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The Star (2017)

Published in T
Sunday, 26 November 2017 12:12
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  • Rating

    G: Some scenes may frighten very young children.

  • The pitch

    A little bit...myrrh.

  • Starring

    (voices of): Steven Yeun, Keegan-Michael Key, Aidy Bryant, Gina Rodriguez, Zachary Levi, Christopher Plummer, Ving Rhames, Gabriel Iglesias, Kelly Clarkson, Anthony Anderson, Patricia Heaton, Kris Kristofferson, Kristin Chenoweth, Mariah Carey, Oprah Winfrey

  • Directed by

    Timothy Reckart

  • Running time

    86 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters are hit by objects, pursued, covered in paint/feathers, thrown to the ground, swallowed/spat out, lassoed, slammed into a cart, mocked, throat-grabbed, kicked, dragged, caught in a stampede. A character drops two dogs over a high cliff (they are saved). A barn is set alight, objects smashed/crashed into/rammed/crushed, a marketplace is damaged. A bird is slammed against a wall/crushed by a falling creature. A donkey injures his leg (caught in rope). Characters fall over high cliff ledges/down a well, dangle precariously. Barking, screaming, panic, arguing. Reference to king killing all children (the Massacre of the Innocents). Torture mentioned. Characters say "We're gonna die", "Someone's gonna die". Blood/gore: None.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    (None): Pregnancy. Newborn baby. Kiss on forehead. Close up of donkey bum. Bum-wiggling.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    (None)

  • LANGUAGE

    Poop. Name-calling (old-timer, rotten, good-for-nothing, silly, crazy/dumb as a box of rocks, nightmare wearing a helmet, useless, crazy-eyed, bad dogs, etc). Religious references.

  • THEMES

    Christmas Star of Bethlehem, the birth of Jesus, religion, faith, friends, immaculate conception, bravery, Mary and Joseph, prayer, the Three Wise Men, forgiveness, angels, nativity, ambition, teamwork.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Wedding feast. Baluchistan pygmy jerboa, camels, pigeons, sheep, cows, cat, donkeys, horses, chickens, dogs, goats. Lightning, thunder.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Kid-friendly, decent, good-hearted, innocuous, playful, charming, amusing, contemporary, animal-centric, fun, entertaining, glossy, serviceable. Spirited voice work, silly humour, brief/flavourful cameo by Kris Kristofferson, never gets pious/gushy/preachy, some lovely images, a cute idea.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Uneven, clumsy, derivative, dull. Unremarkable writing/voice acting/storytelling, uninspired/basic/cheap/simplistic animation, awkward wedding feast scene, heavy-handed dialogue/song choices.

Underdog (Svenskjävel)

Published in U
Tuesday, 30 June 2015 22:41
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  • 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.

Unfriended

Published in U
Wednesday, 06 May 2015 01:53
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong themes, violence, and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Choose your friends.

  • Starring

    Heather Sossaman, Matthew Bohrer, Courtney Halverson, Shelley Hennig, Moses Storm, Will Peltz, Renee Olstead, Jacob Wysocki, Mickey River, Cal Barnes

  • Directed by

    Levan Gabriadze

  • Running time

    83 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People commit suicide (gunshot), flirt with a knife. People are raped (implied), shot, threatened, stalked, maimed, knifed. Online bullying/trolling. Killing yourself, crashing car while drunk, forced abortion, incest/molestation (by uncle) mentioned. Screaming, shouting. Blood/gore: Hanging corpse, body on floor, hand in blender, object in eye. Blood spatter, bloody/faeces-soaked clothing. Images of (implied) raped teen, girl with object rammed down throat. Seizures mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Rape suggested. Couples have sex, cybersex. Kissing, flirting, caressing, undressing. Penis (webcam), breasts (no nipples), shirtless male, people in underwear/skimpy clothing. Lewd/offensive comments/suggestions. Reference to incest/molestation. Sex at prom discussed, threesome jokes, infidelity mentioned. Advertisement for pornography.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Smoking marijuana, bong. Underage drinking (beer, spirits), intoxication. Roofies, selling marijuana mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    Frequent f-words, c-word, s-words, a-words, b*tch. Sexually aggessive/explicit language. Name-calling, misogyny. Derogatory terms for women, homosexuals, African Americans. Slang for genitalia. Obscene finger gestures. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Teen suicide, rape, abortion, drugs, cyberbulling, stalking, surveillance, friends, computer hacking, lies/lying, death, social media, viral videos, shame, infidelity, murder, revenge, found footage, technology, video chat.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Abortion, demoic possession, eating disorder mentioned. Urination. Lots of text on screen. Alternative title is Cybernatural.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Relevant, contemporary, provocative, staggering, uncomfortable, effective, committed, satirical, fun, believable, unnerving, funny, diverting, energetic. High-concept premise, solid cast, thoughtful framing device, natural presentation, has some ingenuity/wit.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Gimmicky, familiar, absurd. Clunky dialogue, goofy animation, screechy/overwrought conclusion.

