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The Mercy (2018)

Published in T
Thursday, 08 February 2018 09:12
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  • Rating

    12A (UK): Infrequent strong language.

  • The pitch

    Men do not decide to become extraordinary.

  • Starring

    Rachel Weisz, Colin Firth, David Thewlis, Mark Gatiss, Andrew Buchan, Finn Elliot, Jonathan Bailey, Genevieve Gaunt, Ken Stott, Anna Madeley

  • Directed by

    James Marsh

  • Running time

    101 minutes

  • Rated

    CTC (Australia), 12A (UK), NR (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Suicide reference (possible drowning). Possible man overboard. Man bangs his head, falls down. Objects thrown/smashed/cracked/leaking. Yelling. Churchill, when the bombs were falling, you served your country, capsized boat mentioned. Blood/gore: A man cuts his hand (bloody palm). Bandaging hand. A man lances/squeezes a large pimple on his forehead. Drops of solder fall onto a man's leg. Gout mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Hugging, caressing. Shirtless man, woman in bikini.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer, wine, champagne, spirits). Pub setting. Smoking (cigarettes, pipe, cigar).

  • LANGUAGE

    F-word, bloody hell. Name-calling (you must be drunk or mad, bastards, etc). Religious exclamations (how in God's name, Godspeed, what the hell, Jesus Christ, etc), nuns arrive at a house.

  • THEMES

    Donald Crowhurst, sailing, 1968 Golden Globe Race, round-the-world yacht racing, survival, family, loneliness, navigation, desperation, hubris, commitment, failure, boat-building, delays, financing, radio silence.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead husband/father (implied). Dolphins, seagulls, dogs, horses, whales. Dead horses, dead/cooking fish, a man removes a fly from his glass of water, fish in bowl released into ocean. Full moon. Vomiting, hallucinations. Based on a true story.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Uncompromising, astonishing, brutal, sad, strange, profound, intelligent, sober, contemplative, absorbing, handsome, heart-tugging. Terrific/nuanced/reliable/solid performance by Colin Firth, gentle/good-humoured chemistry between Colin Firth and Rachel Weisz, impressive recreation of 'Teignmouth Electron', warm/buttery cinematography, breezy pace, some impressive sailing sequences, remarkable story stylishly told.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Muted, disconsolate, uninspired, flat, functional, middlebrow, conventional. Dialogue is filled with cliched phrases.

Wonder Woman (2017)

Published in W
Wednesday, 31 May 2017 00:55
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  • Rating

    M: Mature themes and action violence.

  • The pitch

    The time has come.

  • Starring

    Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright, David Thewlis, Connie Nielsen, Elena Anaya, Lucy Davis, Ewen Bremner, Danny Huston, Eugene Brave Rock, Saïd Taghmaoui

