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Miss Sloane (2016)

Published in M
Monday, 20 February 2017 02:50
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  • Rating

    M: Coarse language and sex scene.

  • The pitch

    Hit and Miss.

  • Starring

    Jessica Chastain, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, John Lithgow, Michael Stuhlbarg, Mark Strong, Alison Pill, Jake Lacy, Sam Waterston

  • Directed by

    John Madden

  • Running time

    132 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    A person is held at gunpoint, shots fired into the air, person shot and killed. Many references to gun-related crimes and deaths, massacres, school shootings, terrorism, death threats, hate mail, prison, black market weapons trade. Mother on news crying over shooting death of daughter. Folders etc pushed off table. "Guts you like a trout and strangles you with its entreails", prison shanking, being killed by job mentioned. Yelling. Blood/gore: None.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Blurry sex scene with a gigolo (seen from shoulders up). Undressing (sex implied), kissing. Sexual joke about a priest and a nun. Reference to dildos. Male sex worker/escort. Woman in shower (no nudity seen), shirtless man, cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Pills consumed (benzodiazepines, psycho-stimulants). Alcohol (wine, cocktail, spirits, beer). Smoking (cigarettes). Inebriation reference.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, crapper, p*ss, d*cks. Name-calling (retarded, dog, etc). Misogynistic comments (she pees standing up, she doesn't do the kissy-kissy stuff most women do, etc). Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Gun control, power broking, lobbyists, governance, ethical violations, insomnia, spying, surveillance, blackmail, redemption, prostitution, protests.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Prison setting. Destruction from palm oil manufacture discussed.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Smart, solid, topical, cutting, corrosive, high-stakes, tart, bracing, distinctive, talky, tense, twisty, electrifying, lively. Smashing/powerful/forceful performance by Jessica Chastain, intriguing characters, terrific cast, crackling script.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Soapy, overlong, shallow. Dumb/silly/implausible/ludicrous/contrived ending, one ludicrously contrived gun scene, a few too many plot twists, overstuffed script, some weak/underwritten characters.

Don't Breathe (2016)

Published in D
Saturday, 08 October 2016 03:14
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong themes, violence and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Will press your panic button.

  • Starring

    Stephen Lang, Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette, Daniel Zovatto

  • Directed by

    Fede Alvarez

  • Running time

    88 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot, stabbed, grabbed, rammed against walls, held at gunpoint, punched, dragged, tied up, gagged, near-molested, hooded, pursued/hunted, near-choked, thrown through plate glass, attacked by a dog, head-slammed, hit with objects, kicked, glassed, face-grabbed, headlocked, bludgeoned, handcuffed, hair-pulled, stomped on. People crash to the ground from upper floors. An animal is sedated, trapped. Break-and-enter, stealing. Objects thrown, smashed, punched, shot, shoulder-charged, cut with scissors. Daughter killed in fatal car accident (mentioned and newspaper headlines). A female tells how she was locked in the trunk of a car as a child. A man was reportedly blinded by shrapnel while serving at war. A photograph of a child is positioned upside-down (creepy). Larceny, double homicide mentioned. Heavy breathing, creaking floorboards. Screaming, growling, snarling. Blood/gore: Dead bodies. Bloody heads, faces, necks, foreheads, hair, mouths, knuckles, hands, walls, bullet wounds, objects, clothing; blood spatter, spurting blood, pooling blood. Chunks of flesh fly off when people are shot. Scars, bruising, swelling, dried blood, bandage, drool. Patient with oxygen mask on stretcher. Milky white (blind) eyes.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A woman is almost forcibly inseminated. Semen is squirted into a man's face/mouth. Vial of semen. Undressing, woman in lingerie, cleavage. A woman makes an oral sex gesture with her fist. Jerk off, rape, masturbation mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (spirits). A dog is sedated with a laced chew. Smoking (possible joint).

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, b*tch, bastard. Name-calling. Slang for genitals. Religious exclamations (Jesus, there is no God).

  • THEMES

    Home invasion, blindness, home security, crime, theft, survival, guard dogs, kidnapping, panic alarms, senses, revenge, artificial insemination.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead daughter, dead woman (pregnant). Estranged father mentioned. Dog, ladybugs. Urination. Power blackout.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Elegant, fast-paced, dazzling, inventive, unsettling, claustrophobic, lean, mean, intense, streamlined, crowd-pleasing, muscular, brutal, relentless, immersive, unpredictable, suspenseful, gruelling. Basic setup, enticing premise, fierce/fantastic/powerful/menacing/intimidating/imposing/excellent/physical performance by Stephen Lang, murky/decrepit production design, shadowy cinematography, layered/effective/atmospheric/intense sound design, eerie finale.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    A little implausible, gets a bit ridiculous/repetitive toward the end, cheap/misjudged/grotesque psychosexual moment.

