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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Published in B
Friday, 25 March 2016 00:57
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  • Rating

    M: Intense sequences of violence and mature themes.

  • The pitch

    Martha, Martha, Martha.

  • Starring

    Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Jeremy Irons, Holly Hunter, Gal Gadot, Scoot McNairy, Callan Mulvey, Tao Okamoto, Brandon Spink

  • Directed by

    Zack Snyder

  • Running time

    151 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot, crushed, thrown through the air/against objects, hooded, punched, kicked, hit, headbutted, flipped, bashed through walls, tied up, branded, hit with objects, arrested, knocked out, kidnapped, bitten (dream sequence), cut in half (dream sequence), beaten, tackled, pistol-whipped, chained, dragged, shoulder-charged, pushed from high ledges, gagged, gassed, stomped, throat-grabbed, sliced, arm-snapped, pile-driven, stabbed, elbowed, nuked, near-drowned, maimed, impaled. A man is shot execution-style (implied), a rocket explodes on launch. Missiles, blue power-bolts, heavy weapons, grenades, alien attack. Explosions, fireballs, big electric supercharges. Mass property destruction/panic, bridges/buildings/roads collapse, debris, burning building. Reckless driving, car crashes/rollovers, vehicles thrown through the air/rammed/dragged, burning car, truck explosion, boat collapse (dry dock), aircraft crash. A child falls down a well, a man is seen trapped beneath heavy steel pylons, fighters seen boxing in an (assumed) illegal match, a man's heart is pulled out of his chest (implied), people fall through a glass ceiling. A hanged effigy is burned. Flooding, stranded people on rooftops seen. Objects smashed, banged, defaced. Military vehicles/soldiers/aircraft, armed militia seen. Newspaper headlines on wall detail several mass disasters; television reports announce breaking disasters/deadly factory fire. Theft. A painting shows men and demons fighting. Yelling, arguing, screaming, roaring. Terrorist/terrorism, human traffic, dirty bombs, innocents die, sex trafficker, child predator, weapon of assassination, war, drowning horses, suicide, trading pelts/skins, doomsday mentioned. Blood/gore: Slicing skin/hand, removing fingerprints. Bloody scratches/gashes/sweat drops/faces/eye, blood spatter on face, dripping blood, bloody chest wound. Skin burned/peeled off/branded, exposed bone. Missing limbs (man in wheelchair; amputation implied), hand cut off. A live head and torso are attached to a board; limb generation seen (science experiment). People on stretchers, IV drips, body bag. Pupil dilation, scar, jar of urine. Arm (bone) snap heard. A beast emerges from an amniotic sac. Coffins, memorial, skull motifs (Day of the Dead celebrations). A monitor shows decaying cells. Thousands/millions dead mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing, flirting. Woman in bath (full nudity implied). Nude male corpse (no genitals seen), nude gigantic beast (no genitals visible). Couple in bath (sex implied). Shirtless men, people in swimwear/tribal wear, low-cut gowns, cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (shots, wine, champagne, spirits).

  • LANGUAGE

    S-word, sonofab*tch, p*ss. Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Batman, Superman, superheroes, vigilantes, power, rescue, orphans, legacy, death, grief, alien attacks, funerals, mother-son relationships, alter-egos, villains, carnage, misunderstandings.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Murdered parents. Dead mother (implied). Funeral, courtroom, prison, dystopian wasteland settings. Tombstones, coffins, helicopters, jets, plane, lightning, thunder, power blackout. Horses, bats, reef fish, giant UFO, spaceships. Fantasy creatures (vampire, jellyfish, flying man-insects, vines); characters with glowing/laser eyes, laser teeth, slime. Deceased father seen (apparition). Jar of urine, gagging. Brief foreign languages (subtitles).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Epic, exhilarating, stylish, high-concept, imposing. Strong/emotional performance by Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot is awesome/entertaining/watchable as Wonder Woman, clever opening/establishing scene, tightly choreographed fight sequences, hyper-stylised combat imagery, camp weight training montage, fleeting glimpse of future superhero characters, effective score.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Jumbled, overstuffed, lengthy, brooding, scattered, gloomy, unfun, overwrought, solemn, operatic, dull, cluttered, huge, busy, unwielding, underwhelming, dreary, frustrating, unfinished, lumbering, empty, plastic, bombastic, self-important, loud, sprawling, distracted, meat-headed, humourless. Wonky narrative, incoherent structure, formulaic/one-note premise, half-baked plot, weighted dialogue, intensely annoying/charmless villain, pointless exposition about Batman's parents' death, fundamentally disconnected, CGI overkill, generic/exhausting denoument, any of the film's surprises are revealed in the trailer.

