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Going in Style (2017)

Published in G
Wednesday, 19 April 2017 06:02
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  • Rating

    M: Coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Gets the job done.

  • Starring

    Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, Alan Arkin, Christopher Lloyd, Ann-Margret, Matt Dillon, Joey King, Peter Serafinowicz, Maria Dizzia, John Ortiz, Siobhan Fallon Hogan, Kenan Thompson, Josh Pais

  • Directed by

    Zach Braff

  • Running time

    96 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot at, pursued, hit with flour, bitten by a puppy. Bank robberies (machine-gun fire/people wearing masks/yelling/fear). A window is shot (broken glass). Shoplifting, stolen vehicles, a motorised scooter almost crashes into a bus. A driver hits a shopping trolley with his car. Target practice (shooting range). A man explains how he found a puppy abandoned in a drainage ditch. People watch a movie (Dog Day Afternoon) about a botched bank robbery (man kicks door/gets surrounded by police). A man says his grandmother got locked up. World War II, Vietnam War mentioned. Yelling, screaming. Blood/gore: Hospital setting. Needle injected into skin, IV drips, breathing tube. Men are prepped for surgery (kidney donation/transplant). A man collapses several times. Spot of blood on finger (puppy bite). Dialysis, arthritis, gout, shingles, anxiety, pain, seizures, stress, cancer, renal failure, kidney transplant, stomach issue, diverticulitis, stroke, removing part of a colon, lactose intolerance mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Couple in bed together after sex (implied). Cleavage. Someone is described as a walking venereal disease. A man is told to close his mouth while gawking at a female. A woman says suggestively that (chicken) breasts are better than thighs. Flirting, bum-squeezing.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    People get stoned (marijuana joint), bags/jars of marijuana and drug paraphenalia seen. A woman covered in flour is likened to a Colombian drug mule. A man jokes about putting cocaine in candy floss/cotton candy. Alcohol (beer, champagne, wine, spirits). Intoxication. Vials of prescription pills. Bar setting. Junkies, drugs mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-word, s-words, a-words, crap, p*ss, bloody. Name-calling (old timer, Einstein, man-whore, thugs, bad b*tch, lowlifes, deadbeats, stupid, selfish bastard, dummy, etc). Religious exclamations (oh my God, for God's sake, Jesus Christ, whenever the hell I want, goddam, did he find Jesus?, thank God etc). Jokes about ageing, death, World War II.

  • THEMES

    Ageing, bank robbery, home foreclosure, banks, corporate greed, friends, renal failure, dissolved pension, family, grandchildren, shoplifting, organ donation, marriage, happy endings.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Hospital, wedding, bar settings. Foreclosure notices, job loss. Divorce mentioned. A man wets his pants, urinal, urination. Animals in cages, tank fish, puppy, cat, turtle. Helicopter.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Agreeable, short, snappy, low-key, easygoing, genial, warmheated, enjoyable, feel-good, slick. Breezy/fun chemistry between leads, impressive cast, solid premise, some funny moments.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Predictable, safe, formulaic, forgettable, mushy, geriatric, tacky, crass, stupid, broad, underdeveloped, weightless. Forced slapstick/cheap laughs, feeble script, lacking in satire/bite, simple direction, annoying score.

Now You See Me 2

Published in N
Wednesday, 01 June 2016 02:44
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Violence.

  • The pitch

    beLIEve.

  • Starring

    Daniel Radcliffe, Dave Franco, Mark Ruffalo, Jesse Eisenberg, Morgan Freeman, Lizzy Caplan, Woody Harrelson, Michael Caine, Jay Chou

  • Directed by

    Jon M. Chu

  • Running time

    129 minutes

  • Rated

    M (Australia), NR (UK), PG-13 (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot at, punched, kicked, wrestled, hit with objects, thrown against objects/down stairs, slammed against walls, tied up, handcuffed, near-drowned, face-grabbed, poked/prodded, slapped, beaten, flipped, pursued, threatened with a knife, arm-snapped, thrown from an aircraft. A woman and an animal appear to be decapitated. An underwater escape trick goes wrong. Motorcycle accident. Break and enter, fire-breathing, burning clothing/objects/vehicles. A character says her mother stabbed her father in the neck. Arguing, screaming. Fraud, stealing, faking own death, hijacking mentioned. Blood/gore: Bloody/split lip, bruising. Severed arm. Bloody clothing. Skeleton seen.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing, bum-slapping. Man in boxers (advertisement). Skimpy clothing, cleavage. A woman removes her bra. References to multiple partners, high school sex, picturing people naked, pubic hair.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (wine, spirits, shots, cocktails, champagne; bar setting). Gambling (casino setting, blackjack).

