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The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017)

Published in T
Tuesday, 12 September 2017 11:27
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong themes, violence and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Keep calm and do prison yoga.

  • Starring

    Elodie Yung, Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman, Richard E. Grant, Salma Hayek, Michael Gor, Dijarn Campbell, Rod Hallett

  • Directed by

    Patrick Hughes

  • Running time

    118 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People get shot, kicked, elbowed, headlocked, smacked, pursued, tied up, pistol-whipped, thrown into an industrial rubbish bin, head-slammed, handcuffed, headbutted, ambushed, hit by objects, blasted/thrown through the air, arm-snapped, kneed, held at gunpoint, stabbed, near-drowned, throat-grabbed, flipped, glassed, thrown overboard, knocked into a canal, hit by a car, tortured, electrocuted, hooded, slashed, thrown through windscreen, shoulder-charged, hit by truck, axed, nail-gunned, lassoed with chain, near-choked, held up against wall, headlocked, pushed from a roof onto car. A man is forced to watch his wife and child being executed (shot), a preacher is shot in front of his child, a man's head is forced on to a hamburger grill, a dictator orders a village to be slaughtered (see bodies on ground in front of firing squak/bodies in pit). Explosions, burning debris/vehicles/objects. Reckless driving (vehicles/boat), vehicle rollovers, stealing cars, car chases, car drives through busy cafe, cars/motorcycles rammed, cars/bicycles fall into canal, car rear-ended, boats sideswiped/split in half, car set on fire, truck rams bollards/flips into crowd, helicopter crashes into building. Shootout/fight at a funeral, street/bar fights. Trashed office, house searched/trashed, objects smashed. A wall painting shows a man being stabbed in the neck. A man jumps/falls off a roof and hits scaffolding on the way to the ground. Genocide, executed for treason, ethnic cleansing, war zone, prison shank, dioxin poisoning, skin you like a cat, killed over 250 people, preacher shot then body left on display on church altar mentioned. Screaming, mass panic, yelling, arguing. Blood/gore: Dead bodies (one with head caught in elevator doors, one with blade protruding from chest, coffin in casket, etc). Bloody faces/leg/feet/hand/ear/clothing/gashes/bullet wounds/objects; blood spatter/spray, pooling blood, smeared blood, bleeding, bag of blood (IV drip). Burning man. A man removes a bullet from his very bloody leg. A crowd of injured people are treated after a truck is deliberately driven into them then explodes. Bubbled/scarred skin (chloracne), limping, nail protruding/removed from forehead. Bandages. Coffin knocked over (corpse inside). [Wife] chopped off ear and sewed it back on, severed carotid artery mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing, butt-grabbing. Cleavage, women in lingerie (prostitutes/sex workers), bondage gear in background, shirtless man. Child's toy up wife's bottom mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Drugs (swallowing pills). Cocaine, exploded bags of heroin mentioned. Alcohol (hip flask, beer, shots, champagne).

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, p*ss. Name-calling (animals, d*ck, monster, b*tch, useless, puta, pure evil, murderer, coffin-magnet, terrible, sociopaths, d*ckhead, assassin, eavesdropper, stupid, alcoholic, cucaracha, whore, wicked, pussy, child, etc). Religious references (nuns, Jesus sticker, etc) and exclamations (Jesus, thank God, Jesus Christ, Christ, God's wishes, go with God, the Bible says, goddamit, etc). Obscene hand and finger gestures.

  • THEMES

    Protection services, contract killing, Interpol, exes, rivals, grudges, revenge, rules, forgiveness, corruption, interrogation, torture, confession, dictators, mercenaries, witnesses, unlikely partners.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Airport, court, prison, hospital, church, funeral settings. Father in prison, kidnapped daughter mentioned. Helicopters, plane, firecrackers, thunder, lightning. Cows, sheep, blackbirds. Urination, bottle of urine, fart. Taxidermy head/antlers on wall, grilling hamburgers. Brief subtitles (Japanese, French, Russian, Dutch languages).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Delightful, ridiculous, screwball, wild, hilarious, profane, entertaining, diverting, brainless, fun, cartoonish. Terrific chemistry between likeable/charming leads, committed/game/snappy/fearless performances, immersive/frenetic visuals, some memorable moments (scene where Darius met Sonia/canal chase).