  • Directed by

    Patty Jenkins

  • Running time

    141 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Suicide (a man ingests a suicide pill, a man sacrifices himself to trigger an explosion). Characters are shot (bullets/arrows/burning arrows), slashed, run through (arrows/swords), stabbed, speared, punched, kicked, hit with objects, lassoed, blasted through the air/to the ground/against objects/out of a window, thrown from a horse/out of a plane, near-drowned, throat-grabbed, pile-driven, tied up, crushed (implied), headbutted, gassed, pushed aside, roundhouse-kicked. A plane crashes into the sea/pilot's leg caught in sinking aircraft. A masked person dies in a chemical experiment (coughing/struggling/damaged gas mask). World War I setting (muddy trenches, military aircraft/munitions/experiments/soldiers/weapons/vehicles/ships/bases, gas masks, barbed wire). Explosions (factories/warehouses/aircraft, fireballs, heavy gunfire, grenades thrown. Bar fight. People jump from high ledges, fall down the side of a high tower. People whip horses trying to get them to exit mud. Property damage, the bell tower of a church is destroyed, rubble, devastated countryside. A character tears the ground up, earthquake-style. Weapons training/sparring, objects smashed/crushed, objects/vehicles thrown. Chained man seen. An animated painting depicts battles between gods and humans. A sword is known as the God Killer. A character is nicknamed Doctor Poison. Characters shoos lightning-style electrical charges from their arms/hands. Slavery, homes and villages looted and burned, innocents killed, smuggler, murderer mentioned. Yelling, arguing, screaming (babies/children). Blood/gore: (The film is mostly bloodless.) Dead bodies on ground/swinging from a rope. Injured soldier with blackened/bloodied leg stump. Bloody cut on arm, blood drops on clothing, blood on hand/shoulder/bandage. Sword pushed through chest (no blood/gore seen). A character has a faceplate covering part of her burned/scarred/fleshless face. Burn mark on chest. Frothing at the mouth (from suicide pill). Walking wounded returning from battle (bandages/crutches/wheelchair, etc). Scars, bruising. White skin/blue veins seen in a man's face when he inhales a strength-enhancing gas. Skulls seen in museum cabinet. 25 million people dead, women and children slaughtered mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A man and a woman discuss sleeping together (reproductive biology, pleasures of the flesh, procreation, laying/sleeping beside one another while unmarried mentioned). Nude male in bath (pubic area very briefly glimpsed/hand cupping genitals), shirtless man. A man flaps his kilt over a fire (underwear visible). Nude characters seen in painting (genitals/breasts obscured). Kissing, handholding, flirting, ogling. Skimpy clothing, cleavage. A man says he is "both frightened and aroused" by a woman's actions.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer, spirits, champagne, hip flasks; intoxication). Bar setting. A man inhales a strength-enhancing gas. Smoking (cigarettes, pipe).

  • LANGUAGE

    (There is no swearing in the film.) Name-calling (cowards, stupid, sweetheart, little thief, distracting, idiot, etc). Religious references (gods) and exclamations (what the bloody hell was that, thank God, my God, etc).

  • THEMES

    Wonder Woman, mankind, World War I, armies, chemical experiments, poison gas, peace, gods, sisters, spies, super strength, archaic attitudes toward women, armistace, metal fabrication, dysfunctional families, love, origin stories, saving the world, innocence, goodness.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead sister/aunt, dead friends, dead lover. World War I trenches, bar settings. Armadillo, bull, dogs, peacocks, sheep. Waterfalls. Leather, fur worn. Some foreign languages (Spanish, French, ancient Greek, Chinese, Sumerian); subtitles/translation.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Wonderful, standalone, ass-kicking, high-stakes, smart, slick, satisfying, rollicking, feminist, assured, sly, chilling, groundbreaking, gritty, retro-cool, resonant, funny, formidable, hopeful, surprising, cinematic, gorgeous, powerful. Compelling/convincing/fearsome/athletic/optimistic heroine, standout/thrilling/dazzling/balletic/zippy/inventive/explosive/engaging/visceral/ethereal battle sequences, unexpected/electric chemistry between leads, well-earned laughs, superb costume design, vivid locales, never preachy/heavy-handed.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Weak villains, unnecessary/eye-rolling/formulaic/routine/overlong/loud/airless final half hour, annoying/distracting accents, imperfect CGI, some far-fetched script/plotting, some ham-fisted dialogue, broadly drawn supporting characters.

Anomalisa

Published in A
Thursday, 11 February 2016 00:38
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong sex scene.

  • The pitch

    It's zoo-sized.

  • Starring

    (voices of): David Thewlis, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tom Noonan

  • Directed by

    Duke Johnson, Charlie Kaufman

  • Running time

    90 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters are chased, crashed into. Characters trip, fall over. Objects dropped, thrown. Falling down stairs (implied). Nightmare of people chasing someone to kill/harm. Anti-presidential (George Bush) outburst. A vehicle is driven into a pool. Arguing. Elbow in face, falling and hitting a bench mentioned. Blood/gore: Part of face falls/peels off. Fake tooth mentioned. Scar.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Sex, oral sex, caressing, kissing, undressing. Masturbation (watching porn implied), flirting, innuendo. Full male and female nudity. Infidelity. Sex shop scene (sex toys on display), a doll produces semen-like output, a father gifts a sex toy to his son. Handholding (unwanted). Love confession (m-m). Man washing in shower, woman in bathrobe, woman in underwear, cleavage. Invitations to "go up to room". Zoological endangered breeding program, sex life discussed. Pamphlets on teen pregnancy and STDs mentioned. "Not sleeping together", nightcap, strip poker, inability to ejaculate mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Prescription pills consumed. Alcohol (beer, wine, spirits, cocktails). Smoking. Nightcap, Zoloft mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, b*tch. Name-calling. Slang for genitals and bodily functions. Religious references and exclamations. Joke about German language ("ït sounds mean to me".)

