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The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017)

Published in T
Tuesday, 12 September 2017 11:27
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong themes, violence and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Keep calm and do prison yoga.

  • Starring

    Elodie Yung, Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman, Richard E. Grant, Salma Hayek, Michael Gor, Dijarn Campbell, Rod Hallett

  • Directed by

    Patrick Hughes

  • Running time

    118 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People get shot, kicked, elbowed, headlocked, smacked, pursued, tied up, pistol-whipped, thrown into an industrial rubbish bin, head-slammed, handcuffed, headbutted, ambushed, hit by objects, blasted/thrown through the air, arm-snapped, kneed, held at gunpoint, stabbed, near-drowned, throat-grabbed, flipped, glassed, thrown overboard, knocked into a canal, hit by a car, tortured, electrocuted, hooded, slashed, thrown through windscreen, shoulder-charged, hit by truck, axed, nail-gunned, lassoed with chain, near-choked, held up against wall, headlocked, pushed from a roof onto car. A man is forced to watch his wife and child being executed (shot), a preacher is shot in front of his child, a man's head is forced on to a hamburger grill, a dictator orders a village to be slaughtered (see bodies on ground in front of firing squak/bodies in pit). Explosions, burning debris/vehicles/objects. Reckless driving (vehicles/boat), vehicle rollovers, stealing cars, car chases, car drives through busy cafe, cars/motorcycles rammed, cars/bicycles fall into canal, car rear-ended, boats sideswiped/split in half, car set on fire, truck rams bollards/flips into crowd, helicopter crashes into building. Shootout/fight at a funeral, street/bar fights. Trashed office, house searched/trashed, objects smashed. A wall painting shows a man being stabbed in the neck. A man jumps/falls off a roof and hits scaffolding on the way to the ground. Genocide, executed for treason, ethnic cleansing, war zone, prison shank, dioxin poisoning, skin you like a cat, killed over 250 people, preacher shot then body left on display on church altar mentioned. Screaming, mass panic, yelling, arguing. Blood/gore: Dead bodies (one with head caught in elevator doors, one with blade protruding from chest, coffin in casket, etc). Bloody faces/leg/feet/hand/ear/clothing/gashes/bullet wounds/objects; blood spatter/spray, pooling blood, smeared blood, bleeding, bag of blood (IV drip). Burning man. A man removes a bullet from his very bloody leg. A crowd of injured people are treated after a truck is deliberately driven into them then explodes. Bubbled/scarred skin (chloracne), limping, nail protruding/removed from forehead. Bandages. Coffin knocked over (corpse inside). [Wife] chopped off ear and sewed it back on, severed carotid artery mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing, butt-grabbing. Cleavage, women in lingerie (prostitutes/sex workers), bondage gear in background, shirtless man. Child's toy up wife's bottom mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Drugs (swallowing pills). Cocaine, exploded bags of heroin mentioned. Alcohol (hip flask, beer, shots, champagne).

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, p*ss. Name-calling (animals, d*ck, monster, b*tch, useless, puta, pure evil, murderer, coffin-magnet, terrible, sociopaths, d*ckhead, assassin, eavesdropper, stupid, alcoholic, cucaracha, whore, wicked, pussy, child, etc). Religious references (nuns, Jesus sticker, etc) and exclamations (Jesus, thank God, Jesus Christ, Christ, God's wishes, go with God, the Bible says, goddamit, etc). Obscene hand and finger gestures.

  • THEMES

    Protection services, contract killing, Interpol, exes, rivals, grudges, revenge, rules, forgiveness, corruption, interrogation, torture, confession, dictators, mercenaries, witnesses, unlikely partners.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Airport, court, prison, hospital, church, funeral settings. Father in prison, kidnapped daughter mentioned. Helicopters, plane, firecrackers, thunder, lightning. Cows, sheep, blackbirds. Urination, bottle of urine, fart. Taxidermy head/antlers on wall, grilling hamburgers. Brief subtitles (Japanese, French, Russian, Dutch languages).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Delightful, ridiculous, screwball, wild, hilarious, profane, entertaining, diverting, brainless, fun, cartoonish. Terrific chemistry between likeable/charming leads, committed/game/snappy/fearless performances, immersive/frenetic visuals, some memorable moments (scene where Darius met Sonia/canal chase).

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Overlong, repetitive, generic, predictable, half-assed. Stale action, mediocre set pieces, not quite over-the-top enough, some uninspired dialogue, some lazy screenwriting, underwritten characters, weak female roles, cookie-cutter plot, fake-looking CGI, pedestrian direction, too many endings.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Published in D
Monday, 07 July 2014 04:33
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  • Rating

    M: Violence and infrequent coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Fuel for thought.

