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13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

Published in 0-9
Monday, 22 February 2016 11:01
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong bloody violence.

  • The pitch

    The call to prayer.

  • Starring

    John Krasinski, James Badge Dale, Pablo Schreiber, David Denman, Dominic Fumusa, Max Martini, Alexia Barlier

  • Directed by

    Michael Bay

  • Running time

    144 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot, dragged, held at gunpoint, blasted through the air, hit by cars, run over, pushed, shoved, shirt-grabbed. Air attacks, many weapons (RPGs, AK47s, Molotov cocktails, pistols, shotguns, mortars etc). High-speed car chases, explosions, collisions, stolen vehicles, reckless driving, drive-by shootings, car bombs, snipers. Burning buildings, vehicles, objects, trees. Objects smashed, dropped, shot, exploded; debris. Mexican standoffs, arson. Footage of 9/11, bombings, Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, surveillance. Armouries, military personnel/vehicles/aircraft, crashed vehicles/aircraft. People play a violent (shooting) video game. An insect is swatted (implied). Yelling, arguing, screaming, insubordinance. Revolution, Holy war, suicide missions mentioned. Blood/gore: Corpses (high body count), identifying the dead, flag-draped coffin, body bags, IV drip. Broken limbs (exposed bone/flesh), torn bodies. Corpse dropped from roof. Bloody faces, clothing, objects, water, cuts, wounds. Blood spatter, torn flesh, spitting/vomiting/spurting blood. Wound-cleaning, wound-dressing, tourniquet. Slaughterhouse seen (no animals are harmed). Skull motifs. Cut throats, blown eardrum mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Bum squeezing/slapping. Shirtless men, men in tight-fitting clothing, man in swimwear, man in towel. People watch a video of rabbits mating. Dating, pregnancy, stripper name, spooning (m-m), flirting mentioned. "I'm sexy and I know it," song lyrics.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer, wine). Smoking (cigarettes, cigar, sheesha).

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, b*tch. Name-calling. Slang for genitals and bodily functions. Religious references and exclamations. Obscene finger/hand gestures.

  • THEMES

    2012 attack on US consulate in Benghazi (Libya), terrorism, GRS (Global Response Staff), anti-Americanism, sieges, fiasco, CIA special ops, intel, interpreters, insubordinance, grieving, loss, bureaucracy, diplomacy, security.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead friends/fathers/husbands. Airport setting. Fireworks, firecrackers, planes, helicopters, cemetery, full moon. Sheep, goats, praying mantis, dogs. Spitting, gagging, vomiting. Shaky camerawork, night-vision cinematography. Based on the book 13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened In Benghazi by Mitchell Zuckoff. Based on a true story.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Gripping, harrowing, heartfelt, chilling, action-heavy, patriotic, intense, effective, persuasive, nail-biting, noisy, nerve-frying, immersive, visceral, urgent, acute. Authentic feel, first-rate action, logistics of the situation are well conveyed, comprehensive wounding detail, vivid/evocative locations, staggering images, intricate production design, robust technical credits, not entirely one-sided.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Overlong, ponderous, clichéd, head-scratching, disruptive, exhausting, scornful, political. Blunt script, rote performances, terrible dialogue, calculated/banal sentimentality, cartoonish characters, confusing/incoherent editing.

The Walk

Published in T
Tuesday, 20 October 2015 06:25
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  • Rating

    PG: Mild themes and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    A message to you, Rudy.

  • Starring

    Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Charlotte Le Bon, Clément Sibony, César Domboy, Ben Kingsley, James Badge Dale, Ben Schwartz, Benedict Samuel, Steve Valentine, Mark Camacho

  • Directed by

    Robert Zemeckis

  • Running time

    123 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are pursued, arrested/handcuffed, grabbed. People trip over objects, dangle precariously, fall from up high, teeter on very high ledges. People's feet are punched, run over with a unicycle. Petty theft, trespass. Door slammed, object burned (friction). Arguing, yelling. Robbing a bank, [President John F.] Kennedy assassination mentioned. Blood/gore: Bloody foot/objects/bandage. Wound-dressing. Object protruding through shoe/foot. Dental surgery setting (drill sounds heard). A man holds his face in pain (toothache). Death mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing. Nude man (no genitals seen), shirtless man. Bare thighs, bare back, cleavage, people in underwear, couple in bed together.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    A man smokes a marijuana cigarette, drug-induced behaviour/paranoia. Alcohol (wine, beer, champagne). Smoking (joint, cigarettes). Getting high, dealing drugs, trip mentioned. Bar setting.