  • LANGUAGE

    S-words, a-words, bastard. Name-calling. Derogatory terms for women (floozy, bimbo). Slang for genitals, bodily functions. Cultural and racial stereotypes. Obscene finger gestures. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Illusionists, magic, teamwork, hypnosis, twins, betrayal, tricks, FBI operations, New Year's Eve, illegitimacy, spying, privacy, vengeance.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased father (flashback). Deceased father, partner mentioned. Jail, casino, bar settings. Eels, tank fish, doves, caged birds, stuffed rabbit. Plane, helicopter, fireworks, used chewing gum, dirty tissues. Sushi, roast meat. Mirrors smashed, fur worn. Some Mandarin (subtitles and translation). Bright camera flashes.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Giddy, cheesy, mad, retro, exotic, propulsive, silly, fun, winking, standalone, implausible, absurd, ridiculous, energetic, diverting, slick, preposterous, breezy, rollicking, self-aware. Glitteringly shot, rapid-fire/precise editing, fun performances, likeable new cast members, busy screenplay, fluid production design.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Convoluted, overstuffed. Torturous plot, cleverness/showiness gets a litte tiresome.

London Has Fallen

Published in L
Monday, 14 March 2016 01:22
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong action violence.

  • The pitch

    Drones on.

  • Starring

    Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Alon Aboutboul, Waleed Zuaiter, Michael Wildman, Radha Mitchell, Angela Bassett, Morgan Freeman

  • Directed by

    Babak Najafi

  • Running time

    99 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot (many), blown up (grenades), crushed by falling debris (implied), hit by a car, pursued, thrown through a windscreen, squashed against a wall, impaled, hit with objects, suffocated, pistol-whipped, punched, stabbed (some repeatedly), dragged, bound, threatened, caught in fireballs/explosions, head-rammed, neck/bone-snapped, shoulder-charged, tackled, choked, kidnapped. Helicopters shot down, helicopter crash, air raid siren. Attacks on world leaders/major London landmarks. Mass shootouts, mass panic, bridge collapse, suicide missions. Drone attacks, car bomb, explosions, burning debris/objects/vehicles, shattering windows. Reckless driving, vehicle rollovers, damaged/crushed/rammed cars, motorcycle accidents, car hit by truck, cars fall into river. People crash through windows, doors. Armed soldiers/guards, military satellite images. Footage seen of aftermath of hotel bombing. A man says, "You want to run him over [with the car] for me?" (comic). Screaming, shouting. Massacre, selling arms, eliminated general, dead prime minister/world leaders, murder our families, send poor [people] to die, execution, slow torture/death mentioned. Blood/gore: Corpses on ground, bloodied body part seen protruding from bag. Bloody faces, hands, chests, scratches, abrasions, clothing, objects, wounds. Blood spatter. Objects protruding through flesh/clothing/eye. TV reports mention very high numbers of police/people killed/wounded. Footage of bloodied victims on stretchers. Man in wheelchair with missing legs. Snapping sounds heard (neck-breaking implied). Fatal heart attack mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A man jokes that another man has "come out of the closet". A married couple kiss and hug. Off-colour texts mentioned. Pregnant woman, baby seen.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (wine on table). Bourbon, poisoning, anaesthesia mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, bastards, sonofab*tch. Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Security, POTUS, bodyguards, imposters, terrorism, state funerals, intel, vengeance, corruption, betrayal, suicide missions, social media, Islamophobia, execution, impending parenthood.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Wedding setting. Dead friends/colleagues. Dead daughter/sister mentioned. Helicopters, plane, jets. Power blackouts. Brief Japanese, Italian, French languages (subtitles). Jarring visual effect before opening credits - similar to TV scanlines fading on/off. Green night-vision used.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Brash, big, loud, ultra-violent, ludicrous, brutal, fast-paced, ridiculous, self-aware. High-octane/kinetic action, profane one-liners, committed performances; high-concept pulp.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Sloppy, monotonous, camp, clichéd, dumb, racist, implausible, nasty, xenophobic, cruddy, snarling, vindictive, presumptuous, Islamophobic, murky. Cheap-looking digital effects, daft plotting, tone-deaf plotting; requires a huge suspension of disbelief.

