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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.

The Duff

Published in T
Saturday, 28 March 2015 21:49
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  • Rating

    M: Sexual references and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Are you DUFF enough?

  • Starring

    Mae Whitman, Robbie Amell, Bella Thorne, Bianca A. Santos, Skyler Samuels, Romany Malco, Nick Eversman, Ken Jeong, Chris Wylde, Allison Janney

  • Directed by

    Ari Sandel

  • Running time

    101 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are slapped, bullied, hit with objects, punched, rammed up against wall. Belongings destroyed, pushed off table. Television images and movie posters feature horror/zombie films. Before I murder you, kill myself mentioned. Screaming, arguing. Blood/gore: Comic image of decapitated/bleeding head. Bloody hand/knuckles.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing (male-female; male-male), flirting, twerking, breast-grabbing, grinding (comic), face-licking. Photo of nude babies in bath (genitals censored). Shirtless men, teen males in towels, girl in bra. Skimpy clothing, cleavage. References to having sex, threesome, masturbation, oral sex, sexual fantasy, pornography.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (wine, beer, jelly shots). Steroids, antidepressants mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-word, bleeped f-words, s-words, a-words, b*tch, butt, WTF. Name-calling. Derogatory terms for women. Slang for genitals. Religious reference and exclamations. High school, gender, teen, self-help stereotypes.

  • THEMES

    High school, designated ugly fat friends, social media, cyber bullying, #hashtag, school newspapers, homecoming, divorce, single parenting, horror films, selfies, humiliation, chemistry, tutoring, dating, uniboobs.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Divorce, breast cancer mentioned. Photos of dogs, pig, doves. Fireworks (animation). Hot dog, sushi eaten. Vomit, burp. Brief Spanish (subtitles). End-credits scenes. Based on the novel The Duff by Kody Keplinger.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Funny, honest, ambitious, lighthearted, snappy, sweet-spirited, tipsy, girl-friendly, charming, winsome, low-key, good-natured, entertaining, lively, energetic. Remarkable/likeable/funny performance from Mae Whitman, nuanced performance from Robbie Amell, great chemistry between leads, terrific supporting cast, believable heroine, a little vulgar, the sexuality is toned down, portrays high-schoolers as normal beings, fun 80s film references.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Predictable, rote, watered down, clichéd, dumb. Lazy script, heavy-handed moralising, pro-self acceptance but also pro-makeover, perfunctory technical credits.

Penguins of Madagascar

Published in P
Sunday, 28 December 2014 09:19
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    G: Some scary scenes.

  • The pitch

    It's Classified.

  • Starring

    (voices of): Tom McGrath, Chris Miller, Christopher Knights, Conrad Vernon, John Malkovich, Benedict Cumberbatch, Ken Jeong, Annet Mahendru, Peter Stormare, Andy Richter, Danny Jacobs, Werner Herzog

  • Directed by

    Eric Darnell, Simon J. Smith

  • Running time

    92 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters are sprayed with goo (amniotic fluid), gassed, caged, gagged, punched, hit with objects, slapped, kidnapped, shot with tranquiliser darts, handcuffed, catapulted, hit by trucks. Animals eaten by other animals. Explosions, smashed objects, broken glass. Break-and-enter. Characters fall from high ledges. Blood/gore: An animal almost chokes. Objects protruding from skin. Animal skeleton (display).

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing. Innuendo. Bare bum.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Characters are gassed, sedated (tranquiliser darts), exposed to shape-changing serum. Alcohol (champagne).

