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Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation

Published in M
Tuesday, 28 July 2015 03:02
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  • Rating

    M: Action violence.

  • The pitch

    You want drama, go to the opera.

  • Starring

    Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson, Simon Pegg, Jeremy Renner, America Olivo, Alec Baldwin, Ving Rhames, Sean Harris, Hermione Corfield

  • Directed by

    Christopher McQuarrie

  • Running time

    131 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot, gassed, bound, punched, kicked, hit with objects, elbowed, hair-grabbed, near-choked, tackled, headlocked, neck-grabbed, stabbed, slashed, head-butted, hit by vehicles, impaled (implied), thrown from a moving vehicle, tasered, defibrillated, pursued, kidnapped, hooded, rigged with explosives, trapped. Car/motorbike chases/accidents/rollovers. Assassination attempt, drowning. Car bomb, explosions, door rammed, broken/smashed glass. Break-and-enter, theft. A man plays a violent video game. Images of mass wreckage/devastation, car accidents. Missing aircraft, civil war, gassed village (2000 dead) mentioned. Blood/gore: Dead bodies, images of dead people. Snapping bones (neck). Bloody hand/skin/face/cuts/scratches/bullet wound/clothing. Bruising. Medical instruments seen. Defibrillation implied. Killing innocent people mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Shirtless man, woman in underwear (rear view), bikini, skimpy clothing, cleavage. Dressing, undressing. Poster of lingerie girl, neon sign a for lap-dancing club.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    People are drugged (gas, serum, darts). Vials and syringes seen. Alcohol (wine, champagne). Gambler, antidote mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    S-words. Religious exclamation.

  • THEMES

    International terrorism, stealth operations, ostracisation, infiltration, assassination, rogue agents, trust, betrayal, opera, loyalty, identification, security, mind control, drowning, cool gadgets.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Missing flight mentioned (reference to MH370). Cemetery setting. Planes, helicopter, goats, donkey. Used chewing gum, spitting. Brief Russian, German languages (subtitles). Very high camera angles.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Funny, self-aware, surprising, fast-paced, spry, satsifying, winking, gripping, intelligent, sexy, propulsive, crowd-pleasing, solid, suspenseful, entertaining, old-fashioned, diverting. Delightful comic chemistry between Tom Cruise and Simon Pegg, credible performances, sharp script, absorbing plot, great locations, hilarious/gigantic plane stunt, spectacular set pieces, gorgeous/crisp/clean/precision action cinematography, non-stop score, real-world echoes.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Formulaic, exhausting, uneven, empty. Lacks visual/visceral impact, uninvolving plot, blunt dialogue, settles for clichés.

Trainwreck

Published in T
Thursday, 23 July 2015 05:53
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong sex scenes, sexual references and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    The title says it all.

  • Starring

    Amy Schumer, Bill Hader, LeBron James, Tilda Swinton, Vanessa Bayer, Brie Larson, Mike Birbiglia, Evan Brinkman, Randall Park, Jon Glaser, Ezra Miller, Daniel Radcliffe, Marisa Tomei, Matthew Broderick, Marv Albert, Chris Evert

  • Directed by

    Judd Apatow

  • Running time

    125 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are slapped (sexual), punched. Beating up kid at school, knocked out teeth and stolen shoes, stolen bike, Dad beating up neighbours mentioned. Arguing, yelling. Raping mentioned (comic). Blood/gore: Blood spatter. Knee surgery (exposed/hammering bone), wound-stitching. Bloody clothing/face/glove/hand. Spinal/head scan images. Patients in hospital beds, IV drips, medical equipment.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A woman has sex with many different partners. Oral sex, orgasm, hitting during sex, erection beneath towel, nipple-licking. Kissing, flirting, grinding-dancing. Nude men (rear view). Woman in bra, cleavage, skimpy clothing, shirtless men. References to sex, masturbation. Threesomes, fetishes, condoms mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Snorting cocaine, vial of white powder, smoking marijuana. A patient is administered a sedative intravenously. Alcohol (beer, spirits, cocktails, wine, shots). Club, bar settings. Intoxication. Smoking. Viagra, Adderall, getting high, smoking pot, getting drunk/hammered, bong, champagne mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, b*tch. Name-calling, derogatory terms for women. Terms for genitals and bodily functions. Religious references and exclamations. Jokes about race, weight, age, death, homosexuality, cultures.

