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Alice Through The Looking Glass

Published in A
Sunday, 12 June 2016 08:07
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  • Rating

    PG: Mild themes, some scenes may scare young children.

  • The pitch

    Alice refuses to give up the Wonder.

  • Starring

    Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway, Sacha Baron Cohen, Rhys Ifans, Matt Lucas, Lindsay Duncan, Leo Bill, Geraldine James, Alan Rickman (voice)

  • Directed by

    James Bobin

  • Running time

    113 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters are kicked, pursued, hit by/with objects, slapped, rammed, thrown through the air, prodded, nipped on the tail, knocked aside, stabbed with a hypodermic needle, swooped, grabbed, dragged, caged, frozen in time. Characters dangle/fall from high ledges, smash apart, crash land, freefall, bump into one another, fall over, hit their head on a concrete kerb, breathe fire. A character's nose is broken off and eaten. Ships are hit by cannonfire, run aground, capsized. Objects chained, torn up, thrown, broken. Burning trees/village. A woman plays with a wind-up beheading toy. Yelling, screaming, roaring. Pirates mentioned. Blood/gore: Skeleton with sword protruding from chest. Hypodermic needle protruding from backside. A man collapses dead into his soup bowl. Swelling. Sew up lips, cut off tongue/ears/heads, eaten nose/fingers/elbow mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A man kisses a metal character, a woman kisses a pet. Cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (champagne, spirits). Characters eat a cake that causes them to change size.

  • LANGUAGE

    Bloody. Name-calling. Chauvinist/misogynist behaviour.

  • THEMES

    Alice in Wonderland, family, 1870s London, time, tea, mother-daughter relationships, the impossible, Humpty Dumpty, sisters, evil queens, time travel, learning from the past, death, lying, fate, forgiveness, quests.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead father/husband, dead/missing family, rejected marriage proposal mentioned. Fireworks (opening credits), thunder, lightning, waterfalls, giant wave. Cats, dog, rabbits, mouse, birds, giant bird creatures, butterfly, horses, tiger, ants, beetles (lots!), fish creatures, jabberwocky, cobwebs. Taxidermy animal heads mounted on walls, animal skin rug. Brief subtitles. Church, lunatic asylum settings.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Stylish, pacey, diverting, wild, dazzling. Lush/sumptuous/extravagant/striking/glorious/astonishing/beautiful/gorgeous visuals, fine voice work, eccentric/absurd/fun/interesting performance by Sacha Baron Cohen, impressive/triumphant/robust production design, exuberant/lavish sets/costumes, clever wordplay, touching end-credits dedication to Alan Rickman, some good lines, never dull.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Static, airless, low-stakes, episodic, busy, haphazard, hectic, message-laden, mechanical, conventional, uninspired, unimaginative, overwhelming/exhausting, formulaic, pedestrian. Weak/contrived plot, unnecessary backstory, lacking interesting characters.

Crimson Peak

Published in C
Tuesday, 20 October 2015 00:05
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong bloody violence.

  • The pitch

    Damsel in this dress.

  • Starring

    Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston, Charlie Hunnam, Jim Beaver, Burn Gorman, Leslie Hope