Ted 2

Published in T
Wednesday, 24 June 2015 12:32
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Additional Info

  • Rating

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

  • The pitch

    Ted, also.

  • Starring

    Mark Wahlberg, Seth MacFarlane, Amanda Seyfried, Jessica Barth, Giovanni Ribisi, Morgan Freeman, Patrick Warburton

  • Directed by

    Seth MacFarlane

  • Running time

    115 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are punched, hit, slapped, wrestled, tackled, thrown against walls, kicked, hit with objects, thrown from a balcony, hit with objects, tied up, elbowed, shoved, crushed, near-stabbed. Rifle shot. Brawling. Dangerous driving, vehicle collisions/damage. Objects knocked over, smashed; broken glass. Arguing, yelling, screaming. Cutting someone, 9-11, Germanwings crash mentioned. Blood/gore: Bloody nose/face. Bruising. Patient in hospital bed, flatlining.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Lots of sperm. Exposed breasts, video of animals mating. Kissing, crotch-grabbing. Skimpy clothing/dancewear, girl in bikini (advertisement), cleavage, bum crack. References to sex, masturbation, porn, fetishism, prostitution, incest. Phallic object.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Smoking/eating marijuana (joints, bongs); field of marijuana plants. Alcohol (beer, wine, spirits, champagne); bar setting. Snorting powder/lines, doing drugs, excessive drug use, drug convictions, getting stoned, epinephrine mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, b*tch, bastard, p*ss. Name-calling. Derogatory terms for women, African Americans, homosexuals. Slang terms for genitals. Gender/marriage stereotypes. Jokes about race, culture, gender, sexuality, slavery, disability. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Marriage, civil rights, drugs, best friends, sperm donation, conception, adoption, starting a family, practical jokes, comedy improv, Comic-Con, road trips, lawsuits, legal representation, bearknapping, bromance.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased friend, job loss, marriage annulment. Wedding, church, courtroom settings. Divorce, cancer mentioned. Deer, raccoon, porcupine, squirrel, rabbit, fox, fish, monkey, penguin, lobster. Full moon. Gagging. Steak bones on plate. Mid-credits scene. Dizzing aerial/handheld cinematography (brief).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Puerile, likable, funny, crass. Unapologetically idiotic, anarchic/vulgar/unexpected/sharp humour, extravagant opening number, beautiful original ballad by Amanda Seyfried, infectious chemistry between Mark Wahlberg and Seth MacFarlane, seamless motion-capture vfx for Ted, some great cameos.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Ungainly, overstuffed, bumpy, imperfect, overlong, one-note, stupid, familiar. Tiresome courtroom melodramatics, some flat/unfunny/stale/repackaged jokes/scenes, ambling storyline, penchant for casual cruelty, Ted isn't particularly likable.

Lucy

Published in L
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 03:54
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong themes and violence.

  • The pitch

    A no-brainer.

  • Starring

    Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman, Min-sik Choi, Amr Waked, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Analeigh Tipton