  • LANGUAGE

    Name-calling. Slang for body parts. Cultural, gender, animal stereotypes. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Adventure, family, high fives, flightlessness, documentary making, Fort Knox, revenge, missions, leadership, rivalry, teamwork, monsters, snow globes, cheezy snacks, dastardly plans.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Penguins, seagulls, leopard seals, octopuses, cricket, arctic wolf, cat, dead fish/seafood, polar bear, harp seal, snowy owl, sheep, squid, lemur. Fireworks, planes, helicopter, submarine, full moon. Fart noise, regurgitation, vomiting. Salmon eating.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Hilarious, whirlwind, droll, loose, funny, entertaining, amusing, madcap, charming, peppy, in-your-face. Non-stop action, clever dialogue, zany energy, sassy script, excellent voice work, cute and cuddly penguins, sharp humour, hilarious puns/movie references/impersonations for adults, well-animated action sequences, graceful camerawork, precise editing.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Over-stuffed, exhausting, limp, predictable, lackluster, unfunny, unmoving, uninspired, charmless, disposable, lazy, noisy, clichéd. Poor female characters, unoriginal villain, occasionally drags.

Turbo

Published in T
Monday, 22 July 2013 10:09
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  • Rating

    G: General.

  • The pitch

    Ready... set... escargot!

  • Starring

    (voices of): Ryan Reynolds, Paul Giamatti, Michael Peña, Samuel L. Jackson, Luis Guzmán, Bill Hader, Snoop Dogg, Maya Rudolph, Ben Schwartz, Richard Jenkins, Ken Jeong, Michelle Rodriguez, Mario Andretti

  • Directed by

    David Soren

  • Running time

    96 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Snails are captured by birds, squished by fruit, near-crushed, near-run over (incl. dramatisation), submerged, pursued, swallowed, held captive, near-stomped, hit by objects. Reckless driving, multiple collisions, vehicle pile-up, kitchen fire. A child is thrown from a tricycle. Animals are thrown against a windscreen, hit by a bus, deliberately squished, smacked. People get punched, kicked, wrestled, head-locked, dragged away, bitten, bump heads. Tyres are punctured, cracked windscreen, smashed glass, broken spectacle lens. Debris. Screaming, arguing, squabbling, shouting. Killing, slaughter (competitive) mentioned. Blood/gore: Internal cinematography of snail physiology (beating heart, blood-flow etc). Blood splatter (tomato juice). Damaged shell.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Flirting, innuendo. Jokes about gender confusion.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer). An animal absorbs nitrous oxide, consumes an energy drink.

  • LANGUAGE

    Name-calling, teasing. Cultural, racial stereotypes. Religious exclamation.

  • THEMES

    Racing, speed, ambition, brothers, performance-enhancement, vehicle modification, acceptance, teams, investment, sponsorship, social media, fame, small business, rules, safety, passion, humble beginnings, dreams, underdogs, heroes, rivalry, determination, courage, victory, Indianapolis 500.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Job loss. Snails, crows, buzzing insects, beetles, flock of birds, monkeys (on poster), cobweb, tomatoes. Plane, jets, full moon (incl. opening credits), balloons, fireworks. Tetanus, heart attack mentioned; panic attacks, hyperventilation, disorientation. Spitting. Bright lights, camera flashes. Some Spanish language (no subtitles).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Imaginative, wholesome, family friendly, heart-warming, enjoyable, affecting, funny, breezy, fast, fresh. Excellent voice work, smart dialogue, thrilling action sequences, appealing hero, sharp animation.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Formulaic, predictable. Could be funnier, slow-paced characterisation, hackneyed storyline.

Rapture-Palooza

Published in R
Saturday, 15 June 2013 02:37
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong crude humour and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Beastly.

  • Starring

    Anna Kendrick, John Francis Daley, Craig Robinson, Rob Corddry, Ken Jeong, Thomas Lennon, Tyler Labine, Rob Huebel, Paul Scheer, Calum Worthy

  • Directed by

    Paul Middleditch

  • Running time

    85 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People/wraiths/animals are vaporised, crushed by brimstone, hit with objects, punched, kicked, shot, shot at, slapped, threatened, electrocuted. Poisoning, burning buildings and vehicles, smashed glass, debris, missiles fired. Video footage of people fighting, explosions. Killing people, dead people, theft, landmines, stabbing, murder, smiting, spanking, beatings, rapings mentioned. Yelling, arguing, screaming. Blood/gore: Floating corpses, animal corps. Blood rain, blood on clothing, bloody bullet wounds, bruising, bandage. Blood river mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing, flirting. Masturbation, seduction mentioned. Sex proposed and discussed. Sexual banter, slang, innuendo and puns; provocative dancing. Song with lurid lyrics. Cleavage, swimwear. Drawings of naked people (no nudity). Painting of nude woman.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    People/wraiths smoke joints. Pothead, weed, pot, marijuana addiction, PCP mentioned. Spiked drink/food, bag of marijuana, drug paraphernalia. Alcohol (beer, champagne, spirits, cocktails). Smoking (marijuana).

