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Turbo

Published in T
Monday, 22 July 2013 10:09
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  • Rating

    G: General.

  • The pitch

    Ready... set... escargot!

  • Starring

    (voices of): Ryan Reynolds, Paul Giamatti, Michael Peña, Samuel L. Jackson, Luis Guzmán, Bill Hader, Snoop Dogg, Maya Rudolph, Ben Schwartz, Richard Jenkins, Ken Jeong, Michelle Rodriguez, Mario Andretti

  • Directed by

    David Soren

  • Running time

    96 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Snails are captured by birds, squished by fruit, near-crushed, near-run over (incl. dramatisation), submerged, pursued, swallowed, held captive, near-stomped, hit by objects. Reckless driving, multiple collisions, vehicle pile-up, kitchen fire. A child is thrown from a tricycle. Animals are thrown against a windscreen, hit by a bus, deliberately squished, smacked. People get punched, kicked, wrestled, head-locked, dragged away, bitten, bump heads. Tyres are punctured, cracked windscreen, smashed glass, broken spectacle lens. Debris. Screaming, arguing, squabbling, shouting. Killing, slaughter (competitive) mentioned. Blood/gore: Internal cinematography of snail physiology (beating heart, blood-flow etc). Blood splatter (tomato juice). Damaged shell.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Flirting, innuendo. Jokes about gender confusion.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer). An animal absorbs nitrous oxide, consumes an energy drink.

  • LANGUAGE

    Name-calling, teasing. Cultural, racial stereotypes. Religious exclamation.

  • THEMES

    Racing, speed, ambition, brothers, performance-enhancement, vehicle modification, acceptance, teams, investment, sponsorship, social media, fame, small business, rules, safety, passion, humble beginnings, dreams, underdogs, heroes, rivalry, determination, courage, victory, Indianapolis 500.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Job loss. Snails, crows, buzzing insects, beetles, flock of birds, monkeys (on poster), cobweb, tomatoes. Plane, jets, full moon (incl. opening credits), balloons, fireworks. Tetanus, heart attack mentioned; panic attacks, hyperventilation, disorientation. Spitting. Bright lights, camera flashes. Some Spanish language (no subtitles).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Imaginative, wholesome, family friendly, heart-warming, enjoyable, affecting, funny, breezy, fast, fresh. Excellent voice work, smart dialogue, thrilling action sequences, appealing hero, sharp animation.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Formulaic, predictable. Could be funnier, slow-paced characterisation, hackneyed storyline.

White House Down

Published in W
Thursday, 04 July 2013 10:45
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  • Rating

    M: Action violence and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Explosive.

  • Starring

    Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jason Clarke, Richard Jenkins, Joey King, James Woods, Nicolas Wright, Jackie Geary, Jimmi Simpson, Michael Murphy, Lance Reddick, Matt Craven, Jake Weber, Peter Jacobsen, Kevin Rankin, Garcelle Beauvais

  • Directed by

    Roland Emmerich

  • Running time

    131 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Many people are shot, shot at, slashed, stabbed, tasered, slapped, elbowed, kicked, held hostage, hit with objects, thrown through the air, crashed through glass, beaten, near-drowned, pursued, held at gunpoint, sucked out of an aircraft, hit by a vehicle and/or threatened. Men in balaclavas, military vehicles, armed soldiers, snipers, handguns, submachine guns, rifles, surface-to-air missiles, shotguns, machine guns, RPG, grenades. Explosions, objects shot, smashed glass, burning building, debris, bullet-holes in objects. Dangerous driving, speeding, vehicle collisions, vehicle rollover. Painting of burning White House, footage of burning train. Middle Eastern conflict, troop withdrawal, violence, execution, nuclear bomb, CIA operatives, hate crimes, weapons manufacturing, sacrifice, poverty, robbery, gas/chemical/missile attacks, coup d'état, suicide mentioned. Man pulled from burning Humvee, man tried to blow up post-office mentioned. Screaming, yelling, pleading. Blood/gore: Many corpses, walking wounded, victim on stretcher, wound-dressing. Bloody bullet wounds, blood splatter, smeared blood, bloody object protruding from skin, bloody noses/heads/arms/faces, blood on clothing. Bandages. Man cut by glass mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A couple having sex is seen via thermal vision. Man in singlet. Tattoo of woman in underwear.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Prescription medication (Lorazapam, Nicorette). Alcohol (spirits). Robitussin mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-word, s-words, a-words, b*tch, pr*ck. Name-calling. Religious references and exclamations. Gender, ethnic, cultural, genre, security, FBI, terrorist stereotypes.

