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Collateral Beauty (2016)

Published in C
Friday, 23 December 2016 06:24
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  • Rating

    M: Coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Love. Time. Death.

  • Starring

    Will Smith, Edward Norton, Kate Winslet, Michael Peña, Helen Mirren, Naomie Harris, Keira Knightley, Jacob Latimore, Kylie Rogers

  • Directed by

    David Frankel

  • Running time

    97 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    A man falls off his skateboard; skateboard thrown. Yelling, arguing. A young girl tells her father she hates him. Blood/gore: Childhood illnesses/death discussed. Stroke, glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), remission, [child] taken off life support mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Flirting, cleavage. A woman browses websites about fertility, conception, sperm donation, etc. Affair with work colleague mentioned. A man says "I've had sex without sexualising it".

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (wine). Vials of pills seen on table. Psycho-stimulant drug, buy designer drugs mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-word, s-words, friggin'. Name-calling (pathetic, stalker, powerless, wood, dead tissue, paper tiger, sick, pushy, weepy, shriveled-up raisin, crazy, thug, mean, arrogant, etc). Religious references (oh my God, hell, oh God, Heaven, etc).

  • THEMES

    Love, time, death, grief, depression, mental illness, friends, dominoes, loss of a child, recovery, advertising, actors, Christmas, hallucinations, improv, betrayal, private investigators.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Parents talk about the deaths of their children. Divorce, job loss mentioned. Dogs. Toilet, vomiting.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Shiny. Impressive/stellar/deluxe cast.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Shameless, unethical, nonsensical, silly, manipulative, goopy, ludicrous, trite, unchallenging, unmoving, predictable, whimsical, awards-baiting, treacly, cloying, mawkish, schmaltzy, unconvincing, calculated, transparent, heavy-handed, hammy, dishonest, fatuous, hokey, lame, misguided. Clumsy/overdetermined script, madly overqualified cast, one-note performance from Will Smith, programmed pathos, engineered suffering, faux-profound/blunt/expository dialogue, piled-on symbolism, relentless score, slovenly editing, painfully corny.

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.

Red 2

Published in R
Thursday, 08 August 2013 02:54
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  • Rating

    M: Violence and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Russian REDolution.

  • Starring

    Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Mary-Louise Parker, Helen Mirren, Neal McDonough, Anthony Hopkins, Byung-hun Lee, Catherine Zeta-Jones, David Thewlis, Brian Cox, Philip Arditti

  • Directed by

    Dean Parisot

  • Running time

    116 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Many people shot (handguns, machine guns, rifles, snipers, submachine guns). People are punched, kicked, stabbed (paper, syringe), tasered, headbutted, hit with objects, stomped, slapped, near-choked, threatened, bound, gagged, dragged, restrained, taken hostage. Guns pointed, grenade, dynamite, military, military vehicles, firing squad. Objects shot, debris, property damage, broken glass. Domestic violence, theft, reckless driving, vehicle collisions, vehicle rollovers. Vehicle explosions, building explosions, nuclear explosion, aircraft explosion, helicopter crash, fireballs. Mass killing, murders, domestic terrorism, torture, Cold War, nuclear weapons, neutron bombs, nerve gas, particle beam weapons, car bomb, WMDs mentioned. Yelling, arguing. Blood/gore: Corpses (fresh, in coffin, burning). Pin inserted into skin, object removed from skin. Skinning people alive mentioned. Acid is poured on a corpse. Blood on head, bloody scratches, bloody grazes. Injections (needles seen in skin).

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing. Flirting, caressing. Sexual banter, innuendo.Shirtless men. Skimpy dancewear, cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (wine, champagne, spirits, shots). People are sedated, drugged. Drug-induced behaviour. LSD dosing, lethal poisoning mentioned. Suicide pills, nerve gas.

  • LANGUAGE

    S-words, a-word, bastard. Derogatory terms for women, slang for genitalia and bodily functions, name-calling. Religious references and exclamations. Cultural, gender, mental illness stereotyping.

  • THEMES

    Relationships, espionage, retirement, security, contract killing, leaked documents, counter-intelligence, operatives, MI6, London, Paris, genius, assassination, disarmament.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Funeral, asylum, underground tunnel settings. Spiders, planes, helicopters, helicopter crash, plane crash, toilets, sewage. Rats, ants, frog mentioned. Brief Russian and Arabic languages (subtitled).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Funny, action-packed, light, entertaining, passable. Snappy dialogue, zippy pace, stellar cast. Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren are terrific.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Dull, bland, far-fetched. Meandering storyline, flimsy premise, fizzles out, terrible female characterisation, jarring editing, forced comedy.