  • LANGUAGE

    S-words, a-words, bastard, p*ss, cr*p, sonofab*tch. Name-calling. Derogatory term for police. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Philippe Petit, wire walkers, ambition, dreams, success, failure, the World Trade Centre (Twin Towers), street performers, magic, circus acts, practice, trade secrets, Notre Dame, acrophobia, observation/spying, doubt, construction, distraction, balance, artistic coup, risk.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Clown, mime, plane, helicopter, lightning, thunder, seagull, tank fish. Basting meat. Objects fly up/down at screen. Fear of heights mentioned. Very high, stomach-churning/dizzying camera angles. Brief French, Czech languages (subtitles). Sped-up/slow-motion sequences. Based on the book To Reach The Clouds by Philippe Petit. Based on a true story.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Breathtaking, beguiling, towering, gripping, suspenseful, staggering, relatable, remarkable, transporting, stirring, spectacular, virtuoso. Charming/adorable performance by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, startling/innovative/vivid/head-spinning 3D, exhilarating composition, subtle/meticulous/impossible camerawork, superb score, captures Petit's voice, incredible true story, emotionally/technically triumphant.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Fumbling preamble, pedestrian comedy, the frequent reminders in the script for everybody to speak English is repetitive/clumsy.

Parkland

Published in P
Monday, 28 October 2013 00:14
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  • Rating

    M: Mature themes and infrequent coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Hardly a walk in the Park.

  • Starring

    Zac Efron, Marcia Gay Harden, Paul Giamatti, Colin Hanks,  Ron Livingston, Jason Douglas, David Harbour, James Badge Dale, Billy Bob Thornton, Jacki Weaver, Jeremy Strong, Mallory Moye, Bitsie Tulloch

  • Directed by

    Peter Landesman

  • Running time

    94 minutes

  • Rated

    M (Australia), 15 (UK), PG-13 (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Video footage of people shot. Gunshots heard. Panic, yelling, chaos, arguing. Suppression of evidence, property damage, written threats. John F Kennedy assassination, treason mentioned. Blood/gore: Bloody scratch, bloody face, bloody head, very bloody hands, blood on clothing, blood on objects, bleeding, smeared blood, open wound, skull fragment, brain matter, pooled blood. X-rays, man on stretcher.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Flirting.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Smoking. Prescription medication exchanged.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-word, s-words, sonofab*tch. Religious reference and exclamations. Cultural, regional stereotypes.

  • THEMES

    John F Kennedy, assassination, surgery, autopsy, US history, US Secret Service, Zapruder film, media, desperation, film processing, Lee Harvey Oswald, national emergency, confusion, jurisdiction, tragedy, pall-bearing, presidential swearing-in, siblings.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Hospital, surgery, funeral, burial settings. Deceased husbands, deceased brother/son. Medical procedures (stretchers, IV drips, cutting clothing, incision, intubation, CPR, heart massage, paddles, flatlining, bandaging, examinations, X-ray). Addison's disease mentioned. Plane, horses (TV footage), flock of birds. Shaky handheld camerawork. Based on Four Days in November: The Assassination of John F Kennedy by Vincent Bugliosi.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Engrossing, revelatory, journalistic, moving, stark, embellished, sobering, gripping, suspenseful, fascinating, absorbing, well-intentioned. Some splendid performances, fine ensemble cast, sense of immediacy, expert direction, haunting score, refreshing perspective. Impeccable costume, makeup and production design.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Dull, cluttered, frustrating, scattershot, vapid, painful, miscalculated, awkward, incoherent, plodding. Some questionable performances, emotionally detached, lacks insight, banal dialogue, cheesy music.

The Lone Ranger

Published in T
Sunday, 30 June 2013 09:52
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Violence.

  • The pitch

    Crow'd pleasing horse-play.

