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Fist Fight (2017)

Published in F
Wednesday, 22 February 2017 09:29
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Strickland is history.

  • Starring

    Charlie Day, Ice Cube, Tracy Morgan, Jillian Bell, Dean Norris, Christina Hendricks, Kumail Nanjiani, Dennis Haysbert, JoAnna Garcia Swisher, Alexa Nisenson

  • Directed by

    Richie Keen

  • Running time

    91 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    A flashback/speculation sequence shows people being shot, bludgeoned, beaten, begging for their lives, etc. People are kicked, punched, pushed, wrestled, dragged behind a horse, hit with objects, threatened, blackmailed, framed, pranked, sprayed with paint, slapped, shirt-grabbed, arrested, headbutted, strangled, stapled, stomped on, elbowed, flipped, slammed against objects, tackled, head-slammed, throat-grabbed, bitten, ear-grabbed, neck-grabbed, sprayed with fire extinguishing agent, slammed against a car windscreen. A woman makes several throat/face-slitting gestures. Teens watch a documentary about the Civil War where commentary mentions "lost a leg and an arm", "amputate his son's leg". Objects thrown, kicked, smashed, hacked up with an axe, knocked over, superglued together. A car runs over a scooter. Yelling, arguing. Terrorist attacks, he's going to kill me/kill him, cut him, gut you like a fish, I will rip your head off mentioned. Blood/gore: Bloody face, nose, cuts. Bruising. CPR, bloodbath mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A TV monitor shows a half-naked female couple kissing. A teen boy is seen masturbating in a toilet cubicle while watching (implied) pornography in several scenes/says he ejaculates. A woman calls a meeting by saying she has been raped/is pregnant. Teachers often mention having sex with students/students' parents. A teacher is accused of watching a student masturbate. A teacher flirts with students. Several drawn images of genitals/breasts. Cleavage. Teenis mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    A man smokes a joint. Drug deal. Drugs are planted in a colleague's bag. A stolen horse is said to be high on meth. A teacher says she regulary uses drugs/meth. Smoking (cigarette, joint). Molly, weed mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, b*tch, crap, p*ssed. A young girl sings a song with obscene lyrics. Slang for genitals. Name-calling (gross, pussy, sonofab*tch, light roast, snitches, Seabiscuit, pervert, shifty, coward, lunatic, nuts, stupid, monsters, animals, worm's meal, hothead, scary, bully, maniac, crazy, lame, loser, etc. Obscene finger gestures. Religious exclamations (hell no, Jesus Christ, oh my God, thank God, holy crap, goddamn, what the hell, etc). Jokes about underage sex/statutory rape, race, homophobia, menstruation.

  • THEMES

    Fighting, pranks, last day of school, teachers v students, job loss, counselling, masturbation, drugs, blackmail, public school system, fear, cowardice, courage, standing up for yourself, inappropriate behaviour, school talent shows.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Several people lose their jobs. Birth scene. Prison, hospital settings. Horse, pigeons, dog, helicopter. Urination (animated).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Watchable. Capable/game/charismatic cast, some funny/unexpected moments, unhinged performance by Charlie Day, improves toward the end, had the potential for a better comedy.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Stupid, mindless, crude, predictable, overdone, unremarkable, repetitive, absurd, silly, overboard, puerile, obnoxious, idiotic, sour, feeble, indifferent, formulaic, recycled, uninspired, risible, disheartening, Trumpian, wrong. One-note/cartoonish characters, baffling/unbelievable plot complications, retrograde gags, flaccid/lead-footed direction.

Ride Along 2

Published in R
Friday, 19 February 2016 10:44
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  • Rating

    M: Violence.

  • The pitch

    Audiences are taken for another Ride.