  • Directed by

    Guillermo del Toro

  • Running time

    119 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are stabbed, slapped, head-smashed, grabbed, pushed over a high railing, hand/arm-slammed, sliced/slashed with a knife, hit with an object, accidentally burned, poisoned, throat-grabbed, pulled to the ground. A dog's neck is broken (off-screen). Ants eat dying butterflies. Objects slammed, smashed. A newspaper headline mentions mother murdered in front of children. Abandoned dog left to die, father breaking mother's leg, being locked away/hanged, beatings by mother mentioned. Reference to mental institution. Shouting, arguing, screaming. Blood/gore: (Heavy). Corpses (severe injuries shown), coffin, bodies lying under sheets, ghostly skeletons/apparitions. Bloody faces, hands, tears, clothing, cuts/slashes, swirling water, objects. Spurting/pooling/oozing/spattered blood, stab wounds, sliced hand/fingers, coughing up blood, broken limb. Object removed from skin. Burned hand (steam/friction). Skeletal ghosts (including baby): some with muscles/organs/sinew/decay visible, some with evidence of how they died/suffered: knife in skull, bulging eyeballs, covered in red, missing finger, caved-in skull. Dead butterflies, rabbits, flies. Wound-dressing, bruise, pinned butterfly, surgeon's needle. Dying people eating each other, setting broken leg mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Incest, bigamy. A couple has bedroom sex. A woman is seen with her hand down a man's pants, oral sex implied. Kissing, caressing, undressing, flirting. Image of threesome (female-female-male seen). References to not having sex. Bare thighs, shoulders, knees, backs, bottom (male), cleavage. Hint of nipple seen through nightgown. Woman in bath.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Poisoining, sedation. Alcohol (wine, champagne). Port, prescription eye drops mentioned. Bottles of white powder seen.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-word, s-word, bloody, damn. Name-calling. Snide/belittling comments/remarks. Religous references and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Family secrets, supernatural, ghosts, gothic stories, decrepit/haunted houses, latent images, siblings, Victorian treatment of women/children, horror, death, grief, hatred of one's mother, bigamy, incest, tragedy, writing/publishing, matricide.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Mortuary, funeral settings. Deceased father, identifying deceased father, closed coffin, spying at keyholes. Dead mother (black cholera), dead/ex-wives, widowhood mentioned. Butterflies, moths, ants, buzzing flies, dog, horses, full moon. Ghosts, objects moving on their own, scratching/groaning sounds, ghostly images in photographs. Vision during end credits.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Creepy, lush, decadent, rich, sensory, muscular, nostalgic, mad, bombastic, emotional, beautiful, sumptuous, grandiose, gorgeous, tragic, stylish, fun, entertaining, indulgent. Talented ensemble, strong/lively/transfixing performances, effective/unsettling scares, gruesomely violent, insane costumes, riveting/ace/superbly executed set pieces, impeccable production design, immersive attention-to-detail, unabashed/symphonic score, absorbing/enveloping world, beautiful/elegantly designed ghosts, a loving homage, plays like a period film.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Predictable, linear. Some miscasting, conventional plotting, not very scary.

Madame Bovary (2014)

Published in M
Monday, 06 July 2015 22:52
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Sex scenes and mature themes.

  • The pitch

    Mme attempts a status update.

  • Starring

    Mia Wasikowska, Ezra Miller, Paul Giamatti, Rhys Ifans, Logan Marshall-Green, Laura Carmichael, Henry Lloyd-Hughes, Richard Cordery

  • Directed by

    Sophie Barthes

  • Running time

    118 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Suicide (overdose). Hunting, an animal is throat-sliced (implied/heard). Gunshot sounds. A man twists a child's ear. Screaming. Beating (domestic violence) mentioned. Blackmail, lying. Blood/gore: Spurting blood. Bloody knife/elbow/clothing. Animal blood/organs/head/hoof. Broken elbow, club foot/tendon surgery. Burn marks. Bleeding, leeching, convulsions, botched surgery, gangrene, amputation mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Sex scenes, woman in bath. Kissing, flirting, dressing. Shirtless male, topless female (bare breasts). Infidelity/adultery. Sexual favours mentioned; reference to sex as 'part of nature'.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Poison consumed (suicide). Alcohol (beer, cider, wine, spirits, champagne); alcohol used as anaesthetic. Gambling (poker).

  • LANGUAGE

    F-word. Name-calling. Religious references and exclamation. Slavery reference.

  • THEMES

    Extra-marital affairs, suicide, class, society, status, convent life, poverty, debt, surgery, exhaustion, selfishness, blame, inheritance, loveless marriage, ambition.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased mother/father mentioned. Wedding setting. Taxidermy bird, horse. Manure. Based on Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Lucid, enveloping, measured, absorbing, slow-burning, classy, brooding, realistic, refined, respectful, quasi-faithful, somber, intelligent, interesting, attractive, passable, watchable. Unsympathetic performance from Mia Wasikowska, exquisite visual sense, spare/sumptuous production design, earthly lensing, bleak/socio-realist style, meticulous attention to period detail.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Inessential, miscast, calculated, passionless, uneven, disappointing, tedious. Streamlined narrative, heavy-handed symbolism, restrained/flat/enervating tone, frustrating accents, lacking emotional intelligence, ending revealed in first scene.

Only Lovers Left Alive

Published in O
Friday, 14 March 2014 03:49
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  • Rating

    M: Supernatural themes, coarse language and nudity.

  • The pitch

    Spooky action at a distance.