Gemma Bovery

Published in G
Sunday, 19 April 2015 02:59
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong sex scene.

  • The pitch

    The pain of infidelity.

  • Starring

    Fabrice Luchini, Gemma Arterton, Jason Flemyng, Isabelle Candelier, Niels Schneider, Mel Raido, Elsa Zylberstein, Pip Torrens, Kacey Mottet Klein, Edith Scob

  • Directed by

    Anne Fontaine

  • Running time

    99 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    A man is punched, wrestled, thrown against a wall. Burning objects, bonfire. Dead insect, rodent. World wars, suicide, choked to death mentioned. Screaming, yelling, arguing. Blood/gore: Dead body on floor/stretcher. Injection given.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A couple has sex in the living room, dining room. Nude male (rear view), woman in lingerie, exposed nipples, breast-sucking. Infidelity. Love bite. Kissing, ogling, flirting, undressing. References to having sex, desire.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (champagne, wine, spirits). An antihistamine is administered (injection). Smoking. Bottle of wine, taking drugs, arsenic mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-word, a-words. Slang for bodily functions. Name-calling. Religious references and exclamation.

  • THEMES

    Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary, infidelity, love, classic literature, baking, life imitating art, middle age obsession, adultery, tragedy, diaries, betrayal, family, antiques.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead wife/lover. Wedding, cathedral, funeral settings. Ex-wife mentioned. Dogs, cows, mouse, fireworks. French language (subtitles). Based on the novel Gemma Bovery by Posy Simmonds.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Charming, intriguing, layered, affecting, hilarious, funny, quirky, pleasant, short, focused, lighthearted, farcical, winning, tragicomic, buoyant, dramatic. Excellent casting, Arterton is alluring/charming/fetching, terrific performances, intense chemistry between leads, beautiful cinematography/camerawork, lavish visuals, remarkable tonal control.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Pedestrian, predictable. Bizarrely climactic/far-fetched finale.

The Age of Adaline

Published in T
Wednesday, 15 April 2015 12:06
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  • Rating

    M: Mature themes and sexual references.

  • The pitch

    Something almost magical.

  • Starring

    Blake Lively, Michiel Huisman, Ellen Burstyn, Harrison Ford, Amanda Crew, Kathy Baker, Anthony Ingruber

  • Directed by

    Lee Toland Krieger

  • Running time

    110 minutes

  • Rated

    M (Australia), NR (UK), PG-13 (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    A man is playfully punched, slapped. Dangerous driving, hit-and-run, car accidents, rollovers, smashed glass. Fake IDs, passports. Forgery, felony, World War II, Lenin, workers/engineers killed mentioned. Images of devastation from San Francisco earthquake. Blood/gore: Bloody head, hands, object. Wound cleaning, stitching, bandage. Coffin. Patient in hospital bed/stretcher, IV drip. Stopping breathing, anoxia, heart stopped beating, broken hip, kidney failure, hypothermia mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A couple has bedroom sex (implied). Kissing, flirting. Shirtless man in towel, low-cut gown, cleavage. Promiscuity mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (wine, champagne, spirits, cocktail). Smoking.

  • LANGUAGE

    Religious exclamation.