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Overlong, repetitive, generic, predictable, half-assed. Stale action, mediocre set pieces, not quite over-the-top enough, some uninspired dialogue, some lazy screenwriting, underwritten characters, weak female roles, cookie-cutter plot, fake-looking CGI, pedestrian direction, too many endings.

Deadpool

Published in D
Saturday, 06 February 2016 21:12
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong bloody violence and sex scene.

  • The pitch

    Maximum effort.

  • Starring

    Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein, Karan Soni, Stefan Kapicic (voice), Brianna Hildebrand, T.J. Miller, Gina Carano

  • Directed by

    Tim Miller

  • Running time

    108 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters are shot, stabbed, run through, punched, kicked, beaten, throat-grabbed, near-choked, elbowed, thrown from/dragged behind a moving vehicle, thrown through the air, slammed into objects, pile-driven, burned (cigarette lighter), beheaded, maimed, pistol-whipped, tied down, gagged, bound, kidnapped, glassed, hit with objects, crotch-grabbed, handcuffed, dragged, hung up by wrists, repeatedly tortured/tormented, electric-shocked, hooded, suffocated, headbutted, burned alive (implied), tackled, impaled, shoulder-charged, hit by a car, wet-willied, squashed between objects, crushed, bitten, punched repeatedly, kneed. Characters dangle precariously, fall over, jump from high ledges. Vehicle (cars, motorbikes) collisions, rollovers. Burning vehicles, motorcycle, buildings, objects, laboratory, man. Smashed glass, explosions. Mass panic, screaming, mass property destruction, a large structure collapses, bar brawl. Objects thrown, smashed, knifed, punched, stomped on. Drawings of characters being beheaded, shot. A man flicks a lit cigarette at another man. Jokes about molestation, child abuse, child neglect, paedophilia. Wall poster of female outline with shooting target on chest seen. Boxing match seen in background. Body in trunk of car (heard/discussed). A man makes a throat-slitting gesture. Breaking bones, killing, shooting your cat, stalker, special forces, extinguishing cigarette on child's skin, luring children, warhead, sew your mouth up, dishonourable discharge mentioned. Blood/gore: Splats of gore as bodies hit objects. A character saws off their own hand. Several injections seen (one lingering close-up of needle in skin), wound-stitching. Bloody faces, mouths, heads, hands, teeth, clothing, wounds, objects, cuts, scratches, saliva/drool, ice/ground. Blood spatter, bleeding/open wounds, blood spots, bruising, very bloodshot eyes, spitting blood. Hole through arm, missing limb, mutant hand, broken legs/wrists. Lots of dead bodies. Bone-snapping heard. Objects protruding/removed from skin, stapled into flesh. Severely burned/scarred skin, people with mutant/exposed skin, flesh turns blue/yellow from oxygen deprivation, collapsing skin/flesh. A man collapses. X-ray, IV drips, people on stretchers, electrodes on chest, flatlining. Cartoon characters turn into skeletons then disintegrate. High numbers of confirmed kills, scorched nerve endings mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A couple has sex (frequent). Sodomy with an object (implied). Masturbation, oral sex. Kissing (f-m; m-m), breast-fondling. Full female nudity, full male nudity (genitals not seen), very skimpy clothing, shirtless man, cleavage, nude male bums, people in underwear/lingerie. Strip club setting, pole-dancing. Faces in crotches/bums, wedgie, close-up crotch/bum shots. Sexual innuendo and sexual-themed banter/jokes. Sex-themed song lyrics heard. References to masturbation, sex, orgasm, oral sex, pornography, sodomy, prostitution, sex toys. Pictures of lingerie girls seen on objects, posters. Jokes about being molested by uncles, child abuse, paedophiles. A cartoon sequence (end credits) features animal figures being masturbated/with an erection/ejaculating/farting.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer, spirits, shots). Bar setting. Smoking. People are injected with coloured chemicals, adrenaline. Cocaine, bactine, Tylenol PM, crack house mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, n-word (song lyrics), b*tch. Slang for body parts/fluids/genitals. Name-calling. Slang and actual terms for genitals. Jokes about blindness, race, age. Religious exclamations. Genre stereotypes. Obscene finger/hand gestures.