  • LANGUAGE

    Frequent f-words, s-words, a-words, derogatory names for females, slang and actual terms for genitalia. Name-calling, mocking insults, derogatory names for disabled people. Homophobia. Religious references and exclamations. Ethnic, gender, sexual, racial stereotyping. Obscene finger gesture.

  • THEMES

    Religious apocalypse, Revelations, the Anti-Christ, organised religion, condemnation, torment, judgement, salvation, resurrection, evil, relationships, virginity, lust, blasphemy, rejection, atheism, damnation.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Killed father/husband. Marriage proposals. Locust, crows, mouse, bird poo. Crashed plane, lightning, thunder, toilet. Wraiths, the Anti-Christ, defecation mentioned. Based on a true story (okay, maybe not).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Wickedly funny, zippy, endearing, silly. Great premise.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Falls flat, fails to deliver. Deadpan, perfunctory. Slow paced, hackneyed. Mediocre directing and production values.

Despicable Me 2

Published in D
Sunday, 09 June 2013 06:26
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  • Rating

    PG: Mild animated violence.

  • The pitch

    Extra Gru-vy.

  • Starring

    (voices of): Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Miranda Cosgrove, Elsie Kate Fisher, Dana Gaier, Russell Brand, Steve Coogan, Benjamin Bratt, Moises Arias, Ken Jeong

  • Directed by

    Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud

  • Running time

    98 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People and/or minions are kidnapped, hit with objects, hit by cars, punched, kicked, shoved, teased, freeze-rayed, tasered, attacked by monsters, slapped, accidentally injured, tied up, knocked over, blasted with hose/fire extinguisher, shaken, fire-blasted, struck by darts, turned into monsters, crushed by falling objects, pursued, boom-blasted, fall from a high distance. Objects are thrown, smashed, crashed into, karate-chopped, fire-bombed; doors, walls are smashed in. Kids and minions playfight with toy swords, clubs, halberds, chainsaw, nunchucks; minions scuffle, hit one another. An unconscious man is dragged then stuffed in a car boot, reckless driving; a car smashes through glass windows, falls toward ground. Fart guns, rocket launchers, jam guns fired. A teddy bear explodes, a monster appears at a window and scares a little girl. Stealing, sinister plots, large-scale crime, threats mentioned. Screaming. Blood/gore: A man removes a long dart from his nose.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing, flirting. Man and minions in swimwear. Minion bum, man's hairy chest. Minion in underwear.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Animals, people and minions are injected with a shape-changing, mood-altering serum and/or antidote; needle and syringe seen. A woman is shot with moose tranquiliser. Alcohol (cocktails, champagne, tequila). Reference to drunken behaviour. Gambling (poker).

  • LANGUAGE

    Bottom, butt, fart, poop. Name-calling, raspberry-blowing. Ethnic, cultural, gender stereotyping. Fat jokes.

  • THEMES

    Family, world domination, good versus evil, rejection, young love, dating, romance, marriage, trusting instincts, invention.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Husband just died, Mother's Day pageant/children don't have a mother mentioned. Wedding setting. Fish, dog, starfish, sharks, snake, birds (seagulls), duck, cat, taxidermy bull, chicken, eagle, butterfly. Dog urinates, port-a-potty, magic show, paragliding, jumping out of a plane, free-falling, hang-gliding, volcano, lava, aircraft, plane. Roasting chicken, barbecuing sausages, animal testing. Mid-credits scenes.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Entertaining, funny, family friendly. Brilliant use of 3D, especially during end credits scene. Beautifully rendered animation.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Formulaic, uninventive plot.