  • Starring

    Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Toby Kebbell, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Kirk Acevedo, Nick Thurston, Terry Notary

  • Directed by

    Matt Reeves

  • Running time

    130 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People/animals are shot, beaten, punched, kicked, hit, crushed, hunted, knocked over, thrown through the air, thrown to the ground, wrestled, thrown from a high ledge (fatal), head-slammed, near-choked, dragged, caged, chained. A man blows himself up (sacrifice). Burning village (arson). Objects smashed, broken glass, explosions, cave-in, building collapse, military vehicles. Roaring, screaming, arguing, screeching. Animal cruelty, animal testing, being tortured/cut mentioned. Blood/gore: Corpses (human/animal), burning apes. Many wounded/injured. Bloody faces, heads, hands, cuts, grazes, wounds. Blood splatter. Scars, cloudy eye. Animal skulls, skeletons. Killer flu mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing. Skimpy clothing.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (spirits). Smoking. Antibiotics administered (implied).

  • LANGUAGE

    F-word, s-words, a-words, sonofab*tch. Name-calling. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Family, trust, betrayal, sign language, education, birth, humanity, survival, war, suicide, mutiny, power, forgiveness, community, anger, bitterness, inter-species conflict.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased wife, deceased daughter mentioned. Deceased family (photographs). Apes, orangutans, gorillas, bonobos, deer/elk, bear, horses, dead fish, fishing. Waterfall, raspberry-blowing, spitting. Subtitles. Very high aerial cinematography.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Daring, dazzling, surprising, great, remarkable, awful, brilliant, painterly, memorable, personal, impressive, moving, demanding, heartbreaking, harrowing, powerful, humanistic, stunning, philosophical, frightening, suspenseful, awesome, intelligent, bleak, hopeful, confident, exciting, assured, muscular, vivid, violent, arresting, groundbreaking, challenging, rewarding, riveting. Remarkable production design, feels authentic, rich/beautiful/emotional/vigorous score, simmering tension, expressive/soulful/deeply felt performance from Andy Serkis, excellent screenplay, beautiful staging, fluid imagery, controlled tones, seamless special effects, intricate character work, endless invention, spectacular scale, poignant drama, morality rich themes.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    A fraction too long, some clunky exposition, Carver character is a little weak.

Robocop (2014)

Published in R
Saturday, 22 February 2014 20:27
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  • Rating

    M: Science fiction themes and violence.

  • The pitch

    The tin man has no heart.

  • Starring

    Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Abbie Cornish, Jackie Earle Haley, Michael K. Williams, Jennifer Ehle, Jay Baruchel, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Samuel L. Jackson

  • Directed by

    José Padilha

  • Running time

    117 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot (military weapons, handguns), thrown through the air, severely burned, near-choked, maimed, pushed, tasered. Shootouts, explosions, military ambush, gunfire, suicide bombers, car bomb, grenade. Broken glass, property damage, buildings destroyed. Military setting (Tehran). Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan mentioned. Rape, arson, murder, domestic violence, loss of American lives mentioned. Screaming, arguing, shouting. Blood/gore: Bloody clothing, bleeding, blood splatter, bloody face. Decapitated head (robot), corpses, dismemberment. Severed spine, 4th degree burns, paralysis mentioned. Damaged red eye (close-up), exposed brain, lungs, exposed body parts, diagrams of human exoskeleton.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing, undressing. Woman in bra, cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Drug deal, drug lab, bags of white powder seen. Alcohol (wine, spirits, beer). Totally stoned mentioned. Dopamine, antidepressants mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-word (bleeped), s-words, a-words, b*tch, crap. Name-calling. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Robotics, drones, cyborgs, technology, safety, law enforcement, war, Middle East, weapons dealing, rehabilitation, dirty cops, free will, protocol, family, jingoism, security, criminals, justice, trauma, disability, greed.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased child (shot). Military jets/aircraft, helicopters, officer down. Hospital setting. Patients with missing limbs (photos), patients in hospital beds, patients hooked up to tubes, brain surgery, medical examinations. Divorce mentioned. Spitting. Some Farsi (subtitles). Some shaky camerawork.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Timely, satirical, creative, compelling, exciting, pacy, thoughtful, grounded, kinder, gentler, updated, rearranged, slick, solid. Cool CGI, stylistically retro, character-based, brisk direction, competent execution, well cast, low-key finale, pitch-perfect tone, big ideas, smarter than expected. Fight scenes are effectively choreographed.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Shallow, misguided, creaky, deafening, boring, heavy-handed, witless, cheap-looking, muddle-brained, illogical, tedious, overwrought, plodding, lifeless, frenetic, dull, flat-footed, humourless. Underdeveloped subplots, some dull action sequences, melodramatic storyline, murky cinematography, poorly paced.

Paranoia

Published in P
Monday, 02 September 2013 02:47
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  • Rating

    M: Coarse language and violence.