  • THEMES

    POTUS, The White House, United States Secret Service, security, politics, terrorism, betrayal, traitors, evacuation, lockdown, surveillance, unlikely heroes, presidential swearing-in, hacking, media, the 25th Amendment, patriotism, single-parenting, father-daughter relationships, ransom, technology.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Separated parents, job refusal, friend/colleague killed, dead president. Divorces, deceased son (US Marine killed in action), dead vice-president, diabetes, cancer, tumour mentioned. Underground tunnel setting. Squirrel, dog, helicopters, plane, sparklers, sparks. Helicopters crash, plane crash, low-flying aircraft, repetitive emergency alarm tone and flashing lights. A daughter addresses her father by his first name. Aerial cinematography. Brief foreign language (no subtitles).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Action extravaganza, surprisingly funny, good special effects, sharp CGI, workable characterisation, shameless, clever, preposterous, diverting, blockbuster, satisfying. Classy and convincing cinematography.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Gun-happy, overlong, implausible, formulaic, predictable. Too obviously styled on Die Hard. Absurd ending.

Killing Them Softly

Published in K
Thursday, 09 May 2013 22:36
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  • Rating

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

  • The pitch

    The American Dream quietly eviscerated.

  • Starring

    Brad Pitt, Scoot McNairy, Ben Mendelsohn, Richard Jenkins, Ray Liotta, James Gandolfini, Vincent Curatola, Trevor Long, Max Casella, Sam Shepard

  • Directed by

    Andrew Dominik

  • Running time

    97 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot at point-blank, close-range and mid-range with handguns, shotguns. Multiple people are threatened at gunpoint. A man is pistol-whipped. Armed robberies (one in flashback). Dog-stealing. A man is pushed through a window, shoved. A man is severely beaten, punched, kicked. Rape, carving up a prostitute, suicide mentioned. Threats made. Vehicle collisions, explosion. Man hit by car. Shattering glass, head cracks windscreen. A man is slapped. Yelling, shouting, pleading. Speeding. Geese-hunting mentioned. Blood/gore: Yeah, it's a bloodbath. Blood on faces, heads, blood splatter, blood spray, blood pools, smeared blood. Broken jaw, ribs, nose, teeth, damaged spleen mentioned. Vomiting. Spitting blood. Corpses in morgue are toe-tagged and slid into mortuary refrigerator.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Sexual activity, sodomy, masturbation, erection, bestiality references. Implied sex between a man and a prostitute. Past and intended sexual activity discussed. Infidelity. Woman in underwear.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Injecting drugs (presumably heroin), drug-induced behaviour. Drug-dealing. Buying drugs discussed. A man consumes unknown pills from a vial. Alcohol (beer, spirits, cocktails). Smoking. Gambling (card games).

  • LANGUAGE

    Frequent f-words, s-words, a-words, derogatory terms for females, slang for male genitalia, bastard. Cultural, ethnic and genre stereotypes. Name-calling, homophobic references. Religious references and exclamations. Obscene finger gesture.

  • THEMES

    US Presidential Election 2008, politics, economic downturn, corporate American, destitution, the mob, gangsters, hitmen, organised crime, gambling, film noir.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Mortuary setting. Dogs, dog poo. Belch, farting. Cancer, pant-wetting, divorce mentioned. Thunder, lightning, sparks, fireworks. Hallucinogenic, visceral visuals.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Intelligent, suspenseful, visceral, mesmerising, wicked. Sharp, witty dialogue and intense characters.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Brutal, cynical.

The Company You Keep

Published in T
Tuesday, 26 March 2013 01:42
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  • Rating

    M: Coarse language.

  • The pitch

    You can't escape your past no matter how far you jog.

  • Starring

    Robert Redford, Shia LaBeouf, Susan Sarandon, Nick Nolte, Julie Christie, Sam Elliott, Jackie Evancho, Terrence Howard, Brendan Gleeson, Richard Jenkins, Anna Kendrick, Brit Marling, Stanley Tucci, Chris Cooper

  • Directed by

    Robert Redford

  • Running time

    125 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Television news footage of Vietnam War (explosions, guns) and Stateside protesting (mob-fighting; people are dragged, beaten with sticks; police brutality). Bomb plots (mentioned). CCTV footage of botched bank robbery where a man is shot and killed. Handguns are pointed at people. Fugitives are handcuffed. Government murder, skulls cracked, kids being murdered by the government, the draft (mentioned). Ransacked apartment. Yelling, raised voices.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A couple are seen in a bedroom with sheets wrapped around them (sex is implied).

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer). Smoking (mentioned). Poker (mentioned). Doing hash (mentioned). Wrapped packages of marijuana are handled. A criminal drug conviction is mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, p*ssed. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Radicalism, Weather Underground, protest, fugitives, abandonment, bribery, corruption, government oppression, single-parenting, family, commitment, extremist groups, the draft, genocide, loyalty, homeland terrorism, innocence, identity.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    A deceased mother/wife is mentioned (car accident). Adoption. Beluga whales. A dead fish is seen in a newspaper picture. Remote woodland/isolated cabin setting.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Big-name cast. Mildly interesting. Moody score. Robust story-telling.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Slow-paced. Flimsy premise. Drab and forgettable. Implausible. Weak ending. Missed opportunities. Talent is underused.