  • Directed by

    Luc Besson

  • Running time

    90 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot, slapped, drugged, hooded, punched, near-molested, kicked, hit, chained, stabbed, thrown through the air/against a wall, levitated, dragged. An animal pursues/attacks another animal. Exploding planet, asteroids. Dangerous driving, vehicle crashes/rollovers. Shootout, RPG fired, property damage. Footage of nuclear mushroom cloud. Shouting, pleading. Blood/gore: Corpses (human, animal). Fingers inserted in skin. Blood on clothing, objects, faces, hands. Bleeding, blood-licking, bloody wounds, blood spray, nosebleed, dislodged teeth, evaporating/melting/peeling skin, missing digits. Bruising, bandages, scars, objects protruding from skin. Medical: Birth scenes (animal, human). CGI of molecules, veins, electrical impulses, nerves, capillaries, etc. Patient on operating table (surgery). Convulsing, objects removed from skin, stitching, intravenous injection, X-rays. Liver/kidney failure mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A man approaches a woman as if to molest her. Couple in car having sex. A woman spreads her legs evocatively. Kissing, breast-fondling, inappropriate/unwanted touching, ogling. Footage of mating animals. Women in underwear, shirtless men. Skimpy clothing, cleavage. Making love mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    People inhale/eat/inject a blue crystalline drug (fictional CPH4). Drug-induced behaviour. Medication seen on bedside table. Alcohol (shots, wine, champagne, spirits). Smoking.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words. Name-calling. Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Brain capacity, awareness, humanity, time, evolution, cerebral capacity, birth, mortality, drug-smuggling, telepathy, telekinesis, clairvoyance, knowledge, history, neurology, reproduction, biology.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Child killed in accident (mentioned). Hospital, surgery settings. Plane, rainbow. Apelike hominid, mouse, cheetah, impala, jellyfish, eagle, bears, chameleon, fish, hippos, elephants, elk, sarus cranes, dolphin, lions, warthogs, frogs, rhinos, horse, pig, moose, cow, dog, pterodactyls, dinosaurs. Footage of natural disasters (Lightning, typhoon, flooding, tsunamis, storms). Vomiting, saliva, convulsing, tattooing. Fast-moving editing and cinematography. Strobe lights. Chinese, French, Italian, German languages (subtitles, translation).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Bold, funny, adventurous, entertaining, heart-pounding, lyrical, thrilling, delightful, clever, touching, fascinating, loony, exuberant, ludicrous, pseudo-intellectual, exhilarating, fun, captivating, ridiculous, fast-paced. Commanding performance from Johansson, gorgeous colours, realistic car chase, mesmerising hospital sequence, visually concise.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Illogical, obnoxious, absurd, stupid, dumb, mindless. Cheesy special effects, abrupt ending, many unanswered questions/plot holes, hackneyed plot devices, winking fetishization, idiotic execution, laughable ideas.

Transcendence

Published in T
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 01:00
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Science fiction themes and violence.

  • The pitch

    Non-pc love.

  • Starring

    Johnny Depp, Rebecca Hall, Paul Bettany, Cillian Murphy, Kate Mara, Morgan Freeman, Cole Hauser, Clifton Collins Jr.

  • Directed by

    Wally Pfister

  • Running time

    119 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot, punched, kicked, hit, abducted, choked, threatened at gunpoint, poisoned, caged, bound, handcuffed, arrested, pursued, grabbed, beaten. Explosions, fireballs, smashed objects, broken glass, break-and-enter, burning debris, vehicle collision/rollover. Yelling, shouting, arguing. Blood/gore: Bloody faces, torsos, heads, clothing, cuts, scratches. Blood splatter, bloody bullet wounds, corpses, bruising, scars. Medical procedures: Injections (including eyeball), surgical procedures, flatlining, surgery drill, wound-dressing, blood samples, IV drip, patients in hospital beds, oxygen mask. Brain/neural maps and scans, veins, healing.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A couple have bedroom sex. Kissing. People wear singlets, skimpy clothing. Shirtless men.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    People are poisoned with dioxin, injected with unknown serum. Prescription medication consumed. Alcohol (beer, spirits, wine).

  • LANGUAGE

    S-word. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Artificial intelligence, nanotechnology, the internet, neural engineering, research and development, blood sampling, radiation poisoning, grief, computer hacking, healing, quantum processing, blindness, regeneration, Y2K, evolution, computer viruses, sacrifice, love, ethics, god complex, terrorism.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased husband/friend. Spreading ashes. Hospital, bar settings. Monkeys, dog, seagull, dove, goldfish. Light aircraft, thunder, vomiting, toilet. Cancer, Alzheimer's mentioned. Fast editing, bright light flash.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Bold, beautiful, futuristic, confounding, stunning, heady, thoughtful, shrewd, stylish, low-key, real, intriguing, ambitious, grounded, smart. Awe-inspiring closing image, portentous score.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Over-the-top, muted, messy, confused, flawed, muddled, familiar, over-plotted, derivative, disembodied, preposterous, unfathomable, boring. Silly premise, overbearing tone, bland imagery, lethargic direction, droning narration, strained performance from Depp, underwhelming ending.

The LEGO Movie

Published in T
Tuesday, 18 February 2014 11:06
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    PG: Mild animated violence and crude humour.