  • THEMES

    Monogamy, infidelity, promiscuity, love, commitment, forgiveness, father-daughter relationships, dating, NYC, assisted living, sports medicine, surgery, Doctors Without Borders, awards, recognition, fear, basketball, cheerleaders, elite athletes.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased father, relationship breakup, job loss. Divorce mentioned. Lightning, dogs. Toilet. Hyperventilating, gagging, vomit. Urination, defecation mentioned. Brief Mandarin (no subtitles).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Lacerating, smart, heartfelt, raw, funny, honest, wise, hilarious, personal, charming, deft, mature, polished, enjoyable, frank, robust, plain-speaking, important. Stellar/memorable performances, real chemistry between leads, LeBron James is hilarious/scene-stealing, focused/warm script, reality-bending narrative, makes a well-trodden tale feel fresh.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Shaggy, overlong, familiar, flawed. Too many narrative detours/digressions, sags toward end, many jokes fall flat.

Paper Towns

Published in P
Wednesday, 22 July 2015 04:28
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  • Rating

    M: Sexual references.

  • The pitch

    Middle-of-the-road.

  • Starring

    Nat Wolff, Cara Delevingne, Austin Abrams, Justice Smith, Halston Sage, Jaz Sinclair, Cara Buono, Josiah Cerio, Hannah Alligood

  • Directed by

    Jake Schreier

  • Running time

    109 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Gun shots. A boy shoves another into locker rows. Window broken to force entry into a derelict building. An animal is almost hit by a car; car spinout. Vandalism, truancy, break-and-entre, lying. Blood/gore: Dead body (suicide; gunshot) found by children. Cut on eyebrow. Urinating blood, kidney infection mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A young couple has sex (off-screen). Kissing, flirting, hugging, hand holding. Nude males (rear view). Shirtless male, girl in bra, revealing clothing, men in underwear. Sex, masturbation discussed. Sexual-themed banter/innuendo. Cheating mentioned. Strip club seen in background.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer). Teen drinking, binge drinking. Cigar-smoking mentioned. Betting.

  • LANGUAGE

    S-words, a-words, b*tch. Name-calling. Derogatory terms for women. Terms for genitals. Obscene finger gestures. Religious exclamations. Confederate flag t-shirt.

  • THEMES

    Teenagers, friends, childish pranks, running away, sneaking out, road trips, growing up, first crushes, the girl next door, bonding, revenge, mystery, infidelity.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Cheating boyfriend. Divorce mentioned. Cow, dead fish. Urination. Based on the novel by John Green.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Moving, melancholy, affecting, likeable, big-hearted, bittersweet, modest. Intriguing tale, flawed/vulnerable characters, charming character moments, funny/unforced rapport among cast, faithful adaptation to the book, offers an interesting perspective on adolescence.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Contrived, familiar, clichés. Pedestrian story, some one-dimensional performances, abrasive score, unexciting selection of songs.

Down, But Not Out!

Published in D
Monday, 20 July 2015 02:01
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  • Rating

    CTC.

  • The pitch

    Lands a few punches.