  • THEMES

    Ageing, romance, love, eternal youth, single parenting, anoxia, New Year's Eve, love at first sight, philanthropy, photographs, memories, time, history, jealousy.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead husband, dead pet. Deceased mother mentioned. Defibrillation, CPR, mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. Wedding, church, christening, funeral settings. Dogs, horses (archival footage), sheep, ladybug. Lightning, plane, fireworks. High, sweeping/swirling cinematography, some shaky close-up camerawork. Brief Portuguese (no subtitles).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Entertaining, fantastical, cinematic, vivid, melancholic, enjoyable. Exquisite/sumptuous/arresting cinematography, beautiful costumes and hair/make-up, appealing/graceful performance by Blake Lively, raw/vulnerable performance from Harrison Ford, uncanny performance by Anthony Ingruber as a young Harrison Ford, promising premise, charming score, seamless editing.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Predictable. Some corny dialogue, absurdist plot twist, zero chemistry between leads, silly/holier-than-though/unbelievable/insulting narration.

The Duff

Published in T
Saturday, 28 March 2015 21:49
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  • Rating

    M: Sexual references and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Are you DUFF enough?

  • Starring

    Mae Whitman, Robbie Amell, Bella Thorne, Bianca A. Santos, Skyler Samuels, Romany Malco, Nick Eversman, Ken Jeong, Chris Wylde, Allison Janney

  • Directed by

    Ari Sandel

  • Running time

    101 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are slapped, bullied, hit with objects, punched, rammed up against wall. Belongings destroyed, pushed off table. Television images and movie posters feature horror/zombie films. Before I murder you, kill myself mentioned. Screaming, arguing. Blood/gore: Comic image of decapitated/bleeding head. Bloody hand/knuckles.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing (male-female; male-male), flirting, twerking, breast-grabbing, grinding (comic), face-licking. Photo of nude babies in bath (genitals censored). Shirtless men, teen males in towels, girl in bra. Skimpy clothing, cleavage. References to having sex, threesome, masturbation, oral sex, sexual fantasy, pornography.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (wine, beer, jelly shots). Steroids, antidepressants mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-word, bleeped f-words, s-words, a-words, b*tch, butt, WTF. Name-calling. Derogatory terms for women. Slang for genitals. Religious reference and exclamations. High school, gender, teen, self-help stereotypes.

  • THEMES

    High school, designated ugly fat friends, social media, cyber bullying, #hashtag, school newspapers, homecoming, divorce, single parenting, horror films, selfies, humiliation, chemistry, tutoring, dating, uniboobs.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Divorce, breast cancer mentioned. Photos of dogs, pig, doves. Fireworks (animation). Hot dog, sushi eaten. Vomit, burp. Brief Spanish (subtitles). End-credits scenes. Based on the novel The Duff by Kody Keplinger.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Funny, honest, ambitious, lighthearted, snappy, sweet-spirited, tipsy, girl-friendly, charming, winsome, low-key, good-natured, entertaining, lively, energetic. Remarkable/likeable/funny performance from Mae Whitman, nuanced performance from Robbie Amell, great chemistry between leads, terrific supporting cast, believable heroine, a little vulgar, the sexuality is toned down, portrays high-schoolers as normal beings, fun 80s film references.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Predictable, rote, watered down, clichéd, dumb. Lazy script, heavy-handed moralising, pro-self acceptance but also pro-makeover, perfunctory technical credits.

Chappie

Published in C
Tuesday, 17 March 2015 10:30
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong violence and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Happy chappie.

  • Starring

    Sharlto Copley, Dev Patel, Ninja, Yo-Landi Visser, Jose Pablo Cantillo, Hugh Jackman, Sigourney Weaver, Brandon Auret, Johnny Selema, Anderson Cooper