  • Starring

    Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer, Tom Wilkinson, William Fichtner, James Badge Dale, Barry Pepper, Ruth Wilson, Helena Bonham Carter, James Frain, W Earl Brown, Matt O'Leary, Mason Cook

  • Directed by

    Gore Verbinski

  • Running time

    149 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Many people are shot, shot at, stabbed, kicked, beaten, hit with objects, shot by arrows, strangled, thrown through the air, thrown from great heights, thrown from a moving train, butt-whipped, trampled by horses, crushed, scalped, slapped, threatened, bashed, pelted with rocks, bound, dragged. A human heart is cut out and eaten. People teeter from high structures and moving trains. An intense battle sequence results in mass casualties. Village, stations, properties, structures destroyed. Train crashes, derailed train, explosions, burning buildings, collapsed bridge. Smashed objects and glass. Bank robbery, train robbery. Hanging, execution, Gettysburg, sacrifice mentioned. Items are taken from corpses. Two men are buried in the ground up to their necks. Cavalry soldiers carry guns, an angry mob carries pitchforks and torches, firing squad. Screaming. Blood/gore: Blood on hands, faces, heads, nose, clothing. Bloody scratches, objects, grazes; shaving cut, blood splatter, spitting blood, bandages. Many human corpses. Dead animals. Eating own flesh, 12000 casualties mentioned. Scarred and burned flesh. A hanged man is seen, a dead man is scalped. An arrow is removed from flesh (blood and wound seen). A wound is stitched; needle thrust into flesh. Injuries seen (neck brace, leg brace, bandages).

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing. Brothel setting. Pictures of women in 1930s underwear seen. Cross-dressing. Cleavage. Shirtless men.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (wine, beer, champagne, spirits, shots). An animal drinks beer. Card game. Bottles of medicine seen. A woman drinks an unknown medicine.

  • LANGUAGE

    Name-calling. Gender, ethnic, racial, cultural stereotyping. Heavy religious references and exclamations. Homosexual references. Ghosts, spirits, resurrection, visions, curses mentioned. A dead animal is mocked.

  • THEMES

    The Lone Ranger, the Wild West, outlaws, railroading, progress, brothers, resurrection, ceremony, ritual, Comanche Indians, folklore, myth, legend, revenge, justice, traitors, totems, tracking, treaties, destiny, cannibalism.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Murdered brother/husband/father. Dead ancestors. Fairgound, jail cell settings. Shallow graves, burial, resurrection. A boy loses a balloon, a girl loses her dolly. Dogs, horses, cows, rabbits, buffalo, donkeys, flock of birds, crows, vultures, goat, kitten, scorpions. Fireworks and lightning in opening title graphics; campfires, clowns, circus freaks, fire-breathing, prosthetic leg. Ailurophobia mentioned. Taxidermy animals, animal heads (buffalo, birds, bull, mouse, bear, snake), wild animals with razor-sharp teeth, animals eat other animals. Hanging animal carcasses and pelts; fur, skin and feathers worn. Roasting rabbit, cooked meat, oysters, hotdog. Urination, spitting, vomiting, licking, manure. Vision under end credits. High camera aerials.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Entertaining, atmospheric, funny, galloping, escapist, absurd. Gorgeous scenery, colourful plot, huge stunts, great cast, fabulous makeup.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Overlong, weak screenplay. Can't decide whether it wants to be a tribute, an action film or a parody. Surprisingly violent.

World War Z

Published in W
Thursday, 13 June 2013 23:08
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Horror themes, violence and infrequent coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Infectious.

  • Starring

    Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, Daniella Kertesz, Fana Mokoena, James Badge Dale, David Morse, Peter Capaldi, Ludi Boeken, Elyes Gabel, Pierfrancesco Favino, Ruth Negga, Moritz Bleibtreu, Sterling Jerins, Abigail Hargrove

  • Directed by

    Marc Forster

  • Running time

    116 minutes

  • Rated

    M (Australia), 15 (UK), PG-13 (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People/zombies get shot (handguns, rifles, machine guns), shot at, maimed, threatened at gunpoint, blown up, bitten, beaten, punched, tackled, thrown through the air, hit by vehicles, crushed, pursued, tied up, sucked out of aircraft, fall from high distances. A woman is held down by two men (possible sexual harm implied), a man teeters on a high roof ledge (suicide intended), a man shoots himself in the head. Heads smash into windscreens, windows. A motorcyclist is hit by a truck, vehicle collisions, reckless driving, mass panic. Widespread devastation, soldiers, tanks, grenades, military checkpoint, flame-throwers, huge explosions, famous cities in crisis; burning buildings, vehicles, aircraft. Helicopter and plane crashes. Video footage of man being beaten, animals hunting, animals eating carcasses. Objects get smashed, supermarket looted; broken glass. Dead POTUS, serial killing, marshall law, war crimes, mentioned. A girl handles a hunting rifle, zombies lunge at camera. Blood/gore: High body count. Corpses, human remains, ashes, skeletons. Blood on faces and clothing, blood splatter, blood smears, pooling blood, bloodied objects, blood bags, bandages, bruising. Convulsing bodies. Bite wounds, rotting flesh. Man with missing teeth. Piles of bodies (dead and alive). Injections, hypodermic needles seen.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A woman is pinned to the ground by two men (intention to inflict sexual harm implied). Kissing.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Albuterol mentioned. A man injects himself with a live virus, a vaccine. Alcohol (beer).