  • Starring

    Alicja Cichewicz, Anna Pazdur-Czarnowska, Przemyslaw Rydynski, Daria Strzepka, Agnieszka Szmerek

  • Directed by

    Miguel Gaudêncio

  • Running time

    71 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Boxing bouts/sparring. Blood/gore: Bloody nose/face/toe/foot. Breathing problems, hospital mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Man in underwear, shirtless men, sportswear.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    None.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words. Name-calling. Slang for genitals. Religiouis exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Boxing, weigh-in, coaching, amateur sport, tournaments, commitment, success, failure, disappointment, training, sparring, compromise, stress, emotion, tactics.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Shaky camerawork, black-and-white cinematography. Polish language (subtitles).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Exciting, tense, intriguing, fascinating, inspirational, well-meaning, interesting, raw, pared-down, refreshing, beautiful, different, naturalistic, laid-back, honest, genre-breaking. No history/background/character development provided for fighters; viewer does all the work. Gorgeous/gritty black-and-white lensing, non-dramatic/hands-off/welcome approach, compelling/neo-noir feel.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Uninspiring. Limited audience appeal, score is heavy-handed/distracting at times, some English subtitles missing from full version.

Self/less

Published in S
Monday, 20 July 2015 00:56
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  • Rating

    M: Violence, mature themes and infrequent coarse language.

  • The pitch

    The afterlife is Albright.

  • Starring

    Ryan Reynolds, Natalie Martinez, Matthew Goode, Ben Kingsley, Victor Garber, Derek Luke, Jaynee-Lynne Kinchen, Melora Hardin, Michelle Dockery, Sam Page, Brendan McCarthy, Thomas Francis Murphy, Sandra Ellis Lafferty

  • Directed by

    Tarsem Singh

  • Running time

    117 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot, tackled, wrestled, face-grabbed, drugged, hit with objects, kicked, elbowed, arm-snapped, body-slammed, burned alive, choked, kidnapped, pistol-whipped, tasered, punched. Images of war/soldiers/tanks. Car chase, rollover, car rammed, collisions. A man collapses. Objects burned/smashed/thrown. Explosion. Suicidal thoughts mentioned. Arguing, shouting. Blood/gore: Dead bodies. Blood spatter, bloody neck/clothing/face/heads/cut, bone snaps. Injection (no needle seen). Body scan/images, MRI-type machine, flatlining. Patients on hospital beds, IV drips, bandage, scar, bruising. Anaphylactic shock, EpiPen, torn to pieces in Russian prison riot mentioned. Medical equipment seen.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A man has (mostly implied) sex with multiple partners. Woman in g-string, shirtless men, skimpy clothing, cleavage, swimwear. Kissing, flirting, undressing.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    A woman is drugged (chloroform assumed), a man suffers severe hallucinations. Prescription pills consumed. Alcohol (wine, champagne, spirits, cocktails). Club setting. Prozac, anti-rejection drugs, withdrawals mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, sonofab*tch, bastard. Name-calling. Slang for genitals. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Reincarnation, death, cancer, grief, father-daughter relationships, identity, wealth, biogenics, genetic engineering, legacy, rehabilitation, estrangement, promiscuity, visions, memory, betrayal, psychopathy, family, real estate tycoons, terminal illness, resurrection, immortality.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead fathers/husband, terminally ill children. Cemetery, funeral, airport. Losing a child, peanut allergy, parents and sister killed in car crash mentioned. Plane, horse, thunder. Vomiting, spitting, toilet. Grilling sausages. Shaky camerawork.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Effective, interesting, twisty, thought-provoking, lightweight, fast-paced. Likeable lead, classy supporting cast, good performances, well-structured script, competent direction, attractive locations, solid technical credits.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Generic, mediocre, contrived, tepid, unremarkable. Broad characters, murky story, intriguing story degenerates into an action movie, too-neat/easy conclusions, bone-headed plot holes, Kingsley's accent is terrible.

Mr. Holmes

Published in M
Thursday, 16 July 2015 02:13
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Mature themes.

  • The pitch

    The sting of ageing.