  • THEMES

    Sex, depression, motivational speaking, puppets, father-son relationships, breakdown, anxiety, relationship problems, body image, isolation, disconnectedness, love, pain, loneliness, one-night stands, Fregoli syndrome, self-analysis.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Plane. Airport, sex shop settings. Asthma, relationship breakdown, previous relationships mentioned. Urination. Voice-changing (hallucinatory).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Witty, immense, superb, innovative, upsetting, brilliant, existential, strange, profound, raw, honest, touching, wonderful, bizarre, surreal, odd, poignant, nuanced, haunting, moving, deep, real, grounded, warm, human, tender, cerebral, beautiful, heartbreaking, unforgettable, romantic, sad, wistful. Perfectly cast, vivid/relatable world, inventive/original screenplay, astonishingly truthful sex scene, gentle/beguiling/delightful score.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Can be disorienting at first. Some distracting rippling across the faces.

Legend

Published in L
Tuesday, 06 October 2015 11:55
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  • Rating

    18 (UK): Very strong language, strong violence.

  • The pitch

    Kray-zy.

  • Starring

    Tom Hardy, Emily Browning, Taron Egerton, David Thewlis, Sam Spruell, Christopher Eccleston, Colin Morgan, Tara Fitzgerald, Adam Fogerty, Martin McCreadie, Shane Attwooll, Chazz Palminteri, Charley Palmer Rothwell

  • Directed by

    Brian Helgeland

  • Running time

    131 minutes

  • Rated

    CTC (Australia), 18 (UK), R (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Suicide (pills). People are shot, stabbed, throat-sliced, beaten, punched, kicked, hammered, hit with objects, bashed, glassed, hooded, hung upside-down, electrocuted, hit by a car, bitten, headbutted, thrown, imprisoned, handcuffed, raped (implied), grabbed, slapped, hit, crotch-grabbed, whipped (sexual), threatened. A building is rammed, smashed objects, property damage, broken glass. Attempted murder by hit man. Bar fights, brawling. Police raid/door rammed. Arguing, yelling. Rapists, murderers, grievous bodily harm mentioned. References to World War II (Winston Churchill speech/dropped bombs and air raid shelters mentioned). Blood/gore: Corpses. Bloody stab wounds, bullet wounds, head, faces, mouths, noses, clothing, objects, cuts. Scars, stitches, bruising, bandage. Patient in hospital bed, IV drip. Cancer, heart attack mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Homosexual orgy. Pornographic film (male-male) seen briefly. Kissing, flirting, caressing, undressing. Shirtless man, man in singlet, low-cut gowns, women in nightgowns, woman in underwear, skimpy dancewear. Sexual innuendo/banter.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Drug overdose/addiction. People consume prescription pills (Stemetil and 'Mummy's Little Helpers'). Vials of pills seen. Alcohol (wine, beer, champagne, cocktails, spirits, hip flask). Smoking (cigars, cigarettes). Gambling (roulette). Pub, club, casino settings.

