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Woman in Gold

Published in W
Sunday, 17 May 2015 10:33
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Infrequent coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Does the story justice.

  • Starring

    Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds, Daniel Brühl, Katie Holmes, Tatiana Maslany, Max Irons, Charles Dance, Antje Traue, Elizabeth McGovern, Frances Fisher, Moritz Bleibtreu

  • Directed by

    Simon Curtis

  • Running time

    109 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are manhandled, pursued, belittled, intimidated, kicked, tackled, shot at. Anti-Semitism, Nazism, swastikas, armed soldiers. Homes are ransacked. Persecution, murder, destroyed family, killed friends, Hitler, death camps, Holocaust, looting, great grandparents murdered, Treblinka mentioned. Arguing, shouting. Blood/gore: Bloody cut above eye. Meningitis mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Cleavage. People in clingy nightwear, exercise clothing.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Pharmaceutical drugs on shelves/bedside table, cough drops. Alcohol (spirits, champagne, beer). Smoking.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-word, s-word. Name-calling (including 'pigs'). Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    The Woman in Gold/Portrait Of Adele Bloch-Bauer I by Gustav Klimt, Maria Altmann, Randol Schoenberg, art restitution, high-profile lawsuits, anti-Semitism, justice, society, people smuggling, escape, family, pregnancy, labour, custody, national treasures, Belvedere Palace, World War II, Nazis.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead sister, dead uncle, dead aunty/wife, dead husband, dead father mentioned. Cemetery, funeral, wedding, courtroom, airport settings. Spitting. Pigeons, plane. Fur worn. Some German language (subtitles). Some high aerial cinematography.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Fascinating, important, enjoyable, engaging, classy, intelligent, enthralling, heart-tugging, emotional, well-meaning, feel-good, moving, stirring, absorbing. Brilliant/towering performance by Helen Mirren, beautifully photographed, impressively staged, gently humorous, some sharp dialogue, nice cameos, potent material, extraordinary story.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Conventional, familiar, schmaltzy, workman-like, clunky, superficial, banal, simplistic, ordinary, pedestrian. Shamelessly sentimental, Ryan Reynolds in miscast/uneven, biopic oversights, ungainly structured flashbacks, schematic writing, insipid style, on-the-nose dialogue.

The Host (2013)

Published in T
Thursday, 04 April 2013 05:47
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Science fiction themes and violence.

  • The pitch

    Some uninvited guests crash the humanity party.

  • Starring

    Saoirse Ronan, Diane Kruger, William Hurt, Stephen Rider, Max Irons, Jake Abel, Chandler Canterbury, Marcus Lyle Brown

  • Directed by

    Andrew Niccol

  • Running time

    125 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are beaten with objects, punches, thrown against walls, slapped, choked (attempted). A girl smashes through a window and falls several storeys to the ground below. A girl jumps off a balcony. A man shoots himself (shot is heard, no actual vision). A man holds a blade to a woman's throat. A woman headbutts a man. A woman is wrestled to the ground. Friendly sparring. A girl screams. People are sprayed in the face with a sedative. Dangerous driving. Vehicle collisions and rollover. Car, property theft. Rifles and handguns are pointed, fired. Machete is used in threat. A girl falls and hits her head on a rock. People are shot in the head, shoulder. A man almost falls into a ravine. Killing, self-defense (discussed). A woman bites a man. Blood/gore: Broken bones and ruptured organs (mentioned). Bloody cuts, gashes, scratches, nose, lip, clothing, infected wound, bruising seen. Blood splatter, pooling blood. A forehead, arm and necks are sliced open with scalpels and a blade. Alien parasites enter and exit human skin through sliced wound. Severe sunburn. Corpses (human and alien) are seen.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A couple have sex. Passionate kissing. Sex, physical urges and touching are discussed. A man is seen half-naked between the sheets. A woman is seen in her bra.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    People are sedated by a spray administered to their face. Medicinal sprays are used to heal and repair wounds.

  • LANGUAGE

    Name-calling. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Science fiction, paranormal romance, love, humanity, civilisation, aliens, extra-terrestrials, parasites and hosts, split personalities, hearing voices, schizophrenia, relationships, conflict, suicide, protecting loved ones, resistance, lying, trust, alien/human experiments, hunger strike, hostages, self-harm.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Flash lighting causes mild strobe effect. Birds, dogs, glow worms, animal carcass, chickens. Campfire. Remote desert setting. Cave/tunnel setting. Snot. Boy on deathbed. Hospital/surgery setting. Based on novel by Stephenie Meyer.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Likeable, watchable. There's a good film lurking in there somewhere.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Simple set and production values. Lacks tension, passion. Wooden performances. Uninteresting characters and pace.