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Miss Sloane (2016)

Published in M
Monday, 20 February 2017 02:50
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  • Rating

    M: Coarse language and sex scene.

  • The pitch

    Hit and Miss.

  • Starring

    Jessica Chastain, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, John Lithgow, Michael Stuhlbarg, Mark Strong, Alison Pill, Jake Lacy, Sam Waterston

  • Directed by

    John Madden

  • Running time

    132 minutes

  • Rated

    M (Australia), 15 (UK), R (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    A person is held at gunpoint, shots fired into the air, person shot and killed. Many references to gun-related crimes and deaths, massacres, school shootings, terrorism, death threats, hate mail, prison, black market weapons trade. Mother on news crying over shooting death of daughter. Folders etc pushed off table. "Guts you like a trout and strangles you with its entreails", prison shanking, being killed by job mentioned. Yelling. Blood/gore: None.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Blurry sex scene with a gigolo (seen from shoulders up). Undressing (sex implied), kissing. Sexual joke about a priest and a nun. Reference to dildos. Male sex worker/escort. Woman in shower (no nudity seen), shirtless man, cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Pills consumed (benzodiazepines, psycho-stimulants). Alcohol (wine, cocktail, spirits, beer). Smoking (cigarettes). Inebriation reference.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, crapper, p*ss, d*cks. Name-calling (retarded, dog, etc). Misogynistic comments (she pees standing up, she doesn't do the kissy-kissy stuff most women do, etc). Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Gun control, power broking, lobbyists, governance, ethical violations, insomnia, spying, surveillance, blackmail, redemption, prostitution, protests.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Prison setting. Destruction from palm oil manufacture discussed.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Smart, solid, topical, cutting, corrosive, high-stakes, tart, bracing, distinctive, talky, tense, twisty, electrifying, lively. Smashing/powerful/forceful performance by Jessica Chastain, intriguing characters, terrific cast, crackling script.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Soapy, overlong, shallow. Dumb/silly/implausible/ludicrous/contrived ending, one ludicrously contrived gun scene, a few too many plot twists, overstuffed script, some weak/underwritten characters.

Grimsby (The Brothers Grimsby)

Published in G
Wednesday, 09 March 2016 04:20
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong crude sexual humour and nudity.

  • The pitch

    A load of bollock.

  • Starring

    Sacha Baron Cohen, Mark Strong, Isla Fisher, Rebel Wilson, Johnny Vegas, Ricky Tomlinson, Gabourey Sidibe

  • Directed by

    Louis Leterrier

  • Running time

    83 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot (including child), throat-grabbed, thrown down stairs/over railings (including child in wheelchair, dog), whacked, wrestled, hit with objects, pursued, hit by a car, pushed aside, shoulder-charged, kicked, thrown from a moving vehicle, interrogated, glassed, exploded, near-drowned, injected with a tracking device, poisoned, headbutted, threatened at gunpoint, punched, waxed, chained/hung up, strapped to table (video footage), roundhouse kicked, blasted with water, impaled. An animal is shot. A man crashes through plate glass windows. Reckless driving, vehicle collisions, bike accidents, vehicle crashes into river. Explosions. Mass panic. Capture, stealing, assassination attempt, kill order, burning down school, dying in war mentioned. Blood/gore: Corpses. Bloody heads, mouths, noses, knee, bullet wounds; blood spatter. Wound-sucking. Bruising, bandage, arm in sling, child in wheelchair, patients in hospital beds. Injections (needles, syringes) seen. Funeral, cemetery, coffins seen. Timelapse footage of infected person dying. Shattered ankle, open sores mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Sex scenes (caressing, finger-sucking, kissing, grinding, orgasm). Animals mating (penis, vagina/uterus, ejaculate seen). An animal is manually stimulated. Tea-bagging, flirting, undressing. People stick objects up their bottoms. A woman spreads her legs (inviting oral sex). A man's neck and genitals are sucked. Testicles, anuses, nude and near-nude women, ejaculate, pubic hair, streaker seen. Shirtless men/boys, nude bottoms, skimpy clothing, women in lingerie, cleavage, man in underwear, (implied) nude men in bath together. Nude tattoo. References to homosexuality, rape, Bill Cosby, oral sex, incest, threesome, bestiality, registered sex offenders. Promiscuity, seduction, hickey mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Drugs (buying/selling/injecting/trafficking heroin; people are injected with lethal toxins; blue meth seen on television show). Alcohol (beer, cocktails, shots, champagne, wine). Drink-driving. Smoking. A child jokes about smoking crack. Vial of antidote seen. A child is seen holding a beer. Vaping mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, b*tch, bastards, bollocks. Name-calling. Terms for genitals. Derogatory term for police officers. Obscene finger and hand gestures. Religious references and exclamations. Jokes about childhood leukaemia, paedophiles, HIV, AIDS, celebrity, bestiality, incest, anal penetration, excrement.

  • THEMES

    Brothers, family, scum, MI6, undercover operations, philanthropy, charities, football, soccer, betrayal, HIV, AIDS, infection, orphans, adoption, lonomia caterpillar toxin, flashbacks, drug dealing, abandonment, pitch invasion, global terrorist plots, chavs.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Funeral, cemetery, orphanage, hospital settings. Missing sibling, childhood leukaemia, bedwetting mentioned. Helicopter, plane, toilet, fireworks. Zebra, elephants, chickens, cheetah. Spitting, fart, urination. Frozen/gutted fish seen. Poo discussed. Go-Pro style point-of-view cinematography (slightly disorienting). Mid-credits and post-credits scenes. Also known as The Brothers Grimsby.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Ribald, gross-out, fast-paced, spoofy, edgy, naughty, silly, raucous, juvenile, chaotic, crude, unflinching, half-successful. Some funny jokes, game performances, proficient/exciting/spirited action sequences, handsome locations, mischievous production design.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Lowbrow, offensive, convoluted, uneven, strained, non-sensical, xenophobic, racist, misogynist. Broad/sometimes-cruel comedy, patchy narrative, thankless female roles.