The Hangover Part III

Published in T
Sunday, 19 May 2013 09:16
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong coarse language, nudity and crude humour.

  • The pitch

    Triple the headache.

  • Starring

    Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Justin Bartha, Ken Jeong, Melissa McCarthy, John Goodman, Jeffrey Tambor, Heather Graham, Sasha Barrese, Mike Epps, Jamie Chung

  • Directed by

    Todd Phillips

  • Running time

    100 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Prison riot; objects get burned, thrown. Prison escape. People get shot, punched, kicked, headbutted, hit with objects, crash-tackled, kidnapped, held hostage, hooded, threatened at gunpoint, threatened with a blade, clawed/mauled, locked in a cellar, locked in a car boot, fall to the ground, teeter on high balconies, jump from high ledges. Animals are beheaded, thrown through windows, suffocated, drugged, murdered. Objects (animal's head, rock) are thrown through windscreens. Dangerous driving, multiple vehicle collisions, car rear-ended. Smashed glass. A man collapses from an implied heart attack. Men wear pig-masks. Cockfighting. Shots fired at people, animals. Break and enter; objects get smashed, damaged, stolen. Yelling, arguing. Blood/gore: Bloody scratches on clothing, heads, faces. Hypodermic syringe. Corpses. CPR.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Sexual innuendo. Group sex, prostitution implied. Frequent references to sexual acts, oral sex, masturbation. Kissing (male-female, male-male). Advertising signage for live nude shows, pornography. Nudity: Breasts, women in underwear, man-boobs. Naked Chinaman.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Prescription medication discussed. Cocaine, 'doing blow' frequently mentioned. Drug paraphernalia, drug deal. A man uses a fake prescription to obtain Demerol. Spiked drink, food. Animals are drugged with legal drugs and cocaine (mentioned). Alcohol (beer, wine, champagne, spirits). Smoking (cigar, cigarettes). Casino setting, casino games mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    Frequent f-words, s-words, ass-words, n-word, slang for females and female genitalia. Name-calling. Religious exclamations. Cultural, ethnic, gender, sexual, genre, disability and over-weight stereotyping.

  • THEMES

    Friendship, misadventure, hedonism, stolen goods, mayhem, intervention, mobsters.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Prison, funeral, cemetery, burial, casino settings. Deceased father, husband. Dogs, giraffe, burro, chickens, cockerels, monkey; pig-masks, snakeskin worn, taxidermy. Tiger-skin rug. Planes (landing and mid-cruise), strobe lighting. Cancer, loss of licensure, colour blindness, dyslexia mentioned. Sweating, spitting, gagging, urination, phlegm sounds. A deceased man's clothes are worn. Brief Spanish (no subtitles). High aerials from skyscraper roof. Mid-credits scene.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    A few laughs. Nice aerials over Las Vegas, decent cinematography. Hilarious end credits scene.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Humourless, grotesque, un-structured, ridiculous, un-intelligent, tame, pallid. Alan's character is no longer lovable, endearing.

The Hangover Part II

Published in T
Sunday, 19 May 2013 05:03
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong sexual references, nudity, coarse language and drug use.

  • The pitch

    Adventures in thigh-land.

  • Starring

    Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Ken Jeong, Justin Bartha, Paul Giamatti, Mason Lee, Jamie Chung, Sasha Barrese, Mike Tyson, Yasmin Lee, Nick Cassavetes

