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Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame To Kill For

Published in F
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 02:55
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong violence, sexualised violence and sex scenes.

  • The pitch

    Sinful.

  • Starring

    Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Josh Brolin, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Rosario Dawson, Bruce Willis, Eva Green, Powers Boothe, Dennis Haysbert, Ray Liotta, Christopher Meloni, Jeremy Piven, Christopher Lloyd, Jaime King, Juno Temple

  • Directed by

    Frank Miller, Robert Rodriguez

  • Running time

    102 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Suicide (gunshot), self-harm (glass shard). People are shot (sometimes repeatedly; handguns, machine guns, shotguns, crossbows), dowsed in gasoline, set alight, stomped on, thrown through windows, strung up, hung, throat-slit, punched, kicked, thrown from high ledges, tackled, stabbed, slashed, decapitated, maimed, headbutted, slapped, threatened, throat-grabbed. Explosions. Vehicle/motorcycle collisions, reckless driving, car theft. Objects thrown/shot, property damage, smashed mirror. Rape mentioned. Blood/gore: Corpses, lots of blood, severed heads, sliced bodies. Weapon inserted in torso and twisted, body parts (including eyeball) removed, objects protruding from skin. Dripping/spurting/splitting blood, bloody cuts, bloody faces/bodies, broken fingers/bones, crushed skull, mutilated fingers, scars, bruises, bullet wounds, missing eye, black eyes, skin, tissue, flesh matter. Medical procedures: IV drip, self-injection, bandaging, medical instruments, bullet removed with scalpel.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Rape mentioned. Couples have sex/oral sex. Kissing, undressing, handcuffing, flirting, caressing. Erotic dancing. Infidelity. Picture of naked woman, exposed breasts/buttocks. Revealing clothing/underwear/lingerie/costumes, bondage gear. Man in underwear, naked woman (shadowed), cleavage. Shirtless couple. Sexual themed language/banter.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Drugs consumed, injected. Alcohol (beer, champagne, spirits). Intoxication, alcoholism. Smoking (cigars, cigarettes, cigarillo). Gambling (poker, slot machines, craps).

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, b*tch. Name-calling. Slang for genitals. Derogatory terms for women. Religious exclamations and symbolism.

  • THEMES

    Suicide, self-harm, adultery, corruption, obsession, father-son relationships, surveillance, mental instability, lying, manipulation, revenge, facial reconstruction, dominatrices, bondage, ghosts, fetish, objectification, torture.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Estranged father, illegitimate children mentioned. Cemetery setting. Ghosts/hallucinations. Spitting. Shot in monochrome with some colour.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Badass, steamy, sizzling, dark, exhilarating, grisly, committed, ferocious, enjoyable, slick. Riveting start, coal-black humour, immersive visuals, outstanding cast, terrific new characters, spectacular black and white, gorgeous flashes of colour, supremely violent, artistic nudity, scene-stealing performance from Eva Green, thrilling cartoon/comic-style framing, heavy art direction.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Tedious, dull, uninvolving. Ridiculously sexist, unnecessary 3D, not as good as the original, suffers lag, loses focus, one-note female characters, muddled narrative, deafening narration, pulpy dialogue, flat characters.

Red 2

Published in R
Thursday, 08 August 2013 02:54
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  • Rating

    M: Violence and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Russian REDolution.

  • Starring

    Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Mary-Louise Parker, Helen Mirren, Neal McDonough, Anthony Hopkins, Byung-hun Lee, Catherine Zeta-Jones, David Thewlis, Brian Cox, Philip Arditti

  • Directed by

    Dean Parisot

  • Running time

    116 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Many people shot (handguns, machine guns, rifles, snipers, submachine guns). People are punched, kicked, stabbed (paper, syringe), tasered, headbutted, hit with objects, stomped, slapped, near-choked, threatened, bound, gagged, dragged, restrained, taken hostage. Guns pointed, grenade, dynamite, military, military vehicles, firing squad. Objects shot, debris, property damage, broken glass. Domestic violence, theft, reckless driving, vehicle collisions, vehicle rollovers. Vehicle explosions, building explosions, nuclear explosion, aircraft explosion, helicopter crash, fireballs. Mass killing, murders, domestic terrorism, torture, Cold War, nuclear weapons, neutron bombs, nerve gas, particle beam weapons, car bomb, WMDs mentioned. Yelling, arguing. Blood/gore: Corpses (fresh, in coffin, burning). Pin inserted into skin, object removed from skin. Skinning people alive mentioned. Acid is poured on a corpse. Blood on head, bloody scratches, bloody grazes. Injections (needles seen in skin).

