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Patrick (2013)

Published in P
Sunday, 10 November 2013 23:54
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong themes, violence and nudity.

  • The pitch

    Coma, coma, coma, coma, coma chameleon.

  • Starring

    Charles Dance, Rachel Griffiths, Sharni Vinson, Peta Sergeant, Damon Gameau, Martin Crewes, Eliza Taylor, Simone Buchanan, Shane Nagle, Jackson Gallagher

  • Directed by

    Mark Hartley

  • Running time

    92 minutes

  • Rated

    MA15+ (Australia), NR (UK), NR (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People attacked with syringe, near-choked, murdered, electric-shocked, slapped, bitten, hit with objects, stabbed, bound, electrocuted, hit, crushed, thrown through the air, trapped, drowned, near-strangled, suffocated, impaled. Reckless driving, vehicle accident. An animal is killed, eaten. Smashed objects, broken glass, exploding glass. Suicide references. Double murder mentioned. Screaming. Blood/gore: Corpses, comatose victims on hospital beds. Hypodermic needles in skin, eyeball. IV drips, breathing tubes, EEGs, flatlining, injections. Dripping blood, bleeding hands, bloody cuts, bloody mouth, objects in flesh, glass shards, exploding body part, bandages, twisted body. Open wounds, open corpses, exposed blood and flesh. Burning flesh, melting flesh, scarred skin, rotting flesh, glaucoma, animal slime.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A couple has bedroom sex. Full female nudity, naked men (rear view), exposed breasts, shirtless men. Kissing, genital-groping. Reference to previous sex acts. Photos of woman in swimwear, skimpy clothing.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer, wine, spirits). Bar setting. Unknown fluid injected. Tray of prescription pills, bottle of tri-xylicone 3 seen.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, b*tch, slang for bodily functions. Name-calling. Religious references and exclamation. Derogatory slang for coma victims. Gender, nursing, marriage, relationship, mad scientist, genre stereotypes.

  • THEMES

    Brain damage, involuntary muscle spasm, vegetative state, brain death, electric-shock therapy, neurology, murder, father-daughter relationships, death, psychic communication, telekinesis, obsession, ethics, insanity, matricide, jealousy.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Marriage separation. Morgue, ex-convent setting. Deceased husband, deceased mother/wife damaged brain, stroke victims, traumatic brain injuries, haunted houses, car crash/motorcycle crashes, diving accident, cancer mentioned. Frog, lightning, thunder. Spitting. Mysterious faces, shadows, movement. Loud knocking, sudden noises. High aerial cinematography. Brief post-credits scene.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Startling, terrifying, chilling, jumpy, unsettling, graphic, scary, polished, expeditious, amusing, gothic, pulpy, giddy, daft. Eerie soundtrack, creepy atmosphere, beautifully paced, excellent performances, glorious score, constantly moving camerawork, sharp screenplay, seamless effects, theatrical set design, crisp editing, dark tone, tense finale, respectable remake.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Cheap scares, some ordinary special effects, a little uneven at times.

You're Next

Published in Y
Tuesday, 03 September 2013 00:36
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong bloody violence.

  • The pitch

    Blood is thicker than water.

  • Starring

    Sharni Vinson, Nicholas Tucci, Wendy Glenn, AJ Bowen, Joe Swanberg, Margaret Laney, Amy Seimetz, Ti West, Rob Moran, Barbara Crampton, LC Holt, Simon Barrett, Lane Hughes