  • The pitch

    Don't call him yellow.

  • Starring

    (voices of): Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Morgan Freeman, Liam Neeson, Alison Brie, Will Ferrell, Will Forte, Jonah Hill, Shaquille O'Neal, Anthony Daniels, Nick Offerman, Cobie Smulders, Channing Tatum, Billy Dee Williams

  • Directed by

    Phil Lord, Christopher Miller

  • Running time

    100 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters are shot at, thrown off high ledges, eaten, pursued, interrogated, threatened, karate-chopped, near-melted, hit with objects, thrown, decapitated, trampled, crushed, catapulted, imprisoned, bound, frozen, electrocuted. A character falls down a long shaft, a character's face is wiped off. Objects kicked, thrown. Mid-air collisions, train crash, submarine leak, explosions, laser beams, buildings demolished, bridge collapse, mass destruction. Reckless driving, vehicle accidents, burning vehicles. Yelling, shouting, arguing. End of the world mentioned. Blood/gore: Decapitated head. Used BandAid/plaster.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Pantless character (nude from waist down; no genitals seen). A nude character showers (no genitals seen), a character photocopies his bare bum. Flirting. Cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer). Bar setting.

  • LANGUAGE

    Incomplete a-word. Name-calling. Religious exclamations. Police, gender, family, superhero stereotypes.

  • THEMES

    Prophecy, legends, awesomeness, instructions, father-son relationships, greed, invention, teamwork, faith, imagination, Star Wars, The Lord of The Rings, ideas, sacrifice, good cop/bad cop, capitalism, conformity, consumerism.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Relationship breakup. Helicopters, aircraft, clowns, rainbow, unicorn, dragon, ghost, skeletons, skull motif, pirates, alien space creature. Sharks, crocodiles, dog, cats, horses, cows, chickens, panda, monkey, bat, cobweb, pigs, ducks, snake. Spitting, used chewing gum, roasting meat. Bright light flashes, lightning, thunder.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Whip-smart, surprising, emotional, joyful, spirited, hilarious, rich, knowing, sensational, fun, charming, brilliant, brisk, unexpected, affecting, funny, re-watchable, surreal, cute, energetic. Family friendly, intricately detailed world, zippy pace, subversive streak, imperfect animation, childlike vision, giddily inventive, wildly entertaining, dazzling CGI, pitch-perfect voice cast, cleverly written, sneaky jokes, deft satire, over-the-top action.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Blockheaded, exhausting, demented, audacious. First half moves a little too quickly, intense product placement, unnecessary climactic device.

Last Vegas

Published in L
Saturday, 25 January 2014 02:42
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Coarse language and sexual references.

  • The pitch

    Old friends are a sure bet.

  • Starring

    Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman, Kevin Kline, Mary Steenburgen, Jerry Ferrara, Romany Malco, Roger Bart, Joanna Gleason, Michael Ealy

  • Directed by

    Jon Turteltaub

  • Running time

    105 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People get punched. Mafia references. Theft. Arguing. Blood/gore: Bloody knuckles, bloody nose. Bandage.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing, flirting, propositioning, ogling. Woman in lingerie, woman in briefs. Shirtless men. Swimwear, cleavage, skimpy clothing. References to sex acts. Erotic dancing. Couple seen beneath sheets.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (champagne, spirits, cocktails, beer). Gambling (slot machines, lucky wheel, blackjack). Prescription pills, Viagra seen. Lipitor, Dramamine mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-word, s-word, a-word, cr*p. Slang for genitals. Name-calling, objectification of women. Age, gender, cross-dressing, marriage, Mafia stereotypes. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Friendship, Las Vegas, bachelor parties, clubbing, love triangles, fidelity, memories, gambling, mortality, grudges, forgiveness, death.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased wife mentioned, ex-partners discussed. Deceased boss. Funeral, plane, bar, casino, nightclub settings. Marriage proposal, relationship breakup. Snake.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Inoffensive, mediocre, amusing, watchable, lovely, funny, touching, sunny, heartfelt, entertaining, likable, genial. Great cast, memorable cameo, amiable performances.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Unsubtle, clichéd, obvious, schmaltzy. Silly, unadventurous plot. Shameless product placement.

Red

Published in R
Sunday, 04 August 2013 02:18
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Action violence and infrequent coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Better off red.

