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Exodus: Gods and Kings

Published in E
Monday, 08 December 2014 21:33
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Mature themes and violence.

  • The pitch

    Holy Moses.

  • Starring

    Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, Aaron Paul, Sigourney Weaver, María Valverde, Indira Varma, Ben Kingsley, Golshifteh Farahani, John Turturro, Ben Mendelsohn, Emun Elliott, Tara Fitzgerald

  • Directed by

    Ridley Scott

  • Running time

    150 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are whipped, shot (arrows), dragged, trampled, thrown through the air, stabbed, punched, tripped, impaled, slashed, flogged, hit with objects, threatened, killed, face-grabbed, buried alive, cut, hit, kicked, dragged from their homes, hanged, attacked by animals, swept away, drowned, set alight, burned. Animals shot, slaughtered, eaten, attacked. Objects set alight, burning objects, explosion. Rioting, theft. People/animals.objects fall from high cliff. Killing first-born children, drowning babies, starvation mentioned. Blood/gore: Dead people (men/women/children/babies) and animals, swinging corpses, carcasses, mummified baby/adult, coffins. Cut throat, torn/eaten limbs. Blood in water, spitting blood, bleeding, bloody arm/leg, animal blood, bloody objects, licking blood, bloody cuts, hair matted with blood. Animal entrails removed, animals butchered, human excrement eaten. Scars, sunburn, windburn, sores, pustules.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Sex implied (off-screen). Kissing, flirting, undressing. Revealing clothing, cleavage, shirtless men, married couple in bed (nudity implied).

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Possible alcoholic drinks.

  • LANGUAGE

    Discrimination (anti-Hebrew, sexism). Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Egyptian mythology, Christianity, slavery, slave labour, emancipation, poverty, dehydration, storms, locusts, plague, slaughter, death, grief, genocide, trade, ceremony, ritual, corruption, exile, religion, faith, miracles, sibling rivalry.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Parents' reactions when they find their dead babies. Wedding, funeral, prison settings. Horses, crocodiles, flies, oxen, locusts, sharks, vultures, birds, leeches, snake. Waterspouts, tornadoes, fish, frogs, maggots. Animal-skin rugs. Roasting animals over fire. 

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Imposing, momentous, mighty, lavish, intelligent, respectful, grounded, absorbing, revisionist, transporting, grand, bold. Searching/non-doctrinaire approach, exquisite costumes, strong performances, crisp/present-tense retelling, exciting/savage/uncompromising action sequences, sensational/brilliant/sensational/suspenseful ending, ornate screenplay, profound/affecting closing tribute from Scott.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Long, camp, grim, stodgy, dragging, inert, flat, uninspired, dull, bland, matter-of-fact. Improbably Anglo-Saxon cast, horrendous/bombastic/histrionic score, some wasted talent, acting varies between good and ordinary, overly serious, plays it safe, limp ending, stone-faced dialogue.

Filth

Published in F
Wednesday, 06 November 2013 04:17
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    R18+: High impact sex scenes.

  • The pitch

    Total pish and bollocks.

  • Starring

    James McAvoy, Imogen Poots, Jamie Bell, Emun Elliott, Joanne Froggatt, Iain De Caestecker, Jim Broadbent, Shirley Henderson, Eddie Marsan, Martin Compston, Shauna Macdonald, Kate Dickie, Gary Lewis, Brian McCardie, Mitchell Mullen

  • Directed by

    Jon S Baird

  • Running time

    97 minutes

  • Rated

    R18+ (Australia), 18 (UK), NR (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are bashed, murdered, headbutted, kicked, beaten, slapped, grabbed, shoved, punched, tied up, bullied, tormented, near-choked, drugged, threatened, blackmailed, thrown against walls, wrestled, bitten, thrown through a window. Attempted suicide (wrist-slashing), suicide (hanging). Police raid on home, police brutality, intimidation, corruption. Nazi references. Graffiti, intentional and accidental property damage. Screaming, yelling, arguing, raised voices. Television footage of animal attack. Accidental death/smothering of a child discussed. Blood/gore: Bloody head, bloody knuckles, pooling blood, blood-stained bandages, bloody cuts, bruising, scars. Collapsed man.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Frequent scenes of intercourse, masturbation, prostitution, threesomes, phone sex, oral sex, erotic asphyxiation, infidelity. Fully nude males (rear-views), exposed breasts, penis, pictures of male genitals, semi-naked men and women, women in lingerie. A man watches pornography while masturbating. Kissing (male-female, female-female, male-male), flirting, nipple-pinching, cross-dressing. Brothel, strip club settings. Slang for sexual acts, genitalia. References to underage sex, sodomy, oral sex, intercourse.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    People snort cocaine, consume lithium carbonate. Drink spiking, drug dealing. Asthma medication inhaled. Alcohol (beer, spirits), intoxication. Bar setting. Smoking.

  • LANGUAGE

    Frequent c-words, f-words. S-words, a-words, bastard, w*nker. Slang terms for genitalia, bodily fluids. Derogatory terms for women, disabled people, homosexuals, police. Name-calling, belittling language, racism, homophobia, misogyny. Cultural, regional, gender, police, mental health, homeless, freemason, homosexual stereotypes. Religious exclamations. Fat jokes. Obscene finger gestures.

  • THEMES

    Personal demons, police work, office politics, promotion, manipulation, Scotland, paranoia, corruption, infidelity, Christmas, death, grief, hallucination, pornography, addiction, prank telephone calls, depression, office Christmas parties, Freemasonry, breakdown, promiscuity, amorality.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased husband/father, estranged wife/child. Deceased brother, estranged wife mentioned. Medical procedures: CPR, ambulance, stretcher, semen samples. Urination, farting, spitting, vomiting, drool. Plane, fireworks. Ghostly apparition of deceased child, people in hallucinatory animal masks (pig, sheep, bird, elephant) seen. Tiger rug and African animal motifs. Closing credits animation of pig, blackbird, wolf, chicken. Based on the cult novel by Irvine Welsh.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Dark, depraved, funny, energetic, savage, sleazy, entertaining, punky, unguarded, ballsy, bonkers. Cool soundtrack, ugly performance from McAvoy, zesty tech credits, clever in-jokes, tonal shifts in second half are well-earned, good cameos, fairly faithful adaptation of the novel.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Relentless, disjointed, cartoonish, caricatured, messy. Bizarre choice of animation during closing credits. Dated themes and premise. Tone is muted compared to the novel. Tapeworm plot device does not translate well to the big screen. Pace and energy lag.