Displaying items by tag: Jaume ColletSerra Saturday, 22 February 2020

The Commuter (2018)

Published in T
Saturday, 09 December 2017 10:35
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  • Rating

    M: Mature themes, violence and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    What kind of person are you?

  • Starring

    Liam Neeson, Vera Farmiga, Sam Neill, Patrick Wilson, Jonathan Banks, Elizabeth McGovern, Killian Scott, Florence Pugh, Roland Møller, Dean-Charles Chapman, Clara Lago, Andy Nyman

  • Directed by

    Jaume Collet-Serra

  • Running time

    104 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot, stabbed, hit by a bus, punched, smacked, elbowed, head-butted, slammed against objects, headlocked, hit, shoulder-charged, kicked, kneed, pepper-sprayed, shirt-grabbed, thrown from a train, near-crushed by a moving train, wrestled, thrown around the carriage, pickpocketed, held hostage. Train derailment, emergency brake pulled, train speeding out of control, train collision. Television and newspaper reports discuss a man's suicide (jumping from building). A character describes witnessing a murder at gunpoint. Bag filled with fake IDs. A man says "they always kill the kid" (Lord of the Flies reference). Blood/gore: Corpse on ground in front of bus, dead bodies on train. Bloody heads, faces, noses, lips, hands, knuckles, cuts, scratches, grazes, objects. Bone-cracking sound heard. Wound-dressing. Man on stretcher, bandages, sling, IV drip.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    (None) A young female argues as her boyfriend tried to forcibly kiss her. Flirting.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer/pub setting). Gambling (poker).

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, butt, pee. Name-calling (a**hole, suit, prick, scumbag, sonofab*tch, bastard, etc). Religious exclamations (goddam, Jesus, oh my God, what the hell, Jesus Christ, Jeez, my God, I swear to God, etc). Obscene finger gesture.

  • THEMES

    Survival, mystery, train travel, commuting, job loss, desperation, observation, clues, responsibility, police corruption.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Job loss/redundancy. Dead father, divorce mentioned.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Fast, noisy, breathless, whooshing, whiplash-inducing, enjoyable, over-the-top, diverting, stylish, zippy, pulpy. Classy/solid cast, slick/showy technical credits, superb/character-defining opening sequence; an amusingly ridiculous ride.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Senseless, forgettable, silly. Illogical storytelling, daft set pieces, tone-deaf dialogue.

The Shallows (2016)

Published in T
Sunday, 21 August 2016 23:01
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  • Rating

    M: Sense of peril, bloody injury detail and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Blake catches a break.

  • Starring

    Blake Lively, Óscar Jaenada, Lozano Corzo, Jose Manual, Brett Cullen, Sedona Legge, Pablo Calva, Janelle Bailey, Sully "Steven" Seagull

  • Directed by

    Jaume Collet-Serra

  • Running time

    86 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are attacked by a shark (spoiler alert!), bitten, dragged underwater, stung, hunted, pursued. Animals are bitten, stabbed, squished, eaten, shot, near-burned, stung, impaled. A woman hits her head badly, near-drowns. Objects rammed, snapped in half, thrown through the air, bitten. Theft. Screaming, shouting, arguing. Blood/gore: Corpse, body split in half, animal carcass/flesh. Bloody cuts/bite wounds/legs/feet/shoulder/face/nose/hand/wing/feathers. Wound-stitching/dressing/bandaging; dislocated bone reset. Bloodied water, bleeding limb, object protruding from flesh, dislodged tooth. Cracked lips, sunburn, stings, gangrene, scar. Woman in wheelchair with IV drips and catheters (cancer assumed). Cadavers mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    People in swimwear/skimpy clothing, shirtless men, cleavage. A text message from a girl states she is meeting up with a guy and her friend should not wait up for her. An island is likened to a pregnant woman.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Bottle of spirits, intoxicated man. Hangover, Advil, Novocaine mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-word, s-words. Religious exclamation (OMG).

  • THEMES

    Shark attack, survival, secret beaches, surfing, swimming for one's life, fire coral, panic, abandonment, problem solving, GoPro cameras, death, loss, grieving, memories, found footage, low tide, high tide.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased mother mentioned. Shark, seagulls, dolphins, crabs, jellyfish. Vomiting. Brief Spanish (some subtitles/translation).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Patient, atmospheric, tense, thrilling, back-to-basics, high-stakes, personal, visceral, intimate, sober, wrenching, unexpected, crowd-pleasing, beautiful, careful, well-paced, superb, refreshing, crackling, realistic, straight, simple, primal, harrowing, effective. Solid/convincing/all-or-nothing/compelling performance by Blake Lively, standout/scene-stealing/delightful performance by Sully "Steven" Seagull, terrifying shark, lean script, clever construction, iimmediate/jaw-dropping action, gorgeous cinematography, stunning location, absurdist ending, knowingly silly touches.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Predictable, manipulative, calculated. Dull/groan-worthy epilogue, some obvious face-replacement CGI on Blake Lively's body double, some laughable dialogue/exposition.

Non-Stop

Published in N
Thursday, 06 February 2014 03:36
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  • Rating

    M: Violence and infrequent coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Straight and level.

  • Starring

    Liam Neeson, Julianne Moore, Scoot McNairy, Michelle Dockery, Corey Stoll, Anson Mount, Lupita Nyong'o, Quinn McColgan

  • Directed by

    Jaume Collet-Serra

  • Running time

    106 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot, punched, hit, elbowed, near-choked, rammed, neck-snapped, poisoned, head-butted, slapped, threatened, stabbed, bound, pistol-whipped. Hijacking, crash landing, explosion, engine failure. Arguing, screaming. IRA, terrorism mentioned. 911 reference. Blood/gore: Corpses. Bloody forehead, bloody nose, bloody scrape, cut face, bloody bullet wound, blood on objects, blood spray, grazes, bruising. Broken neck, convulsing, nose re-setting. Cracking bones heard. People on stretchers, bandages, wound-dressing.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A couple have implied sex beneath a blanket. Kissing, flirting. Skimpy clothing, cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Bag of cocaine. People are poisoned. Alcohol (spirits, champagne). Alcohol addiction. Smoking. Prescription pills seen, eye drops used.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, bastard, d*ck, w*nker. Name-calling. Religious exclamations. Gender, terrorist, aviation, cultural, ethnic, genre stereotypes.

  • THEMES

    Air marshalls, terrorism, hijacking, fear of flying, addiction, text messaging, protocol, threats, turbulence, mid-air emergency, bombs, drugs, ransom money, lucky charms, homeland security, alcoholism.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased child, divorce, child with leukaemia mentioned. Deceased pilot/colleague. Frothing at the mouth, anaphylaxis. Heart failure mentioned. Plane, airport settings. Jets, plane. Some shaky camerawork. High aerial cinematography.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Entertaining, self-aware, fun, preposterous, exciting, tense, enjoyable, trashy, silly. Deft camerawork, steady pacing, some fresh thrills, strong performances, great cast, good use of setting.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Clichéd, shameless, ridiculous, implausible, contrived, flawed, dopey, unoriginal. Murky logistics, absurd ending, lame motives.