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A Most Violent Year

Published in A
Wednesday, 25 February 2015 12:43
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong violence and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Standard film oil.

  • Starring

    Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain, David Oyelowo, Alessandro Nivola, Albert Brooks, Elyes Gabel, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Peter Gerety

  • Directed by

    J.C. Chandor

  • Running time

    125 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot (suicide), shot at, punched, hit with objects, carjacked, punched, pursued, slapped, tackled. An animal is hit by a car/shot. Smashed glass/windscreen, car accident, vehicle rollover. A child plays with a loaded gun. An object is pressed into a man's eye socket. Yelling, arguing. Shot police, murders, rapes, corruption, schoolyard shooting, killing wife, stabbing deaths, misconduct, fraud, tax evasion mentioned. Blood/gore: Corpses (animal, human). Dead/dying animal. Bloody cuts/feet/face/grazes. Blood splatter/spatter, pooling blood, blood on objects. Bandage, crutches. Bruising. Hospital setting. Broken jaw mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Couple in bed together. Kissing. Cleavage, nightwear, shirtless man.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (wine, spirits). Smoking.

  • LANGUAGE

    C-words, f-words, s-words, a-words. Derogatory term for women. Slang for female genitalia. Religoius references and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Business, investment, real estate, New York City, family, victims of crime, suicide, vulnerability, police investigation, money, contracts, compromise, corruption.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Jailed father mentioned. Hospital setting. Job termination. Dog. Spitting. Brief Spanish language (subtitles).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Impressive, slow-burning, rewarding, thrilling, surprising, peculiar, powerful, experience-oriented, stylised, tough-minded, bracing, brunt, compelling, tense, engrossing, timeless, tough, gritty, atmospheric, solid, grown-up, seductive, rigorous, resourceful, smart, neck-prickling, nuanced, sombre. Stunning performances, detailed character work, great screenplay, impeccable pace, dramatically/artistically appealing backdrop, impressive/considered/emotional cinematography, terrific chase sequences, perfect costuming, subtle period craftmanship, fantastic score.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Solemn, talky, deliberate, abstract, hollow. Melodramatic/too-neat conclusion.

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.

World War Z

Published in W
Thursday, 13 June 2013 23:08
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Horror themes, violence and infrequent coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Infectious.

  • Starring

    Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, Daniella Kertesz, Fana Mokoena, James Badge Dale, David Morse, Peter Capaldi, Ludi Boeken, Elyes Gabel, Pierfrancesco Favino, Ruth Negga, Moritz Bleibtreu, Sterling Jerins, Abigail Hargrove

  • Directed by

    Marc Forster

  • Running time

    116 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People/zombies get shot (handguns, rifles, machine guns), shot at, maimed, threatened at gunpoint, blown up, bitten, beaten, punched, tackled, thrown through the air, hit by vehicles, crushed, pursued, tied up, sucked out of aircraft, fall from high distances. A woman is held down by two men (possible sexual harm implied), a man teeters on a high roof ledge (suicide intended), a man shoots himself in the head. Heads smash into windscreens, windows. A motorcyclist is hit by a truck, vehicle collisions, reckless driving, mass panic. Widespread devastation, soldiers, tanks, grenades, military checkpoint, flame-throwers, huge explosions, famous cities in crisis; burning buildings, vehicles, aircraft. Helicopter and plane crashes. Video footage of man being beaten, animals hunting, animals eating carcasses. Objects get smashed, supermarket looted; broken glass. Dead POTUS, serial killing, marshall law, war crimes, mentioned. A girl handles a hunting rifle, zombies lunge at camera. Blood/gore: High body count. Corpses, human remains, ashes, skeletons. Blood on faces and clothing, blood splatter, blood smears, pooling blood, bloodied objects, blood bags, bandages, bruising. Convulsing bodies. Bite wounds, rotting flesh. Man with missing teeth. Piles of bodies (dead and alive). Injections, hypodermic needles seen.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A woman is pinned to the ground by two men (intention to inflict sexual harm implied). Kissing.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Albuterol mentioned. A man injects himself with a live virus, a vaccine. Alcohol (beer).

  • LANGUAGE

    S-words, a-words, derogatory name for women, bastard. Fat kid joke. Religous references and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Zombie apocalypse, biological warfare, global crisis, UN, infection, evacuation, vaccination, survival, family, stay-at-home dads.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead son and wife mentioned. Asthma attack. Flocks of birds, ants, wolf, bees, alligators, whales, fish, beached dolphins, buzzing insects, dogs. Planes, helicopters. Diseases (eg rabies, typhoid, meningitis), contaminated water, foaming at the mouth, teeth extraction mentioned. Sky-high aerial cinematography. Some Spanish language (subtitles and translation). Based on best-selling novel by Max Brooks.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Tense, thrilling, intelligent, well-paced, efficient, exciting, globe-spanning, slick, spectacular, emotive, blockbuster. Workable screenplay, striking imagery, solid performances.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Vastly different from book. Gaping plot holes and questionable plot devices. Anti-climactic ending. Lacks gore, heart. Subtext themes are not explored.