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The Revenant

Published in T
Monday, 04 January 2016 01:52
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong bloody violence, themes and sexual violence.

  • The pitch

    We're going on a bear hunt.

  • Starring

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Domhnall Gleeson, Will Poulter, Forrest Goodluck, Paul Anderson, Kristoffer Joner

  • Directed by

    Alejandro González Iñárritu

  • Running time

    156 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People (including women and children) are shot (guns/arrows), raped, knifed, choked, hit with objects, stabbed (knives/spears), near-drowned, elbowed, grabbed, mauled (bitten/scratched/crushed) by an animal, pushed, shoved, burned, dragged, buried alive, threatened, backhanded, held at gunpoint, pursued, kicked, pushed into a river, emasculated (implied), near-drowned, bitten. A man and animal fall over a high cliff face. Animals are shot (some off-screen), stabbed, attacked. Hand-to-hand combat, fighting with weapons. Burning child/buildings/homes/animals. Images of man nailed to cross, man swallowed by god/monster. Theft. Screaming. Kidnapped daughter, lieutenant shot and killed, mercy killing, being robbed/scalped/hanged, killed family mentioned. Blood/gore: Corpses (including child, pregnant woman, animals, floating, hanged, scalped). Animal cut open (organs/entrails seen), dog eating carrion, animal carcasses/skins. Mauled/scarred flesh, broken leg/ankle. Blood on face, knuckles, genital area, bodies, clothing, snout, fur, claws, ground; bloody cuts/wounds, blood spatter, bleeding wounds, spitting blood/gore, dripping blood, blood in water, blood and gore-covered snow. Wound-treating (including self-cauterisation), removing pus, bandage. Objects pierce flesh/objects protruding from skin/hide. Scars, blisters, bruises, gouges, missing limb, stitches, bear-claw necklace, frostbite. A man holds the body of a child, a leg is re-broken. Mound of animal skulls. Mass casualties mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A girl is raped while onlookers laugh. Full-frontal and rear male nudity, shirtless men.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (whiskey), intoxication. Smoking (pipe, cigarette). Gambling (cards).

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, n-word, b*tch. Slang for genitals and bodily fluids. Racist comments, crude references to women. Religious references and exclamations. Sexual innuendo.

  • THEMES

    Hugh Glass, survival, fur trading, 1820s America, fever, exhaustion, human endurance, abandonment, betrayal, manhunts, violence, death, grief, hardship, tracking, hallucinations/dreams, revenge, redemption, true stories, legends, biography.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Murdered child. Deceased wife mentioned. Stag, bears, horses, mules, fish, wolves, bison, dog, birds, ravens. Waterfall, rapids, avalanche. Catching/eating raw fish/meat, bone marrow. Roasting ribs, hunks of meat over fire. Fur worn. Urination, vomiting. French and Native American languages (subtitles). Inspired by The Revenant: A Novel of Revenge by Michael Punke.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Brutal, gut-churning, captivating, vivid, visceral, thrilling, realistic, gripping, extravagant, outstanding, painful, extraordinary, wild, ambitious, austere, unflinching, unforgiving, challenging, grueling, punishing, fierce, bruising, controlled, impressive, astounding, gorgeous, spiritual, triumphant. Committed/potent/physical performance by Leonardo DiCaprio, beautiful storytelling, staggering/breathtaking/awe-inspiring visuals, thoughtful cinematography, phenonemal set pieces, subtle, poignant score, perfect pacing, brilliant direction, technically spellbinding.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Long, threadbare. Coffee-table existentialism.

The Maze Runner

Published in T
Friday, 12 September 2014 04:02
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  • Rating

    M: Violence, science fiction themes and sustained threat.

  • The pitch

    Has got some flare.

  • Starring

    Dylan O'Brien, Aml Ameen, Ki Hong Lee, Blake Cooper, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Will Poulter, Dexter Darden, Kaya Scodelario, Chris Sheffield, Joe Adler, Alexander Flores, Jacob Latimore, Patricia Clarkson

  • Directed by

    Wes Ball

  • Running time

    113 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People commit suicide (gunshot), are shot, impaled, punched, kicked, wrestled, tackled, caged, bound, tormented, grabbed, dragged, devoured by giant insect-like creatures, pushed, shoved, near-choked, near-drowned, near-crushed, gouged, hit with objects, pursued, infected, threatened at knife-point, threatened at gunpoint. Creatures are attacked, crushed. Molotov cocktail thrown, burning village, shattering glass. Footage of burning objects/villages. Screaming, arguing. Blood/gore: Corpses, smeared blood, bloody bullet wounds, bloody scratches/grazes, spitting blood, blood-splattered walls. Darkened veins seen beneath skin. Bones, skeleton, skulls. Animal slime, internal organs, black blood. Bandage. Convulsing. Image of mass shallow grave. Medical procedures: People in white lab coats, medical instruments, brain/nerve imaging, operating table. People are injected with an unknown serum.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Shirtless man, teen boys in tank tops.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (spirits). An unidentified healing serum is injected.

