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Ruben Guthrie

Published in R
Wednesday, 08 July 2015 11:38
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong coarse language and sex scenes.

  • The pitch

    Ruben gets smashed.

  • Starring

    Patrick Brammall, Alex Dimitriades, Abbey Lee, Harriet Dyer, Jeremy Sims, Brenton Thwaites, Robyn Nevin, Jack Thompson, Aaron Bertram

  • Directed by

    Brendan Cowell

  • Running time

    93 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are punched, pinned down, pushed against a wall, throat-grabbed. A man jumps from a high ledge (injury/near-drowning). Objects thrown/dropped/smashed. References to suicide (jumping, slitting, dead friend). Reference to incestual sexual molestation of a child. Rape mentioned. Yelling, arguing. People play a boxing video game. Blood/gore: Sound of bone snapping. Arm in sling. Cast removed. Dropped kid on head mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A couple has sex in the shower, bedroom. Oral sex/orgy (male), masturbation. Kissing (male-male; male-female), ogling, caressing, bum-grabbing. Half-exposed breast, people in underwear, swimwear, skimpy clothing, cleavage. Bra unclipped. Fingering, infidelity with boss, object inserted inside a girl/molestation mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Drugs inhaled. Bags of white powder, crack pipe. Rock, ice, cocaine, stoned teenager, e, heroin, smack addict mentioned. Alcohol (beer, champagne, wine, spirits, cocktails, shots). Intoxication. Bar, club, house party settings. Getting smashed/drunk, drinking nail polish remover, drinking problem mentioned. Smoking. Gambling (horse racing).

  • LANGUAGE

    C-words, f-words, s-words, a-words. Name-calling, derogatory terms for women and homosexuals. Slang and actual terms for genitals and bodily fluids. Cultural, racial, gender stereotypes. Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Alcoholism, relationships, recovery, Alcoholics Anonymous, advertising, parent-son relationships, kayaking, Sydney, sobriety, best mates.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Gravely ill father (pancreatitis), relationship breakups, estranged parents. Friend committed suicide, dead mother, lost license mentioned. Vomiting, eating disorder, depression mentioned. Cats, fish. Cooking sausages.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    tbc

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    tbc

Magic Mike XXL

Published in M
Wednesday, 08 July 2015 04:56
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong coarse language and sexual references.

  • The pitch

    Could do with more Magic.

  • Starring

    Channing Tatum, Joe Manganiello, Matt Bomer, Adam Rodriguez, Kevin Nash, Gabriel Iglesias, Jada Pinkett Smith, Carrie Anne Hunt, Amber Heard, Andie MacDowell, Elizabeth Banks

  • Directed by

    Gregory Jacobs

  • Running time

    115 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are pushed, punched, headbutted, bound. Ted Bundy, Desert Storm mentioned. Littering. Vehicle accident, wrecked truck/cracked windscreen. Blood/gore: Bloody forehead/face. Patient in hospital bed with breathing tube. Bandage. Concussion, stitches mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A couple has (implied) sex. Nude male (rear view), near-nude males, abs that you could hang your washing on, pubic hair. Very skimpy clothing, swimwear, cleavage. Kissing, licking, caressing, bum-slapping, crotch-grabbing, pumping, grinding, thrusting, undressing, bum-grabbing, lap-dancing, straddling. References to having sex, blow jobs, homosexuality, virginity, bondage, ejaculation, oral sex. Objects decorated with genital images.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Drugs (joints, pills, molly, moon rock). Alcohol (spirits, cocktails, shots, wine, champagne, beer). Smoking. Intoxication. Coke, painkiller mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, n-word, b*tch. Name-calling. Slang for genitals and bodily fluids. Cultural, gender, racial stereotypes. Religious references.