  • Starring

    Tilda Swinton, Tom Hiddleston, Mia Wasikowska, John Hurt, Anton Yelchin, Jeffrey Wright

  • Directed by

    Jim Jarmusch

  • Running time

    123 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are murdered (implied), slapped, shoved. A man points a gun at himself and says 'boom'. Soldier shot dead (mentioned). Suicide discussed. Blood/gore: Corpses. Bloody leg, bloody bandages, blood on objects, dripping blood, pooling blood, drinking blood, licking blood. Bloody bite wounds. Dumped body, melting flesh. Blood in vials, flasks, collection bags. Skull motifs, sharp fangs.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Nude couple in bed (side profiles). Kissing, caressing, provocative dancing, bum-grabbing. Shirtless men, cleavage, skimpy clothing.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer). Smoking (cigarettes, shisha, rollies). Vampires appear to experience a high after consuming blood.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, bloody, p*ss. Name-calling. Gender, genre, family, Middle Eastern, musician, Detroit stereotypes. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Vampires, romance, love, humanity, classic guitars, music, Detroit, literature, science, astronomy, siblings, family, victims, disposal of a body, contaminated blood, grief, outsiders, artists, depression, addiction.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased friends. Hospital, plane, club settings. Raccoon, wolves, full moon. Fur worn. Spinning camerawork, strobe lights (torch). Some Arabic language.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Stylish, affecting, hazy, dreamy, engrossing, decadent, offbeat, fun, funny, droll, louche, playful, loving, witty, light, haunting, idiosyncratic, lulling, moody, deadpan, slim. Original music, cool characters, rich production design, terrific score, hypnotic pacing.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Self-indulgent, anaemic, repetitive, studenty, lethargic, pompous, plotless, boring, priggish, obnoxious. Dull characters, under-explored themes.

Tracks

Published in T
Tuesday, 11 February 2014 06:39
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  • Rating

    M: Coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Footprints in the sand.

  • Starring

    Mia Wasikowska, Adam Driver, Emma Booth, Jessica Tovey, Rainer Bock, Melanie Zanetti, Robert Coleby, Rolley Mintuma

  • Directed by

    John Curran

  • Running time

    110 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    A man slaps a woman (implied). Animals are shot, whipped, beaten, poisoned, roasted, gutted. Suicide (hanging) discussed. Blood/gore: An animal is castrated. Animal corpses, carcasses, bones, skulls. Bloody bullet wounds, open stab wound, blood spray, bloody organs, blood on hands. Severe sunburn.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Couple seen beneath sheets after (implied) sex. Kissing, crotch-grabbing, bathing, skinny-dipping. Full female nudity (side and rear views). Loose-fitting clothing, female in underwear.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer, wine). Smoking. An animal is poisoned (strychnine).

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, d*ckhead, b*tch, bastard, pr*ck. Name-calling. Cultural, indigenous stereotypes. Religious exclamations. References to pig/swine.

  • THEMES

    Treks, expeditions, amazing stories, central Australia, determination, nomads, desert, survival, courage, solitude, camping, camel training, tourists, betrayal, Uluru, sacred sites, photography, suicide, mirages, sunburn, drought, tradition, culture, custom, grief, media, National Geographic magazine.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Job loss. Deceased mother mentioned. Pub setting. Camels, dogs, snake, flies, flock of birds, caged birds, kangaroo, witchetty grubs, emu, fish. Animal dung, drool, saliva, frothing, vomiting. Open fires, campfires, full moon. Bare soles of feet seen. Some aerial camerawork. Some Aboriginal languages (no subtitles). Based on articles and books written by Robyn Davidson. Based on a true story.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Haunting, evocative, meditative, rich, sensorial, inspiring, transfixing, authentic, integral, sensitive, persuasive, wondrous, simple, beautiful, worthwhile. Visually majestic, affecting performance from Mia Wasikowska, superb adaptation, emotionally accessible, stunning cinematography, fluid editing, undulating score, gorgeously rendered.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Perhaps a little long. Slight overuse of flashbacks.

The Turning

Published in T
Saturday, 24 August 2013 20:46
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Vicious circles.