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing. Flirting, caressing. Sexual banter, innuendo.Shirtless men. Skimpy dancewear, cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (wine, champagne, spirits, shots). People are sedated, drugged. Drug-induced behaviour. LSD dosing, lethal poisoning mentioned. Suicide pills, nerve gas.

  • LANGUAGE

    S-words, a-word, bastard. Derogatory terms for women, slang for genitalia and bodily functions, name-calling. Religious references and exclamations. Cultural, gender, mental illness stereotyping.

  • THEMES

    Relationships, espionage, retirement, security, contract killing, leaked documents, counter-intelligence, operatives, MI6, London, Paris, genius, assassination, disarmament.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Funeral, asylum, underground tunnel settings. Spiders, planes, helicopters, helicopter crash, plane crash, toilets, sewage. Rats, ants, frog mentioned. Brief Russian and Arabic languages (subtitled).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Funny, action-packed, light, entertaining, passable. Snappy dialogue, zippy pace, stellar cast. Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren are terrific.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Dull, bland, far-fetched. Meandering storyline, flimsy premise, fizzles out, terrible female characterisation, jarring editing, forced comedy.

Red

Published in R
Sunday, 04 August 2013 02:18
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Action violence and infrequent coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Better off red.

  • Starring

    Bruce Willis, Mary-Louise Parker, Morgan Freeman, Karl Urban, John Malkovich, Ernest Borgnine, Helen Mirren, Brian Cox, Julian McMahon, Richard Dreyfuss

  • Directed by

    Robert Schwentke

  • Running time

    111 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot, shot at, exploded, tasered, hanged, stabbed (syringe), punched, kicked, slapped, shoved, headlocked, knocked over, trapped, kidnapped, threatened, held at gunpoint/knife-point, bound, gagged. Home invasions, reckless driving, vehicle collisions, planting evidence. Property damage, explosions, fireballs. Objects are smashed, broken, shot, burned. Weapons arsenal, suicide bomber, grenades, cannisters. Screaming. Murdered reporter, annhilated village, terrorists, Vietnam War, Afghanistan, mind-control, life imprisonment, arms dealing mentioned. Blood/gore: Bloody bullet wounds, bloody gashes/scratches, blood on clothing, blood on objects, bloody hands. Removing shrapnel, cleaning wounds. Severed fingers. Close-up of eyeball (contact lens is inserted), bloodshot eye.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing, flirting, ogling. Male chest. Skimpy clothing (poster), cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer, champagne, spirits, shots). A man takes unknown pills. Vials of prescription pills. Being high, drug lords, LSD, daily drugging (psychology experiment) mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-word, s-words, a-words, slang for genitalia and bodily functions. Name-calling. Religious references and exclamations. Cultural, gender, regional, career, age stereotypes and jokes. Obscene finger gesture.

  • THEMES

    Assassination, retirement, adventure, travel, romance novels, negotiation, CIA black operatives, Secret Service, Vice President, betrayal, censorship, grudges, eccentricity, paranoia, infiltration, surveillance, security.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Liver cancer, heart attack, adoption mentioned. Alligators eat a bird (animation), pig (toy). Plane, helicopter. Packets of dried seafood, furs worn, fur blankets, taxidermy. Sky-high aerials. Brief Chinese language (no subtitles). Adapted from comic novel by Warren Ellis.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Humorous, fun, inherently silly, enjoyable, energetic. Great cast, Mirren is superb, earnest action sequences.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Unimaginative, forgettable, clichéd. Weak plot, glib set pieces, uneven tone, loses direction, comedy too broad in places.

GI Joe: Retaliation

Published in G
Wednesday, 03 April 2013 06:24
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  • Rating

    M: Action violence.

  • The pitch

    When GI Joes have a blast, it's nuclear.

  • Starring

    Dwayne Johnson, Bruce Willis, Jonathan Pryce, Byung-hun Lee, Elodie Yung, Ray Stevenson, Adrianne Palicki, Channing Tatum, Ray Park, DJ Cotrona, RZA

  • Directed by

    Jon M Chu

  • Running time

    110 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot/attacked with handguns, shotguns, submachine guns, machine guns, rifles, rocket launchers, chain guns and mortars. Things get blown up, smashed. Debris from buildings, objects and vehicles scatters, burns. Video game shooting is seen. Water boarding, killing is mentioned. An assassination is heard on a news report; footage seen. A man slices his face with a blade. A man is restrained on a chair with his hands tied behind his back. Large explosions. Air/sea raids. People jump down a well. Man is restrained by bars attached to a metal collar. People are kept submerged in canisters (alive but unable to move). Fighting with swords, knives, a sai, throwing stars, objects, hand-to-hand combat, kicking, punching, martial arts, choking. A man is drowned. Electrocution. A man receives severe burns. A man is drugged and kidnapped. People fall long distances to their deaths. A man is hit by a car. Weapons are fired from guns, motorbikes, tanks, aircraft, satellites. Nuclear missiles launched. Famous city is obliterated. Blood/gore: Dead bodies seen. Cuts, bruising, scratches, disfigurement. Blood on faces, heads, hands, clothing. Burnt/charred flesh. A model of a human skeleton is seen. A man is zipped into a body bag.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Flirting. A woman undresses (seen in reflection). A woman is seen in her underwear. A woman wears skimpy exercise clothing.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    People are drugged using a synthetic neurochemical. A man is immobilised by a sedative (amobarbital). Gambling (poker is mentioned). Alcohol (beer is mentioned).

