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Our Kind of Traitor

Published in O
Thursday, 30 June 2016 05:11
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    15 (UK): Very strong language, strong sex, violence, drug use, sexual violence.

  • The pitch

    A game of hide and seek.

  • Starring

    Ewan McGregor, Stellan Skarsgård, Naomie Harris, Damian Lewis, Khalid Abdalla, Marek Oravec, Pawel Szajda, Velibor Topic, Grigoriy Dobrygin, Dolya Gavanski, Mariya Fomina

  • Directed by

    Susanna White

  • Running time

    107 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are raped, shot, punched, pushed, slammed against walls/objects, smacked, headbutted, stabbed, near-choked, kicked, beaten, hit with objects, scalded with hot tea, slapped, thumped. A dog is stabbed to death (yelp heard/corpse seen). Helicopter crash, explosion. Arguing, screaming. Stories heard of father hitting son for child playing with gun, a hero being executed, a woman being slapped during sex, a man shot during a violent sexual encounter with the gunman's mother. A man fears his family will be killed. Money laundering, traitor, corruption, son in jail, hunting, female trafficking, shoot myself mentioned. Blood/gore: Corpses (human/animal). Bloody faces, heads, cheek, hands, noses, objects, cut; blood spatter, wiping blood. Head with open bullet wound. Bruising, bandage, arm in sling.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A woman screams/cries as a man takes her from behind. Couples have sex in bedrooms/in public against a wall. Kissing (m-f; f-f), hugging. Full male nudity (front and rear views), full female nudity (rear view), exposed breast, shirtless men, cleavage. Skimpy dancewear, clothing. A man is reminded of his infidelity (sleeping with a student). A teen girl claims she is pregnant.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Drugs (snorting cocaine, smoking a joint). Alcohol (champagne, wine, spirits, shots). Smoking. A room full of people appear to be intoxicated/stoned. Selling drugs, heroin mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    C-word, f-words, s-words, a-words, bastard, w*nking, bloody. Name-calling. A child says the f-word; children are called a**holes. Slang for genitals.

  • THEMES

    Informants, corruption, conspiracy, British intelligence, chance encounters, Russian mafia, tennis, family, relationships, suspicion, trust, surveillance, honour, betrayal.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Family killed. Dead father/husband. Dead parents mentioned. Dogs, camel, birds, goats, deer, horses. Fireworks, helicopter, light aircraft. Some foreign languages (some subtitles). Based on the novel by John le Carré.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Smart, globetrotting, brisk, energetic, lingering, sleek, upscale, contemporary, well-intentioned, solid. Wild/funny/boisterous/colourful/alive/dynamic/flamboyant performance by Stellan Skarsgård, exotic locations, some rich characterisation, gorgeous/stylish/handsome/lush/inventive visuals, alluring set design, exemplary technical credits, visually engrossing, stunning cameo by Carlos Acosta, fun cameo by John le Carré.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Implausible, schematic, generic, unlucky-feeling. Straighforward plot, questionable casting, lacks the energy/pace of other le Carré thrillers.

Black Sea

Published in B
Wednesday, 08 April 2015 09:38
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Coarse language, themes and violence.

  • The pitch

    Dark waters.

  • Starring

    Jude Law, Ben Mendelsohn, Scoot McNairy, Tobias Menzies, David Threlfall, Grigoriy Dobrygin, Michael Smiley, Karl Davies, Konstantin Khabenskiy, Daniel Ryan

  • Directed by

    Kevin Macdonald

  • Running time

    114 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are stabbed, scalded, thrown to the ground, grabbed, knocked unconscious, drowned, bludgeoned, held at gunpoint. Objects smashed, burned. Fire, explosions, cracked glass, leaking vessel. Images of Hitler, Stalin, swastikas, nuclear submarines, missiles, explosions. Suicide, cannibalism, killing, eating your liver mentioned. Yelling, arguing, screaming. Submarine collision. Blood/gore: Dead bodies, skeletons. Bloody heads/faces/wounds/clothing, blood spatter. Charred flesh. Object protruding from flesh.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Shirtless men. Family in swimwear. Tattoo of nude female figure. Thinking about sex, virginity mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Prescription pills consumed. Alcohol (beer, spirits, hip flask). Smoking. Pub setting. Anti-depressants, gambling problem, drug overdose (pills) mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, bastard. Name-calling. Slang for genitals and bodily fluids. Derogatory term for women. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Marine salvage, teamwork, rivalry, submariners, sonar, greed, murder, redundancy, job loss, suicide, money, superstition, pregnancy, betrayal, piracy, diving, lying, vengeance, grudges, class warfare.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Job loss, CPR, mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, estranged wife/son, dead colleagues/friends. Cancer, claustrophobia, emphysema mentioned. Pub, underwater settings. Dog, seagulls. Spitting, vomiting. Some Russian language (subtitles, translation).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Engrossing, claustrophobic, effective, satisfying, tense, enjoyable, enthralling, low-key, watchable. Intermittently gripping, superbly shot, strong sense of dread/danger, flawed/relatable characters, excellent supporting cast, assured performances, chest-tightening tension, striking contemporary resonance, old-fashioned storytelling, outstanding production design, action sequence near the end is ambitious/magnificent.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Illogical, almost-terrific. Clichéd/predictable subplots, heavy use of stereotypes, Jude Law's Scottish accent is distracting/unconvincing, uninspired direction, some ideas/conclusions/scenes make no sense.