  • Starring

    Rose Byrne, Cate Blanchett, Hugo Weaving, Richard Roxburgh, Miranda Otto, Callan Mulvey, Miles Pollard, Susie Porter, Mirrah Foulkes, Dan Wyllie, Robyn Nevin, Harrison Gilbertson, Matt Nable, Brenna Harding, Kate Mulvaney

  • Directed by

    Jonathan auf der Heide, Tony Ayres, Jub Clerc, Robert Connolly, Shaun Gladwell, Rhys Graham, Justin Kurzel, Yaron Lifschitz, Anthony Lucas, Claire McCarthy, Ian Meadows, Ashlee Page, Stephen Page, Simon Stone, Warwick Thornton, Marieka Walsh, Mia Wasikowska, David Wenham

  • Running time

    180 minutes (with intermission)

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People attempt suicide (mentioned), drown, self-harm. People get raped (spousal), buried alive, punched, slapped, pinched, bullied, high-tackled (football), tormented, near-strangled, thrown against objects, threatened at gunpoint, verbally threatened. Domestic violence, schoolyard brawling, school expulsion, provocation, burning home, burning vehicle, arson, DUI, gunshots, vandalism, disobedience, break-and-enter, house raid. Multiple references to suicide, suicidal thoughts/intentions. A boy handles a loaded rifle, bow-and-arrow seen. Objects get thrown, smashed. Dead child, dying parent, police brutality, petty crime, failed suicide attempt (shotgun), stealing, hanging, fatal mining accident, fatal car accident, domestic violence, missing hiker, mutilated pornography mentioned. Screaming, yelling, shouting, arguing. Blood/gore: Animal carcasses/offal (meatworks), animal blood on clothing and floor. Blood on palm, bloodied clothing, bloody grazes, split lip, bruising, blistering, scars, dressed wound, blood in water, bloody forehead, bandaging. Stung foot, missing finger, broken leg. Broken legs mentioned. Gunshot injuries (craniofacial) discussed. Speared animals.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Non-consensual sexual intercourse (spousal rape). A couple are interrupted during (implied) sex. Masturbation, bum-slap. Kissing, caressing, touching, propositioning, undressing. Sexual banter, discussion of sex acts, innuendo. Voyeurism. Shirtless men, male bottom, man in underwear, woman in lingerie. Teenagers in underwear, beachwear, swimwear. Skimpy clothing, skimpy dancewear, nightwear. Cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    People share marijuana cigarettes. Painkiller consumed. Drugs, drug addiction, giving up a child due to a drug habit, scoring drugs mentioned. Alcohol (beer, wine, champagne, hip flask), drink driving, underage drinking, drinking on duty, intoxication, alcoholism. Recovering addict. Smoking (cigarettes, joint), chain-smoking.

  • LANGUAGE

    C-word, f-words, s-words, a-words, bugger, bloody, bastard, p*ss. Teasing, bullying, mocking (child, deformity, religion), name-calling. Sexual slang, derogatory slang insults, slang terms for genitalia. Religious references and exclamations. Hippie, gender, religious, family, police, tourist, regional stereotypes.

  • THEMES

    Bullying, victimisation, revenge, remorselessness, drowning, psychological triggers, domestic violence, child death, police corruption, bribery, physical deformity, accidents, alcoholism, drug addiction, sobriety, abuse, turning points, marriage, road trips, journeys, abandonment, revenge, vindictiveness, visions, pressure, unsupervised children, fear, paranoia, rules, lying, repression, longing, regret, spiritual transformation, obsessive compulsion, transformation, friendship, religion, faith, the sea, surfing, fishing, trap-shooting, fire, Western Australia.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Drowned child, bones of dead child found, shark attack, unfair job dismissal. Dying mother, motorcyclist killed, motorcyclist/car accident, attempted suicide, murdered father (patricide), deceased wife/mother, estranged wife, abortion, alcoholic mother, alcoholic husband/father mentioned. Meatworks, remote woodland, fairground settings. Fish, crab, shark (animation), horses, tadpoles, sheep, chicken, cows, seagulls, dogs, buzzing insects, goldfish, flock of birds, shark jaws, full moon, thunder. Animal skins, spear fishing, hooking bait, scaling fish, bucket of dead fish (bait), baked ham. Campfires, bonfires, drum fires. Urination, vomiting, burping, farting, cat poo. White noise, high-pitched tones, loud engine-roar on audio track. Giddying road-level cinematography, bright camera flash. Based on the novel by Tim Winton.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Poignant, familiar, ambitious, remarkable, tragic, funny, moving, warm, chilling, stylish, graceful, purposeful, inspiring, unforgettable, spectacular, audacious, cohesive, well crafted, satisfying, engaging, entertaining, mesmerising, affecting, evocative. Unmistakeably Australian, consistent tone, risky filmmaking. Excellent music, sound design, cinematography and performances.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Vignettes and characters aren't as well connected as in the book. Long running time. A few minor missteps (odd transitioning between one set of vignettes, some slightly muddled storytelling, some tonal imbalance and flow disruption).