  • Directed by

    Todd Phillips

  • Running time

    102 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Attempted stealing. A man's head cracks a glass table. Yelling, arguing, screaming, wrestling, shoving, punching. Street riot with objects thrown, Molotov cocktails, tear gas. Men are beaten with sticks. Gunfire, guns are pointed. A man and an animal shot. A man is locked in an ice-box. Dangerous driving, dangerous boating, motorbike slides under a car, car crashes into market stalls. Embezzlement, ransom. Blood/gore: A man injects himself with a hypodermic needle. Severed finger, bandage. Hanging racks of meat. Blood splatter from pig carcasses, bloody tooth/mouth, bloody hand, bloodied rag, bloody towel. A man is tattooed. Stitches, farting mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Strippers, pole-dancers, prostitution. A man simulates oral sex between a monkey and a bottle. Anal sex implied/discussed. Erection, child prostitution mentioned. Kissing. Nudity: A penis is touched, licked. Skimpy dancewear, swimwear. Scrotum, breasts are seen in photographs. Discussion of breast sizes, sex, infidelity. People in underwear. Naked man. Naked transsexual. Bestiality implied.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    A man snorts cocaine. Nitrous mentioned. Drug overdose implied. A meditation sequence shows children injecting drugs. Men are drugged with muscle relaxant, ADHD drugs. A monkey works as a drug courier. Alcohol (champagne, wine, cocktails, spirits). Smoking (pipe, cigarettes). A meditation sequence shows children drinking alcohol, shots. A monkey smokes cigarettes.

  • LANGUAGE

    C-word, f-words, s-words, n-word, a-words, derogatory names for females, genitalia slang. Gay jokes. Name-calling. Gender, sexual, ethnic, cultural stereotypes. Obscene finger gesture. Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Bachelor parties, Bangkok, weddings, marriage, friendship, inebriation, travel, misadventure, hedonism, sex, prostitution, missing persons.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dentist-chair setting. Elephant, monkey, cockroach, dog, pig carcasses, pig's blood, plane, helicopter, bonfire. Sweating, spitting, licking. Seasickness mentioned. Sky-high aerials over mountainous island/beach terrain.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Reasonably funny.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Much of the comedy feels staged, re-hashed. Repetitive, offensive, clichéd. Same formula as its predecessor.

The Hangover

Published in T
Sunday, 19 May 2013 02:31
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong sexual references; coarse language and nudity.

  • The pitch

    What happens in Vegas...

  • Starring

    Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis, Justin Bartha, Ed Helms, Heather Graham, Ken Jeong, Mike Tyson, Mike Epps, Rachael Harris, Sasha Barrese, Jeffrey Tambor, Rob Riggle, Cleo King

  • Directed by

    Todd Phillips

  • Running time

    100 minutes

  • Rated

    MA15+ (Australia), 18 (UK), R (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are king-hit, punched, shot, beaten with a crowbar, clawed by a tiger, locked in the boot of a car, held hostage, tasered. Dangerous driving, car rammed, near-collision. Domestic violence mentioned. A man mentions that an injunction prohibits him from being within a certain distance of schools/children. A man slices his palm with a blade. A baby and a man are hit with car doors. A man damages a car with a baseball bat. A gun is pointed in threat. Torching a car, police brutality mentioned. A car drives over a man's foot. Car crashes into a bus-stop. Stolen car. A door is kicked in. A man kicks a mobile phone out of a boy's hand. A room is ransacked. Screaming. Blood/gore: Blood on lip, floor, clothing. Bruising, sunburn, missing tooth, bandage, medical check-up. Concussion mentioned. Piercing (photograph).

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Signs advertising nude girls, strippers. Herpes, masturbation, anal sex mentioned. Sexual banter, innuendo, discussion of sexual activity. Oral sex implied. Blow-up doll, strippers, lap-dancing. A man simulates masturbation on a baby. A man simulates anal sex on an animal, bestiality implied. A man simulates ejaculation. Kissing (female-male) and photograph of male-male kissing. Used condom. Nudity: Bare bums, nude men, penis (photo), genitals. Breasts, cleavage, people in underwear, swimwear.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    People are drugged with a fictional date-rape drug called rufilin. An animal is drugged. Rogaine, cocaine, ecstasy, meth-head, drug-taking mentioned. Photograph of a man snorting cocaine. Alcohol (beer, shots, spirits, champagne, cocktails), inebriation. Gambling (casino games, counting cards).