Black Sea

Published in B
Wednesday, 08 April 2015 09:38
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  • Rating

    M: Coarse language, themes and violence.

  • The pitch

    Dark waters.

  • Starring

    Jude Law, Ben Mendelsohn, Scoot McNairy, Tobias Menzies, David Threlfall, Grigoriy Dobrygin, Michael Smiley, Karl Davies, Konstantin Khabenskiy, Daniel Ryan

  • Directed by

    Kevin Macdonald

  • Running time

    114 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are stabbed, scalded, thrown to the ground, grabbed, knocked unconscious, drowned, bludgeoned, held at gunpoint. Objects smashed, burned. Fire, explosions, cracked glass, leaking vessel. Images of Hitler, Stalin, swastikas, nuclear submarines, missiles, explosions. Suicide, cannibalism, killing, eating your liver mentioned. Yelling, arguing, screaming. Submarine collision. Blood/gore: Dead bodies, skeletons. Bloody heads/faces/wounds/clothing, blood spatter. Charred flesh. Object protruding from flesh.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Shirtless men. Family in swimwear. Tattoo of nude female figure. Thinking about sex, virginity mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Prescription pills consumed. Alcohol (beer, spirits, hip flask). Smoking. Pub setting. Anti-depressants, gambling problem, drug overdose (pills) mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, bastard. Name-calling. Slang for genitals and bodily fluids. Derogatory term for women. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Marine salvage, teamwork, rivalry, submariners, sonar, greed, murder, redundancy, job loss, suicide, money, superstition, pregnancy, betrayal, piracy, diving, lying, vengeance, grudges, class warfare.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Job loss, CPR, mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, estranged wife/son, dead colleagues/friends. Cancer, claustrophobia, emphysema mentioned. Pub, underwater settings. Dog, seagulls. Spitting, vomiting. Some Russian language (subtitles, translation).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Engrossing, claustrophobic, effective, satisfying, tense, enjoyable, enthralling, low-key, watchable. Intermittently gripping, superbly shot, strong sense of dread/danger, flawed/relatable characters, excellent supporting cast, assured performances, chest-tightening tension, striking contemporary resonance, old-fashioned storytelling, outstanding production design, action sequence near the end is ambitious/magnificent.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Illogical, almost-terrific. Clichéd/predictable subplots, heavy use of stereotypes, Jude Law's Scottish accent is distracting/unconvincing, uninspired direction, some ideas/conclusions/scenes make no sense.

The Rover

Published in T
Friday, 20 June 2014 02:40
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong violence and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    The wild rover.

  • Starring

    Guy Pearce, Robert Pattinson, Scoot McNairy, David Field, Tawanda Manyimo, Richard Green, Ben Armer, Jamie Fallon, Gillian Jones, Susan Prior, Scott Perry, Anthony Hayes

  • Directed by

    David Michôd

  • Running time

    102 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People (including a child) are shot, hit, threatened, pursued, throat-grabbed, butt-whipped, wrestled, arrested, kicked, pistol-whipped. Vehicle rollover, smashed glass, stolen vehicle. Shootouts. A rock is thrown at animals. Killing people, slitting throat, murdered wife/lover mentioned. Yelling, arguing. Blood/gore: Bloody wounds, bullet wounds, open wounds, blood spray, blood splatter, pooling blood, wound-dressing, wound-stitching, bandages, scars. Blood on head/hands/clothing, bloody handprints, bloody cuts, milky eyes. Corpses (human/animal), burning bodies.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Sleeping with a boy (male-male), fingering mentioned. Tattoo of naked male. Shirtless man, men in underwear.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    None.