  • LANGUAGE

    C-words, f-words, s-words, a-words, bastard, w*nkers. Name-calling. Slang terms for genitals and bodily functions. Derogatory terms for women and homosexuals. Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Ronald and Reginald Kray, gangsters, London, crime, Eastenders, marriage, fraud, protection rackets, Mafia, paranoid schizophrenia, homosexuality, suicide, death, grief, engagement, mothers-in-law, brutality, corruption, scandal, murder.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead wife/daughter/sister, relationship breakup. Prison, courtroom, cemetery, hospital, wedding, pub, club, casino, church settings. Donkey. Spitting, thunder. Based on the book The Profession of Violence by John Pearson.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Slick, melancholy, amusing, fast, loose, heavyweight, swaggering, savvy, engrossing, lurid, bold, brash. Award-baiting/astonishing/magnetic/towering/astonishing/gutsy/physical/flashy performance/s by Tom Hardy, excellent performance by Emily Browning, strong supporting cast, seamless CGI of Kray twins, attractive retro/comic-book lensing, richly detailed production design, immersive period reconstruction, impeccable costume design.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Flawed, lengthy, muddled, shallow. Baggy structure, bad dialogue, distracted focus, workmanlike direction, sluggish second half, Frances is frustratingly underwritten, voice-over narration feels jarring/clichéd/artless at times, offers little real insight into the Kray twins, somewhat incoherent/vacuous.

Macbeth (2015)

Published in M
Thursday, 27 August 2015 11:24
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong violence.

  • The pitch

    All hail Macbeth.

  • Starring

    Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Sean Harris, Elizabeth Debicki, David Thewlis, Jack Reynor, Paddy Considine, David Hayman, Maurice Roëves, Ross Anderson

  • Directed by

    Justin Kurzel

  • Running time

    113 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Explicit battle sequences. People are stabbed, shot (arrows), run through with swords, slashed, throat-sliced (close-up), punched, axed, burned alive at the stake, poisoned, headbutted. Burning pyres/woodlands. A knife-tip is placed at a woman's belly. Civil war mentioned. Screaming, yelling. Blood/gore: Corpses, severed head. Neck-slicing, wrist-slicing. Bloody heads, hands, backs, obejcts, clothing, cuts, scratches, wounds. Blood spatter, coughing blood, bleeding. Mangled nose, scars, cloudy eye. A child has open wounds/sores on neck/face. A dog grazes from a corpse. Skeleton motifs.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A couple has clothed sex. A husband places his hand up his wife's dress. Kissing, caressing, hugging. Shirtless men, man in underwear. Nipples, breasts, womb/childbirth mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (ale/wine assumed). Intoxication. A man drinks a blood-coloured potion. Hallucinations.

  • LANGUAGE

    Derogatory term for women. Religious references/exclamations/prayer.

  • THEMES

    Macbeth, tragedy, destingy, hubris, politics, ambition, power, prophecy, assassination, death, grief, guilt, treason, paranoia, madness, ritual, fate, betrayal.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead baby, children, wives, husbands, fathers. Funeral, church settings. Horses, dogs, seagulls, full moon, waterfalls, rainbow. Vomiting. Fur blankets, hanging antlers. Snake, scorpions mentioned. Some shaky camerawork.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Blistering, towering, ingenious, jagged, spare, pared-down, vital, visceral, brisk, bracing, savage, inventive, provocative, brooding, dense, magnificent, bloody, muddy, mighty, heavy, dark, bold, violent, significant, stylish, unforgettable. Believable/powerful/impeccable/immaculate/intense/committed performances, brilliant/outstanding cast, blockbuster battle scenes, spine-tingling staging, chill-inducing opening frame, sensory storytelling, daring makeup designs, breathtaking costumes, nerve-fraying soundtrack, engrossing visuals, remarkable cinematography, outstanding 'To bed' monologue.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Timeline feels very quick, purists might not like it.

The Theory of Everything

Published in T
Saturday, 24 January 2015 10:46
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  • Rating

    PG: Mild themes.

  • The pitch

    What's the probability?

  • Starring

    Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Charlie Cox, Maxine Peake, Tom Prior, Sophie Perry, Harry Lloyd, Alice Orr-Ewing, David Thewlis, Michael Marcus, Emily Watson

  • Directed by

    James Marsh

  • Running time

    123 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    A man falls over/knocks head, near-chokes. Objects thrown. Arguing. Blood/gore: Needle piercing skin (spinal tap). Blood on object. Scratches, bruising. Medical examination. Patient on stretcher, hospital bed. Tube in throat, tracheotomy.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing, flirting. Sex, venereal disease mentioned. Man in bath (no genitals seen). Penthouse magazine.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer, wine, spirits, champagne). Intoxication. Pub setting.

  • LANGUAGE

    Slang for breasts. Religious references.