  • LANGUAGE

    S-words, a-words, derogatory name for women, bastard. Fat kid joke. Religous references and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Zombie apocalypse, biological warfare, global crisis, UN, infection, evacuation, vaccination, survival, family, stay-at-home dads.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead son and wife mentioned. Asthma attack. Flocks of birds, ants, wolf, bees, alligators, whales, fish, beached dolphins, buzzing insects, dogs. Planes, helicopters. Diseases (eg rabies, typhoid, meningitis), contaminated water, foaming at the mouth, teeth extraction mentioned. Sky-high aerial cinematography. Some Spanish language (subtitles and translation). Based on best-selling novel by Max Brooks.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Tense, thrilling, intelligent, well-paced, efficient, exciting, globe-spanning, slick, spectacular, emotive, blockbuster. Workable screenplay, striking imagery, solid performances.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Vastly different from book. Gaping plot holes and questionable plot devices. Anti-climactic ending. Lacks gore, heart. Subtext themes are not explored.

Iron Man 3

Published in I
Tuesday, 23 April 2013 06:22
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Action violence.

  • The pitch

    Good things come in multiples.

  • Starring

    Robert Downey Jr, Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Ben Kingsley, Jon Favreau, Paul Bettany, Rebecca Hall, William Sadler, James Badge Dale, Stephanie Szostak

  • Directed by

    Jon Favreau

  • Running time

    130 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People/robots are shot, hit, punched, stabbed, slapped, pushed, threatened, vaporised, burned, electrocuted, tasered, tied up, thrown through glass, catapulted through the air, hit by a truck, fall from tremendous heights, hang precariously. Explosions, projectiles, debris. Burning objects, buildings; helicopters, aircraft destroyed. Mid-air explosions. Weapons include handguns, submachine guns, machine guns, rocket launchers, heli guns, rifles. Television footage shows hooded men shot by firing squad, military attacks, armed soldiers, slaughter of American Indians over land claims, burning man. A man is trapped underwater, beneath debris. Dangerous driving, vehicle collision. Stealing. Screaming. Blood/gore: Blood on faces, heads, hands, clothing, pooled blood. Bruising, scars, gashes, cuts, missing limbs. Shrapnel removed. People appear to burn beneath skin. Missing limbs appear to regenerate. Singed corpses. Body caught on power lines. A woman threatens to commit suicide. Hypodermic syringes, acupuncture needles.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A couple go to a hotel room to have a one-night stand. Sexual banter and innuendo. Threesome (implied). Kissing, ogling. Woman in lingerie (seen from behind). Swimwear (bikinis).

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (wine, beer, champagne, spirits). A woman keeps pills by her bed. A man injects himself with an implant device. People are injected with fictional serum Extremis.

  • LANGUAGE

    A-words, slang for genitalia and bodily functions. Religious exclamations. Cultural, gender, and ethnic stereotyping.

  • THEMES

    Genetic regeneration, DNA coding, brain-mapping, bioelectricity, revenge, betrayal, deception, terrorism, extremism, hero worship, obsession, evolution, biology, hijacking, kidnapping, execution, media manipulation, exile.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Demons, aliens, nightmares mentioned. A man suffers from anxiety attacks, visits a crime scene (bomb). Balloons, fireworks, helicopters, aircraft, dog, bird. Sleep deprivation. Birth, assisted suicide, suicide bombing, V2 bomb, crude oil spill, estranged father, bullying, PTSD, plastic surgery, excessive pain, (discussed). Hospital setting. Flash editing has mild strobe effect. Sky-high aerial cinematography. Post-credits scene.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Explosive special effects. Witty, amusing, creative, polished, crowd-pleasing, impressive, fast-paced. Solid performances. Exploits flaws beautifully. Excellent plot twist.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Meandering screenplay.