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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.

Woman in Gold

Published in W
Sunday, 17 May 2015 10:33
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  • Rating

    M: Infrequent coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Does the story justice.

  • Starring

    Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds, Daniel Brühl, Katie Holmes, Tatiana Maslany, Max Irons, Charles Dance, Antje Traue, Elizabeth McGovern, Frances Fisher, Moritz Bleibtreu

  • Directed by

    Simon Curtis

  • Running time

    109 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are manhandled, pursued, belittled, intimidated, kicked, tackled, shot at. Anti-Semitism, Nazism, swastikas, armed soldiers. Homes are ransacked. Persecution, murder, destroyed family, killed friends, Hitler, death camps, Holocaust, looting, great grandparents murdered, Treblinka mentioned. Arguing, shouting. Blood/gore: Bloody cut above eye. Meningitis mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Cleavage. People in clingy nightwear, exercise clothing.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Pharmaceutical drugs on shelves/bedside table, cough drops. Alcohol (spirits, champagne, beer). Smoking.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-word, s-word. Name-calling (including 'pigs'). Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    The Woman in Gold/Portrait Of Adele Bloch-Bauer I by Gustav Klimt, Maria Altmann, Randol Schoenberg, art restitution, high-profile lawsuits, anti-Semitism, justice, society, people smuggling, escape, family, pregnancy, labour, custody, national treasures, Belvedere Palace, World War II, Nazis.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead sister, dead uncle, dead aunty/wife, dead husband, dead father mentioned. Cemetery, funeral, wedding, courtroom, airport settings. Spitting. Pigeons, plane. Fur worn. Some German language (subtitles). Some high aerial cinematography.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Fascinating, important, enjoyable, engaging, classy, intelligent, enthralling, heart-tugging, emotional, well-meaning, feel-good, moving, stirring, absorbing. Brilliant/towering performance by Helen Mirren, beautifully photographed, impressively staged, gently humorous, some sharp dialogue, nice cameos, potent material, extraordinary story.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Conventional, familiar, schmaltzy, workman-like, clunky, superficial, banal, simplistic, ordinary, pedestrian. Shamelessly sentimental, Ryan Reynolds in miscast/uneven, biopic oversights, ungainly structured flashbacks, schematic writing, insipid style, on-the-nose dialogue.

Kick-Ass

Published in K
Friday, 16 August 2013 03:25
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong violence, coarse language and sexual references.

  • The pitch

    Sticks it right up there.

  • Starring

    Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chloë Grace Moretz, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Evan Peters, Garrett M Brown, Nicolas Cage, Elizabeth McGovern, Lyndsy Fonseca, Sophie Wu, Jason Flemyng, Mark Strong, Michael Rispoli

  • Directed by

    Matthew Vaughn

  • Running time

    117 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People get shot, tortured, stabbed, slashed, punched, kicked, beaten (incl a child), kneed, tasered, hit with objects, hit by a car, microwaved, crushed, knee-capped, chained, bound, hooded, burned alive, mugged, bullied, threatened, head-butted, bitten. Burning building, explosions, arson. Weapons arsenal, switchblade, bazooka, grenade, ninja star, knuckle-duster. Break-and-enter, graffiti, gun paintings. Reference to molestation. Screaming. Execution mentioned. Blood/gore: Blood splatter, bloody stab wound, blood on ground, blood on head, bleeding. Body falls onto car, man on stretcher, IV drip, injection (fluid enters skin), X-ray. Corpses. Very high body count. Burn scars.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A couple have clothed sex in public. Masturbation, boob-caressing. Kissing, ogling, flirting. References to sexuality, sex acts, pornography. Innuendo. Picture of topless women. Young man/young girl in undies (no genitals seen). Cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (wine, beer, spirits). Smoking. Drug overdose (seen in flashback), drug money. Selling/stealing coke, junkie, being high, cocaine, weed, methadone mentioned. Bong-smoking, powder-sorting, joint-smoking, powder-snorting.

  • LANGUAGE

    C-word, frequent f-words, s-words, a-words, name-calling, b*tches. Slang for genitalia and bodily functions. Gender, college, genre, nationality, cultural, class, sexual stereotypes and jokes. Religious references and stereotypes.

  • THEMES

    Superheroes, comic books, awesomeness, crime-fighting, vigilantes, justice, father-daughter relationships, self-esteem, family business, rumours, social media, merchandising, revenge, teen angst.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased mothers (seen in flashback), fathers, orphan. Cemetery setting. Eating disorder, ghosts mentioned. Cat, toilet. Skyscraper-high aerial cinematography toward street-view. Strobe lighting flashes. Based on comic-book series.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Fun, energetic, edgy, absurdist, shameless, audacious, irresistible, intelligent, knowing, grounded, boisterous, original, supercharged, ultra-violent. Smashing performance from ultra-cool Chloë Grace Moretz. Terrific action moves, cracking soundtrack, brilliant genre homages.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    High level of violence and profanity. Questionable characterisation, especially of 11-year-old girl as vigilante/victim.

Cheerful Weather for the Wedding

Published in C
Friday, 19 April 2013 03:28
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  • Rating

    PG: Mild themes.

  • The pitch

    Marriage isn't always sunny.

  • Starring

    Felicity Jones, Ellie Kendrick, Luke Treadaway, Olly Alexander, Elizabeth McGovern, Zoë Tapper, Mackenzie Crook, Kenneth Collard, John Standing, James Norton

  • Directed by

    Donald Rice

  • Running time

    93 minutes

  • Rated

    PG (Australia), PG (UK), PG (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Raised voices. Blood/gore: A dead bird is decapitated with a meat cleaver. Feathers are plucked from a dead fowl. Flies swarm around a decaying fox.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Flirting. Kissing.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (spirits, wine, ale, cider). Smoking.

  • LANGUAGE

    Name-calling, religious references, religious exclamations, prayer.

  • THEMES

    Marriage, weddings, brides, bridal party, engagement, commitment, relationships, cold feet, family, English gentlemen, wedding jitters, uncertainty, regret, stifled emotions, promiscuity, pre-marital sex, aristocracy, secrets.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Thunder, firecrackers. Tortoise. Vomit (heard), catsick, broken toe, bruising (mentioned). Fur worn. Toilet. Latin (no subtitles). Skeletons, snakes, wasps (mentioned). Abortion (implied).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Complex, melancholic, pleasing. Witty and sarcastic screenplay. Good performances.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Uneventful, blunt.