  • THEMES

    Male entertainers, stripping, road trips, photography, drag queens, bromances, reiki, conventions, business, fresh moves.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead friend, estranged friend, fire phobia, divorce, ghosts mentioned. Hospital, club settings. Urination. Fireworks sounds.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Freewheeling, lighthearted, lively, entertaining, breezy, loose, brawny, diverting, ramshackle, fun, bigger, bulgier, sexy. Seductive performance from Jada Pinkett-Smith, endearing performance from Channing Tatum, inventive dance sequences, naturalistic/spontaneous banter, ultra-buff men, spirited finale.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Bumpy, overlong, shambling, directionless. Several long/pointless/drawn-out scenes, messy/muddled subplots, one-note characters, disappointing ending, loose editing, lacks energy, too much build-up, not enough payoff, faintly demeaning.

Madame Bovary (2014)

Published in M
Monday, 06 July 2015 22:52
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Sex scenes and mature themes.

  • The pitch

    Mme attempts a status update.

  • Starring

    Mia Wasikowska, Ezra Miller, Paul Giamatti, Rhys Ifans, Logan Marshall-Green, Laura Carmichael, Henry Lloyd-Hughes, Richard Cordery

  • Directed by

    Sophie Barthes

  • Running time

    118 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Suicide (overdose). Hunting, an animal is throat-sliced (implied/heard). Gunshot sounds. A man twists a child's ear. Screaming. Beating (domestic violence) mentioned. Blackmail, lying. Blood/gore: Spurting blood. Bloody knife/elbow/clothing. Animal blood/organs/head/hoof. Broken elbow, club foot/tendon surgery. Burn marks. Bleeding, leeching, convulsions, botched surgery, gangrene, amputation mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Sex scenes, woman in bath. Kissing, flirting, dressing. Shirtless male, topless female (bare breasts). Infidelity/adultery. Sexual favours mentioned; reference to sex as 'part of nature'.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Poison consumed (suicide). Alcohol (beer, cider, wine, spirits, champagne); alcohol used as anaesthetic. Gambling (poker).

  • LANGUAGE

    F-word. Name-calling. Religious references and exclamation. Slavery reference.

  • THEMES

    Extra-marital affairs, suicide, class, society, status, convent life, poverty, debt, surgery, exhaustion, selfishness, blame, inheritance, loveless marriage, ambition.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased mother/father mentioned. Wedding setting. Taxidermy bird, horse. Manure. Based on Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Lucid, enveloping, measured, absorbing, slow-burning, classy, brooding, realistic, refined, respectful, quasi-faithful, somber, intelligent, interesting, attractive, passable, watchable. Unsympathetic performance from Mia Wasikowska, exquisite visual sense, spare/sumptuous production design, earthly lensing, bleak/socio-realist style, meticulous attention to period detail.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Inessential, miscast, calculated, passionless, uneven, disappointing, tedious. Streamlined narrative, heavy-handed symbolism, restrained/flat/enervating tone, frustrating accents, lacking emotional intelligence, ending revealed in first scene.

Underdog (Svenskjävel)

Published in U
Tuesday, 30 June 2015 22:41
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    CTC.

  • The pitch

    This one's a winner.

  • Starring

    Bianca Kronlöf, Henrik Rafaelsen, Mona Kristiansen, Naomi Emeilie Christensen Beck

  • Directed by

    Ronnie Sandahl

  • Running time

    97 minutes

  • Rated

    CTC (Australia), NR (UK), NR (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Violent video game (shooting, blood). Arguing, shouting. Throwing food, stealing alcohol. Schoolyard bullying mentioned. Blood/gore: Blood spatter (video game), bloody nose, broken arm, bruising. Drawings of eyeball, skull.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Sex scene (includes nudity). Masturbation (implied). Kissing, flirting, caressing. Full-frontal male nudity, exposed breasts, male bottom. Very skimpy clothing, swimwear, cleavage. Comic references to prostitution, polygamy. Breaking arm while drunk (implied). Crude reference to sex. Infidelity.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (wine, beer, spirits). Underage alcohol, stealing alcohol. References to alcoholism, sobriety, eating disorder. Smoking (cigarettes).