Embrace

Published in E
Thursday, 07 July 2016 13:24
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong nudity.

  • The pitch

    What are you feeding yourself?

  • Starring

    Taryn Brumfitt, Amanda De Cadenet, Ricki Lake, Nora Tschirner, Mia Freedman, Turia Pitt, Renee Airya, Jade Beall, Harnaam Kaur, B. Jeffrey Madoff, Melinda Tankard Reist, Professor Marika Tiggeman, Jane Langton, Dr Linda Bacon, Nigel Marsh, Matthew Brumfitt, Lea, Mia, Khrishna, Tenisha, Kirsty

  • Directed by

    Taryn Brumfitt

  • Running time

    90 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Description and some vision of popular game where players need to have sex with a prostitute then murder her to get your money back (gunshot heard; seeing her bleed and die mentioned). Women mention sexual abuse as a child, suicidal thoughts, self-hate, self-disgust, self-loathing. Burning trees. Story heard of athlete fighting for life after being trapped in a raging bushfire. Punishing body, end my life, you're going to die mentioned. Blood/gore: Severely scarred (burned) skin. Surgical incision in stomach, injections into face, bloodied face, image of brain tumour (acoustic neuroma). Mastectomy scars seen. Photo of youths in hospital beds/bandaged arm. Tummy tuck, breast surgery/augmentation, nipple lifting, cosmetic procedures, nose jobs, plastic surgery mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Full female nudity, topless women, shirtless men, cleavage. Group of fully nude people (side/rear views). Photo collage of vaginas. Childbirth scene. Breast/body examination. Images of worryingly skinny women (protruding ribs/jawlines), girls dressed in a sexualised manner. Women in underwear, lingerie, swimwear. Sexually provocative dancing/grinding/song lyrics. Signs advertise showgirls clubs. Sexual abuse as a child, leaking nipples, unwanted sexual advances, teen pregnancy mentioned. References to sexual inactivity; slang for sex (bang her).

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (wine). Smoking (woman holding cigarette - photo). Endorphins mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words (x2), s-word, a-word (printed). Abusive and degrading social media messages. Name-calling (fat, lazy, pig, b*tch). Self-loathing. Religious references (OMG). Obscene finger gestures.

  • THEMES

    Taryn Brumfitt, body diversity, self-hate, weight, body image, body-shaming, sacrifice, acceptance, anorexia, bulimia, breast cancer, disfigurement, fitness modelling, cosmetic procedures, before and after photos, viral posts, unattainable perfection, empowerment.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Plane, airport settings. Birth scene. Dog, horse, rabbit (pic), cat (pic). Wet myself, pood myself, depression, anxiety, [models who] starve themselves, postpartum depression, polycystic ovaries, disease, divorce, death, redundancy, wife left you, breast cancer mentioned.

Me Before You

Published in M
Monday, 13 June 2016 03:15
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  • Rating

    PG: Mild themes, sexual references and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Love, Will.

  • Starring

    Sam Claflin, Emilia Clarke, Stephen Peacocke, Vanessa Kirby, Matthew Lewis, Janet McTeer, Charles Dance, Samantha Spiro, Brendan Coyle, Jenna Coleman, Alan Breck, Muzz Khan

  • Directed by

    Thea Sharrock

  • Running time

    110 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are hit by a motorbike (implied), insulted, made fun of, doused with a bucket of ice (comic). Frequent references to suicide (scar on wrist) and planned/assisted suicide/euthanasia. Objects torn, smashed. Yelling, arguing. Sacrifice themselves, stealing mentioned. Blood/gore: Scar on wrist (suicide attempt implied). Patient in hospital bed with IV drips, canulas, breathing mask. Muscle atrophy, pneumonia, dysreflexia, spinal injury mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing. Couples in bed together, man in shower (no nudity). Low-cut/revealing clothing, cleavage, shirtless men. A running female grabs her chest to stop her breasts bouncing. Sex, wanting sex, French gay porn, infidelity, unhappy marriages, lapdancing, multiple marriages/ex-partners, [getting] up the duff mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (spirits, wine, champagne, cocktails). Pub setting. Gambling (horseracing). Cupboard filled with prescription drugs.