  • LANGUAGE

    C-words, f-words. Name-calling. Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Global collapse, survival, road trips, fratricide, cremation, burial, military, injustice, post-apocalypse, Australia, crises, murder, disability, remorse, lawlessness, unlikely companions, travelling circuses, confessions, humanity.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Murdered wife mentioned. Buzzing flies, dogs, eagle. Urination. Campfires.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Bleak, brutal, nihilist, spartan, distinctive, compelling, fascinating, brilliant, unexpected, parched, bold, dusty, despairing, existentialist, searching, desolate, beautiful, abstract, original, menacing, violent, fascinating, disturbing, spare, pensive. Brilliant underplayed acting, dry wit, absurdist/moving/satisfying ending, colourful side-characters, eclectic score, crisp audio effects, sombre/introspective/eerie/unsettling tone, arresting widescreen.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Flawed, slow, boring, dark, dreary, dull, repetitive, pointless, pretentious, weird. Terse dialogue, Pattinson's performance a little overwrought, blunt narrative, idiotic ending, cringeworthy title pun.

Frank

Published in F
Thursday, 05 June 2014 02:07
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong coarse language.

  • The pitch

    It's Madness.

  • Starring

    Michael Fassbender, Domhnall Gleeson, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Scoot McNairy, Crystal Miller, Tess Harper, François Civil

  • Directed by

    Lenny Abrahamson

  • Running time

    95 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    A man commits suicide (hanging), a man tries to drown himself. People are stabbed, hit with objects, burned, pursued, wrestled, punched, threatened, hit by cars. Objects knocked over. Blood/gore: Hanging corpse, funeral pyre. Bloody wound. Patient on stretcher. Fighting, stomach pumping mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A couple have sex in a jacuzzi. Having sex with objects discussed. Nude man, shirtless man, men in underwear, man in shower, woman in bra, exposed breast. Skimpy clothing.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer). Smoking. Bar setting.

  • LANGUAGE

    C-word, f-words, s-words, a-words. Name-calling.

  • THEMES

    Mental illness, music, songwriting, composition, live performance, touring, road trips, social media, suicide, self-harm, expression, blogging, originality, SXSW, misfits, dysfunction, collaboration, discordant, chaotic, noisy, non-conformity.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Abusive childhood mentioned. Funeral, hospital, bar settings. Spreading ashes. Sheep. Thunder, spitting. Some French (subtitles).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Terrific, sublime, striking, original, off-the-wall, rare, inimitable, unconventional, inventive, playful, idiosyncratic, mandatory, offbeat, punk-spirited, weird, wonderful, profound, moving, accessible, affecting, perceptive, witty, satirical, eccentric. Shining performances, superior editing, dazzling soundtrack, live music performances from cast.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Unappetising, off-putting. Loses its way a little, satire isn't always as funny as intended, muddled final third.

Non-Stop

Published in N
Thursday, 06 February 2014 03:36
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  • Rating

    M: Violence and infrequent coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Straight and level.

  • Starring

    Liam Neeson, Julianne Moore, Scoot McNairy, Michelle Dockery, Corey Stoll, Anson Mount, Lupita Nyong'o, Quinn McColgan

  • Directed by

    Jaume Collet-Serra

  • Running time

    106 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot, punched, hit, elbowed, near-choked, rammed, neck-snapped, poisoned, head-butted, slapped, threatened, stabbed, bound, pistol-whipped. Hijacking, crash landing, explosion, engine failure. Arguing, screaming. IRA, terrorism mentioned. 911 reference. Blood/gore: Corpses. Bloody forehead, bloody nose, bloody scrape, cut face, bloody bullet wound, blood on objects, blood spray, grazes, bruising. Broken neck, convulsing, nose re-setting. Cracking bones heard. People on stretchers, bandages, wound-dressing.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A couple have implied sex beneath a blanket. Kissing, flirting. Skimpy clothing, cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Bag of cocaine. People are poisoned. Alcohol (spirits, champagne). Alcohol addiction. Smoking. Prescription pills seen, eye drops used.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, bastard, d*ck, w*nker. Name-calling. Religious exclamations. Gender, terrorist, aviation, cultural, ethnic, genre stereotypes.