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words. Slang terms for bodily functions, genitals, disabled people. Cultural, national, athletic stereotypes. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Love triangles, workplace affairs, class, gender, Swedish-Norwegian relations, prejudice, segregation, extra-marital affairs, eating disorders, age differences, teen crushes, unemployment, financial crisis, power, disillusionment.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Estranged mother. Urination, inserting tampon (sounds). Subtitles.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Beautiful, superior, solid, tender, timely, engaging, assured. Well written, magnificent performance from Kronlöf, believable characters, brilliant cinematography, concise/lean editing, soft/sentimental score, nicely paced, quietly impressive.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Ending is too neat.

Far From The Madding Crowd (2015)

Published in F
Monday, 22 June 2015 09:22
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Mature themes and sex scene.

  • The pitch

    Unlikely love is Oak-ay.

  • Starring

    Carey Mulligan, Matthias Schoenaerts, Michael Sheen, Tom Sturridge, Juno Temple, Bradley Hall, Hilton McRae, Jessica Barden

  • Directed by

    Thomas Vinterberg

  • Running time

    119 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot, punched, grabbed, drowned (assumed), jailed. Bare-knuckle street fighting. Animals are shot (mostly implied). Animals fall from a high cliff ledge. Screaming, shouting, arguing. Object punched in anger. Armed soldiers. Burning village. Blood/gore: Corpses (human/baby/animal), blood spatter, bloody nose/face/clothing. An animal's side is punctured (medical). Coffin.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A couple has bedroom sex. Couple between sheets (nudity implied). Kissing, crotch-grabbing. Shirtless men.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (ale, tankards, wine, spirits). Smoking (cigars, pipes). Gambling mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    Gender stereotypes. Religious references and exclamation.

  • THEMES

    Love, labour, independence, class, gender, farming, marriage, suitors, rejection, inheritance, reversal of fortune, being left at the altar, jilted love, crimes of passion, death of a child, propiety, persistence, harvest, shepherding.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Job loss. Church setting, cemetery. Deceased parents, uncle mentioned. Marriage proposal/rejection. Horses, dogs, goats, sheep, cows, geese, chickens, pheasants, toad, pigeons, snail. Rainbow, lightning, thunder.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Stately, earthy, full-blooded, lived-in, brutish, realistic, attractive, appealling, involving, well-acted, uncontroversial, classy, faithful, solid, concise, calm, stately, respectable, heartfelt. Solid cast, proud/pained performance by Michael Sheen, vibrant sense of time and place, impeccable period costuming, robust/lustrous production design, transporting cinematography, muddied/weathered sets, sparing score.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Flawed. Underwritten male characters, Schoenaerts struggles with a West County accent, bland direction, subtextually thin, brisk ending, hackneyed lens flare.

Minions

Published in M
Sunday, 21 June 2015 09:32
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    PG: Mild animated violence.

  • The pitch

    Minion Overkill.

  • Starring

    Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm, Michael Keaton, Allison Janney, Steve Coogan, Jennifer Saunders, Geoffrey Rush, Steve Carell, Pierre Coffin

  • Directed by

    Kyle Balda, Pierre Coffin

  • Running time

    91 minutes

  • Rated

    PG (Australia), U (UK), PG (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters are slapped, eaten, evaporated, cannon-blasted, head-sucked, hit with objects, tripped, hit by car, chased, paintballed, punched, nose-plucked, wedgied, thrown, walked over, swung, karate-kicked, hypnotised, frozen, pile-driven, locked in a dungeon, noosed, tortured (comic), tongue-pulled, crushed, gagged, bound, enlarged, spat out, attacked. Creatures/characters fall off high ledges. Armed, bank holdup/theft, stolen goods. Explosions, grenades, broken glass, nuclear green stuff. Multi-car crashes. Napoleonic soldiers at war. Snowball fights. Roaring, yelling. War, leaking radiation, "I hate you", killing mentioned. Blood/gore: Coffin, Grim Reaper character. Dead characters (comic).