Kick-Ass

Published in K
Friday, 16 August 2013 03:25
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  • Rating

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

  • The pitch

    Sticks it right up there.

  • Starring

    Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chloë Grace Moretz, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Evan Peters, Garrett M Brown, Nicolas Cage, Elizabeth McGovern, Lyndsy Fonseca, Sophie Wu, Jason Flemyng, Mark Strong, Michael Rispoli

  • Directed by

    Matthew Vaughn

  • Running time

    117 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People get shot, tortured, stabbed, slashed, punched, kicked, beaten (incl a child), kneed, tasered, hit with objects, hit by a car, microwaved, crushed, knee-capped, chained, bound, hooded, burned alive, mugged, bullied, threatened, head-butted, bitten. Burning building, explosions, arson. Weapons arsenal, switchblade, bazooka, grenade, ninja star, knuckle-duster. Break-and-enter, graffiti, gun paintings. Reference to molestation. Screaming. Execution mentioned. Blood/gore: Blood splatter, bloody stab wound, blood on ground, blood on head, bleeding. Body falls onto car, man on stretcher, IV drip, injection (fluid enters skin), X-ray. Corpses. Very high body count. Burn scars.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A couple have clothed sex in public. Masturbation, boob-caressing. Kissing, ogling, flirting. References to sexuality, sex acts, pornography. Innuendo. Picture of topless women. Young man/young girl in undies (no genitals seen). Cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (wine, beer, spirits). Smoking. Drug overdose (seen in flashback), drug money. Selling/stealing coke, junkie, being high, cocaine, weed, methadone mentioned. Bong-smoking, powder-sorting, joint-smoking, powder-snorting.

  • LANGUAGE

    C-word, frequent f-words, s-words, a-words, name-calling, b*tches. Slang for genitalia and bodily functions. Gender, college, genre, nationality, cultural, class, sexual stereotypes and jokes. Religious references and stereotypes.

  • THEMES

    Superheroes, comic books, awesomeness, crime-fighting, vigilantes, justice, father-daughter relationships, self-esteem, family business, rumours, social media, merchandising, revenge, teen angst.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased mothers (seen in flashback), fathers, orphan. Cemetery setting. Eating disorder, ghosts mentioned. Cat, toilet. Skyscraper-high aerial cinematography toward street-view. Strobe lighting flashes. Based on comic-book series.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Fun, energetic, edgy, absurdist, shameless, audacious, irresistible, intelligent, knowing, grounded, boisterous, original, supercharged, ultra-violent. Smashing performance from ultra-cool Chloë Grace Moretz. Terrific action moves, cracking soundtrack, brilliant genre homages.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    High level of violence and profanity. Questionable characterisation, especially of 11-year-old girl as vigilante/victim.

Welcome to the Punch

Published in W
Tuesday, 02 July 2013 02:24
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong violence.

  • The pitch

    Cops and dobbers.

  • Starring

    James McAvoy, Mark Strong, Andrea Riseborough, Johnny Harris, Daniel Mays, David Morrissey, Peter Mullan, Jason Flemyng, Elyes Gabel, Natasha Little

  • Directed by

    Eran Creevy

  • Running time

    99 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Lots of people are shot and killed. People are shot at, punched, kicked, beaten, strangled, headlocked, pistol-whipped, elbowed, hit with objects, pursued, threatened at gunpoint. A murdered youth is frequently discussed, seen in newspaper report. Shootouts, objects destroyed, smashed mirror, building explosion, fireball. Armed men wear gas masks. Dangerous driving, break-and-enter, car rammed. Kidnapping, killing, robbing, murder, car accident, false identity, shoplifting, arrests, smuggling guns mentioned. Screaming. Blood/gore: Many corpses. Bloody bullet wounds, blood spray, dripping blood, blood splatter, bloody fingerprint. Blood on heads, faces, clothing, objects. Fluid is frequently extracted from a knee wound (syringe, needle in flesh, extraction, fluid seen). Scars on leg, face; bruising. Photo of corpse.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Flirting. Pornographic magazine is seen from a distance.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Smoking. Prescription pills seen. Minor drug offense mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, pr*ck, p*iss, b*tch, bastard. Name-calling. Religous references and exclamations. Gender, genre, ethnic stereotypes.

  • THEMES

    Police work, corruption, justice, revenge, murder, politics, campaigning, evidence, dirty cops, grief, cops and robbers, conspiracy.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Son killed, friend killed, dead police officer. Aircraft, hospital, morgue, tattoo parlour settings. Medical procedures (CPR), medical instruments and equipment noises (flatlining), cardiac arrest, tattooing. Dog, planes, helicopter. Animal-skin rug, animal skull on wall. Bright fluorescent lights.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Firmly British, mostly quality cast, intriguing characters, slick action, confident, ambitious, inspired, stylish. London looks gorgeous on screen. Stunning lighting and location choices. Memorable performance from Mark Strong.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    McAvoy doesn't suit role. Too plot-driven, solemn, fast-paced and neon-lit. Screenplay weakens, momentum runs out of steam, storyline becomes convoluted. Almost entirely set at night, unoriginal.