  • Starring

    Ian McKellen, Laura Linney, Milo Parker, Hiroyuki Sanada, Hattie Morahan, Patrick Kennedy, Roger Allam, Philip Davis, Frances de la Tour

  • Directed by

    Bill Condon

  • Running time

    104 minutes

  • Rated

    M (Australia), PG (UK), PG (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Suicide. Soldiers with rifles. References to the Great War. A man falls out of bed. Object thrown, smashed; burning hive. Break-and-entre, forgery. The Blitz, father's plane shot down during war, wasps killing bees mentioned. Poison purchased. Kitchen fire, explosive fire (dream). Blood/gore: Bloody cuts on arm, blood on clothing. Burns/acid scars. Dead insects. A boy pulls a bee sting out of his knee. 7863 bee stings mentioned. A man collapses. Swelling, welts, allergic reaction. Hypodermic needle seen.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Boy in swimwear.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (spirits). Smoking. Adrenaline, cigar, pipe-smoking mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    Name-calling. Insensitive remarks. Joke about religion. Religious exclamation.

  • THEMES

    Sherlock Holmes, mystery, detectives, ageing, mortality, memoir, suicide, war, miscarriage, grief, allergies, bee-keeping, royal jelly, botany, memory loss, loneliness, estrangement.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Hiroshima setting. Dead mothers, father, brother mentioned. Miscarriages. Bees, taxidermy. Palm reading. Witchcraft mentioned. Based on A Slight Trick of the Mind by Mitch Cullen.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Intimate, elegiac, character-based, graceful, poignant, pleasing, ruminative, touching, intriguing, delightful. Superb/impeccable/nuanced/wily performance from Ian McKellen, beautifully understated performance from Laura Linney, elegant film-making, gently radical, leisurely storytelling, fine/sharp period detailing, rich locations, seamless editing, pretty/pensive/richly orchestrated score.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Slow, slight. Shuffling pace, safe script, over-extended flashbacks.

Ant-Man

Published in A
Friday, 10 July 2015 22:18
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    PG: Mild science-fiction violence and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    It's a mango fruit blast.

  • Starring

    Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly, Corey Stoll, Bobby Cannavale, Judy Greer, Abby Ryder Fortson, Michael Peña, David Dastmalchian, T.I., Wood Harris

  • Directed by

    Peyton Reed

  • Running time

    117 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters are shot, head-slammed, punched, tackled, headlocked, catapulted, pushed, shot at, evaporated, flushed, vacuumed, near-drowned, near-stomped, arrested, kicked, kneed, flipped, stung, zapped, tasered, squished. Characters fall from very high distances, crash into objects. Animal testing. Car, helicopter, train crashes. Tanks, explosions, soldiers, machine-gun fire, missile. Property damage. Break-and-enter, theft. Grand larceny, burglary, robbery, computer hacking mentioned. Yelling, arguing, screaming. Blood/gore: Bloody noses, heads, clothing. Wound-cleaning. Butterfly bandage, arm in sling, bite mark.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing. Tight-fitting outfits, cleavage, shirtless man.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (champagne, beer, wine, spirits). Xanax mentioned. Vial of prescription pills.

  • LANGUAGE

    S-words, a-words, sonofabitch. Name-calling. Slang for breasts. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Ant-man, shrinking, enlarging, heroes, father-daughter relationships, surveillance, estranged family, animal testing, safe-cracking, weaponry, sacrifice.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased mothers, relationship breakup, deported parent, plane crash mentioned. Job loss. Prison, tunnel, drainpipe settings. Lambs, dog, spider web, ants (lots of ants), mouse. Throwing up mentioned. Some fast editing and bright light flashes. Mid-credits scene, post-credits scene.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Light, funny, whimsical, enjoyable, scaled-down, diverting, modest, off-the-cuff, big-hearted, genial, delightful, tongue-in-cheek, fun, fizzy, confident, refreshing, breezy, likeable, inventive, zingy, personal. Charming performance from Paul Rudd, pitch-perfect/punchy performance from Evangeline Lilly, scene-stealing performance from Michael Peña, dry/bitter performance from Michael Douglas, playful/adventurous vibe, goofy/combustible climax, brisk humour, invention over scale, nifty editing, inherently silly.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Inoffensive, episodic, conventional. Slow/expository beginning, shopworn tropes, noticeable/distracting elucidation, expository training montages, premeditated exchanges with rest of Marvel universe.

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.