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Near-nude/shirtless characters, swimwear, characters in underwear. Bum-squeezing/slapping. "Make love not war" mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Cocktails, beer.

  • LANGUAGE

    Name-calling. Cultural stereotypes. Religous reference.

  • THEMES

    Minions, history, adventure, quests, identity, depression, evil, betrayal, evolution, the crown jewels, royalty, prequels.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead friend (implied). Funeral, pub settings. Clown, octopus, fish, jellyfish, undersea creatures, dinosaurs, chimps, bear, bird, vampire, yetis, dogs, cat, polar bear, pigs, wolf, horses, pigeons, seagull, kangaroos, bee, rat. Plane/aircraft, waterfalls, rainbow, volcanos, lava, thunder, lightning. Fishing, hitchhiking. Fart, licking, raspberry-blowing, urination (implied), drool. Mid-credits scene.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Demented, crazy, spirited, simplistic, fun, energetic, innocent, busy, witty, entertaining, noisy, imaginative, silly, smart, hilarious, farty, burpy. Madcap/simple/irrelevant plotting, tightly compressed/laugh-a-minute prologue, hectic pace, offbeat humour, wild action sequences, fun sight gags, effective 3D, visually interesting, vintage tunes.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Lacks tenderness/heart, confused story, Scarlet Overkill isn't evil enough.

Aloha

Published in A
Saturday, 13 June 2015 00:36
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    PG: Mild themes and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Ha-why-why?

  • Starring

    Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, Rachel McAdams, Bill Murray, John Krasinski, Danny McBride, Alec Baldwin, Bill Camp

  • Directed by

    Cameron Crowe

  • Running time

    105 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Objects smashed/slammed, broken glass. Footage of rockets/rocket ships/satellites exploding/crashing. Images of debris in space (incl an astronaut's glove). Rockets/missiles launced. Man swinging slingshot. Military vehicles/personnel. Being shot, Afghanista, nuclear weapons mentioned. Yelling, arguing. Blood/gore: Grafted toe with scar, stitching. Images of military caskets. Decapitated statue. Patient in hospital with bandages, IV drip. Gunshot wounds, broken tibia discussed.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A couple has (implied) sex. Couple in bed together (nude shoulders exposed). Kissing, flirting, handholding. Animal sex. A child asks what 'revenge sex' is. Beachwear, swimwear, skimpy clothing, cleavage, shirtless men. Streaking, conjugal prison visits mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer, wine, spirits, shots). Smoking (cigarettes).

  • LANGUAGE

    S-words, b*tch, cr*p, freakin'. Name-calling, teasing, threats. Spiritual/religious references and religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Love triangles, relationships, military life, Hawai'i, cynicism, parentage, Hawaiian mythology, military occupation, government contractors, satellite communications, aerospace, responsibility, forgiveness, discovery, idealism.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased friend, divorce, relationship breakups mentioned. Hospital setting. Jets. Brief subtitles.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Optimistic, buoyant, likeable, fascinating. Lively/star-studded cast, energetic performance from Emma Stone, charming chemistry between Rachel McAdams and Bradley Cooper, some funny/uproarious scenes, has plenty of heart/moments of sparkle, good music selections, topnotch production design/camerawork/art direction, transporting score, affectionate depiction of Hawai'i.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Smug, predictable, repetitive, grating, messy, overstuffed, undernourished, insufficient, frustrating, unbalanced, unwiedly, unintelligible, haphazard, confused, bad. Soggy/amateurish/contrived/artificial script, sketchy/vaguely definied characters, expository dialogue, abrupt exposition, obvious/leading music cues, smooth/unbelievable resolution.

