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Noah

Published in N
Thursday, 27 March 2014 04:03
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Mature themes and violence.

  • The pitch

    A bit wet.

  • Starring

    Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Ray Winstone, Anthony Hopkins, Emma Watson, Logan Lerman, Douglas Booth, Nick Nolte (voice), Mark Margolis (voice), Frank Langella (voice)

  • Directed by

    Darren Aronofsky

  • Running time

    138 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are punched, axed, slashed, stabbed, kicked, speared, crushed, hit with objects, pursued, dragged, burned, hair-pulled, trampled, snared, wrestled. Animals are speared, torn apart, hacked, butchered, thrown, throat-slit. Burning village, explosions. Screaming. Blood/gore: Corpses, piles of bodies, human skulls, skeletons. Wounded animals, animal carcasses, animal corpses, animal entrails. Bloody legs, open wounds, bloody gashes, bloody cuts, bloody feet, dripping blood, blood splatter, missing eye. Wound-dressing.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Naked man (rear/side view seen from distance). A teen couple (brother and adopted sister) have implied sex. Kissing.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Animals are hypnotised with incense smoke. Alcohol (wine), intoxication.

  • LANGUAGE

    Name-calling.

  • THEMES

    Family, father-son relationships, adoption, justice, judgement, Noah's Ark, the Bible, Cain and Abel, fratricide, Adam and Eve, the Garden of Eden, hypnosis, weapons forging, desperation, survival, wickedness, punishment, creationism, miracles, evolution, humanity, betrayal, childbirth, forgiveness.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Murdered family. Childbirth scene. Earthquakes, flood, lightning, waterfall, rainbow. Snakes, snakeskin, doves, wild dog, flocks of birds, frogs, lizards, apes, deer, bears, elephants, butterflies. Lots of animals/creatures (at least two of every kind, in fact): birds, insects, amphibians, mammals, reptiles). Rock creatures, angels. Spitting, visions, hallucinations. Fast-moving stop-motion cinematography.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Bold, environmentalist, revisionist, naturalistic, fantastical, inventive, ambitious, brutal, beautiful, intense, wondrous, potent, fascinating, dazzling, blockbuster, personal, rousing, mad, thoughtful, well-intended. Arresting film-making, visually extravagant, muscular cinematography, dramatic score, good rapport between Russell Crowe and Jennifer Connelly, spectacular ark, elaborate special effects, modern interpretation, intense performance from Crowe, poetic dream sequences.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Uneven, murky, ill-conceived, messy, dull, melodramatic, unsurprising, monotonous, stagey, dumb, ludicrous, long, lacking. Hackneyed villain, drab colours, bulk of cast have little to do, you know how it ends.

Winter's Tale (A New York Winter's Tale)

Published in W
Tuesday, 11 February 2014 05:44
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Violence and sex scene.

  • The pitch

    A timeless romance.

  • Starring

    Colin Farrell, Jessica Brown Findlay, Jennifer Connelly, Matt Bomer, Lucy Griffiths, Michael Patrick Crane, Brian Hutchison, Kevin Corrigan, Alan Doyle, Russell Crowe, William Hurt, McKayla Twiggs, Eva Marie Saint, Will Smith

  • Directed by

    Akiva Goldsman

  • Running time

    118 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are pursued (gang), thrown, punched, kicked, stabbed, throat-slit, grabbed, killed, threatened, shot, knocked down, headbutted, thrown from a bridge, near-choked. People/vehicles fall beneath icy river. Fighting with pikes, swords, bolas. Smashed glass, break-and-enter, stealing, bribery. Killing, arson (church) discussed. Blood/gore: Corpses. Scars, deformities. Bloody cuts.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A couple has sex beneath the sheets. Kissing, flirting, undressing, hand-holding. Full female nudity (silhouetted) and side nudity. Man in towel, naked (assumed) female in bed, man in underwear, woman in sheer nightwear.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer). Drinking wine mentioned. Hallucinating. An elixir is consumed.

  • LANGUAGE

    S-words, sonofab*tch. Taunting. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Reincarnation, death, magic, angels, consumption, visions, the supernatural, miracles, the afterlife, rules, debts, longevity, mortality, stealing, amnesia, cancer, good and evil, burglary, time travel.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Baby set adrift, child with cancer, medical examination, orphan. Cemetery setting. Murdered grandfather, death, seizures mentioned. Horse, demon, Lucifer, angels. Fur worn. Also known as A New York Winter's Tale. Based on the novel by Mark Helprin.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Heartwarming, magical. Picturesque cinematography, solid production design.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    (tbc)