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Red Dog: True Blue (2016)

Published in R
Monday, 12 December 2016 22:06
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  • Rating

    PG: Mild themes and coarse language.

  • Starring

    Levi Miller, Jason Isaacs, Hanna Mangan Lawrence, Bryan Brown, Thomas Cocquerel, Justine Clarke, Steve Le Marquand, Zen McGrath, Kee Chan, Winta McGrath

  • Directed by

    Kriv Stenders

  • Running time

    88 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are chased by a horse, slapped over the back of the head, wrestled, spanked (implied). An animal is struck by lightning. Motorbike crash (off-screen). An animal is prepared for branding. A man throws a stone at an animal. A tree crashes through a window. A lad tells a story of a constable who was shot, gang members hung. Strychnine poisoning, Vietnam [War] mentioned. Yelling, arguing, barking, growling, howling. Blood/gore: Corpse (animal). Butchering a side of meat. Vaccinations (needles jabbed into skin). Bruising, scars. Milky/blinded eye.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing, flirting, ogling, hand-holding. Shirtless man, short shorts, woman in pyjamas. Orgies, San Francisco summer of love mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer, spirits). A man is handed a vial of pills (medication assumed).

  • LANGUAGE

    Crap, bloody, bugger. Name-calling (trickster, dumb, blackfellas, whitefellas, stupid, idiot, scaredy-cat, daft, crazy, mystery, strange, soft, goannas, orphan, etc). Religous references and exclamations (Jesus, for God's sake, damn, etc). Obscene finger gesture.

  • THEMES

    Best friends, grandfathers, father-son relationships, outback Australia, Pilbara region, loneliness, adventure, cattle stations, first love, mental illness, coming-of-age, Aboriginal Dreaming, bushfires, spelunkering, Peter and the Wolf by Sergei Prokofiev.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead father/grandmother mentioned. Funeral setting. Estranged mother. A woman is wheeled into a room in an asylum. Lightning, thunder, fireworks, full moon. Dogs, horse, cows, kangaroos, chickens, birds, lizards, flies. Light aircraft, helicopter. Grilling/eating beef. A dog farts, urinates. Vision during end credits.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Sweet, enjoyable, creative, smooth, well-paced, fun, wholesome, respectable, funny, poignant, great, delightful, satisfying. Colourful/eccentric/likeable characters, beautiful/stunning cinematography, delightful score, terrific/scene-stealing cameo by John Jarratt, family friendly.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Contrived. Not as memorable/enjoyable/original/emotional/funny as the first film.

Sweetwater (Sweet Vengeance)

Published in S
Sunday, 13 October 2013 12:53
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong themes, violence, sex and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Revenge is pretty, sweet.

  • Starring

    Ed Harris, January Jones, Jason Isaacs, Eduardo Noriega, Stephen Root, Jason Aldean, Vic Browder, Luce Rains, Dylan Kenin, Keith Meriweather, Noah Miller, J B Tuttle, Chad Brummett, Logan Miller, Kevin Wiggins

  • Directed by

    Logan Miller

  • Running time

    95 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot, stabbed, raped (implied), punched, hit with objects, beaten, kicked, jumped on, thrown against walls, threatened, smeared with excrement, crucified. Animals trapped, slaughtered, shot. Burning building, property damage, stealing, broken glass. Blood/gore: Corpses (hanging, fresh, animal). Throat-slitting, heavy bleeding, blade-sharpening. Blood on ground, blood on clothing, bloody cut, smeared blood, bloody hand, bloody bullet wounds, stab wound, blood spurts, bloody objects. Bruising, bandage. An object is removed from deep inside a corpse (arm seen entering skin).

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Couples seen having sex (kissing, groping), masturbation. Bum-slapping, voyeurism, promiscuity, polygamy. Syphilis mentioned. Full-frontal nudity, exposed breasts, naked man (rear view). Half-naked man (bottom, genitals seen). Silhouette of nude woman. Man in underwear.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (wine, spirits), inebriation.

  • LANGUAGE

    C-word, s-word, a-word, bastard. Belittling, mocking, prejudice, racism. Derogatory terms for women, slang and actual terms for genitals. Reference to incest. Heavy religious references and exclamations. Gender, religious, racial, cultural, ethnic stereotypes. Derogatory remarks about non-whites.

  • THEMES

    1800s America, murder, revenge, fanaticism, religion, landowning, sadism, prejudice, missing persons, desecration, shame, humiliation, murder investigation, polygamy, justice.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Murdered husband, murdered wives, pregnancy, miscarriage. Crucifixes, grave-digging. Dead horse mentioned. Horses, sheep, dogs, goats, buzzing insects. Roasting meat, spitting. Mutton, steak eaten. Taxidermy animals and animal furs. Also known as Sweet Vengeance.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Watchable, unconventional. Intermittently entertaining, darkly comic, brooding cinematography, creepy performance from Isaacs, fun performance from Harris.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Generic, mediocre, predictable, derivative, empty. Shopworn characters, jumbled tones, hammy material, gauche symbolism, stagy melodrama, dull direction, anti-climactic ending, wooden performance from Jones.