  • THEMES

    Stephen Hawking, scientists, cosmology, physics, Cambridge, atheism, theology, space, time, singularity, relativity, disability, motor neuron disease, croquet, love, marriage, parenthood, doctorate, singing, divorce, tracheotomy.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased wife (leukaemia) mentioned. Pub, wedding, church, hospital settings. Fireworks, plane, cows. Brief French language (subtitles). Based on the Jane Hawking's memoir Traveling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Honest, poignant, touching, stirring, bittersweet, sensitive, simple, accessible, inspirational, powerful, stylish, unpretentious, realistic, universal, accomplished, emotional, solid, moving, affecting. Superb/towering performances, Eddie Redmayne is remarkable/perfect/astonishing/visceral/impressive/convincing, fine supporting cast, sensitive direction, handsome cinematography, consistently watchable, tasteful good humour, gorgeous score.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Formulaic, linear, unimaginative. Dodgy ageing makeup/costumes, some slow stretches, science fans might be disappointed, eternally upbeat.

The Fifth Estate

Published in T
Sunday, 17 November 2013 00:34
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  • Rating

    M: Violence and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Pleading the fifth.

  • Starring

    Benedict Cumberbatch, Daniel Brühl, Carice van Houten, Alicia Vikander, Peter Capaldi, David Thewlis, Anatole Taubman, Alexander Beyer, Dan Stevens, Jamie Blackley, Laura Linney, Anthony Mackie, Stanley Tucci, John Schwab, Carice van Houten, Moritz Bleibtreu

  • Directed by

    Bill Condon

  • Running time

    128 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot, shot at, killed, arrested, exposed as informants, accused of rape. Reference to child abuse, maltreatment. Frequent images of armed soldiers, protest marches, riot police, masked men, shots fired, unarmed protestors fired upon, water cannons, tanks, aggressive behaviour (including toward an animal), arrests, property damage. News footage of 911 attacks, bombs, explosions, soldiers, attacks on people/vehicles. Objects smashed, slammed, knocked over; shattered glass. Burning, smouldering paper. Arguing, shouting, door-slamming. Cult activity, beatings, starvation diets, drug-taking, Neo-Nazism mentioned. War, police corruption, police misconduct, computer hacking, death squads, assassination attempts, hanged man, prosecution, sinking of the Titanic mentioned. Indictment of a minor, lying, betrayal, bribery, toxic dumping mentioned. Blood/gore: Corpses (military and civilian). Blood splatter on body, objects. Many deaths mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Implied sex, flirting, hugging, kissing (male-female; female-female), undressing. Woman in lingerie, shirtless men, nude (assumed) couple in bed together, cartoon image of bum-flashing. Sexual misconduct, affairs mentioned. References to sex acts and infidelity. Cross-dressing implied.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer, spirits, wine, cocktails). Smoking (cigarettes, shisha). Psychiatric drugs mentioned. Rave, club settings.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, bloody, bastard, w*nker. Name-calling, slang for genitals. Religious exclamations. Obscene hand gestures. Gender, hacking, journalist, corporate, terrorism stereotypes.

  • THEMES

    Julian Assange, WikiLeaks, Daniel Domscheit-Berg, Bradley Manning, privacy, hacking, secrets, terrorism, war, public information, internet, paternity, sexual misconduct, affairs, accusations, smear campaigns, social media, text messaging, CIA, national security, ethics, moral dilemmas, watchdogs, whistle-blowers, consequences, conspiracy, hactivism, identity disguise.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Abandoned child, job loss, forced resignations. Killed father, meeting biological father mentioned. Helicopters, cat, cows, barking dog. Barrel fires, bonfires. Spitting.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Gripping, breathless, cutting-edge, smart, well-acted, entertaining, adequate, absorbing, pacy. Terrific performance from Benedict Cumberbatch, good supporting cast, feverish editing, vivid direction.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Unreliable, dull, patchy, over-eager, stodgy. Not particularly enlightening, overuse of stylistic flourishes, too many subplots, jarring visuals, overplayed bromance, uneven storytelling.

Red 2

Published in R
Thursday, 08 August 2013 02:54
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Additional Info

  • 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.