms for genitals. Religious references and exclamations. Gender, vampire, genre stereotypes.

  • THEMES

    Vampires, mother-daughter relationships, sisters, memories, storytelling, secrets, prostitution, terminal illness, dying, euthanasia, revenants, hitchhiking, immortality, forensics, betrayal, banishment, survival, brotherhoods.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Youth with leukaemia, abandoned baby. Cot death, deceased mothers, dying mother, ghostly visitation (child) mentioned. Orphanage, brothel, strip club, hospital settings. Large flocks of birds, seagulls, pigeons, dogs, horses, cricket, sheep. Bright nightclub lights cause mild strobe effect.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Gorgeous, brooding, bloody, melancholy, strange, mesmeric, gory, feminist. Remarkable performances, ethereal cinematography, creepy atmosphere.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Lifeless, uneven, convoluted, dull, despondent, rudderless. Dull flashbacks, plot grows tiresome, unconvincing romance, hasty resolution, impossible to take seriously, sporadically entertaining.

Welcome to the Punch

Published in W
Tuesday, 02 July 2013 02:24
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong violence.

  • The pitch

    Cops and dobbers.

  • Starring

    James McAvoy, Mark Strong, Andrea Riseborough, Johnny Harris, Daniel Mays, David Morrissey, Peter Mullan, Jason Flemyng, Elyes Gabel, Natasha Little

  • Directed by

    Eran Creevy

  • Running time

    99 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Lots of people are shot and killed. People are shot at, punched, kicked, beaten, strangled, headlocked, pistol-whipped, elbowed, hit with objects, pursued, threatened at gunpoint. A murdered youth is frequently discussed, seen in newspaper report. Shootouts, objects destroyed, smashed mirror, building explosion, fireball. Armed men wear gas masks. Dangerous driving, break-and-enter, car rammed. Kidnapping, killing, robbing, murder, car accident, false identity, shoplifting, arrests, smuggling guns mentioned. Screaming. Blood/gore: Many corpses. Bloody bullet wounds, blood spray, dripping blood, blood splatter, bloody fingerprint. Blood on heads, faces, clothing, objects. Fluid is frequently extracted from a knee wound (syringe, needle in flesh, extraction, fluid seen). Scars on leg, face; bruising. Photo of corpse.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Flirting. Pornographic magazine is seen from a distance.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Smoking. Prescription pills seen. Minor drug offense mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, pr*ck, p*iss, b*tch, bastard. Name-calling. Religous references and exclamations. Gender, genre, ethnic stereotypes.

  • THEMES

    Police work, corruption, justice, revenge, murder, politics, campaigning, evidence, dirty cops, grief, cops and robbers, conspiracy.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Son killed, friend killed, dead police officer. Aircraft, hospital, morgue, tattoo parlour settings. Medical procedures (CPR), medical instruments and equipment noises (flatlining), cardiac arrest, tattooing. Dog, planes, helicopter. Animal-skin rug, animal skull on wall. Bright fluorescent lights.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Firmly British, mostly quality cast, intriguing characters, slick action, confident, ambitious, inspired, stylish. London looks gorgeous on screen. Stunning lighting and location choices. Memorable performance from Mark Strong.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    McAvoy doesn't suit role. Too plot-driven, solemn, fast-paced and neon-lit. Screenplay weakens, momentum runs out of steam, storyline becomes convoluted. Almost entirely set at night, unoriginal.