  • THEMES

    Air marshalls, terrorism, hijacking, fear of flying, addiction, text messaging, protocol, threats, turbulence, mid-air emergency, bombs, drugs, ransom money, lucky charms, homeland security, alcoholism.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased child, divorce, child with leukaemia mentioned. Deceased pilot/colleague. Frothing at the mouth, anaphylaxis. Heart failure mentioned. Plane, airport settings. Jets, plane. Some shaky camerawork. High aerial cinematography.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Entertaining, self-aware, fun, preposterous, exciting, tense, enjoyable, trashy, silly. Deft camerawork, steady pacing, some fresh thrills, strong performances, great cast, good use of setting.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Clichéd, shameless, ridiculous, implausible, contrived, flawed, dopey, unoriginal. Murky logistics, absurd ending, lame motives.

12 Years a Slave

Published in 0-9
Thursday, 14 November 2013 06:19
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong themes and violence.

  • The pitch

    Very black and white.

  • Starring

    Chiwetel Ejiofor, Dwight Henry, Bryan Batt, Ashley Dyke, Kelsey Scott, Quvenzhané Wallis, Cameron Zeigler, Tony Bentley, Scoot McNairy, Taran Killam, Paul Giamatti, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Dano, Michael Fassbender, Sarah Paulson, Lupita Nyong'o, Brad Pitt

  • Directed by

    Steve McQueen

  • Running time

    134 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are raped, kidnapped, chained, bound, gagged, beaten, hit with objects (repeatedly), stabbed, whipped, lashed, kicked, slapped, drugged, sold into slavery, lynched, near-hanged, near-choked, dragged, pursued, cut with a razor, threatened. Reference to suicide. Pleading, screaming, yelling, arguing. Execution, lashes mentioned. Ripped clothing. Blood/gore: Corpses. Bloody face, bloody wounds, blood-stained clothing, bloody welts, slicing skin (from whipping), lash marks, open wounds, scars, bloodshot eye.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A woman is raped. A couple have clothed sex. Kissing, breast-grabbing, masturbation. Full nudity (male and female), cleavage. Mistress.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    A man is drugged. Alcohol (wine, hip flask). Intoxication. Tobacco purchased.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-word, n-word, bastard, b*tch. Name-calling. Racial, gender, cultural stereotypes. Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Slavery, music, US history, human trafficking, kidnapping, biography, cotton-picking, hard labour, rape, pride, depression, prejudice, injustice, exploitation, barbarity, freedom, abolition, memoir.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Child taken from mother, children drowning in sea (biblical) mentioned. Burial, grave-digging, funeral. Horses, goat, pigs, caterpillars, buzzing insects. Full moon, thunder. Vomiting, spitting. Based on a true story by Solomon Northup.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Mesmerising, involving, raw, eloquent, horrifying, essential, epic, gut-wrenching, compelling, important, unflinching, brutal, eloquent, approachable, emotional, stark, visceral, unrelenting, necessary, brave, courageous, unforgettable, harrowing. Outstanding performances, pulsating score, memorable characters, stellar cast, astounding story, majestic direction, beautiful cinematography.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Unrelenting, prettified.

Touchy Feely

Published in T
Monday, 09 September 2013 23:34
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  • Rating

    M: Coarse language, drug references and sex scene.

  • The pitch

    Skin deep.

