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Gold (2016)

Published in G
Thursday, 12 January 2017 01:55
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  • Rating

    M: Coarse language.

  • The pitch

    The mother lode.

  • Starring

    Matthew McConaughey, Edgar Ramírez, Bryce Dallas Howard, Toby Kebbell, Macon Blair, Stacy Keach, Corey Stoll, Rachael Taylor

  • Directed by

    Stephen Gaghan

  • Running time

    121 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are punched, kicked, wrestled, held at gunpoint, pushed out of a helicopter (implied). Military soldiers with guns. Objects thrown, smashed, banged in anger. Headhunting, rape (metaphoric) mentioned. Blood/gore: Wild pigs eating corpse. Hands and feet eaten off dead body mentioned. Bloody face, mouth, knuckles. Bruising. A man almost dies from malaria (sweating/shaking, etc). A man says malaria kills 1 million people a year.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    People have bedroom sex (implied), sex in a helicopter (seen from a distance). Nude (implied) couple in spa. Nude man (rear view seen), shirtless men, man in underwear, cleavage, people in swimwear. Kissing, flirting, hugging, caressing.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (spirites, beer, wine, champagne). Intoxication, alcohol addiction. Bar settings. Smoking. Gambling (Casino setting, image of Coolidge's Dogs Playing Poker painting, winning bets in football mentioned). A man says that finding gold is like a drug.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words. Slang words for genitals. Name-calling (sonofab*tch, moron, crazy, prick, a drunk, a clown, golden boy, etc). Religious references and exclamations (God, Christ, what the hell?, oh my God, goddam, etc). Obscene finger gesture.

  • THEMES

    Gold mining, wealth, success, failure, betrayal, fraud, strategy, stock trading, commodities, dreams, Indonesia, corruption, business, partners, malaria, fresh water, underwriting, awards, FBI investigations.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead father mentioned. Loss of assets, a man pawns his wife's jewellery. Bear (opening credits), birds, tiger, monkey, cattle. Plane, helicopter. Grilling hamburgers. Brief bright camera flashes. Brief Indonesian (some subtitles). Inspired by true events.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Unpredictable, entertaining, watchable, lively, satirical. Bravura/inhabited/likable/personal/ace/intense performance by Matthew McConaughy, impeccable performance by Edgar Ramírez, deft direction, eye-catching location visuals, bolstering/smart/percussive score, well-earned/memorable closing shot.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Serviceable, over-fictionalised, unfocused, underwritten, lackluster, clichéd, tedious. Ambling first hour, hackneyed script.

Red Dog (2011)

Published in R
Sunday, 18 September 2016 10:22
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  • Rating

    PG: Mild themes, coarse language and sexual references.

  • The pitch

    A Dog for everyone.

  • Starring

    Noah Taylor, Josh Lucas, Rachael Taylor, Rohan Nichol, Luke Ford, Arthur Angel, John Batchelor, Koko

  • Directed by

    Kriv Stenders

  • Running time

    92 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Suicide attempt (drowning/shark attack). People are tackled, slammed against walls, headlocked, punched, shoved, wrestled, attacked by a cat, killed in a motorcycle accident (implied-carnage seen). Explosion (man killed). Animals are held at gunpoint, poisoned (off-screen, possibly by accident), near-hit by car, attacked by a cat, shot/shot at. People encourage a dog to maul a live bird. Arguing, scream. Slit your throat, stick him like a pig, man attacked by a great white shark, wife and child kid in auto accident, acts of violence, family rescued from fire mentioned. Barking, growling, hissing. Blood/gore: Corpse, coffin. An animal is operated on (in background), given an enema (off-screen). Dead/bloodied roo on road. Bloody cut, bandage. Wound-dressing. Severe sunburn, bite scars. Stitches mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Couple in bed together (sex implied). Flirting, kissing. Men in singlets/short-shorts, underwear; shirtless man. A man talks about beautiful women/fighting over women. Whoring mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer). Intoxication. Bar setting. Gambling (betting on eating competition). Anti-convulsants, [on] drugs mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    Cr*p, bastard, p*ss, ass. Name-calling. Religous exclamations (by God, oh my God).

  • THEMES

    Western Australia, mining towns, best friends, community, loyalty, jealousy, relationships, town pets, the outback, romance, love, engagement, humour, stories, suicide, death, grief, hitchhiking, unlikely friendships, mates.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead fiance, dead pet. Dead wife/daughter mentioned. Birth scene, engagement, wedding scene, funeral scene. Dogs, puppy, flock of birds, chicken, cat, shark. Dog farts. Fishing. Meaty dog bone, barbecuing meat. Light plane. Based on real events. Based on the book Red Dog by Louis de Bernières.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Charming, quirky, endearing, funny, moving, Aussie, vibrant, loveable, rare, heartwrenching, delightful, witty, funny, nostalgic, intimate, rewarding, involving, entertaining, eccentric, enjoyable, touching. Emotionally engaging, superb cast, terrific performances, lovely story, likeable/colourful characters, strong sense of place, great chemistry between Josh Lucas and Rachael Taylor, beautiful/superb/vivid/rich cinematography, wonderful/impressive 1970s period design, real-non-CGI performance by Koko as Red Dog.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    A liitle overacted/overstated/sentimental/episodic.