  • Starring

    Ice Cube, Kevin Hart, Olivia Munn, Ken Jeong, Benjamin Bratt, Bruce McGill, Tika Sumpter

  • Directed by

    Tim Story

  • Running time

    102 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are held at gunpoint, shot, threatened, punched, dangled from a moving car, pursued, grabbed, poked, hit by/with objects, thrown through the air, slapped, pinched, hit by a car, shirt-grabbed, pushed, kicked, attacked by an animal, handcuffed, pistol-whipped, dragged behind a boat, rammed into objects. A man falls from a second-storey ledge. Vehicle chases/collisions/rollovers, cars shot/damaged/rigged with car bomb, broken glass, burning vehicles, reckless driving. Explosions. Objects shot, knocked down/over, kicked in. A man plays a violent video game (car wrecked/driven through busy sidewalk/car-jacked; game character hit with baseball bat). Stolen cash, break-and-enter, trespass. Bribe, kidnapping, shoot you in the face, kill him, hanging from a bed sheet (suicide reference), money laundering, embezzlement, animal taking a baby, trading whale meat, set me on fire, stabbed me mentioned. Screaming, yelling, arguing. Blood/gore: Bloody faces, cut. Scars. Slice his hamstrings, reach into chest and pull out your heart mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing, bum slapping, hugging (m-m). Skimpy clothing/swimwear/bikinis, woman in bra/lingerie, shirtless man. Provocative dancing/behaviour. Strippers, getting busy, being horny, sibling sex, prostitutes, mating animals, incest mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Many packets of cocaine. Alcohol (beer, wine, champagne, spirits, shots). Bar, club settings. Drugs, illegal trade (alcohol, animals, contraband) mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    S-words, mother-f, sonofab*tch. Name-calling. Slang for genitalia. Derogatory term for police. Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Undercover operations, drug dealers, hackers, nerds, brothers-in-law, weddings, buddy cops, second chances, pre-wedding stress.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Bar, club, wedding settings. Helicopter. Chickens, dog, alligator. Spitting, gagging.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Brisk, busy, amusing, agreeable, slick, good-looking. Slightly better than the first movie, amusing cameo from Tyrese Gibson, reasonably solid action sequences.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Familiar, unoriginal, clichéd, swollen, lazy, recycled, loud, brutal, pointless, unfunny, pandering, repetitive, unchallenging, listless, dispiriting, low-stakes, tired, witless, low-energy. Mediocre chemistry between leads, poor material, convoluted/tedious/over-explained plot, overcut action sequences, sexualised female characters, plays more like a remake than a sequel.

Straight Outta Compton

Published in S
Monday, 24 August 2015 09:16
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Cool as Ice.

  • Starring

    O'Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, Neil Brown Jr., Aldis Hodge, Marlon Yates Jr., R. Marcos Taylor, Carra Patterson, Alexandra Shipp, Paul Giamatti

  • Directed by

    F. Gary Gray

  • Running time

    147 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are threatened at gunpoint, pushed, hit by a vehicle, pursued, slapped, restrained, slammed into objects, punched, elbowed, tackled, pulled over a railing, beaten, pistol-whipped, bitten by an animal, clubbed. News footage of Rodney King beating. Suicide reference (hanging), gunfire. Police raid/battering ram, arrests, unlawful detention. Dangerous driving, police chase, speeding. Objects smashed/run over/stomped on/thrown, property damage. Riots, burning objects/buildings, looting, trashing shops/cars, graffiti. Dogs fighting, fist-fighting. References and images of gangs. Drug trafficking, arrests, murders mentioned. Yelling, arguing. Blood/gore: Crushed throat, busted lip, dog bite, bruising. Bloody head, scratches, nose, lip. Bandaged head, tracheal tube, intubation tube, coma. Splitting man's face from cheek to chin, death mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Sex between the sheets. A couple has sex in a room full of people. Oral sex, kissing, flirting, provocative dancing/grinding/twerking, bum-grabbing, crotch-grabbing. Full-frontal female nudity, exposed breasts, nude bums, shirtless men, drawing of near-nude men. Revealing clothing (midriffs, cleavage, bikinis), people in underwear, cleavage. Infidelity. Promiscuity mentioned. References to sex acts, sexual slang.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Drugs (marijuana, white powder). Drugs being cut on table, drug dealing. References to drug use. Smoking (cigarettes, cigars, marijuana). Alcohol (beer, spirits, champagne, wine, cocktails). Discussion of being drunk all the time. CRASH program, war on drugs mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    C-words, f-words, n-word, s-words, a-words, b*tch. Slang for genitals. Derogatory terms/treatment toward non-whites/women/homosexuals/Jews. Song lyrics with references to sex, drugs, violence toward police, homophobia. Religious references and exclamations. Obscene finger gestures.