  • Directed by

    Neill Blomkamp

  • Running time

    120 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters are torn apart, shot, held at gunpoint, arrested, pursued, butt-whipped, bound, punched, kicked, hit with objects, beaten, set alight, thrown through the air, carjacked, stabbed, throat-grabbed, crushed, elbowed, bludgeoned, thrown through a window, body-slammed. Dog-fighting. Shootouts, heist, rioting, robbery, vandalism. Gun inserted into mouth, Molotov cocktail thrown, cluster bomb. Objects kicked in, shot, smashed. Speeding vehicle, dangerous driving, collisions, vehicle rollover. Fireball, explosions, smashed glass. Target shooting, weapons training. Begging, pleading, shouting, arguing. Corruption, hacking mentioned. Blood/gore: Man torn in half, snapped arm, arm sawn off. Blood spatter, bloody cuts/arms/hands/ear/bullet wounds, clothing, blood and guts on wall. Corpses (animal, human, robot). Patient on stretcher, CPR, stitching arm, object protruding from shoulder, convulsing. Bandage. 300 murders/attacks, officers killed, "I'm gonna cut you" mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Topless woman, shirtless men, skimpy clothing, man in underwear. Couple in bed together (no nudity). Sex mentioned. Playboy magazine seen. Penis tattoo/graffiti.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer, spirits). Smoking (cigarettes, joints). People smoke marijuana joints, image of marijuana leaf. Bags of drugs, packets of white powder seen. Narcotics mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, bastard. Name-calling. Slang for bodily functions and genitals. Religious exclamations and references. Derogatory terms for mentally disabled people, homosexuals, women.

  • THEMES

    Artificial intelligence, weapons design, unlikely friendships, neural transmission, mind reading, order, law enforcement, chaos, drug dealing, sentience, mega-robots, rivalry.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Burial. Helicopter, dogs. Thick Afrikaans accents have accompanying subtitles.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Entertaining, brawny, inventive, energetic, fun, well-intentioned, action-packed, thought-provoking. Wonderful vocal performance from Sharlto Copley, ingenious robot design, stunning urban landscapes, pyrotechnic climax, incredible score, some good ideas.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Contrived, overstuffed, familiar, broad, predictable, clunky, confused. Threadbare plot, bad acting, missed opportunities, laughably simplistic script, awkward black comedy, tedious ruminations, cartoonish performances/characters.

Unfinished Business

Published in U
Saturday, 07 March 2015 02:07
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  • Rating

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

  • The pitch

    Swarful.

  • Starring

    Vince Vaughn, Tom Wilkinson, Dave Franco, Sienna Miller, June Diane Raphael, Britton Sear, Ella Anderson, Nick Frost, James Marsden

  • Directed by

    Ken Scott

  • Running time

    91 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot (dart, paint pellets/rubber bullets), bullied, hit with objects, teased, punched, shoved, slapped, tear-gassed. Riot police, protest. Son arrested shoplifting (mentioned). Man collapses. Vehicle rollover. Smashed objects. Blood/gore: Object protruding from chest. Bloody wound. Artificial arm.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Couples have sex. Kissing, bum-slapping, bum-pinching, undressing. Full nudity (male and female), male genitals, breasts, erection, bums. Shirtless men, skimpy clothing, people in bondage gear/leather, girls in underwear. Infidelity, prostitute. References to masturbation, bestiality, ejaculation.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    People take drugs (pills), smoke a bong. Alcohol (beer, spirits, champagne, shots). Inebriation, drug-induced behaviour. Bar, club settings. Smoking.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, b*tch. Name-calling. Slang for genitals. Cultural, gender, sexuality stereotypes and jokes. Obscene finger gesture.

  • THEMES

    Business trips, sales, discrimination, handshake deals, bullying, family, unhappy marriages, art installations, Berlin, drinking games, glory holes, Berlin marathon, G8 summit, debauchery, Oktoberfest.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. Divorce mentioned. Plane, deer, horses, cows, dogs. Mid-credits scene.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Not entirely laugh-free. Standout/scene-stealing performance by Nick Frost.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Lazy, low-risk, low-reward, limp, lifeless, missable, flat, faux-raunchy, dull, awkward, misbegotten, dire, exhausting, slow-paced, incongruous. Clumsy/leaden gags, uneven tone, jumbled ideas, underused cast, clumsy/uninspired direction, witless writing, offensive characterisation, half-hearted set pieces, awful jokes are repeated.

Focus

Published in F
Tuesday, 03 March 2015 05:45
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong violence, sex scenes and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Got a light touch.