  • THEMES

    Deadpool, redemption, cancer, immortality, romance, painlessness, super strength, super powers, superheroes, anti-heroes.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Estranged father mentioned. Marriage proposal. Bar, experimental laboratory, strip club settings. Helicopter. Used chewing gum. Toilet, urinal, urination, vomiting, spitting/saliva, raw garbage. Brief Japanese (subtitles). Some fast/flash editing. Post-credits sequence.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Loud, risky, lewd, inventive, violent, vulgar, ridiculous, silly, low-stakes, dirty, funny, raunchy, weird, outrageous, delightful, demented, fast, ferocious, arch, juvenile, effective, obnoxious, wild. Racy dialogue, edgy/profane protagonist, cheeky opening credits, fast/grisly action, fast narrative, loaded with background jokes/small details, deft editing, best Stan Lee cameo ever, Ryan Reynolds is terrific.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Predictable ending, thin plot, relentless pace/jokes/violence gets exhausting/numbing.

Self/less

Published in S
Monday, 20 July 2015 00:56
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Violence, mature themes and infrequent coarse language.

  • The pitch

    The afterlife is Albright.

  • Starring

    Ryan Reynolds, Natalie Martinez, Matthew Goode, Ben Kingsley, Victor Garber, Derek Luke, Jaynee-Lynne Kinchen, Melora Hardin, Michelle Dockery, Sam Page, Brendan McCarthy, Thomas Francis Murphy, Sandra Ellis Lafferty

  • Directed by

    Tarsem Singh

  • Running time

    117 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot, tackled, wrestled, face-grabbed, drugged, hit with objects, kicked, elbowed, arm-snapped, body-slammed, burned alive, choked, kidnapped, pistol-whipped, tasered, punched. Images of war/soldiers/tanks. Car chase, rollover, car rammed, collisions. A man collapses. Objects burned/smashed/thrown. Explosion. Suicidal thoughts mentioned. Arguing, shouting. Blood/gore: Dead bodies. Blood spatter, bloody neck/clothing/face/heads/cut, bone snaps. Injection (no needle seen). Body scan/images, MRI-type machine, flatlining. Patients on hospital beds, IV drips, bandage, scar, bruising. Anaphylactic shock, EpiPen, torn to pieces in Russian prison riot mentioned. Medical equipment seen.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A man has (mostly implied) sex with multiple partners. Woman in g-string, shirtless men, skimpy clothing, cleavage, swimwear. Kissing, flirting, undressing.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    A woman is drugged (chloroform assumed), a man suffers severe hallucinations. Prescription pills consumed. Alcohol (wine, champagne, spirits, cocktails). Club setting. Prozac, anti-rejection drugs, withdrawals mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, sonofab*tch, bastard. Name-calling. Slang for genitals. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Reincarnation, death, cancer, grief, father-daughter relationships, identity, wealth, biogenics, genetic engineering, legacy, rehabilitation, estrangement, promiscuity, visions, memory, betrayal, psychopathy, family, real estate tycoons, terminal illness, resurrection, immortality.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead fathers/husband, terminally ill children. Cemetery, funeral, airport. Losing a child, peanut allergy, parents and sister killed in car crash mentioned. Plane, horse, thunder. Vomiting, spitting, toilet. Grilling sausages. Shaky camerawork.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Effective, interesting, twisty, thought-provoking, lightweight, fast-paced. Likeable lead, classy supporting cast, good performances, well-structured script, competent direction, attractive locations, solid technical credits.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Generic, mediocre, contrived, tepid, unremarkable. Broad characters, murky story, intriguing story degenerates into an action movie, too-neat/easy conclusions, bone-headed plot holes, Kingsley's accent is terrible.