  • LANGUAGE

    S-word, a-words, bloody, b*tch, p*ss. Religious references and exclamations (God, hell, etc).

  • THEMES

    Love, quadriplegia/paralysis, home carers, euthanasia/assisted suicide, family, unlikely relationships, unemployment, sarcasm, superiority, birthdays, new experiences, French film, Paris, Mozart, holidays, rejection, loss, grief, class divides.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Death of loved one/adult child, job loss, relationship breakups. Divorce mentioned. Pub, racetrack, wedding, church, hospital, plane, airport settings. Lion (opening titles), dogs (background), horses. Lightning, thunder. Brief French subtitles (Des hommes et des dieux DVD). Based on the novel by Jojo Moyes.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Charming, emotional, effective, warm, funny, tear-jerking, likeable, thoughtful, glossy, satisfying, delirious, distracting, sparkly, feel-good, giddy, sweet. Winning/smart/restrained performances, good chemistry between leads, bittersweet storyline, polished production design, assured/light direction, loyal to the book.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Clichéd, formulaic, patronising, workmanlike, cutesy. Exaggerated characters, obvious music cues, Clark's character becomes a little ingratiating, tiptoes around the realities of living with quadriplegia.

Miracles from Heaven

Published in M
Monday, 21 March 2016 00:36
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    PG: Mild themes, some upsetting scenes.

  • The pitch

    A miracle Beams in Texas.

  • Starring

    Jennifer Garner, Kylie Rogers, Martin Henderson, Brighton Sharbino, Courtney Fansler, Queen Latifah, Eugenio Derbez

  • Directed by

    Patricia Riggen

  • Running time

    109 minutes

  • Rated

    PG (Australia), NR (UK), PG (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shirt-grabbed, near-hit by car, air-lifted after an accident. A child falls from a tree. Family pillow fight. A car is hit, kicked, damaged. Yelling, arguing. Blood/gore: Bloody face, arms, clothing (child); extracting blood, blood in tube. Unconscious child, concussion, bruising, scar, abdominal distension, fever, pain, hair loss, oxygen mask, IV drips, MRI, chemotherapy, endoscopy (internal organs visible on monitor), patients in hospital beds. Feeding tube inserted/removed through nose, needle inserted into arm, chest tube inserted through pectoral. Surgery on dog. Child with walker, a child thrashes/moans from pain. References to people dying, spinal injuries, head injuries, side effects of medication (diarrhoea/headaches/cardiac arrhythmia), childhood depression. Lactose intolerance, reflux, twisted intestines, body unable to process food, no cure, tubal feeding mentioned. Discussions of surgery, illness, quality of life, pain control, vomit, cancer, bone disease, fear of death.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Flirting. Kisses, hugging. Smack on bum (playful). Shirtless man, low-cut dresses/cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Drugs (prescription pills, schedule). Reference to quitting smoking.

  • LANGUAGE

    Name-calling. Religious themes, references and exclamation.

  • THEMES

    Pseudo-obstruction motility disorder, illness, diagnosis/misdiagnosis, medical procedures/treatment, childhood cancer, chemotherapy, near-death experience, incurable diseases, family, faith, belief, hope, death, sin, depression, mother-daughter relationships.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Hospital, doctor's surgery, church settings. Divorce, mother leaving, financial difficulties, impact on marriage mentioned. Dog. Vomiting. Barbecuing meat. Based on a true story. Based on the memoir Miracles From Heaven: A Little Girl, Her Journey to Heaven, and Her Amazing Story of Healing by Christy Beam.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Thoughtful, well-intentioned, likeable, accessible, effective, decent, good, intimate. Solid/memorable/compelling/real/solid performance by Jennifer Garner, impressive performance by Kylie Rogers, honest depiction of childhood depression, calm/un-showy direction, based on an amazing true story.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Preachy, predictable, sappy, cloying, middling, manipulative, judgemental, prickly, overlong, overwrought, hollow. Simplistic/one-track narrative, second-act humour tries a little too hard, inauthentic/misattributed quote from Einstein used repeatedly.

Concussion (2015)

Published in C
Saturday, 20 February 2016 02:07
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Mature themes and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Do you understand the impact?

