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Hercules

Published in H
Tuesday, 05 August 2014 03:48
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  • Rating

    M: Violence, blood and infrequent coarse language.

  • The pitch

    A Herculean effort.

  • Starring

    Dwayne Johnson, Irina Shayk, Ian McShane, John Hurt, Rufus Sewell, Aksel Hennie, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Reece Ritchie, Joseph Fiennes, Tobias Santelmann, Peter Mullan, Rebecca Ferguson

  • Directed by

    Brett Ratner

  • Running time

    98 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are stabbed, shot (arrows), speared, thrown into/through walls, slashed, punched, kicked, hit with objects, throat-slashed, dragged behind a vehicle, run over, dragged underwater, trapped, suspended, tackled, burned, chained, whipped, cut, humiliated, abducted (child), slapped, crushed, bitten, throat-grabbed, hair-pulled, choked, held at knife-point (child), drugged, engulfed in flames. People fall from great heights. Animal attacks. Animals slashed/bludgeoned/shot with arrows/killed. Burning village. Killing a baby, war, burning crops, slaughtering innocents, poisoned king mentioned. Screaming, growling. Blood/gore: Many fatalities/corpses (human, animal). Bloody baby (birth scene). Splattering blood, bloody cuts, scars, bruises, bloody mouths, bloody noses, blood-licking. People burning. Human bones, bloody bag, rotting/decapitated heads, hanging carcasses. Objects protruding/piercing skin, broken limb. Wound-dressing.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Flirting, ogling, kissing. Nude woman (back view). Skimpy clothing, sheer dress (nipples/breasts visible), cleavage, midriffs. Misogynistic/sexual-themed banter. Nude baby.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Implied drug use (herbs used in soothsaying). Man drugged. Alcohol, drinking games, hallucinations.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, bastard, crap. Name-calling. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Hercules, Greek gods, war, legends, mythology, nightmares, deception, refugees, mercenaries, seers, PTSD, prediction, trusted allies, cool mythical creatures, bad haircuts.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Birth scene, orphan. Hospice setting. Snakes, mythical creatures (hydra, boar, lion, three-headed dog, serpent), wolves. Animal skin/teeth worn, roasting meat. Sweeping aerial cinematography.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Solid, entertaining, large-scaled, old-fashioned, exhilarating, epic, action-packed, fast, unpretentious, cheesy, fan-pleasing, twisty. Classy cast, affable lead, grandly staged, rousing/elaborate battle scenes, good use of 3D, tactile/detailed/vibrant visuals, sprawling/storybook sets, rousing score, snappy pacing.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Schlocky, clunky, camp, atonal, boring, trifle, tiresome, tepid, messy, non-legendary, muted. Frenetic editing, dire script, some murky visuals, garbage CGI, meagre plot, emotionally dead.

Sunshine on Leith

Published in S
Thursday, 15 May 2014 12:31
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  • Rating

    PG: Mild themes, violence and sexual references.

  • The pitch

    A little Rab of sunshine.

  • Starring

    Jason Flemyng, George MacKay, Antonia Thomas, Peter Mullan, Jane Horrocks, Freya Mavor, Kevin Guthrie

  • Directed by

    Dexter Fletcher

  • Running time

    100 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are punched, headbutted, hit, elbowed, flicked with a towel, near hit by a car. A military convoy comes under fire. Arguing, shouting. Blood/gore: Combat victims with missing limbs.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A couple have sex in a toilet cubicle (implied). A couple are seen in the bath (end credits). Kissing, hand-holding, flirting, motorboating. Skimpy clothing, cleavage, shirtless man, man in underwear. Sexual acts, losing virginity mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer, wine, spirits, shots, champagne). Intoxication. Sedative mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    T*ts, bloody. Name-calling. Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Proclaimers, musicals, family, relationships, military service, illegitimacy, death, grief, call centres, rehabilitation, wedding anniversary, engagement, rejection, infidelity, secrets, Mary Queen of Scots, father-daughter relationships, flash mobs, Edinburgh, Leith.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased mother, engagement proposal/rejection. Heart attack, deceased old man mentioned. Hospital, bar, funeral settings. Dog, flock of birds. Fart. High/sweeping camera angles.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Rousing, remorseless, full-throttle, sweet, sentimental, feelgood, spirited, heartwarming, upbeat, unpretentious, soft-centred, bright, cheery, big-hearted, raw, proud, irresistible. Great cast, inspired mix of songs and plot, decent songs, superb performance from Peter Mullan, clever direction, crisp visuals, unabashed advertisement for Edinburgh, leaves you feeling elated.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Predictable, soap-operatic, contrived, precious, corny, over-sentimental, clichéd, twee, formulaic. Thin writing, vast city shots look televisual.

Welcome to the Punch

Published in W
Tuesday, 02 July 2013 02:24
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Additional Info

  • 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.