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, derogatory names for females and homosexuals, genitalia slang. Name-calling. Gay, fat jokes. Obscene finger gestures. Religious references and exclamations. Gender, ethnic, disabled stereotyping.

  • THEMES

    Bachelor parties, Las Vegas, hedonism, infidelity, marriage, responsibility, excessive drinking, single parenting.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Holocaust, deceased grandparents mentioned. Wedding. Dog, chicken, tiger, pig (mentioned), plane, raw steak. Urination, vomiting, spitting.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Funny, outrageous. Eclectic characters, good script, amusing plot twists.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Silly but not clever. Farcical, unambitious, clichéd. Some comedy falls flat.

Pain and Gain

Published in P
Sunday, 05 May 2013 09:04
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong violence, drug use, coarse language and sexual references.

  • The pitch

    No brain no gain.

  • Starring

    Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, Anthony Mackie, Tony Shalhoub, Ed Harris, Rob Corddry, Rebel Wilson, Bar Paly, Ken Jeong, Michael Rispoli, Tony Plana, Emily Rutherford, Larry Hankin

  • Directed by

    Michael Bay

  • Running time

    129 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot, tasered, kicked, punched, kidnapped, drugged, headlocked, head-butted, hit by vehicles, attacked with objects, shot at, crushed. A man jumps out of a window/off a balcony. Alcohol is forced down the throat of a teetotaler. Screams, shouting, arguing. Homophobia, antisemitism. Plans to carry out a kidnapping are discussed. A man is abducted, has a plastic bag tied over his head, is blindfolded, tied up, detained, tortured, set alight, crushed by a car. Unibomber (mentioned). Objects are smashed, damaged. Explosion, flying sparks. A man attacks an armed guard. A man feeds a dismembered body part to a dog. Gas canisters are fired. Dangerous driving, grand theft auto. Blood/gore: Corpses are mutilated (chainsaw, axe, burned, dumped). Bloody heads, faces, hands, clothing, floors, carpet, gashes, scratches, bruises, bloody clothing, blood drops, blood splatter. Burned, singed hair and skin; soiled clothing. Acne, saliva, urination. Bandages, neck brace. Dismembered body parts.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A couple have sex against a car (no obvious nudity visible). A couple use a prop during sex in a bedroom (no nudity). Many sex toys, dildos seen. A man masturbates while watching porn. A man touches, flirts with another man. Herpes, rape, gang rape, dry-humping, sexual acts (mentioned). Nudity: Topless dancers (nightclub). Skimpy workout gear, swimwear, lingerie. Cleavage, breasts, pubic hair, bare bottoms. Giant picture of a nude woman (genitals not visible). Men/women in underwear.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    People inject themselves with steroids ("muscle juice"). A woman is injected with horse tranquiliser. A man frequently snorts cocaine. Vials of pills, hypodermic syringes seen. Drug-dealing/smuggling discussed. A man is injected with a drug (Engorgitol) to aid impotence. A man drinks breastmilk fortified with human growth hormone. Alcohol (wine, beer, spirits, liqueur). Sobriety (discussed).

  • LANGUAGE

    C-word, f-words, s-words, a-words, derogatory terms for females, slang and actual terms for genitalia and bodily functions. Name-calling, derogatory insults. Sexual, gender, cultural, racial, ageist and ethnic slurs and stereotyping. Religious references, prayer, hymns, conversion and exclamations. Obscene finger gestures.

  • THEMES

    Murder, greed, jealousy, the American Dream, bodybuilding, personal training, dis/organised crime, drugs, temptation, racketeering, embezzlement, surveillance, hedonism, mayhem.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Based on a true story. Prison, courtroom, hospital, wedding settings. Marriage proposal. Deceased father, deceased grandfather, divorce (mentioned). Waxing. Penile dysfunction, steroid-induced impotence (discussed). Plane flies overhead (close-up). Dogs, fish, oxen (photo).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Humorous. Unbelievable true story. Solid first hour. Entertaining performances.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Waaaaay too long. Dialogue-heavy. Loses momemtum, tone. Poorly constructed.