  • LANGUAGE

    S-words, a-words, bastard, sonofab*tch. Name-calling. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Experiments, teamwork, authority, mazes, fraternity, mystery, survival, rules, amnesia, memories, adventure, mapping, surveillance, deadly viruses, apocalypse.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Goats, scorpion-like creatures, characters with black/bloodshot eyes. Roast meat eaten. Thunder, helicopter. Spitting, regurgitating. Based on the book by James Dashner.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Breathless, energetic, character-driven, well-rounded, effective, solid, respectable, confident, lean, mean, brisk, tough, refreshing, unsentimental, human, macho, exciting, unpretentious, futuristic, distinctive, engaging. Strong/young/appealing/affable ensemble cast, striking visuals, convincing world-building, large-scale action, Grievers are well-designed/threatening/menacing, plausible/textured atmosphere of dread; a capable directorial debut.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Familiar, derivative, unchallenging, unsuspenseful, business-driven. Calculated/deflating/underwhelming/infuriating/laughable ending, too many unanswered questions, overwrought dialogue, overbearing musical score.

We're The Millers

Published in W
Sunday, 11 August 2013 23:21
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong coarse language, sexual references and nudity.

  • The pitch

    They put the dis in dysfunctional.

  • Starring

    Jennifer Aniston, Jason Sudeikis, Will Poulter, Emma Roberts, Ed Helms, Nick Offerman, Kathryn Hahn, Molly C Quinn, Tomer Sisley, Matthew Willig, Luis Guzmán

  • Directed by

    Rawson Marshall Thurber

  • Running time

    110 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People get shot, shot at, punched, tasered, hooded, bound, gagged, slapped, hit with objects, beaten, shoved, bullied, near-scalded, threatened (verbally, with guns, with a blade), pursued, held at gunpoint. A man falls from a stairwell. An animal half-swallows another animal (half-consumed body is seen struggling to escape). Strong references to paedophilia and incest: a man coerces his (assumed) son to perform a homosexual act as a bribe, a boy kisses his (fake) sister and (fake) mother. A woman mistakenly believes a baby is thrown into traffic and run over. A girl breaks into a coin machine. Theft (drugs, money), police bribery, police drug raid, vehicle collisions, wrecked luxury vehicle. Military men with machine-guns, tank (painting) seen. Suicide (gunshot), killing people, man gunned down, throat-cutting mentioned. Arguing. Blood/gore: Engorged genitals. Scarring, bruising, cotton gauze (over injection site - no injection seen). Bloody graze on face, bloody nose. Blood in water.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Striptease, stripping, pole-dancing. Swinging discussed. Breast-fondling, bum-grabbing. Kissing, flirting, ogling, caressing. Frequent references to sex acts, sexual pleasure and sex toys. Sexual banter and innuendo. Lap-dancing, prostitution mentioned. Male genitals, male bottom seen. Nude man seen on internet video. Women in skimpy lingerie, swimwear. Cleavage. Shirtless men.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    A family smuggle drugs across the border. Two tonnes of wrapped marijuana seen, marijuana plants and cannabis. Crack, pot, trees, ecstasy, cannabis, marijuana, antibiotics mentioned. Alcohol (beer, cocktails). Smoking (cigar).

  • LANGUAGE

    Frequent f-words, s-words, a-words, derogatory terms for women. Actual and slang terms for genitalia. Name-calling. Antisemitism, misogyny. Jokes and stereotypes regarding paedophilia, suicide, culture, nationalities, gender, race, career, age, weight, parenting, regions, sexuality, homosexuals, physical disability, tourists, menstruation, hippies, illegal immigrants, redheads, teen pregnancy. Religious references and exclamations. Obscene finger gestures.

  • THEMES

    Drug smuggling, drug dealing, drug lords, drug mules, DEA, debt, payback, bribery, family, road trips, abandonment, siblings, identity, witness protection, betrayal, double-crossing, cynicism.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Estranged mother, separated boyfriend, adoption mentioned. Housing eviction notice seen. Hospital, carnival settings. Kitten, shark, fish, killer whale, donkeys, chickens, tarantula, spider bite, dogs. Clowns, planes, fireworks, rainbows, campfire, full moon, sparks. Allergic reaction (spider venom), gagging, fainting. Grilling meat seen. Vomit, diarrhoea, IV drip mentioned. Sweeping aerial cinematography over highway. Out-takes shown at end of film.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Entertaining, sporadically funny, mildly clever, has heart, good casting choices, amusing premise. Jennifer Aniston looks great. Will Poulter is brilliant.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Offensive, vulgar, strained, awkward, cynical, anti-family, overlong. Distorted characters, unlikely tonal shifts. Striptease scene feels unsexy, desperate.