The Emperor's New Clothes

Published in T
Sunday, 07 June 2015 05:32
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Every crisis is an opportunity.

  • Starring

    Russell Brand, Bill de Blasio, Richard Brooks, The Right Honourable Lord Michael Heseltine, Greg Smith, Geraint Anderson, Paul Mason, Richard Murphy, Reece Davis James, John Christensen, Richard Murphy, John Hilary

  • Directed by

    Michael Winterbottom

  • Running time

    101 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Footage of people being tackled, arrested, hit with objects, beaten, knocked down by a horse. Property destruction, smashed glass. Fare dodging. Getting beaten up, kicking a pig, people killing themselves/massacred mentioned. Money laundering discussed. Images of war, Napoleon, French Revolution, Hitler, World War II, burning vehicles/buildings, looting, rioting, the Great Depression. Film footage of objects knocked over, man shot, smoke/gas canisters fired. Blood/gore: Coffin. Blood on shirt, blood spatter.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing. Swimwear, cleavage. Obscure sexual reference.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (spirits, wine, beer). Smoking. Gambling (poker), betting shops seen, gambling, drug addiction mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, bloody. Terms for genitals. Name-calling. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Inequality, free market fundamentalism, quantitative easing, greed, capitalism, the Lehman Brothers collapse, money troubles, banking, protest, debt, privatisation, taxation, division of wealth, billionaires, hedge funds, activism.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Horses, chicken, dogs. Fur worn. Spitting.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Scathing, well-intentioned, concise, comprehensive, entertaining, provocative, effective, pathos-heavy, witty, fervent, nimble, funny, thought-provoking, timely, anger-inducing, unsubtle, persuasive, demystifying. Carefully selected archival footage.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    One-sided, overwhelming, overlong, repetitive, naive, frustrating, preachy, narcissistic, manipulative, self-aggrandising. Fails to draw any real conclusions/solutions, feels hypocritical, many (largely) unsupported facts.

Entourage

Published in E
Thursday, 04 June 2015 10:04
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong sex scenes and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Run and Hyde.

  • Starring

    Kevin Connolly, Adrian Grenier, Kevin Dillon, Jerry Ferrara, Jeremy Piven, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Perrey Reeves, Rex Lee, Haley Joel Osment, Alan Dale, Billy Bob Thornton, Piers Morgan, Constance Zimmer, Ronda Rousey

  • Directed by

    Doug Ellin

  • Running time

    104 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    A man is wrestled, flipped, shoulder-locked, arm-snapped. Door kicked in, picture punched, smashed glass. Images of riot police, Molotov cocktails being thrown, people being beaten with riot sticks. Poisoning Middle Easterners, killing/shooting people mentioned. Blood/gore: Blood spatter. A face appears to burn up from within (orange skin, purplish veins seen).

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Couples have bedroom sex, oral sex (female-female). Masturbation. Kissing, bum-grabbing, caressing, undressing, bum-slapping. Full female nudity (rear/side views), exposed breasts, shirtless males, skimpy clothing, bikinis, swimwear, cleavage. References to having sex, masturbation, erection, infidelity. Dildos, herpes mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    People share an (implied) marijuana cigarette, consume unknown pills (implied Viagra), consume (unknown) drugs from vials. Alcohol (beer, wine, cocktails, spirits, hip flask). Drinking games, intoxication. Nightclub setting. Smoking (marijuana, cigarettes, cigars). Betting, Viagra, selling cocaine, anger meds, snorting meth mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    C-words, f-words, s-words, a-words, b*tch. Name-calling. Slang and actual terms for genitals. Derogatory terms for women. Religious references and exclamations. Obscene finger gestures.