  • THEMES

    Ice Cube, NWA, rap, music, racism, police brutality, unlawful detention, rioting, injustice, drugs, drug-dealing, censorship, insolvency, culture, death, grief, revenge, violence, betrayal, contract disputes.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Relationship breakups, HIV-positive character, memorials. Dead brother, child support mentioned. Hospital setting. Dogs.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Exhilarating, relevant, timeless, human, personal, smart, panoramic, successful, energetic, potent, entertaining, fast, furious, funny, rich, rousing, vibrant, dynamic. Strong performances, excellent cast, great soundtrack, great opening, nerve-racking/harrowing sequences, urgent undertone, worthy/powerful/engaging/compelling story, emotional/realistic first half, exhaustively researched screenplay, sharp/vibrant direction, rich camerawork.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Sprawling, conventional, melodramatic, clichéd, limited, misogynistic/sexist, overlong. Formulaic narrative, some loose ends, condensed/too-safe/cheesy second half, some unusual narrative omissions.

The Book of Life

Published in T
Wednesday, 01 April 2015 09:56
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  • Rating

    PG: Mild themes and animated violence.

  • The pitch

    Plays from the heart.

  • Starring

    (voices of): Diego Luna, Zoe Saldana, Channing Tatum, Ron Perlman, Christina Applegate, Ice Cube, Kate del Castillo, Hector Elizondo, Danny Trejo

  • Directed by

    Jorge R. Gutiérrez

  • Running time

    95 minutes

  • Rated

    PG (Australia), U (UK), PG (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters are hit with objects, slapped, hair-pulled, thrown through the air, slammed into walls, near-hit with sword, struck by lightning, punched, crushed, tackled, bitten, decapitated (comic), elbowed. An animal is eaten. Boar/bull-fighting, sword-fighting practice, sword-brandishing. Objects thumped, smashed glass. Bomb, explosions, burning objects, burning village, buildings collapse. Screaming. Blood/gore: Dead characters/corpses, skeletons, skulls. Limbs fall off. Coma mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing. Skimpy clothing, shirtless man.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (spirits, goblets). Betting. Intoxication.

  • LANGUAGE

    Butt. Name-calling. Religious references.

  • THEMES

    Día de Muertos, Day of the Dead, love triangles, rivalry, death, eternal life, ancestors, bullfighting, storytelling, bandidos, mariachi, heroes, courage, medallions, cheating, the underworld, resurrection, weddings, guided tours, sacrifice, forgiveness, love.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased mother, deceased fathers, deceased loves, deceased daughter, deceased son, deceased grandmother. Cemetery, wedding, church settings. Marriage proposal. Ghosts, skulls, full moon, lightning, thunder, waterfalls, fireworks. Goats, goat poo, birds, bird poo, chickens, pigs, piglet, dog, horse, pigeons, snake, snakebites, bulls. Spitballs, spitting, urination, chattering teeth, burp, raspberry-blowing. Roast fowl. Brief subtitles (porcine language).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Winsome, hyperactive, charming, surprising, engrossing, vibrant, poignant, dazzling, inventive, warm, traditional, new, riotous, enchanting, bouyant, passionate, gorgeous. Giddy voice cast, spectacular colours, breathtaking animation, stunning production design, clever jokes, gorgeous sight gags, inspired musical choices, kid-friendly duration.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Overstuffed, clichéd  Formulaic plot, original songs aren't as memorable as they should be, cheesy one-liners, incongruous use of pop-culture references.

22 Jump Street

Published in 0-9
Thursday, 12 June 2014 06:07
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong coarse language and sexual references.

  • The pitch

    Something cool!