  • Starring

    Will Smith, Alec Baldwin, Albert Brooks, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, David Morse, Arliss Howard, Mike O'Malley, Eddie Marsan, Hill Harper, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Stephen Moyer, Richard T. Jones, Paul Reiser, Luke Wilson

  • Directed by

    Peter Landesman

  • Running time

    123 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Suicides (implied/discussed). A woman discusses being attacked (possibly raped). People are head-grabbed, punched, tasered (self), tackled, thrown head-down, threatened, throat-grabbed. Domestic violence (arguing, pushing/shoving). A man slams his fist on the table. Objects thrown, smashed, kicked; broken glass. Footage of police chase, exploding car. Yelling, arguing, screaming. Animation of head trauma/impact, frontal lobe damage. Death row, serial killer, nearly pushed my kid into a wall, killer proteins, your head on a spike, I'll kill you, arrest, fraud, federal threat, suicide, drinking anti-freeze, throwing animals down stairs, self-inflicted gunshot wounds mentioned. Blood/gore: Corpses on tables (morgue), body bags. Undressing/washing corpse. Autopsy (slicing skin, drilling, sawing, weighing organs, slicing/viewing tissue samples). Bloody face mask, bloody objects, bloody water. Scarred, bruised, broken, burned skin wound; contusions. Photos of deceased, broken/dislodged fingernails, bloody hands. Injection (through clothing). X-rays. Bird skull. Tooth pulled, uncontrolled bleeding, blood of the victim, haemophilia, tumour, scans, pulling teeth out and superglueing them back in, cardiac arrest, self-mutilating, CT scans, severe headaches, double vision, dizziness, chronic trauma, neck injury, dead footballers mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing. Skimpy costumes. A woman suggests he was attacked and possibly raped.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Drugs (Haldol injected, sniffing fumes, vials of pills/medicine). Alcohol (spirits). Smoking. Bar, nightclub settings. Narcotics abuse, overdose, Ritalin, Dexadrine, champagne, Zoloft, Lexapro, tobacco companies mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, bastard. Name-calling. Slang for genitals. Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), NFL, head knocks, brain damage, concussion, forensic pathology, autopsy, vagrancy, fame, domestic violence, aggression, mood swings, depression, medical journals, suicide, cover-ups, pregnancy, miscarriage, self-mutilation, drug addiction.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Court, morgue, church, bar, nightclub, funeral, hospital settings. Marriage proposal. Blackbird (opening credits), plane.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Sobering, infuriating, good, gutsy, urgent, engrossing, enjoyable, competent, articulate, timely, thoughtful, well-meaning. Strong/fine cast, rich/memorable performances, fine/understated performance by Will Smith, harrowing subject matter, taut script, sharp editing, nicely shot, riveting at times.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Unsubtle, imperfect, uninspired, heavy-handed, workmanlike, slow-paced, dreary. Conventional storytelling, some on-the-nose exposition, uneven accent work, some puzzling scenes, bombastic score, overuse of the American theme.

45 Years

Published in 0-9
Tuesday, 19 January 2016 21:13
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Coarse language and sex scene.

  • The pitch

    Feels like 45 minutes.

  • Starring

    Charlotte Rampling, Tom Courtenay, Geraldine James, Dolly Wells, David Sibley

  • Directed by

    Andrew Haigh

  • Running time

    95 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Battle of Trafalgar, [Admiral Lord] Nelson killed, Bay of Pigs [invasion], hammering a nail into your hand, "kill themselves with disappointment", fascist, Nazi mentioned. Arguing. Blood/gore: Wound-dressing, bandage. Stories of body being found, hiking accident, slicing finger, screaming, bypass [surgery] mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A couple has bedroom sex. Kissing, undressing. Man in underwear, people in nightwear, low-cut gowns. Woman in bath (no nudity). Flirting mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (wine, champagne, spirits). A woman takes an unknown prescription pill. Cabinet of prescription medicine seen. Smoking (cigarettes).

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-word, bloody, bastard. Name-calling. Religious exclamations. Hooker mentioned.

  • THEMES

    Marriage, anniversaries, ageing, the past, jealousy, doubt, understanding, sensibility, keepsakes, memories, parties, childlessness, resentment, fear.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead girlfriend, dead mother, divorce mentioned. Dogs. Vomiting (off-screen). From the book In Another Country by David Constantine.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Elegant, empathetic, simple, stunning, suspenseful, intelligent, moving, commanding, contemplative, moving, shattering, shivery, lingering, brilliant, eerie, restrained, thoughtful, involving, delicate, absorbing, poignant, assured, compassionate, subtle, sophisticated, polished. Superb/powerful/wonderful/understated lead performances, smart casting, modest pacing, careful storytelling, believable pillow talk, expressionist landscapes, rich lensing.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    This won't reach the broad audience it deserves.