  • The pitch

    Nothing to go crazy about.

  • Starring

    Liam Hemsworth, Gary Oldman, Amber Heard, Harrison Ford, Lucas Till, Embeth Davidtz, Julian McMahon, Josh Holloway, Richard Dreyfuss, Angela Sarafyan, William Peltz, Kevin Kilner, Christine Marzano, Charlie Hofheimer

  • Directed by

    Robert Luketic

  • Running time

    106 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are hit by a car, punched, grabbed, pursued, threatened, held at gunpoint. A man ransacks his apartment. Arguing, yelling. Target shooting (sniper rifle). Break-and-enter, credit card fraud, blackmail, computer hacking, property damage, objects get knocked over. Soldiers carrying rifles (television footage). Obstruction of justice, insider trading mentioned. Blood/gore: Photos of bloodied corpses, body bag on stretcher, vehicle wreckage (explosion implied). Bruising.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A couple have sex. A couple have a one-night stand. Kissing, caressing, undressing. Flirting, ogling, propositioning, provocative dancing. Sleeping together mentioned. Shirtless man, man in swimwear, woman in underwear. Man in shower (no genitals seen). Skimpy clothing, cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer, wine, champagne, shots, spirits). Smoking (cigarettes, cigars). Drug overdose mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-word, s-words, a-words, bastard. Name-calling, religious exclamations. Corporate, gender, genre stereotypes.

  • THEMES

    Social media, mobile technology, smartphones, trade secrets, blackmail, behavioural psychology, espionage, GPS tracking, privacy, manipulation, surveillance.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased mother, deceased son mentioned. Ill father (emphysema), job loss. Helicopters. Based on the novel by Joseph Finder.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Strong production values, great cast, tense soundtrack, has promise.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Clichéd, bland, formulaic, exasperating, unexciting, shallow, preposterous, contrived, clunky, silly, forgettable, slow, tedious, lacklustre. Lacks suspense, weak script, unlikely premise, ordinary performances, miscast lead, unappealing characters, desperate voice-over narration, phony dramatics, uninspired direction, dumbed down.

Lawless

Published in L
Monday, 03 June 2013 06:18
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong bloody violence.

  • The pitch

    Top-shelf distillation of Matt Bondurant's viscous novel.

  • Starring

    Tom Hardy, Shia LaBeouf, Guy Pearce, Jason Clarke, Jessica Chastain, Mia Wasikowska, Dane DeHaan, Gary Oldman, Noah Taylor, Tim Tolin, Lew Temple, Marcus Hester, Bill Camp

  • Directed by

    John Hillcoat

  • Running time

    116 minutes

  • Rated

    MA15+ (Australia), 18 (UK), R (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    An animal is shot (off-camera). Many people are shot at close and mid-ranges with handguns, machine guns, submachine guns and rifles. People are stabbed, punched, kicked, beaten, gang-raped (implied), hit with knuckle-dusters, butt-whipped, threatened, wrestled, thrown down stairs, dragged unconscious, pushed into an open grave, hit with objects, castrated, tarred & feathered, slapped, involved in shootouts. A man's throat is cut (in close-up), a man's neck is snapped. A man punches a law enforcement officer, forces gasoline hose into his mouth. Vehicles are shot at, crashed, sabotaged. Kids play and pose with machine guns. Smashed glass. Boot catches fire, building explodes. A battalion drowned at sea, Spanish Flu deaths mentioned. Yelling, screaming. Blood/gore: Bullet-ridden corpses. Lots of blood on faces, bodies, clothing, objects, spilled on ground. Spitting blood. Bruising, grazes, scratches, burst blood vessel in eye, bandage, stitches. A corpse in a coffin is fed beer and a cigarette at a funeral. Severed testicles.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A woman climbs atop a man beneath the sheets. A woman is gang-raped (implied). A man drunkenly fondles a woman. Burlesque dancing mentioned. Kissing. Nudity: Two fully nude women (some nudity obscured). Lingerie. Topless woman.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (moonshine, spirits, beer), drunken behaviour. Smoking (cigars, cigarettes), chewing tobacco.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, sonofab*tch, slang for genitalia. Name-calling, insults. Cultural, ethnic, racial and gender stereotypes. Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Family history, bootlegging, prohibition, moonshine, corruption, gangsters, mobsters, 1920s Virgina, racial segregation, outlaws, brothers, justice, revenge, murder, invincibility.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Church, hospital, burial and funeral settings, rickets. Horses, chickens, birds, fawn. Spitting, feet-washing, campfire, taxidermy (fowl), dust storm, welding sparks. Cooking steak.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Explosive action and gun sequences. Impressive performances, taut script, potent atmosphere, steady pace, handsome visuals.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Exceptional talents are underused. Slightly overlong. Generic, unimaginative.