  • Starring

    Rosemarie DeWitt, Josh Pais, Ellen Page, Scoot McNairy, Allison Janney, Ron Livingston, Shannon Kipp, Tomo Nakayama

  • Directed by

    Lynn Shelton

  • Running time

    88 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Yelling, arguing. Object knocked over. Blood/gore: Frequent dental procedures (examination, cleaning). Blood on gum, cotton swab.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A couple have bathroom sex. Sexual past discussed. Kissing. Shirtless man. Exposed backs (massage patients), woman in bath (no genitals seen). Cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    A practitioner prescribes ecstasy (MDMA) tablets. Alcohol (beer, wine). Smoking.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words. Name-calling. Religious exclamations. Joke about drug addiction. Gender, teen, family, career stereotypes.

  • THEMES

    Alternative therapies, traditional medicine, massage, Reiki, dentistry, family, ex-lovers, small business, self-awareness, meditation, anxiety, cycling, finding yourself, relationships, doubt, rejection, moving in together, temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ), healing, identity.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Relationship breakup. Deceased wife/mother, deceased grandmother, deceased husband, divorce mentioned. Toilet, vomiting. A man collapses, hyperventilates. Extreme close-ups of skin (veins, pores, hairs). Nightclub scene has very mild strobe lighting. Brief vision under end credits.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Warm, moody, mysterious, gentle, small, comforting. Highly likeable characters, sustained mood, quiet soundtrack, talented cast, strong female representation, good character development, plenty to admire and enjoy.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Listless, frustrating, inaccessible, disappointing, uneven, dull, whimsical, vanilla, muddled, maudlin, inarticulate. Hasty, unsatisfactory conclusion. Contrived concept, lacks humour, some unconvincing character-interaction, unexplored potential, stakes are too low, some unclear motivations, lacks visual flair, fails to follow through on character/narrative developments, Allison Janney is underused.

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.

Argo

Published in A
Wednesday, 10 April 2013 09:52
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Coarse language, mature themes violence.

  • The pitch

    Arresting narrative that captures and detains a Hollywood moment with convincing custody.

  • Starring

    Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, John Goodman, Alan Arkin, Victor Garber, Tate Donovan, Clea DuVall, Scoot McNairy, Rory Cochrane, Christopher Denham, Kerry Bishé, Kyle Chandler, Chris Messina, Titus Welliver, Sheila Vand

  • Directed by

    Ben Affleck

  • Running time

    120 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    News footage and sketches depicting civil unrest: coup d'état, mass protesting, street violence including hangings, beatings, fires, flag-burning, starving civilians, people in chains. People march the streets carrying guns (handguns, sub-machine guns, rifles), waving fists and chanting. People are shot, blindfolded, kicked, beaten, knocked over, held hostage, threatened. Teargas canisters are shot into a crowd, at people. Bound and hooded hostages. Firing squad. A man is shot in the street. A building, a home is raided. Property is smashed, shredded, thrown. Vehicles, flags, effigies burn. Protesters bang on car windows (occupants inside). Massacre, killing babies, torture methods (mentioned). Yelling in English and Farsi. Onlookers watch a movie fight scene being filmed. Blood/gore: Blood pooled on ground. A dead body is seen hanging from a crane. Bloody streaks on clothing.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing, caressing. Ben bares his chest. Actors wear revealing costumes for a movie rehearsal.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer, wine, spirits, champagne). Smoking (cigarettes, cigars).

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, sonofab--, bastards, balls. Name-calling, obscene finger gesture. Racial, cultural, religious and gender stereotypes. Religious references, prayer.

  • THEMES

    International relations, terrorism, rescue, CIA operatives, classified information, anti-Americanism, national security, human rights, extradition, defection, treason, cover stories, determination, perseverance, suicide missions, Hollywood, film-making, family, teamwork, revolution, Islam, extremism, protest, censorship, international news, military, conflict.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Embassy setting. Children work in sweat shops. Needle, monster prosthetics. Cancer, chemo, cataracts, abortion, urination, starving Africans, divorce, separation (mentioned). A man removes his wedding ring. Farsi language (subtitled). Dog, macaw.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Pretty much everything about it: costume, set design, screenplay, direction, cinematography, attention to detail, suspense, humour, realism, performances, timing.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Blazing factual errors and misconceptions.