Woman in Gold

Published in W
Sunday, 17 May 2015 10:33
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Infrequent coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Does the story justice.

  • Starring

    Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds, Daniel Brühl, Katie Holmes, Tatiana Maslany, Max Irons, Charles Dance, Antje Traue, Elizabeth McGovern, Frances Fisher, Moritz Bleibtreu

  • Directed by

    Simon Curtis

  • Running time

    109 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are manhandled, pursued, belittled, intimidated, kicked, tackled, shot at. Anti-Semitism, Nazism, swastikas, armed soldiers. Homes are ransacked. Persecution, murder, destroyed family, killed friends, Hitler, death camps, Holocaust, looting, great grandparents murdered, Treblinka mentioned. Arguing, shouting. Blood/gore: Bloody cut above eye. Meningitis mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Cleavage. People in clingy nightwear, exercise clothing.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Pharmaceutical drugs on shelves/bedside table, cough drops. Alcohol (spirits, champagne, beer). Smoking.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-word, s-word. Name-calling (including 'pigs'). Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    The Woman in Gold/Portrait Of Adele Bloch-Bauer I by Gustav Klimt, Maria Altmann, Randol Schoenberg, art restitution, high-profile lawsuits, anti-Semitism, justice, society, people smuggling, escape, family, pregnancy, labour, custody, national treasures, Belvedere Palace, World War II, Nazis.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead sister, dead uncle, dead aunty/wife, dead husband, dead father mentioned. Cemetery, funeral, wedding, courtroom, airport settings. Spitting. Pigeons, plane. Fur worn. Some German language (subtitles). Some high aerial cinematography.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Fascinating, important, enjoyable, engaging, classy, intelligent, enthralling, heart-tugging, emotional, well-meaning, feel-good, moving, stirring, absorbing. Brilliant/towering performance by Helen Mirren, beautifully photographed, impressively staged, gently humorous, some sharp dialogue, nice cameos, potent material, extraordinary story.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Conventional, familiar, schmaltzy, workman-like, clunky, superficial, banal, simplistic, ordinary, pedestrian. Shamelessly sentimental, Ryan Reynolds in miscast/uneven, biopic oversights, ungainly structured flashbacks, schematic writing, insipid style, on-the-nose dialogue.

R.I.P.D.

Published in R
Friday, 02 August 2013 02:46
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Supernatural themes and violence.

  • The pitch

    Ghostmen in Black.

  • Starring

    Ryan Reynolds, Jeff Bridges, Kevin Bacon, Mary-Louise Parker, Stephanie Szostak, James Hong, Marisa Miller, Robert Knepper, Mike O'Malley, Devin Ratray, Larry Joe Campbell

  • Directed by

    Robert Schwentke

  • Running time

    96 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People/monsters are shot (police rifles, futuristic laser weapons, harpoon line-gun), shot at, vaporised, hit with objects, stabbed, pursued, thrown through the air, punched, near-crushed, thrown from skyscrapers, thrown into oncoming traffic, threatened, dangle precariously, fall several floors. Explosions, building collapses, burning debris, property damage, broken glass. Inter-worldly portals cause mass devastation. Dangerous driving, vehicle collisions, helicopter crash, vehicle rollover. Yelling. Human sacrifice mentioned. Blood/gore: Searing flesh, exploding flesh. Bodily transformations, dismembered limbs. Bleeding stab wound, torn flesh. Falling corpses.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing, ogling, flirting. STDs, castration, lap-dancing, porn mentioned. Innuendo. Sex acts mentioned (comic). Nude man (genitals not seen). Shirtless men. Woman in underwear. Skimpy clothing, cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Meth dealing mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-word, s-words, a-words, sonofab*tch, slang for bodily functions. Name-calling, derogatory terms for women. Religious exclamations. Obscene finger gestures.