Stoker

Published in S
Tuesday, 11 June 2013 03:02
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong violence, sexual references and sexualised violence.

  • The pitch

    Don't call uncle.

  • Starring

    Mia Wasikowska, Nicole Kidman, Matthew Goode, Dermot Mulroney, Jacki Weaver, Phyllis Somerville, Alden Ehrenreich, Lucas Till

  • Directed by

    Chan-wook Park

  • Running time

    99 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Fatal car accident discussed. People are shot, bashed, strangled, head-butted, stabbed, murdered, hit, punched, bitten, pushed over, tied up, kicked. A girl is threatened sexually. A child is trapped in a well (entrapment, buried alive implied). Hunting (bird is shot), hunting rifles. Handgun seen. Screaming. School bullying. Blood/gore: Girl pierces blister. Body burned to a crisp mentioned. Corpses, snapped neck. Bird scavengers an animal carcass (television). Blood on objects, walls, floor. Bloody mouth, blood splatter, dripping blood.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Sexually suggestive banter. A man behaves provocatively toward his niece (incest implied). Flirting, kissing, touching. Masturbation (auto-erotica implied). A young male threatens a girl with sexual abuse. Nude sketch. Girl in shower (breast, nude profile seen).

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (wine).

  • LANGUAGE

    B*tch, a-words. Name-calling. Religious exclamation.

  • THEMES

    Death, family, grief, insanity, psychopathy, murder, missing persons, coming-of-age, repressed sexuality, piano-playing.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Father/husband dies on daughter's birthday, funeral setting, burial, mental institution. Spiders, taxidermy birds, buzzing insect, cobwebs, full moon, bonfire, vomiting. Steak, chicken eaten.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Stylish, creepy, chilling, shocking, lurid, disturbing, tense, sexual. Talented cast, intuitive direction, exaggerated soundtrack.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Problematic script, brooding. Hints of absurdity.

Lawless

Published in L
Monday, 03 June 2013 06:18
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong bloody violence.

  • The pitch

    Top-shelf distillation of Matt Bondurant's viscous novel.

  • Starring

    Tom Hardy, Shia LaBeouf, Guy Pearce, Jason Clarke, Jessica Chastain, Mia Wasikowska, Dane DeHaan, Gary Oldman, Noah Taylor, Tim Tolin, Lew Temple, Marcus Hester, Bill Camp

  • Directed by

    John Hillcoat

  • Running time

    116 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    An animal is shot (off-camera). Many people are shot at close and mid-ranges with handguns, machine guns, submachine guns and rifles. People are stabbed, punched, kicked, beaten, gang-raped (implied), hit with knuckle-dusters, butt-whipped, threatened, wrestled, thrown down stairs, dragged unconscious, pushed into an open grave, hit with objects, castrated, tarred & feathered, slapped, involved in shootouts. A man's throat is cut (in close-up), a man's neck is snapped. A man punches a law enforcement officer, forces gasoline hose into his mouth. Vehicles are shot at, crashed, sabotaged. Kids play and pose with machine guns. Smashed glass. Boot catches fire, building explodes. A battalion drowned at sea, Spanish Flu deaths mentioned. Yelling, screaming. Blood/gore: Bullet-ridden corpses. Lots of blood on faces, bodies, clothing, objects, spilled on ground. Spitting blood. Bruising, grazes, scratches, burst blood vessel in eye, bandage, stitches. A corpse in a coffin is fed beer and a cigarette at a funeral. Severed testicles.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A woman climbs atop a man beneath the sheets. A woman is gang-raped (implied). A man drunkenly fondles a woman. Burlesque dancing mentioned. Kissing. Nudity: Two fully nude women (some nudity obscured). Lingerie. Topless woman.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (moonshine, spirits, beer), drunken behaviour. Smoking (cigars, cigarettes), chewing tobacco.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, sonofab*tch, slang for genitalia. Name-calling, insults. Cultural, ethnic, racial and gender stereotypes. Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Family history, bootlegging, prohibition, moonshine, corruption, gangsters, mobsters, 1920s Virgina, racial segregation, outlaws, brothers, justice, revenge, murder, invincibility.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Church, hospital, burial and funeral settings, rickets. Horses, chickens, birds, fawn. Spitting, feet-washing, campfire, taxidermy (fowl), dust storm, welding sparks. Cooking steak.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Explosive action and gun sequences. Impressive performances, taut script, potent atmosphere, steady pace, handsome visuals.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Exceptional talents are underused. Slightly overlong. Generic, unimaginative.