  • THEMES

    Friends, filmmaking, budgets, pregnancy, Hollywood, relationships, therapy, sex tapes, infamy, jealousy, birth, privilege, ego, opulence, loyalty.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Job loss. Divorce mentioned. Wedding, nightclub settings. Dogs, snake, horses. Taxidermy animals/heads/rug, plane, helicopter. Mid-credits scene.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Funny, enjoyable, average, well-photographed, winking. Loose/comfortable chemistry between leads/lots of celebrity cameos, fleeting moments of comedy, high-concept opening credits, like an extended episode of the TV series.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Clunky, dumb, episodic, lazy, uncreative, icky, tired, predictable, vacuous, masturbatory, tedious, sour, shallow, misogynistic, flippant. Twitchy pacing, giant plot holes, low-stakes conflict, witless subplots, insulting depiction of women.

Spy

Published in S
Tuesday, 19 May 2015 00:39
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong violence, coarse language and brief nudity.

  • The pitch

    I Spy.

  • Starring

    Rose Byrne, Jason Statham, Melissa McCarthy, Jude Law, Morena Baccarin, Alicia Vela-Bailey, Allison Janney, Bobby Cannavale, Zach Woods, 50 Cent, Peter Serafinowicz

  • Directed by

    Paul Feig

  • Running time

    120 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot, punched, kicked, elbowed, thrown to the ground/into walls/through the air, handlocked, headlocked, kicked/hit in genitals, stabbed, hair-pulled, attacked (bat), knocked out, poisoned, tackled, impaled, head-slammed, shoved, hit with objects, headbutted, garrotted, choked, pistol-whipped, groped. People fall from a building, a helicopter. Bombs, explosions, plane crash, helicopter crash, weapons testing. Car crashes (other vehicles, tree); tyre shootout; reckless driving. Poison-dart rape whistle. People eat rat poo/an object. Death threats, threat of nuclear weapon, hand-to-hand combat, slamming door, breaking window, theft, break-and-enter. Schoolyard bullying, pushed out of/hit by a plane, haemorrhoids, defibrillator, arm ripped off, both legs broken, being on fire mentioned. Yelling. Burned-out building, picture of building on fire. Blood/gore: Dead bodies. Bloody bullet wounds, blood spatter, pools of blood, burning (acid) throat. Blood on faces, bodies, clothing, objects. Pressing on wound. Objects through hand/torso, breaking neck/hand/ankle. Image of toe with fungal infection. Bruising, fainting. Cut-off hand (implied).

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Couple in bed together (sex implied), oral sex, women groped on bottom and breast, man's head up skirt, man and woman in sexually suggestive position. Skimpy clothing, pictures of penises, man in undershirt, naked shoulders. Kissing, flirting, leering. Sex tape discussed. Bad pick-up lines, innuendo, sexual-themed comments. Porn-name game.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    A woman is poisoned. Chloroform, anti-fungal spray, stool-softener pills. Alcohol (champagne, spirits, cocktails, wine). Gambling (baccarat, roulette, poker). Smoking. Intoxication. Ingesting poison, roofies mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    C-word, f-words, s-words, a-words. Name-calling, belittling language, elitism. Actual and slang terms for genitals. Derogatory terms for handicapped people, women; non-pc humour. Religious reference and exclamations. Obscene finger gesture. Abortion mentioned (derogatively).

  • THEMES

    CIA operations, espionage, secret agents, surveillance, vengeance, high-tech gadgetry, allergies, arms dealing, nuclear bombs, analysts, disguise, novices.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Funeral scene. Estranged boyfriend mentioned. Job firings. Plane, helicopter. Bat, mice, rats. Vomiting. Subtitles.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Entertaining, delirious, uproarious, laugh-stuffed, femme-centric, fun, enjoyable, great, bawdy, bloody, generous, pleasurable, smart, hilarious, endearing, crowd-pleasing. Perfect casting, superb supporting cast, delightful performances, visceral action scenes, scenic international locations, slick lensing, elaborate production design, sexy-satirical/Bond-style opening credits, giddy sense of glee.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Uneven, long. Convoluted/overstuffed plot, some exhausting comedy.