  • Directed by

    Adam Wingard

  • Running time

    94 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are hacked, slashed, stabbed, shot (pistol, crossbow), garotted, sliced, attacked with objects (machete, axe, screwdriver, knives, meat cleaver, meat tenderiser - some repeatedly), glassed, bashed, punched, kicked, hair-pulled, bitten, nailed, blended, near-strangled, pursued, stalked, threatened. Brothers playfight, a woman jumps through a window, fratricide, home invasion. Objects get smashed, broken glass, item stolen from corpse. Wrestling (television). Screaming, yelling, arguing, panic. Fascists mentioned. Blood/gore: Bloody corpses, severe bloody wounds, pulped flesh, bloodied objects, blood splatter, blood on clothing, blood on faces/hands, pooling blood, bloody writing. Bloody objects removed from flesh. Wound-dressing, bandaging.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A couple have sex. Kissing, undressing, propositioning, caressing. Exposed breasts, women in underwear, shirtless man. Man in shower (no genitals seen). Skimpy nightwear, cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Vicodin consumed. Alcohol (beer, wine, spirits). Smoking. Medication mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words. Name-calling, teasing, mocking. Religous references and exclamations. Gender, genre, sibling, family, weight, nationality, regional, cultural, career stereotypes.

  • THEMES

    Horror, murder, serial killing, family, survival, betrayal, wealth, inheritance, greed, anniversary, reunions, relationships, rejection, resentment, bitterness, voyeurism, fratricide, contract killing, masked murderers, home invasion, trap-setting, motives, blood, gore.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Murdered loved ones. Leaving wife for younger woman (student), engagement mentioned. Isolated rural setting. Creaky noises, jumpy moments, attackers wear animal masks (lamb, tiger, fox). Zit-squeezing, toilet, bottled urine. Bright light flashes.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Clever, ironic, brazen, triumphant, pitch-perfect, grim, grisly, twisted, funny, energetic, dark, jumpy, tense. Excellent casting, strong female lead, disarmingly funny, engaging tonal shifts, low-budget, unknown actors, perfect running time, stylish set pieces, edgy soundtrack, satsifying climax.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Derivative, hackneyed, repetitive, brainless, unoriginal. Momentary lag in the middle, overuse of shaky-cam, bad acting, ludicrous plot contrivances.

Bait 3D

Published in B
Thursday, 16 May 2013 03:32
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong violence, blood and gore.

  • The pitch

    Two-for-one deal on catastrophe.

  • Starring

    Xavier Samuel, Richard Brancatisano, Sharni Vinson, Julian McMahon, Lincoln Lewis, Chris Betts, Dan Wyllie, Alice Parkinson, Phoebe Tonkin, Damien Garvey, Cariba Heine, Alex Russell, Adrian Pang, Qi Yuwu, Nicholas McCallum, Rhiannon Dannielle Pettett, Martin Sacks

  • Directed by

    Kimble Rendall

  • Running time

    93 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Supermarket holdup; people threatened at gunpoint. A tsunami hits a coastal resort. Waves wash over people, crash through glass and into buildings. Multiple shark attacks; people pulled underwater, mauled. A man hacks a corpse's hand off. A man is speared with a javelin, stabbed with a meat hook. A shark is hit on the snout with a meat tenderiser. Animals are shot, tasered. Drowning, screaming, shoplifting. Earthquake tremors, explosion, sparks, debris. Mass devastation of buildings seen. Blood/gore: People/objects ravaged by sharks. Lots of blood in water, on heads, faces, hands. Blood pools, bloody objects. Dismembered limbs, rotting flesh, gaping wounds. Flesh eaten. Bloody grazes, object protruding from leg. Animal and many human corpses.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing. Swimwear.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    None.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, bloody, p*ss. Name-calling. Genre and gender stereotyping. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Shark attacks, natural disaster, being trapped, feeling helpless, relationships, conflict.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Birds (seagulls, magpies, crow), flocks of birds, dogs, seahorse, fish, sharks, sea-snake, jellyfish, helmet crabs. Hanging slabs of hooked meat. Helicopters. Broken engagement. Underwater camera angles.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Tense, claustrophobic. Clever idea, good casting, well paced, engaging characters, good score, high body count. Enjoyable version of a well established formula.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Could be scarier. Ordinary acting, unremarkable special effects. Gimmicky, clichéd, dumb.