American Sniper

Published in A
Saturday, 24 January 2015 00:59
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong themes and violence.

  • The pitch

    Death tolls.

  • Starring

    Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Luke Grimes, Sam Jaeger, Chance Kelly, Cory Hardrict, Kyle Gallner, Cole Konis, Ben Reed, Elise Robertson, Luke Sunshine, Keir O'Donnell, Jake McDorman

  • Directed by

    Clint Eastwood

  • Running time

    132 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot (including child), punched, wrestled, stomped, thrown from a horse, hit with objects (darts), blindfolded, held at sword-point, throat-grabbed, near-choked, chained, tortured, maimed. Explosions, attempted suicide bombings. Burning trees, buildings, debris. Schoolyard brawling, theft. Afghanistan, Iraq War settings. Hunting; animals shot. News images of bomb aftermath, 9/11 (planes into towers; towers collapsing). Dangerous driving, cars shot at/blown up. Military vehicles (tanks, helicopters), personnel, weapons (grenades, snipers, RPG, cache), training. Screaming, yellling. Blood/gore: Drilling through leg, head (child). Bloody cuts, faces, bullet wounds, bodies, objects. Blood spurts/splatter/spray, bleeding, intestines, broken limb. Bruising, scars, chipped teeth. Corpses, body parts (decapitated head, leg), amputees, caskets, wounded soldiers. Bullets seen entering/exiting flesh. Death tolls, dead/missing people (including child), man dying during surgery, murdered Good Samaritan mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Half-dressed couple, couple in bed together, couple in shower (sex implied). Kissing, flirting, bum-slap, innuendo. Phone sex mentioned, references to sex, sex-themed slang. Adultery/infidelity. Shirtless men, women in underwear, skimpy clothing, cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer, spirits, shots, champagne). Chewing tobacco. Smoking, gambling mentioned. Auditory hallucinations.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, b*tch. Name-calling. Sexist language, redneck joke. Slang for genitals and bodily functions. Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Chris Kyle, Navy SEALs, war, snipers, rodeo, hunting, violence, 9/11, terrorism, infidelity, military wives, marriage, PTSD, birth, fatherhood, pregnancy, guilt, paranoia, heroism, trust, murder.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    War, funerals, hospital, birth, bar settings. Helicopter, tanks. Deer, horses, snake, dog. Taxidermy. Urine, vomiting. Based on a true story.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Taut, vivid, sad, harrowing, thoughtful, skilful, complex, ruminative, fascinating, tragic, earnest, devastating, compellilng, provocative, grim, smart, gritty, confident, blunt, effective, troubling. Superb performance, strong/sustained direction, breathless skirmishes, crackerjack/propulsive editing, focused cinematography, highly realistic production design, spare/subtle score, authentic set design, heartbreaking/inexplicable ending.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Uncomplicated, unsatisfying, myopic, stilted, unexceptional, routine, hollow, incurious. Obvious dialogue, one-dimensional wife, under-developed secondary characters, little sense of date/time/location.

Interstellar

Published in I
Saturday, 08 November 2014 10:45
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Science fiction themes and infrequent coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Rage against the dying of the light.

  • Starring

    Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Wes Bentley, Jessica Chastain, Matt Damon, Mackenzie Foy, Michael Caine, Casey Affleck, Topher Grace, Ellen Burstyn, John Lithgow

  • Directed by

    Christopher Nolan

  • Running time

    169 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are tackled, electrocuted, hit with objects, near-frozen, punched, headbutted. Explosions, broken glass, burning crop (arson). Dangerous driving, object thrown. Airship crashes, dropping bombs, starving people, suffocation, schoolyard brawling, killing yourself mentioned. Screaming, arguing. Blood/gore: Patients in hospital beds, nasal tubes. Floating corpse.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    None.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer, spirits). Dramamine consumed.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-word, a-words, sonofab*tch. Name-calling. Religious references.