  • Starring

    Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube, Peter Stormare, Wyatt Russell, Amber Stevens, Jillian Bell, The Lucas Brothers, Nick Offerman, Jimmy Tatro

  • Directed by

    Phil Lord, Christopher Miller

  • Running time

    112 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot, wrestled, hooded, bound, kidnapped, pursued, threatened, tasered, headbutted, hit with objects, punched, kneed, slapped, kicked, glassed, tackled, handcuffed, stabbed. People dangle precariously, jump from high ledges, bump heads. Helicopter crash, vehicle collision, dangerous driving, objects knocked over/smashed. Burning objects, explosions, shootouts. Importing illegal goods, (inappropriately) touching children, war mentioned. Blood/gore: Blood spray, blood on clothing, bleeding wound, scar. Gunshot wounds, bandages, sling. Corpse photo.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Couple seen in bed together (sex implied). Dry-humping, kissing. Sex-themed discussion, banter and hand/arm gestures. (Inappropriately) touching children, sleeping with students mentioned. Swimwear, skimpy clothing, girl in towel, people in underwear, shirtless men, cleavage. Penis-shaped objects and drawings, blow-up doll seen.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    People ingest/buy/sell drugs. Hallucinations, intoxication, drug-induced behaviour. Alcohol (beer, wine, spirits, shots, hip flask). Adderall, ecstasy, cocaine, heroin, getting wasted, dropping acid mentioned. Drug paraphernalia seen.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, b*tch. Actual and slang terms for genitalia and bodily functions. Name-calling. Derogatory terms for homosexuals. Religious references and exclamations. Obscene finger gestures.

  • THEMES

    Undercover police work, partners, surveillance, college, drugs, cartels, improv, twins, father-daughter relationships, football, pledges, tattoos, discrimination, spring break, sequels.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Divorce mentioned. Church, hospital settings. Lobsters, cockatoos, iguana, octopus, pigs, mule, pigeons. Roast meats, bacon seen. Lightning, vomiting. Mid-credits vision, post-credits scene.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Ambitious, dizzying, fun, self-aware, loose, funny, engaging, zany, big-budget. Great sequel, terrific chemistry between leads, precise comic performances, glorious closing credits sequence, deft widescreen lensing, brilliant cameos, top-notch slapstick.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Some comedy misses. Feels a bit tired.

Ride Along

Published in R
Monday, 27 January 2014 02:51
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Violence and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Flat. Tires.

  • Starring

    Ice Cube, Kevin Hart, John Leguizamo, Bruce McGill, Tika Sumpter, Bryan Callen, Laurence Fishburne

  • Directed by

    Tim Story

  • Running time

    99 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot, shot at, pursued, pushed, punched, kicked, car-jacked, slapped, grabbed, hit with objects, poked, threatened, headlocked, wrestled, arrested, headbutted, thrown through the air, body-slammed. Dangerous driving, motorcycle accidents, vehicle pursuit, vehicle rollover, damaged vehicles. Shootout, smashed glass, explosions, grenades, burning debris. Objects thrown, property damage. Target practice (shooting). Schoolyard brawling. Videogame violence (shooting, punching, war-zone setting). Arguing, yelling. References to war in Afghanistan, military service. Getting stabbed by hep-C needles mentioned. Blood/gore: Bloody bullet wound, bloody clothing. People on stretchers. Corpse, blood splatter, missing limb (video gameplay). Legs blown off (mentioned).

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing, undressing, ogling. Skimpy clothing, cleavage. Shirtless man, man in underwear. References to sex acts. Couple seen in bed together. Reference to paedophilia. Strip-club setting (pole-dancing, women in lingerie).

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer, spirits). Intoxication. Morphine administered.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-word, s-words, a-words, n-word, b*tch, bastard, p*ss. Name-callling. Terms for genitals. Gender, police, relationship, biker, ethnic, cultural, racial, mental illness stereotypes. Midget joke. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Police work, siblings, in-laws, mentoring, rookies, humiliation, sidekicks, video games, weapons knowledge, practical jokes, trust, engagement, gangsters, dirty cops, corruption, illegal arms dealing.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Hospital setting. Spitting. Dead dog mentioned.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Watchable, amusing, competent. Effectively choreographed, appealing cast, frantic action, broad appeal, good comic timing, passable chemistry between leads. Has potential.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Mushy, typical, familiar, formulaic, brainless, underwritten, clichéd, un-smart, unfunny, generic, trite, predictable, uneven, lazy, listless, junky, sloppy, uninspired, dreadful, shoddy. Modest story, lazy script, over-reaching performances, stupid finale, mouldy gags. Dull, convoluted plot.