  • Starring

    Bruce Willis, Mary-Louise Parker, Morgan Freeman, Karl Urban, John Malkovich, Ernest Borgnine, Helen Mirren, Brian Cox, Julian McMahon, Richard Dreyfuss

  • Directed by

    Robert Schwentke

  • Running time

    111 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot, shot at, exploded, tasered, hanged, stabbed (syringe), punched, kicked, slapped, shoved, headlocked, knocked over, trapped, kidnapped, threatened, held at gunpoint/knife-point, bound, gagged. Home invasions, reckless driving, vehicle collisions, planting evidence. Property damage, explosions, fireballs. Objects are smashed, broken, shot, burned. Weapons arsenal, suicide bomber, grenades, cannisters. Screaming. Murdered reporter, annhilated village, terrorists, Vietnam War, Afghanistan, mind-control, life imprisonment, arms dealing mentioned. Blood/gore: Bloody bullet wounds, bloody gashes/scratches, blood on clothing, blood on objects, bloody hands. Removing shrapnel, cleaning wounds. Severed fingers. Close-up of eyeball (contact lens is inserted), bloodshot eye.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing, flirting, ogling. Male chest. Skimpy clothing (poster), cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer, champagne, spirits, shots). A man takes unknown pills. Vials of prescription pills. Being high, drug lords, LSD, daily drugging (psychology experiment) mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-word, s-words, a-words, slang for genitalia and bodily functions. Name-calling. Religious references and exclamations. Cultural, gender, regional, career, age stereotypes and jokes. Obscene finger gesture.

  • THEMES

    Assassination, retirement, adventure, travel, romance novels, negotiation, CIA black operatives, Secret Service, Vice President, betrayal, censorship, grudges, eccentricity, paranoia, infiltration, surveillance, security.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Liver cancer, heart attack, adoption mentioned. Alligators eat a bird (animation), pig (toy). Plane, helicopter. Packets of dried seafood, furs worn, fur blankets, taxidermy. Sky-high aerials. Brief Chinese language (no subtitles). Adapted from comic novel by Warren Ellis.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Humorous, fun, inherently silly, enjoyable, energetic. Great cast, Mirren is superb, earnest action sequences.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Unimaginative, forgettable, clichéd. Weak plot, glib set pieces, uneven tone, loses direction, comedy too broad in places.

Now You See Me

Published in N
Friday, 07 June 2013 02:12
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Mature themes, coarse language and sexual references.

  • The pitch

    Now you don't.

  • Starring

    Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher, Mark Ruffalo, Dave Franco, Mélanie Laurent, Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Michael Kelly, Common, David Warshofsky

  • Directed by

    Louis Leterrrier

  • Running time

    115 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Stolen wallet, bank-robbing, stolen money. People are punched, kicked, wrestled, bound, gagged, threatened, chained up, pursued, tackled, pelted with objects. Dangerous driving, car chase, vehicle rollover, burning car with occupant inside. A woman appears to be eaten by piranhas and drown. Handguns drawn, doors kicked in, broken objects, yelling. Explosions. Drowning death, Ancient Egyptian theft and slavery mentioned. Blood/gore: A tank appears to fill and overflow with blood. Bloody cuts on face, scratch on forehead. Corpse.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Foreplay, flirting, kissing. Sexual banter and innuendo. A woman learns her husband has been cheating on her with her best friend. Women in underwear, cleavage, skimpy performance outfits. Breasts seen in painting.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer, wine, spirits, cocktails). Painkillers consumed.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-word, s-words, a-words, d*ck. Name-calling. Obscene finger gesture. Religious references and exclamations. Gender, sexual, cultural stereotyping.

  • THEMES

    Magic, illusion, scams, heists, hustling, con artists, crime, logic, Interpol, philanthropy, betrayal, trust.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Magic tricks performed and revealed (card tricks, hypnosis, mind-reading, spoon-bending, chained and submerged in tank, teleportation, flash paper, voodoo doll, vanishing, illusion). Planes, helicopter, rabbit, toilet, smashed mirror, tarot cards. Sky-high aerials. Bright lighting.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Great cast, snippy editing, punchy dialogue, high energy, good fun.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Weak script, plot holes, one-dimensional characters, unsatisfactory premise, struggles in the third act.