Red

Published in R
Sunday, 04 August 2013 02:18
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  • Rating

    M: Action violence and infrequent coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Better off red.

  • Starring

    Bruce Willis, Mary-Louise Parker, Morgan Freeman, Karl Urban, John Malkovich, Ernest Borgnine, Helen Mirren, Brian Cox, Julian McMahon, Richard Dreyfuss

  • Directed by

    Robert Schwentke

  • Running time

    111 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot, shot at, exploded, tasered, hanged, stabbed (syringe), punched, kicked, slapped, shoved, headlocked, knocked over, trapped, kidnapped, threatened, held at gunpoint/knife-point, bound, gagged. Home invasions, reckless driving, vehicle collisions, planting evidence. Property damage, explosions, fireballs. Objects are smashed, broken, shot, burned. Weapons arsenal, suicide bomber, grenades, cannisters. Screaming. Murdered reporter, annhilated village, terrorists, Vietnam War, Afghanistan, mind-control, life imprisonment, arms dealing mentioned. Blood/gore: Bloody bullet wounds, bloody gashes/scratches, blood on clothing, blood on objects, bloody hands. Removing shrapnel, cleaning wounds. Severed fingers. Close-up of eyeball (contact lens is inserted), bloodshot eye.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing, flirting, ogling. Male chest. Skimpy clothing (poster), cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer, champagne, spirits, shots). A man takes unknown pills. Vials of prescription pills. Being high, drug lords, LSD, daily drugging (psychology experiment) mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-word, s-words, a-words, slang for genitalia and bodily functions. Name-calling. Religious references and exclamations. Cultural, gender, regional, career, age stereotypes and jokes. Obscene finger gesture.

  • THEMES

    Assassination, retirement, adventure, travel, romance novels, negotiation, CIA black operatives, Secret Service, Vice President, betrayal, censorship, grudges, eccentricity, paranoia, infiltration, surveillance, security.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Liver cancer, heart attack, adoption mentioned. Alligators eat a bird (animation), pig (toy). Plane, helicopter. Packets of dried seafood, furs worn, fur blankets, taxidermy. Sky-high aerials. Brief Chinese language (no subtitles). Adapted from comic novel by Warren Ellis.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Humorous, fun, inherently silly, enjoyable, energetic. Great cast, Mirren is superb, earnest action sequences.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Unimaginative, forgettable, clichéd. Weak plot, glib set pieces, uneven tone, loses direction, comedy too broad in places.

Monsters University

Published in M
Sunday, 16 June 2013 04:29
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    G: General.

  • The pitch

    Enrol today!

  • Starring

    (voices of): Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, Helen Mirren, Peter Sohn, Joel Murray, Sean Hayes, Dave Foley, Charlie Day, Alfred Molina, Tyler Labine, Aubrey Plaza, Noah Johnson

  • Directed by

    Dan Scanlon

  • Running time

    110 minutes

  • Rated

    G (Australia), U (UK), G (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Monsters are knocked over, bitten, hit with paddles, thrown through the air, pursued. Explosion, debris. Objects are smashed, knocked over. A mascot is stolen. A team of monsters are taunted at a party. Monsters break into a factory. Reckless driving. Screaming. Dying, going to jail mentioned. Blood/gore: Swelling.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    None.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Wagering mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    Name-calling. Stereotypes.

  • THEMES

    Friendship, teamwork, university life, fraternities, study, determination, ambition, rivalry, cheating, camouflage, scaring, WH&S, frat parties, nepotism, acceptance, rejection, initiation pledges, family, underdogs.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Engagement, bed-wetting mentioned, power blackout. Birds, flies, butterfly, dragon/centipede creature, pig/dog, stinging urchin, ladybug, full moon. Monsters with large teeth, fangs, horns, forked tongues, extra heads, tentacles, glowing red eyes, fur, hair, extra limbs, extra eyes, fins, scales and/or spikes that roar, growl, scratch, hiss, drool. Phobias mentioned (eg spiders, snakes, thunder, lightning, lions, Santa Claus, chopsticks). Magic tricks (cards). Preceding short film, Blue Umbrella, contains thunder, object hit by truck, romance.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Fun, watchable, colourful, amusing. Gorgeous animation. Cameos from Monsters Inc.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Tame, overlong, lags in the middle, lacks heart. Pedestrian story and comedy, formulaic.