  • Starring

    Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Adrian Martinez, Gerald McRaney, Rodrigo Santoro, BD Wong, Brennan Brown, Robert Taylor

  • Directed by

    Glenn Ficarra, John Requa

  • Running time

    105 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot, punched, pickpocketed, scammed, bitten (playful), dragged, gagged, near-choked, threatened at gunpoint, headlocked. Dangerous driving, car crash, damaged vehicles, car theft. Stolen property. Serial killer, man killing his grandfather, cut throat mentioned. Yelling. Blood/gore: Bloody bullet wound, punctured lung, bleeding. Bloody foreheads/cut/bandage. Object inserted into skin.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A man has sex with a prostitute, men cheat on their wives. Couples have (mostly implied) sex. Kissing, undressing. Skimpy clothing, swimwear, cleavage, shirtless men, men in underwear, woman in bra/nightgown. Infidelity. Boob jobs mentioned. Sexual banter/gestures/innuendo. References to sexual acts (oral sex, homosexuality).

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (wine, champagne, beer, cocktails). Intoxication. Bar setting. Gambling (racetrack, sport, cards etc). Roofies, alcoholism mentioned. Smoking (cigar, cigarettes).

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, b*tch. Name-calling. Derogatory terms for women. Slang for genitals. Racial references. Gender stereotypes. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Con artists, apprentices, stealing, pickpocketing, gambling, addiction, relationships, scams, Mardi Gras, identity theft, card-skimming, selling data, stolen goods, trust, betrayal, corruption, losers, motor racing, lies, fathers, double crosses.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased grandfather, cancer, tumour, foster kid mentioned. Heart attack scene, relationship breakup. Horses. High aerial cinematography.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Fizzy, slick, slippery, fun, unpredictable, light, sturdy, likeable, watchable, twisty, glossy, luxurious, breezy, amusing, escapist. Good performances, good chemistry between leads, great sequence starring BD Wong, scene-stealing supporting cast, lively/tense cons, stunning cinematography.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Frustrating, preposterous, slipshod, unfunny, woeful. Vague/undescriptive title, Will Smith is a little too reserved/bored/uninspired, cons are too effortless/choreographed/implausible, hard to care about characters who steal, erratic tone, convoluted script, aimless talky scenes.

Awaken (A Perfect Vacation)

Published in A
Sunday, 22 February 2015 10:42
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    CTC.

  • The pitch

    Islanders learn how to Kope.

  • Starring

    Edward Furlong, Vinnie Jones, Daryl Hannah, Natalie Burn, Jason London, Robert Davi, Michael Paré, David Keith, Christa Campbell, Michael Copon, Augie Duke, Benny Urquidez

  • Directed by

    Mark Atkins

  • Running time

    89 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot, pursued, neck-snapped, punched, pushed, slapped, kicked, stomped, elbowed, kneed, stabbed, hit with objects, arm-snapped, bitten/attacked by sharks, karate-chopped, tasered, head-locked, drugged, head-butted, slashed, choked, bitten, neck-sliced. Hand-to-hand combat, shootouts. A woman trips and is paralysed. Sparring practise. Yelling, arguing. Soiled chair/bucket seen (torture assumed). Missing persons, war in Afghanistan, strangling, robbery mentioned. Blood/gore: Corpses. Corpse on gurney with post-op slicing wound. Snapping bones, ear sliced off, sliced/slashed neck. Bloody mouth/neck/shoulder/forehead/instruments/objects/wounds/chest/eyebrow. Blood in water, pooling blood. Organs (including eyes) in jars, objects protruding from skin. Hypodermic needle/syringe, medical instruments seen. Patient on hospital gurney, IV drips. Organ donation/harvesting, biliary artresia mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Flirting, ogling. Bare chest (female), skimpy clothing, cleavage, woman in underwear. Cuddling naked mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Drug (sedative assumed) injected. Alcohol (beer, spirits). Bar setting. Smoking. Drinking tequila, slipping something in one's drink, using heroin, possession (heroin/cocaine) mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    S-words, b*tch. Name-calling. Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Organ harvesting, human trafficking, abduction, survival, trust, escape, losing a child, grief, betrayal, revenge, sisters.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased child, deceased sister. Missing sister, deceased mother, deceased father mentioned. Prison setting. Waterfall, full moon, campfire. Sharks. Brief Spanish language (no subtitles). Alternative title is A Perfect Vacation.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    (tbc)

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    (tbc)