  • THEMES

    Resurrection, police work, dirty cops, corruption, drug busts, second chances, rookies, judgement, Armageddon, investigation, modern versus traditional, mismatched partnerships, baseball, grief.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Husband killed. Job suspension. Funeral, cemetery, hospital settings. Dysentery mentioned. Monsters with extra eyes, extra hands, stretched skin, oversized body parts. Helicopters, plane, toilet. Flock of birds, seagull, dog, taxidermy bird. Racks of hanging meat. Spitting, vomiting, biting, gagging, slime. Inspired by Dark Horse comic.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Kevin Bacon. Faintly amusing comedy. One impressive use of CGI.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Dull, unoriginal, un-engaging, generic, unfunny, inconsistent, bland, boring, loud, graceless. Bridges' accent frequently difficult to understand, disappointing creatures, lifeless script, no chemistry between actors, poorly realised, confusing and silly plot, garish special effects, overbearing CGI, terrible editing.

Turbo

Published in T
Monday, 22 July 2013 10:09
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Additional Info

  • 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.

The Croods

Published in T
Sunday, 24 March 2013 04:55
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    PG: Mild themes.

  • The pitch

    Wondrous things come from rudimentary beginnings.

  • Starring

    Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds, Catherine Keener, Cloris Leachman, Clark Duke, Chris Sanders, Randy Thom

  • Directed by

    Kirk De Micco, Chris Sanders

  • Running time

    98 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Animated flashback of different families being killed by a mammoth, a sand snake, mosquito bites and the common cold. Hitting, punching, biting, kicking, slapping, throwing, catapulting between human and animal characters. Fighting with rocks, sticks. A man wishes his mother-in-law dead. Humans and animals fall from great heights. Savage baby. Cartoon animals roar and attack. People are 'beaten' clean. Stories are recited about people dying, getting into trouble. A home is demolished. Avalanches, rock-slides, seismic plate shifts threaten humans and wildlife. Shells are smashed. Animal carcasses are seen. Playing with fire gets people burned; flora destroyed. An animal pulls a knife in threat. People get stuck in tar. Scars on nose, arms. People hurt themselves on rocks, trees, coral, falling rocks and rubble; a man is struck by lightning.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Teenage flirting.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    None.

  • LANGUAGE

    Name-calling, derogatory insults for comic purposes. Cultural, gender stereotyping.

  • THEMES

    Family, relationships, (dis)obedience, rules, parenting, hunger, fear, curiosity, evolution, creationism, hunting & gathering, cave people, early civilisation, family holidays, savagery, improper behaviour, acceptance, resisting change, inventions/ideas, teenage romance, first love, sacrifice, taking chances.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Cave setting. Prehistoric setting. Fast-editing creates a flash/strobe effect. Cave-people display uncivilised behaviour (eating, walking on all-fours, growling). Rock-climbing, free-climbing. Several high camera points-of-view over cliff edges, precipices. Campfire. Animal skins are worn. Defribillation. Spitting. Flocks of carnivorous birds, snake, sloth, butterfly. Rockets, fireworks, meteorites. Animals are eaten raw, roasted. Animals are worn as shoes. A boy describes his family dying. Heart-attack, dying (mentioned). Thunder, lightning. Volcanic explosions, lava. Pantomime, puppetry. Fear of the dark. Fear of change/the unknown.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Gorgeous animation. Full of heart, wit, sentiment. Original idea. Kinetic action.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Weak jokes. Problems with pacing. Formulaic. Unoriginal characters and story.