  • THEMES

    Space exploration, relativity, gravity, quantum mechanics, time, father-daughter relationships, corn farming, baseball, binary code,legacy, sacrifice, hopelessness, survival, humanity.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead wife, dead father/grandfather, dead child mentioned. Dust storm, giant waves. Poltergeists mentioned. High camera aerials. Bright strobe lights.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Exhilarating, imaginative, visionary, stirring, formidable, cerebral, handcrafted, personal, thrilling, well-staged, spectacular, overwhelming, immersive, time-bending, long, grand, strange, demanding, bold, beautiful, surreal, dreamlike, sharp, tense, moving, hypnotic, challenging, provocative, gorgeous. Laconic/effortless/self-assured performance from McConaughey, majestic celestial landscape, extraordinary mid-film emotional climax, complex character motivations, visually/conceptually audacious, emotionally accessible, wonderful sound design, imaginative/inventive score, narrative twists/reversals, jaw-dropping cinematography.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Thudding, prosaic, strident, overbearing. Familiar plot, bombastic score, some weak writing, convenient sentimentality, ruptured script, unnecessarily tide resolutions, gaping plot holes.

Riddick

Published in R
Thursday, 12 September 2013 00:40
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong violence and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Riddick-ulous.

  • Starring

    Vin Diesel, Jordi Mollà, Matt Nable, Katee Sackhoff, Dave Bautista, Bokeem Woodbine, Raoul Trujillo, Conrad Pla, Danny Blanco Hall, Noah Danby, Neil Napier, Nolan Gerard Funk, Karl Urban

  • Directed by

    David Twohy

  • Running time

    119 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot (laser weapons, handguns, snipers), beheaded, sexually harassed, punched, headbutted, stabbed, sliced (knife, sword), hacked (machete), animal-trapped, restrained, attacked, bitten, butt-whipped, chained, taunted, threatened (verbally, knife-point), near-strangled, thrown through the air, thrown over high cliff edge, killed, poisoned (venom), tranquilised. Animals are shot, burned, beheaded, exploded, eviscerated, skinned, strangled, kicked, hit with objects, attacked by other animals, killed, shot at, milked (venom). Attempted rape, sexual abuse implied. Grenades thrown, property damage. Screaming, yelling, shouting. Putting noose around neck, escaped convict, murderer mentioned. Animal testing. Blood/gore: Head blown off, head split open, severed hand, broken limbs. Severe wounds, a broken limb is re-set, objects removed from/inserted into flesh, cauterising flesh, exploding flesh. Animals nibble at human flesh. Intestines eaten, cannibalism, human skulls, human/animal skeletons. Blood on bodies, blood on objects, bloody cuts/gashes, blood in water, bloody bullet wounds, blood on floor, bloody writing, split lips, animal slime/viscera, facial scars. Spilled organs/guts, open head-wound (brains exposed), profuse bleeding, slicing flesh open, animals skinned. Corpses (animal and human), bodies sealed in vacuum-packs. A woman bleeds out.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Full-frontal female nudity, full male nudity (rear view). Shirtless man, exposed breasts. Prostitution, brothel. Group sex implied. Inappropriate sexually themed banter. Flirting, bum-groping. Skimpy clothing, cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Morphine addiction, junkie discussed. A man is shot with a tranquiliser gun. A man self-injects a home-made venom vaccine. Smoking.

  • LANGUAGE

    Frequent f-words, frequent s-words, a-words, retard, swine, bastard. Derogatory terms for females, slang terms for genitalia, name-calling. Homophobic language, mocking, taunting. Sexually exploitative language/misogyny. Gender, cultural, genre, alien, animal stereotypes. Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Bounty hunting, science fiction, alien planets, prison escapees, cannibalism, sadism, survival, teamwork, unlikely heroes, man's best friend, outlaws, superstition, betrayal, faith, father-son relationships.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    A heartbeat slows to a near-stop. Alien creatures (winged beasts, fanged eels, hyena/dingo-dogs, scorpion creatures). Lightning, thunder. Vomiting, spitting, fainting, licking, urination. Raw meat eaten, carving meat. Mild flashes of bright light.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Violent, fun, nasty, brutish, entertaining, dark, gritty. Entertaining first half-hour, good fight sequences, some laughs.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Overlong, tasteless, misogynist, cheesy, unoriginal, empty-headed, gratuitous (violence, gore, smut), murky, disappointing, vapid, tedious, inane, clumsy, disconnected, uninspired. Tension fizzles, pace slackens after first half-hour. Meat-head dialogue, absent plot, some questionable special effects, incoherent action scenes.