  • LANGUAGE

    A-words, name-calling, gender stereotypes, obscene finger gestures, religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Covert operations, nuclear warfare, US military, national security, POTUS, family, microtechnology, forensics, invasion, world power/domination, gangs, imposters, disguise.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    North Korean DMZ setting. Brief Korean language with no subtitles. Loud tone heard (indicating hearing damage). Flashes have mild strobe effect. A roasted fish is seen. Death of a friend/colleague. Prison setting. Alternative medicine. Desert setting. Flatlining. Bag of dogtags (representing slain soldiers). High aerial camera shots over mountainous terrain. Rock-climbing, abseiling, free falling, flying-fox aerobatics. Avalanche. Retina scan. Hypodermic needle.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Weapons. Impressive action choreography. Satisfyingly blockbuster. Touches of humour.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Cartoonish script. Dim dialogue. Action is difficult to follow in 3D. One-dimensional characters.

A Good Day To Die Hard

Published in A
Monday, 18 March 2013 11:35
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  • Rating

    M: Action violence and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Bruce Willis shoots stuff.

  • Starring

    Bruce Willis, Jai Courtney, Sebastian Koch, Rasha Bukvic, Yuliya Snigir, Mary Elizabeth Winstead

  • Directed by

    John Moore

  • Running time

    98 minutes

  • Rated

    M (Australia), 12A (UK), R (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Lots and lots of shooting with big scary guns. People are shot (and shot at) with pistols, sub-machine guns, machine guns, shotguns and rifles at close-range, mid-range and long-range distances. Bullets are seen entering legs, faces, heads, backs. Vehicles crash into lots of other cars, crash barriers, civil property. An RPG-7 is fired at a vehicle causing an explosion. A helicopter fires ammunition into a building, at people. Objects get hit, smashed. People get punched, stabbed, kicked, choked, thumped with weapons, thrown in the air from explosive force. Bodies are seen crashing through glass, falling to the ground, falling into water. Murder, criminal charges, criminal activity are discussed. Masked gunmen. Huge explosions causing mass injuries and extensive damage to property, buildings, vehicles. Objects shatter, explode, smash, fall. Dangerous driving. Vehicle rollover. Man hit by car. Grand theft auto. A helicopter bursts into flame and crashes. A man dangles from a rope high above the ground. A man is thrown off a roof. A man is killed by a spinning rotor. Alarm bells sound. People scream. Mass panic. Arguing and shouting in English and Russian. A doll is seen hung by the neck. A man is choked to death. More shooting. More shooting again. Blood/gore: None. (Just kidding.) Blood on knuckles, hands, faces, clothing. Bloody gashes and scratches. Blood splatters from people as they are shot, punched, obliterated. Walking wounded. Fresh corpses. A man dislodges a foreign object from another man's torso. A corpse is shot.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A man caresses a (clothed) woman. Sex clubs are mentioned. Nudity: Nude mannequins are seen. Women wear skimpy clothing in a nightclub.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (spirits). Smoking. Doing drugs, selling drugs is mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words and derivatives, s-words, a-words, bastards. Derogatory insults and name-calling. Cultural stereotyping. Obscene finger gestures. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    International crime, espionage, families, father/son relationships, instinct, escapees, covert operations, national security, parenting, bribery, revenge, betrayal, Chernobyl, nuclear warfare, WMDs, terrorism.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Prison, nuclear power plant setting. Laser and strobe lighting. High aerial shots showing aircraft, city skyline and clouds. Russian language sequences are subtitled. Courtroom setting. Flocks of birds. Shaky camera-work and editing during high-speed chase scene. An adult son addresses his father by his first name. Anti-Americanism, pro-Americanism.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Explosions. Fast action sequences. Willis appears to enjoy himself on screen. Jai Courtney works hard to put in a solid performance against an ordinary screenplay.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Weak, convoluted plot. Poorly paced. Plot holes. Clinical execution. Premise is not suitably established. More like a Die Hard imitation than an authentic Die Hard movie. Forgettable villains. Thin characters. Pithy comedy.